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Vivian Patrick Campbell was born on the 25th August 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK. He is a rock guitarist, probably best recognized for being a guitarist with the band Def Leppard, but has also been a member of such rock bands as Dio, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Riverdogs, etc, as well as a solo artist. His musical career has been active since 1977.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Vivian Campbell is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Vivian’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated through his successful career in the music industry.
Vivian Campbell Net Worth $20 Million
Vivian Campbell’s early life and information about his education is unknown in the media, except that he started to play guitar when he was 12 years old.
Vivian’s professional musical career began in 1977, when he became a member of the NWOBHM (‘the new wave of British heavy metal’) band Sweet Savage. One of their songs, entitled “Killing Time”, was covered by the band Metallica for its single “The Unforgiven”. Their debut release came out in 1981, an EP with their first single “Take No Prisoners”, which marked the beginning of an increase to his net worth.
However, he soon left the bend and in 1983 joined Dio, an American heavy metal band, and their album “Holy Diver” became a tremendous accomplishment by the band, including its biggest hit single “Rainbow In The Dark”. The next album came out in the following year, entitled “The Last In Line”, peaking at No. 23 in the US. They continued successfully throughout the 1980s, releasing albums “Sacred Heart” (1985) – reaching No. 29 in the US – “The Dio E.P.” (1986), and “Intermission” in the same year, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
In 1987, he left Dio, and became the guitarist with Whitesnake, a British hard rock band, replacing John Sykes on the single remix “Give Me All Your Love” (1988), after which he was fired. However, that didn’t stop Vivian for pursuing further his musical dreams. Soon, he played on Lou Gramm’s album “Long Hard Look” (1989), after which he joined the group Riverdogs. The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 1990, and in 2011 they released “World Gone Mad”. During 1991, he was hired again by Gramm to play in his band Shadow King, but he soon quit, and joined Def Leppard.
He joined Def Leppard in 1992 after the release of their album “Adrenalize”, replacing Steve Clark. They released several studio albums by 2000, including “Retro Active” (1993), “Slang” (1996) achieving gold status, and “Euphoria” (1999), achieving gold status as well. In the new millennium, their first album was “X”, which was released in 2002 and which peaked at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. Four years later out came out their next album “Yeah!”, and “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge” in 2008. Most recently, they released a self-titled album in 2015, which reached No. 10 on The Billboard 200, increasing Campbell’s net worth by a large margin.
To speak further about his career, Vivian is also known as a solo artist, who released his studio album “Two Sides Of If” in 2005, which also increased his wealth.
When it comes to his personal life, Vivian Campbell has been married to Caitlin Phaneuf since 2014. Previously, he was married to Julie, with whom he has two daughters. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In 2013, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, for which he is still undergoing treatment.