- Full Name: John Clayton Meyer
- Born: October 16, 1977
- Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Occupation: Musician, Singer- Songwriter
- Marital Status: Single
John Mayer Net Worth History
John Mayer had no interest in college. His entire plan was to avoid college, concentrate strictly on guitar playing and build a career. His parents, however, dissuaded him from skipping college, and eventually he would enroll in the venerate Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He quickly left Berklee, and with guitar in hand, and his fellow Berklee-dropout friend, Clay Cook, he headed to Atlanta. They played together for a while in Atlanta, and would eventually diverge, with John wanting to pursue a more pop sound. Glenn Matullo would produce John’s first album, Inside Wants Out, in 1999. John also made friends with the co-producer and bass player, David “DeLa” LeBruyere, and the 2 would go on to perform in Georgia and the surrounding areas. He would eventually perform at a music festival, South by Southwest, which would land him the attention of a launch company called Aware Artists. They were able to solidify a contract with Columbia records as a result of his internet-only album, Room for Squares. By 2002, this once little known collection of Mr. Mayer’s songs would launch him into complete stardom with such megahits like “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” and “Why Georgia.”
Over the next few years, accolades would pour in, not the least of which was winning his first Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Wonderland, and many would remark that his sound bore a strong likeness to Dave Matthews, an auspicious commentary indeed. He would also tour with Counting Crows, and would also release Daughters, another huge hit, which would earn him his second Grammy in 2005 for Song of the Year. By this time, he was really coming into his own, with 2 Grammys won by the time he was only 28 years old. It would appear that Mr. Mayer made a very good decision to stick with pop music, and this is also why his net worth is in the several millions of dollars today.
About John Mayer
John Mayer has an interesting story. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he spent the preponderance of his life a resident of the posh suburb of Fairfield. The middle child of three boys, his father is a high school principal, and his mother is a middle-school English teacher. John grew up with opportunities, including spending his junior year of high school at the Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk in a Japanese immersion program. This program helped students learn Japanese, largely by spending time in Japan. He had advantages that many people could only dream of. More to this point, only someone who is particularly humble could admit the genesis of their interest in playing guitar was a byproduct of watching Michael J. Fox’s guitar performance in Back to the Future! Shortly thereafter his parents nurtured his fervent interest by renting him a guitar.
He would go on to make the most of that guitar, crafting his art while toiling away at odd jobs in high school, including working at a grocery store, and later a gas station. Born with the looks of a movie star, he tried his hand at acting as a child. Perhaps those good looks did not help him with acting, but they sure helped him receive attention from some of the hottest stars in music and Hollywood, including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, both of whom he dated, and Katy Perry, whom apparently he might be still dating, this minute anyway. Having gone out with Taylor Swift, it was long held that she wrote “Dear John” about her relationship with him. He readily admits he has problems with anxiety, and does attribute the development of such issues to dealing with the contentious relationship of his parents. That being said, it seems Taylor could have very well written that song about him, but she will never tell! John is, in the end, a consummate musical artist, and although he has his shortcomings as well all do, his talent will always serve him well.