Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died today at the age of 67. Becker was a famous musician who had multiple top albums over his lifetime. He died of an unknown cause on September 3 2018.
What was Steely Dan’s Walter Becker net worth 2018? Read on…
Steely Dan began his career in Queens, where Walter Becker was a music savant. He played guitar and sax.
He ended up attending college at Bard, where he met his partner in Steely Dan, Donald Fagen. Fagen and he played music during college with Chevy Chase.
After leaving college (Walter Becker never graduated), he and Fagen began working as songwriters in New York. They also continued to play jazz music,
Steely Dan itself began in the early 70s, when Becker and Fagen went to California and tried to make it as full time musicians. They added a bunch of other guys in order to make a complete band. Becker played the bass.
Becker had a lot of drug problems — and his girl friend died of drug use. There was a resulting lawsuit that affected his net worth. He also got hit by a car during the time.
In the 1980s, Walter Becker joined multiple others to tour under different band names. But that ended after a few years, when he met back up with Fagen — and they restarted Steely Dan.
Steely Dan has since been active for nearly 30 years. They won four Grammys, and were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They also made other albums, including one under Fagen’s name.
So what was Steely Dan’s Walter Becker worth at his death? He was successful up through the 2010s, which payed him well. He was also involved with many other musical ventures.
We estimate Walter Becker Net Worth 2018 at almost $20 million.
Photo: Walter Becker