Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
Real Name/Full Name David Scott Mustaine 
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Dave Mustaine
Birth Place: La Mesa, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 September 1961
Age/How Old: 62 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches –6′ 0″
Weight: In kilograms-78 kg
In pounds- 171.9 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father- John Mustaine
Mother- Emily Mustaine
Siblings: Michelle, Suzanne
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Pamela Anne Casselberry (m. 1991)
Kids/Children Name: Electra Mustaine, Justis David Mustaine
Profession: Musician, Songwriter,  Actor, Author
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Dave Mustaine is a very famous musician of the United States of America. He is associated with the band Megadeth based on thrash metal. He was also the head guitarist of Metallica. He writes songs and also produces records.

Well, how well do you know about Dave Mustaine? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dave Mustaine’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dave Mustaine to date.

Biography and Early Life

His original name is David Scott Mustaine. He was born in La Mesa, which is in California. He was born in the year 1961, on the 13th of September. His father, John Mustaine, was a branch manager for Bank of America. He was of European descent, and his mother, Emily, was of German-Jewish descent. His zodiac sign is Libra. He had two sisters who were older than him. They were Michelle and Suzanne.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dave Mustaine in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dave Mustaine’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 13 September 1961. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171.9  lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Nothing much is known regarding his educational background. It seems that he is very private regarding the details of his education.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Dave Mustaine With Wife Pamela Anne Casselberry
Dave Mustaine With Wife Pamela Anne Casselberry

He had a very troubled childhood. His family were Jehova’s Witnesses. His father was jobless due to the electrical technology transition and had alcoholism issues too. His parents got divorced in the year 1965 when David was just four years old.

David got married to Pamela Anne Casselberry in the year 1991. The couple has two children- Justis Mustaine and Electra Mustaine. Both his children are interested in music and attempting a career in this field.

Is Dave Mustaine Gay?

No, Mustaine is not gay as he had been married to Pamela since the year 1991. So, he is sexually inclined towards women.

Professional Career

His first band was called Panic. It consisted of Bob Evans, Pat Voeks, Tom Quecke and Mike Leftwich. The band disintegrated with the death of a few members. Later Mustaine joined the band Metallica after the band had advertised regarding the requirement of a lead guitarist. But, his association was for a concise duration. Brian Slagel had revealed that David had drug and alcohol issues, even if he was very talented. He founded a band called Fallen Angels after being fired from Metallica. But the band was also short-lived, and the partnership with other members did not last long.

Megadeth was then formed. The first album was released in 1985. It was called Killing is my Business and Business is good. He later approached Jackson Guitars for a customised guitar. Megadeth performed at many tours.

A commercial album called Youthanasia was made by Megadeth. It was the quickest album to be certified gold. It was extremely popular all over the world. Megadeth was nominated for Grammys after releasing Paranoid. He disbanded Megadeth after he was diagnosed with some critical health issues. His autobiography called Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir was released in 2010. He launched a metal festival called Gigantour in 2005 to bring the metal audiences to an affordable event.


Dave Mustaine is a highly talented musician and a songwriter. He has been associated with many famous bands, and his band Megadeth is top-rated in the metal genre. His tours have been top-rated. His notable releases include Rust In peace, Risk, United Abominations, Thirteen, Dystopia etc. Besides, he has also composed many popular songs like Sudden Death for Guitar hero’s video game. He launched Gigantour, which continued for many seasons.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dave Mustaine in 2024

Dave Mustaine Net Worth
Dave Mustaine Net Worth

His estimated net worth is about $20 million as estimated in the year 2024. As he is a musician, most of his income is from tours and album releases. He also appears on television for performances as well as for covering events and hosting.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has a condition called stenosis. It has developed due to years of headbanging.
  • He had announced in the year 2019 that he had throat cancer. Later in 2020, he declared in a concert that he was free of cancer. He also has radial neuropathy.
  • He has a website called megadeth.com.
  • A company produced a Dave Mustaine signature series. It was named Jackson King V. It was popular in the early 2000s.
  • He has also made a learning centre for underprivileged children.
  • He also has a black belt in taekwondo and karate. He was the Goodwill ambassador by World Taekwondo Federation.
  • He turned into a Christian and was more involved in Christianity after attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Dave Mustaine is a highly talented musician. He has a struggles childhood, and that must have been a reason for his behavioral issues. Even after being diagnosed with various health ailments, his love for music is still intact, and he has been actively integrated with his band for years. He has been widely appreciated for his talent and is an inspiration for musicians all over the world.


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