Paul McCartney net worth is $900 million, he is believed to be the richest musician in the world. He is acknowledged as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, the English singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and the founding member of the defunct music group ‘The Beatles’ was born on 18 June 1942 in Liverpool in England. Paul’s father was a trumpet player and pianist who led Jim Mac’s Jazz Band in the 1920s. Paul McCartney started his musical career in 1957 after he met Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen and his relationship with him and some others that joined them later formed a band group called “The Beatles”.
The Beatles began to performs in shows as from 1960, they released many songs, traveled around for tours and concerts, they became famous, their fans were known as “Beatlemania”. The Beatles are regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music. After business disagreements with his band mates, McCartney announced his departure from the group. An English court later dissolved The Beatles on 9 January 1975, he went solo and later formed another band group ‘Wings’ Paul’s late wife Linda was part of the group.
The group became successful released many hit songs, Wings made name and money at that time but was later disbanded in April 1981 following disagreements over royalties and salaries. That didn’t stop Paul McCartney from moving on with his musical career he collaborated with some musicians like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and some others to release songs, attending tours and concerts earning more millions of dollars in the quest. In 1990 he was presented an award by the US publication Amusement Business for the highest grossing show of the year.
In 1991 Paul McCartney started doing orchestral music and in 2002 McCartney went out on tour with a band that included guitarists Rusty Anderson, Brian Ray, accompanied by Paul “Wix” Wickens on keyboards and Abe Laboriel, Jr. on drums. The tour earned a reported $126.2 million, an average of over $2 million per night, and Billboard named it the top tour of the year. Paul is still active in his musical career, in 2015 he collaborated with Kanye West and Rihanna to release a music video for the single “FourFiveSeconds”.
Paul McCartney Achievements
*A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
*21-time Grammy Award winner (having won both individually and with the Beatles).
*Paul McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
*McCartney was knighted for his services to music.
*As of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States.
Paul McCartney Net Worth And Businesses
*In 1979, Paul McCartney signed with Columbia Records in the US and Canada—reportedly receiving the industry’s most lucrative recording contract to date.
*He owns a significant music publishing catalogue, with access to over 25,000 copyrights, including the publishing rights to the musicals Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Annie and Grease.
*Paul McCartney opened Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2010.
*Paul McCartney 18-date On the Run Tour grossed £37 million in 2012.
*Paul has made millions of dollars from sold out tours, concerts, album sales right from his days as a member of the defunct music group The Beatles.
Paul McCartney net worth is estimated at $900 million, this estimation is together with his wife net worth Nancy Shevell. She has £150m stake in her family’s trucking business in the US.