What Was ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill's Net Worth When He Died?

Classic rock fans are having a rough 2021. In the past year, they've lost greats like legendary shredder Eddie Van Halen, Rush drummer Neil Peart, and Kansas fiddler Robby Steinhardt, just to name a few. Now fans of ZZ Top's unique brand of country biker blues are mourning the devastating death of bassist Dusty Hill. The professional gossips over at TMZ reported on July 28, that the bassist died in his home in Houston, Texas. Hill had recently suffered a hip injury that caused him to back out of several shows ZZ Top had lined up, but it was not made clear if his death was due to complications related to that injury.

The band may have never clocked in at number one on the Billboard charts, but the bearded guys from ZZ Top are still gods in the classic rock pantheon. So just how well did such a career pay off for Hill? Let's take a look into his finances at the time of his death and see.

Playing bass for ZZ Top really paid off for Dusty Hill

ZZ Top is the kind of band that doesn't seem to care about number one hits. They've always seemed perfectly comfortable being more or less the standard definition of radio rock. Hits like "Sharp Dressed Man," "La Grange," "Tush," and several others still get regular play on radio stations across the country. Plus, they got that cameo on Back to the Future III, so what's to complain about?

If Dusty Hill ever had his regrets about the band not topping the Top 100, you can be sure it was hard to complain about it with the kind of cash ZZ Top's songs had earned him. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hill was worth $60 million at the time of his death, an estate that surely financed a lot of beer drinking and hell raising. In addition to the fame and fortune, Hill and the other guys from ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. His steady bass lines will surely be missed.