James Taylor is a legendary singer who has received many honors in his career. He has released a number of albums and singles in his career. His popular singles include “Fire and Rain”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, and “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”. His career has spanned for over five decades and is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of James Taylor in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts in March 1948. He is the son of Gertrude Woodard Taylor and Isaac M. Taylor. His mother was an aspiring opera singer and his father was a doctor. His siblings are Alex, Kate, Livingston, and Hugh. When he was three years old, his family moved to North Carolina’s Chapel Hill.
He attended public schools and later attended Milton Academy. He then went on to meet Danny Kortchmar and began to listen to music together. During his early teen, he went into depression and used to sleep 20 hours a day. His siblings have also been musicians.
In 1972, James Taylor got married to Carly Simon. The couple is the parents of Ben and Sally. They divorced in 1983. His second marriage was to Kathryn Walker in 1985. However, the couple called it off after ten years of the marriage. In 2001, the singer got married to Caroline “Kim” Smedvig. They have twin boys named Henry and Rufus. He lives with his family in Washing, Massachusetts.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1968, James Taylor released his self-titled debut album. It was released on Apple Records. Two years later, he released ‘Sweet Baby James’ on Warner Bros. Records. It became a highly successful album. Soon after that, the singer came up with ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’. In the ‘70s, he released the albums, ‘One Man Dog’, ‘Walking Man’, ‘Gorilla’, ‘In the Pocket’, ‘JT’, and ‘Flag’.
His success continued in the ‘80s, and he released the albums ‘Dad Loves His Work’, ‘That’s Why I’m Here’, and ‘Never Die Young’. All three albums were certified platinum. Even in the 1990s, Taylor released commercially successful albums like ‘New Moon Shine’ and ‘Hourglass’. His other albums are ‘October Road’, ‘Covers’ and ‘Before This World’. He has won the Grammy Awards, six times in his career. He has been inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
James Taylor has also released many compilation albums, live albums, and holiday albums like ‘Classic Songs’, ‘Greatest Hits’, ‘James Taylor: A Christmas Album’, ‘Live at the Troubadour’, ‘One Man Band’, and ‘Live’. In 2009, he released the EP called ‘Other Covers’. In 2005, he won the George and Ira Gershwin Award. He has also received the Emmy Award as well as the Montreal Jazz Spirit Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much would be the net worth of a man who has released many commercially successful albums in his career? He has got an estimated net worth of over $70 million. This fortune comes from the sale of his albums. He has won many awards and has sold millions of albums across the world. He has also released many No. 1 singles like “Handy Man”, “Shower the People”, “Everyday”, and “You’ve Got a Friend”. He has also appeared in television shows and has lent his voice in TV series.
James Taylor has successfully done many musical endeavors during his career. He is a very influential person who has sold millions of records. The man is very active in his profession and there are possibilities for him coming up with more music.