Art Garfunkel is a renowned American actor, the poet as well as a singer. In addition to this, he is also a well-known teacher in mathematics. His popularity came to the public on being in a folk-rock due dubbed ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ where he partnered with Paul Simon. This led them to getting much popularity in the 1960s and in the 1970s as well. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Art Garfunkel in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Art Garfunkel was born on 5th November in the year 1941 in Queens, New York in the United States. He was born to his parents known as Jacob “Jack” Garfunkel who was a traveling salesman together with his mother known as Rose (nee Pearlman).
He has two siblings known as Jules who is the elder brother and his younger brother known as Jerome. He developed the interest in singing while at a very young age after his father gave him a wire recorder which from the age of four years, he would use this gadget in singing as well as in listening from which he would fine tune his voice.
He then went to Forest Hills Junior Elementary School from which he also continued in his passion of singing. From this school, he then met his future partner known as Paul Simon whom they were in the part of a production known as Alice in Wonderland. Having the same interests, they began performing on the school talent shows. On his graduation from the Forest Hills, he then joined Columbia University where he majored in architecture.
Art Garfunkel married Linda Marie Grossman in the year 1972 who was an architect. They however separated within a short period. After this, he then began dating Laurie Bird an actress and a photographer though separated by her death due to committing of suicide. After this, he dated Penny Marshall for a short while after which he then married Kathryn Cermack in the year 1988 who was a former model and whom they have two children known as Beau Daniel and James.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Art Garfunkel teamed up with Simon in the year 1963 in which this duo partnership was known as Simon and Garfunkel. On partnering, they released their first album in the year 1964 which was known as Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. though it was not a success which led to their splitting. In the following year after their separation, Tom Wilson remade one of their singles in their album known as The Sound of Silence by including an electric backing. On the release, it got much success, and this brought them together again.
On coming together, they then released other albums which became a great success. These albums include; Sounds of Silence, Bookends, and Bridge over Troubled Water which were also very successful. Due to personal differences, they then split again in 1970 in which art got starred in two films which are Carnal Knowledge and Catch-22. In this period he also became a mathematics teacher at Litchfield Academy in Connecticut. They reunited with Simon for a short period in 1972 to release an album known as Greatest Hits and also performed in a benefit concert for the presidential candidate.
Art Garfunkel then released his solo album in 1973 known as Angel Clare which was followed by Breakaway in 1975, Watermark in 1978 and later released Scissors Cuts. He has also written some poets concerning his life and those he has lived with as well as acting acts. Following his success, he has won 5 Grammy Awards both in the duo career as well as in his solo career. He has additionally won the Britannia award among other awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Art Garfunkel has an estimated net worth of $50 Million. This comes from the increased earnings he has made in the whole of his career both on his duo career with Simon together with his solo career. Most of his earnings have been from the albums they have released together with Simon as well as his releases which have made commendable sales.
Art Garfunkel has experienced many challenges in his career through which he became an addict to smoking. This became a great issue which even led to the lowering of his voice. However, he stopped smoking in the year 2010 to recover his voice. He is additionally known for walking long distances.