John Nicholas “Jon” Oliva is an American singer and musician. He is best known as the co-founder, keyboardist and lead vocalist of the band Savatage, which he co-founded with his younger brother Criss Oliva. Since 1996 he has also been a songwriter, musician and vocalist in Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Born:||July 22, 1959|
|Origin:||New York City, U.S.|
Jon and Criss’s family moved around a lot during their childhood, living in California for four years until moving to Florida with his family in 1976. Much like his brother Criss, Jon found music his calling during the family’s time in California. Starting off with his father’s piano, Jon dabbled in guitars, pianos and drums before buying “a really ugly bass”. Jon and Criss continued their musical exploits and played a block party, playing Kiss, Deep Purple and ZZ Top covers. Although originally the guitar player of the brothers, Jon quickly realized Criss’s talent was superior to his and stuck to singing and swapped with his brother and played bass.