Dave Matthews Biography

Updated On Jun 19, 2019 Published On Oct 05, 2015
Facts of Dave Matthews
Date of Birth: 1967 , January-9
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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David John Matthews simply is known as Dave Matthews is a South-African-born American singer, actor, musician, and songwriter. He is widely known for being the musician of the Dave Matthews Band.

Dave Matthews' early life, nationality, and ethnicity

Dave Matthews was born as David John Matthews on 9 January 1967 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa to father John Matthews and mother, Valerie Matthews. He was only two years old when his family moved to Westchester County, New York.


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He is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Dave Matthews' musical career

Dave started his professional singing and songwriting career in 1991 by forming Dave Mathews Band with LeRoi Moore, Stefan Lessard, Carter Beauford, Peter Griesar, and Boyd Tinsley.

He also began his acting career from the 1990s. His first major acting role was in Just Say No. He has also played his part in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and the movie box office earning was worth of $186.1 million.

Besides this, he has appeared in several movies and television shows like Lake City, The Other Side, In The Woods, Just Go With It, Because of Winn-Dixie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Saturday Night Live, and many others.

Dave Matthews' married life and children

Talking about Dave Matthews' personal life, he is a married man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend Jennifer Ashley.

The couple dated for a long time before tying the knot. The pair got married on 10 August 2000, and now is leading eighteen years long married life with no rumors of divorce.

Dave Matthews' children

The couple is blessed with three children in total; two twin daughters Grace Anne Matthews and Stella Busina Matthews born on August 15, 2001, and a son named August Oliver Matthews born in 2007.

Dave Matthews' body measurements

Dave stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. His dark brown eyes color and dark brown hair are basically his distinctive feature.

Dave Matthews' net worth

As of 2018, Dave Matthews'  net worth is reported to be around $300 million which he earned from his singing and acting career. He is also listed as of the richest rock star in the world.

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Born in Johannesburg, Transvaal

January 9 , 1967

Dave Matthews was from the higher class family born as David John Matthews in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa to John Matthews and Valerie Matthews. He is an American and is white. He is a tall guy and is also of average weight.

Began dating Jennifer Ashley


Dave Matthews met Jennifer Ashley a long time ago. The actual date when they first met each other is unknown to the press. Since the starting days, they began interesting with each other and them finally they began dating after few months. 

Married to Jennifer Ashley

August 10 , 2000

Dave Matthews is a married man. He is married to Jennifer Ashley, love of his life whom he dated for long period of times. They got married on 10th of August, 2000. They also have three children together. They are still together and there is no any sign of them getting divorced. 

Became father of a twin daughter


After being married with his girlfriend in 2000, Dave Matthews soon became father after just a year of married life. They announced at the end of 2000 that they are expecting their first child and in the mid 2001 she gave birth to the twin daughter. 

Third child, August Oliver


Dave Matthews also became father of his son in 2007. After being father of a twin little daughter, he became father of a son, August Oliver in 2007. The mother of her son is his love of his life, his sweet wife, Jennifer Ashley.

Graduated from St Stithians College


Dave Matthews received his formal education from St Stithians College high school. He was one of the best students of the class; he was not only good at his study but also in singing and playing various musical instruments.

Started working for IMB


After completing his high school education from St Stithians College high school, Dave Matthews was forced to take some military training in South Africa but he left South Africa and came back to USA and began working for IMB.

Supported Barack Obama for President


Besides his singing and acting profession, Dave Matthews is also active in politics and several charitable programs. In 2008, he actively supported Barack Obama for his Presidential election. He also performed several musical concerts for this election.

Won Grammy Awards


Grammy Awards is also one of the prestigious awards for the singer and musician. Dave Matthews has also been honored with this award once in his life and that was in 2004 for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male.

Won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards


Dave Matthews has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2003, he won his first major award and that is ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. He won this award for Most Performed Song.

Net Worth


As of 2018, Dave Matthews'  net worth is reported to be around $300 million which he earned from his singing and acting career. He is also listed as of the richest rock star in the world.