The Richest Musician Paul McCarteney
Paul McCartney is a highly successful British musician who has a net worth of $1.2 billion. Most famous for his time in The Beatles, McCartney is one of the most successful musicians and composers in the history of pop music.
His net worth makes him one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.
Hailed as one of the most famous English musicians, Paul McCartney is known to be a member of the world-renowned group, The Beatles. This English composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist is estimated to be worth $1.28 billion.
Early Life Story/History
Sir James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 and raised in Liverpool, England. McCartney’s mother, Mary, died of a brain embolism when McCartney was 14. His father (James, or “Jim”) was a trumpet player and pianist.
The family had an upright piano and Paul was encouraged to practice often. McCartney composed an early tune that would later become “When I’m Sixty-Four” on the piano. McCartney wrote his first song “I Lost My Little Girl” on a Zenith acoustic guitar when he was 14 years old.
Before his solo career, people recognized Paul McCartney as one of The Beatles members with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. However, there was an enormous impact on his career after he collaborated with the famous John Lennon.
McCartney started a solo career after the group disbanded. With his wife, Linda and Denny Laine, he was able to form the band called Wings.
Paul McCartney has more than 100 singles sales, 100 million album sales, and 60 gold discs. The Guinness World Records considers him as the most successful recording artist and composer of all time.
In the history of the UK Charts, people also named him as the most successful songwriter in the UK Charts history. They can best associate him with the song Yesterday. The solo artist Paul McCartney is now an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last 1999.
Paul McCartney is the oldest member of Celebrity 100. However, he is still one of the most active members. The former Beatle still sells out arenas and collects checks from his Beatles back catalog and solos.
Personal Life Story
McCartney married photographer and animal rights activist Linda Eastman (later Linda McCartney) in 1969; the couple had four children and remained married until her death in 1998. He married Heather Mills in 2002, and the two had a daughter, but they divorced in 2008.
On October 9th, 2011, Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell.McCartney is known for his political and social activism, including work for animal rights and against landmines and genetically modified foods. He has been a vegetarian since 1975.
McCartney and the other Beatles were introduced to marijuana by Bob Dylan in 1964, and from then McCartney became a habitual and recreational user. He has made his pro-marijuana attitude public over the years.
As a result of two minor drug convictions and fines for possession and growing marijuana plants, the U.S. government repeatedly denied him a visa until 1973. He was arrested a few more times throughout the ’70s and ’80s for possession of marijuana.
In 1997, he announced his support of the decriminalization of the drug. He regularly used cocaine and LSD during the recording of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”, but stopped shortly after recording was wrapped.
Paul’s Net Worth
It’s likely no surprise that McCartney began his musical career at an early age. His father was a trumpet player and pianist who led a jazz band and kept an upright piano in the family home, encouraging his sons to be musical.
Instead of taking lessons, Paul preferred to learn by ear. As a youth, he joined a choir and learned to play trumpet but quickly traded the trumpet for a guitar so he could sing and play.In 1954, he met schoolmate George Harrison, and the two were quickly fast friends.
Likewise, Paul met fellow future band member John Lennon in 1957 at age fifteen. John was playing with a band called the Quarrymen, and they invited Paul to join as a rhythm guitarist. Harrison eventually joined as the lead guitarist. Eventually, the group changed its name to the Beatles in 1960.
|Date of Birth:
|Jun 18, 1942 (79 years old)
|5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
|Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Artist, Drummer, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Social activist, Poet