|Real Name/Full Name||Steven Lee Lukather|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Steve Lukather|
|Birth Place:||San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||October 21, 1957|
|Age/How Old:||65 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 174 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Bill Lukather
Mother – Kathy Lukather
|School:||Ulysses S. Grant High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Shawn Batten (m. 2002 d. 2010)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Trevor Lukather & Lily-Rose Lukather|
|Profession:||Musician, songwriter, singer & record producer|
|Net Worth:||$100 million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Best known for being a founder and a Toto band member, Steve Lukather is yet another Jack of many trades. He is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist. In addition to that, he is a record producer and arranger. Ever since 1976, Steve Lukather has been a member of the Toto band. He was also the guitarist of the Down Two Then Left album by Boz Scaggs. That was the same case for the Middle Man Album. Steve was also one of the significant contributors to the Thriller album by Michael Jackson. He also has an incredible career as a solo artist.
Well, how well do you know about Steve Lukather? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Steve Lukather’s net worth in 2023, 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 Steve Lukather to date.
Biography and Early Life
Steve Lukather was born to his father Bill Lukather and mother Kathy Lukather as Steven Lee Lukather. He was born in 1957 on 21st October. His birthplace was San Fernando Valley, California, the U.S. Whether he was an only child or his siblings’ names if not remains a mystery.
Lukather was only 11 when he started learning how to play the guitar. However, he only started learning the instrument after his father bought him the Meet the Beatles’ album by the Beatles and a Kay acoustic guitar. Before that, he played drums and keyboards. George Harrison, the guitarist of the Meet the Beatles album, was the person who influenced the way he plays the guitar. In his own words, the album changed his life.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Steve Lukather in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Steve Lukather’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 3rd October 2023 having been born on 21 October 1957. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79 kg in Kilograms.
Steve Lukather attended Grant High School. Little did Steve know that he would meet David Paich over there? He also met the Porcaro brothers, Mike, Steve, and Jeff. Later on, all these people, including Steve Lukather, became members of the Toto band. Since Lukather was a self-taught guitarist, he sought to expand his skills through lessons by Jimmy Wyble. That’s how he mastered the art of orchestration. He developed an interest in being a session musician. His mentor became Jeff Porcaro as well.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In 2002, Steve Lukather and Shawn Batten tied the knot. They are parents to two children, namely Trevor Lukather and Lily-Rose Lukather. However, things may not have gone as per their expectations because they eventually decided to go separate ways. The divorce was finalized by 2010. Since then, there is no record of Steve Lukather being in a romantic relationship with someone else.
Is Steve Lukather Gay?
Going by the records, the sexual orientation of Steve Lukather is straight. There is not even a single record or rumor about his being either gay or bisexual. On the contrary, records show that he was married. Between 2002 and 2010, he was the husband of a beautiful wife, Shawn Batten. He has never been in a relationship with any man his entire life.
Steve Lukather started his studio work with Bob Scaggs. Later, Jeff Porcaro and Paich approached him to become one of the founders of Toto. The idea saw the light in 1976, and other members included Steve Porcaro, David Hungate, and Bobby Kimball. Ever since its formation, Lukather has always been the guitarist. He is also a composer, backing, and lead vocalist. Jeff Porcaro was more of the band leader until he succumbed to his death in 1992. On the other hand, David Paich was the songwriter. The death of Jeff made him step up to take the lead.
Lukather had to take over the lead vocalist’s role after Jean Michael Byron, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen, and Bobby Kimball. There was criticism of his performance. That could explain why he went back to being a backup vocalist after Kimball and Williams’s comeback.
By 2008, Lukather and Kimball were the only remaining members among the Toto original members. However, the latter didn’t spare much time for the band. It is in June that year when Lukather decided to leave Toto, and its dissolution followed shortly. The diagnosis of Mike Porcaro, Lou Gehrig’s disease, led to the reunion of the band.
Ever since the reunion, they have released albums, organized tours, and celebrated its 40th anniversary. It also plans to carry out eventual live concerts and virtual live stream performances. That’s with Warren Ham offering additional vocals and Dominique Taplin playing the keyboards together with Steve Maggiora. John Pierce and Robert Searight are the bass guitarist and drummer, respectively.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Lukather was into session work. He worked with many artists, including Warren Zevon and Aretha Franklin. He has seven solo albums, including Transition, All’s Well That Ends Well, Ever Changing Times, Santamental, Luke, Candyman, and Lukather.
Over the years, Toto has released albums such as Toto, Hydra, Turn Black, Toto IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, and the Kingdom of Desire. Others include Tambu, Toto XX, Mindfields, Through the Looking Glass, Falling in Between, Toto XIV, and Old is New. He has also collaborated with Los Lobotomys and Edgar Winter.
Steve Lukather has received awards as an individual. His band Toto has also won some awards. They include 5 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song, Producer of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Instrumental Album. As an individual, he has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guitar Player Magazine. In 2010, he earned an Eddy Christiani Award. His induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame was in 2009.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Steve Lukather in 2023
As of 2023, Steve Lukather’s net worth is approximately $100 million. His primary source of income is his music career. Additionally, he has made money through sales of his solo singles and albums. Sales of the band’s albums also earn him money. Composing, songwriting, and session work has also earned him a lot of money.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He became a member of the Toto band in 1976
- The membership of the band is yet to change
- All along, he has been its guitarist
- Besides being a band member, Steve’s solo career includes seven albums
- Lukather is also an author of a book titled The Gospel According to Luke
- Besides Toto, he has collaborated with Los Lobotomys and Edgar Winter
From a self-taught guitarist to the most sought-after Los Angeles’ session guitarist is quite a milestone. It shows that as long as you are passionate, everything is possible. His father was also supportive as he bought him a guitar. Now, Steve Lukather is famous with a huge net worth.