John Winston Ono Lennon was a famous singer and songwriter who was the co-founder of the Beatles. The Beatles is one of the most commercially successful bands in the history of popular music. He has revealed his rebellious nature with his songs and drawings. He remains in controversies for his outspoken nature about political and social views.
Some of his songs have also been adapted for the anti-war movement. In the year 2012, his solo album sales exceeded more than fourteen million units. He became a famous writer, performer of the songs. If you are interested in knowing more about life and the net worth of John Lennon, then you can continue to read ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 9th October in the year 1940 at Liverpool Maternity hospital. His parents named him after his grandfather. His mother got pregnant by another man’s baby, and then Julia gave custody of John to his father. He used to visit his cousin regularly and took him on the trips to the local cinema. He was raised as Anglican and went to Dovedale Primary School. In the year 2005, the US stamp collection assembled by Lennon was acquired by National Postal Museum. Then Julia bought him first guitar of his life after which he started to play music on his guitar.
He met Cynthia Powell in the year 1957 when they were students in Liverpool College of Art. She dyed her hair blonde for Lennon. Both of them started dating each other but then Lennon grew possessive and started physical violence. His girlfriend got pregnant, and then they did marriage in Liverpool. Their son Julian was born on 8th April in the year 1963.
After some days, they got divorced with the settlement of Annual payment and custody of Julian to her. Then he got in an affair with Brian Epstein after which he mocked her for being homosexual and Jewish. After this relationship, he met with Gibraltar on 20th March in the year 1969, and they made their honeymoon. He has been in various relationships till now.
Career, Awards, & nominations
In the year 1970, he released his solo album for which he got a lot of praise. He kept getting commercial success for his songs and music albums. He has got awards for some of his songs while he got more love from his fans instead of awards. Though his songs used to remain on top music charts at that time.
Net Worth & Earnings
John Lennon had an estimated net worth of around $800 million, and he was such a rich person because he was awesome at his music. He has not only earned money with his music album releases but has gained a lot of fame and name. He is loved across the world by his fans, and he also likes to write and draw. His drawings and some of the books are also famous among his fans. Though he has collected most of the money with music but his drawings, art and writing have also contributed to his wealth.
He was playing mouth organ during the bus journey while going to Scotland. At 16, he started playing Guitar with Quarrymen.
He came with an album in the year 1980 titled Double Fantasy when he was shot and killed in the archway of Manhattan apartment building. His twenty-five songs were on the Billboard hot 100 chart, and that’s why he is considered as one of the famous singers of his time.