Neil Percival Young is a famous musician and singer-songwriter who started his career in the early 1960s. He went to Los Angeles with Buffalo Springfield and then released two albums with the other members in the year 1969. He has also written songs and given his voice for most of them. He has been the director of many films and received many awards till now.
He has been named in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame for two times. In the year 2000, he was named as the 34th youngest artist in rock and roll. If you want to know about career, life, biography and net worth of Neil Young in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 12th November in the year 1945 in Toronto in Ontario. His father was a journalist while his mother was a member of Daughters of American Revolution. His mother belongs to American, French descent while Neil Young had Canadian ancestry.
He also suffered from polio in the year 19521 in Ontario, but later on, he was treated with it. His family went on a vacation to Florida after he got recovered from Polio. He became interested in music at an early age when he started listening to songs on the radio.
When Neil was 12, his father left his mother because he had extramarital affairs. In the year 1960, both of them got divorced from each other. He started living with his mother in Winnipeg, and his brother Bob live with his father in Toronto. In the 1950s, he used to listen to a different genre of songs and music. His idol was Elvis Presley, and he has also referred him in many of his songs.
He used to go to play in Early Grey Junior high School and then he joined Kelvin high school. He used to play music during his school time and then decide to be a musician. In the year 1965, he toured Canada when he was a solo artist. Later on, he joined the band Mynah Birds.
He got married to Susan Acevedo in the year 1968, and they remained together till the year 1970. She filed divorce, and he began a relationship with Carrie Snodgrass with whom he was still the year 1975. Both of them had a son named Zeke who was born in the year 1972. He met Pegi Young in the year 1964 that used to work as a waitress. In the year 1978, he got married to Pegi and had two children with her named Ben and Amber.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Neil Young started his career as a solo artist in the year 1965, and then he joined the several bands like Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, crazy horse and many more. He played various songs as a guitarist in his bands. He has also listed among the top 100 guitarists of all time by the Rolling Stone magazine. He has also won many other recognitions and awards in his career for various songs and albums. His songs are quite famous among the people in different parts of the world.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Neil Young is around $70 million which he has accumulated by working as a musician, singer, and songwriter. He has achieved a lot of success in his career both critically and commercially. He has given various solo performances, and he has also worked with the various bands.
His sons, Zeke and Ben, have got cerebral Palsy while Amber has epilepsy. He used to live in 1000 acres of the house in California which he sold later on. In the year 1986, Neil and his wife founded Bridge School. In the year 2014, he filed for divorce after thirty-six years of their marriage. He is in a relationship with Daryl Hannah from the year 2014, and it is reported that they married in the year 2018. He is going to earn much more wealth in the future with his business ventures.