Fan of band Coldplay? Well, then you must be knowing about its lead singer, Chris Martin. Famous English Singer, Songwriter, and philanthropist, Christopher Anthony John Martin is loved by his fans across the world. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the world-famous British Rock band Coldplay. He got worldwide fame with the release of band’s single, ‘Yellow’ in the year 2000. Then their band got their first Grammy Award nomination for this song, and now you must be interested in knowing more about him. You can check out the net worth of Chris Martin in 2018 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 2nd March in the year 1977 in Whitestone near Exeter in Devon. He was the oldest of five children at his home. His father was Antony Martin who is a retired accountant, and his mother is Alison Martin who was a music teacher.
He got the education in pre-preparatory Hylton School and then in Exeter Cathedral School where he got introduced with his music passion. After that, he boarded to Sherborne school in Dorset. He went to University College London where he formed his Rock Band with Jonny Buckland in the year 1996 which was named as Pectoralz originally but then it was renamed as Coldplay in the year 1998.
He was named as World’s Sexiest Vegetarian in the year 2005 by PETA, but then he began eating meat when he split with Gwyneth Paltrow. He got married to the American Gwyneth Paltrow in the year 2003. His daughter was born in the year 2004 in London. He has also released the song, ‘I am your baby’s daddy’ with his band. Then in the year, 2014, he announced separation after ten years of marriage with Paltrow. In the year 2015, his ex-wife filed for divorce, and they finally got divorced in the year 2016.
Career, Awards & nominations
He met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey in the Sherborne School in Dorset. Then he continued his studies in University College London where he stayed at Ramsay Hall. He met his future Coldplay bandmates at UCL. Their band has been nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song in the year 2000 for their song, ‘Yellow’. They have won Grammy award for two of the other songs as well. He has also appeared on the list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom by Debrett’s in the year 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
He has the net worth of $140 million by his music shows with Coldplay. Coldplay is one of the most famous bands in the world; he has earned a huge name and fame with it. The songs of Coldplay are heard by fans across the world, and that’s why it is obvious that he earns such a huge amount of money because he is a lead singer in the band.
He has been outspoken on the issues of Fairtrade and has also campaigned for Oxfam’s Make Trade fair. He traveled to Ghana to meet farmers and check out the effects of unfair trading practices. In the year 2009, he and rest of the Coldplay had an opening act at the concert held at Sydney Cricket Ground for victims of Bushfires and Floods in Victoria and Queensland. He became the Innocence Project’s Artists’ Ambassador in the year 2016.
He was influenced by Scottish Rock Band Travis which forced Chris Martin to create his own band, Coldplay. He is also influenced by Irish Rock Band U2 which has made an influence on Martin both musically and politically. He is a kind person who has helped so many people with his charity work.