Do you know who the world’s most successful singer recognized by Guinness book of world records is? Well, he is none other than Paul McCartney who started his career in 1956. He is the real successful person in terms of music and money as he was ranked 13th in the Forbes world’s highest-paid musicians list.
Do you know he has also collaborated with the world’s most famous singer Michael Jackson and many others in his career? He was also kept in prison in Tokyo in the 1980s for marijuana smuggling where to our surprise he was “terrified of being raped”! Yes, you heard that right. There is much more to his exciting life than this, so today let’s know more about the life and net worth of Paul McCartney as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born to parents James McCartney and Mary Patricia, Paul McCartney’s full name was James Paul McCartney. He was born in the Walton Hospital, Liverpool England, on 18 June 1942 where his mother had practiced to be a nurse.
On the occasion of his birth, his father James McCartney was not present because he served in World War III as a volunteer firefighter. Paul McCartney’s mother was a midwife and the only earning hand in the family. She used the bicycle to reach to her patients. His father was a trumpet player and a pianist. He established Jim Mac’s jazz band in the 19th century.
Paul McCartney had many personal relations with various girls but married Linda Eastman, a singer in 1969. They both were together until his wife Linda died from breast cancer at the age of 56. Paul had four children from Linda.
After Linda, he then married two other women but divorced the one in 2007 and the other in 2008.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Paul McCartney first got involved with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 which is famous and recognized for the influential and best-known singers. He was involved two times in the hall, first as a member of “Beatles” and again as a solo artist in 1999.
He has many achievements and awards in his 61 years long career. In 1979, Guinness book of world records gave Paul McCartney the title of “Most Honored Composer and Performer in Music.” In 2007, Guinness book of world records again recognized him as the most successful songwriter. He is the winner of the Grammy Awards 18 pretty times. He got the Doctor of University degree from the University of Sussex. In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.
In the recent most achievement of his, he got the MusiCares person of the year in 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
Paul McCartney who turned 76 on 18 June 2018, has a net worth estimated to be $1.2 billion. Sunday Times of May 2018, reported him as the wealthiest singer of the U.K and according to Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid musicians 2017, he got the 13th position. He is earning $54 million per year. He got the perk of being on multiple national and international tours since 1972. The Richest, which tracks celebrities’ earnings reported that his 2002 tour garnered $126 million. In 2010, his tour sold $93 million worth of tickets. In 2014 and 2016, he earned $71 million and $56.5 million, respectively.
In the summer of 2017, he went on a tour that included 15 cities across the United States and Brazil. In 2018, he announced that he would take part in the Austin city limits music festival in October. After becoming so old, he is still earning like a young chap non-stop.
The 76-year-old musician had begun his career with the influential historic band, i.e., “Beatles.” His solo career is also on the peak for many years. Currently, he is in the headlines for the various tours and concerts across the world.