Larry Harvey was most famously known to be the founder of the ‘Burning Man’ event. Sadly though in 2018, Harvey had been suffering from a lot of health issues including having a stroke back in April 2018. Just a few weeks later, Harvey passed away on April 28th, 2018. Let’s now take a look further at the man’s life and why the Burning Man event was so popular with people all around the world. So what is Larry Harvey net worth in 2018? What are Larry Harvey’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Larry Harvey was born on January 11th, 1948 in San Francisco, California. He died in his hometown on San Francisco on April 28th, 2018 at the age of 70. He suffered a stroke on April 4th, 2018 and sadly succumbed to the illness just a few weeks later. Aside from being a famous artist, he is also known to be an active philanthropist and activist too as well as being the founder of the ‘Burning Man’ event.
Speaking of the Burning Man event, the event itself wrote on Twitter an announcement for Harvey’s passing. You can read the announcement of his death down below.
“Our founder, friend, and original instigator, Larry Harvey has passed away. Larry suffered a massive stroke at his home on the morning of April 4. We resolutely held out for a miracle. If there was anyone tenacious, strong-willed and stubborn enough to come back from this challenge, it was Larry. Though we all hoped he would recover, he passed peacefully this morning at 8:24am in San Francisco, with members of his family at his side.”
Harvey’s biggest accomplishment in the entertainment industry was the Burning Man festival which he co-founded with John Law, Jerry James and Scott “The Hammer” Mucci back in June 1986. It’s supposed to be a celebratory event that sees thousands of people come together to express their own artistic expression.The event is usually held every year at the Black Rock Desert and people from all around the world come to it. When the event started in the ’80s, only 800 people attended but now after thirty years later up to 60,000 and 70,000 people at it now.
The Burning Man event is hosted by the Black Rock City LLC and Harvey served as the company’s Executive Director since 1997 until the time of his death. As outlined on the Burning Man journal, Harvey had many other job titles in his life including being “a landscape gardener, a philosopher, a visionary, a wit, a writer, an inspiration, an instigator, a mentor, and at one point a taxi driver and a bike messenger“. Being involved in the Burning Man festival was the thing that brought Harvey the most money though in his career. The festival received $32.4 million in revenue back in 2014 according to the Daily Mail and Harvey was paid $197,500. Tickets each year usually cost $390 each with coffee and ice being the only things that people can buy at the event.
In all, we estimate Larry Harvey net worth in 2018 at $2.4 Million.