David Gilmour has a net worth of $180 million and is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. David Gilmour is well recognized for his work with Pink Floyd as a guitarist and co-lead guitarist. Pink Floyd is one of the most commercially successful bands in history, with over 250 million albums sold according to some estimates.
David Gilmour sold his home in West London for 4.5 million pounds in 2002 and donated the entire proceeds to a homeless charity. He then asserted that it was “the correct thing to do,” and that he had originally paid 300,000 pounds for the property over twenty years ago.
Gilmour’s property in Greece was put up for sale in 2014 for around $1.5 million, according to reports. The regal style of the 5,000-square-meter property is complimented by spectacular vistas of the ocean and mountains. It’s unclear how much Gilmour spent for the house when he first bought it.
After purchasing a derelict house and submitting development ideas in Hove, East Essex in 2015, David Gilmour caused quite a commotion.
Local residents were initially outraged by the proposed construction, which included the demolition of a historic building that had formerly used as a Turkish bathhouse. Prior to Gilmour’s purchase of the property, a group of artists had been squatting there until they were told to leave.
Residents objected to the intended installation of three air conditioners in David Gilmour’s new home, claiming that the extra noise would be disruptive to the neighborhood.
However, after Gilmour reconstructed the property to match the historic structure that formerly stood there, public opinion shifted in his favor. Gilmour was complimented by the residents of Bright and Hove for “keeping the charm of Bright and Hove alive.” Gilmour had previously purchased a three-million-pound coastal home just a few minutes’ walk from the baths.
Furthermore, David Gilmour is said to have paid over £90,000 for a garage to keep his Ferrari collection.
Song Writing Credits
It’s worth noting that, with a few notable exceptions, Pink Floyd shares their money evenly among all band members. Songwriting credits are important in determining how money is distributed, and this was evident with the release of Dark Side of the Moon.
Despite the fact that Waters “gave” Gilmour numerous songwriting credits on the album despite the fact that he didn’t contribute much to that portion of the creative process (by Gilmour’s own admission), Wright and Waters created the majority of the songs on their most commercially successful album.
David Gilmour is known for his large collection of guitars, which he is said to have surpassed 100 at one point. Some of David Gilmour’s most famous guitars were auctioned off in Los Angeles in 2019. David Gilmour earned about $21.5 million in total as a result of the auction, which was more successful than he expected.
A single black Stratocaster fetched over $4 million, while a white Stratocaster fetched $1.8 million. Gilmour’s solo guitar for “Another Brick in the Wall” sold for $447,000. All earnings from the sale were donated to climate change charity, according to David Gilmour.