Late American musician Cliff Burton had an estimated net worth of $1 million. Born in Castro Valley, California in February 1962. He was widely recognized as the bassist for the heavy metal band Metallica, which he became a member in 1982. Metallica’s very first album Kill ‘Em All was rolled out in 1983 and went 3x Platinum. The band’s second album Ride the Lightning was launched a year later and it was certified 6x Platinum. In 1986 they released their third album Master of Puppets, which also went 6x Platinum and sold roughly five million copies. Burton was also credited for his posthumous writing for the song “To Live Is to Die” on Metallica’s fourth album …And Justice For All, in addition to being inducted into the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Metallica as well as being named the 9th greatest bassist of all time by a Rolling Stone readers’ poll in 2011. At 24 years of age Cliff Burton died on September 27, 1986 in a bus accident while on tour with Metallica in Sweden.