Paul Simon is a famous American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Paul Simon writes songs, and performs with Art Garfunkel in the band, ‘Simon & Garfunkel.’ Also, Paul Simon is a renowned solo artist and an actor. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Paul Simon as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Paul Simon was born as Paul Frederic Simon on 13th October 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, the USA. Paul’s parents were Belle Simon and Louis Simon (‘Lee Simms’). Paul’s family lived in Queens, New York. After graduating from Forest Hills High School, Paul earned a degree in English from Queens College (1963). Paul Simon attended Brooklyn Law School for a short term.
Paul Simon and Peggy Harper were married (1969-1975) and had a son, named Harper Simon. Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher were married (1983-1984). In 1992, Paul Simon married his present wife, Edie Brickell and they have three children named Gabriel, Lulu, and Adrian. Around the 1960s, Paul Simon was in a romantic relationship with Kathleen Mary Chitty known as ‘Kathy.’
Career, Awards & Nominations:
At 11 years, Paul Simon became friends with classmate Art Garfunkel. Both got interested in music and performed at school dances. Later, they used pseudo names, Tom and Jerry, and released a song, ‘Hey Schoolgirl’ (1957). After that, for seven years, they continued writing and recording to release over 30 songs. In 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel formed the band, ‘Simon and Garfunkel’.
In 1965, Paul Simon relocated to England. There, at the very first bar, he played and met his to be a girlfriend, Kathy Chitty. She inspired Paul Simon to write the song called ‘Kathy’s Song.’ Following several years, Paul Simon released his string of solo albums that were super hits.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990). Together with Art Garfunkel, they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2003).
Paul Simon is considered the most creative songwriters of all times. Paul Simon won Primetime Emmy Awards (1978). He won 12 Grammys throughout his musical career. In 2003, Paul Simon got nominated for the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Paul Simon won the 39 BMI Awards and the Gershwin Prize (2007). Paul Simon won the Polar Music Prize (2012).
Paul Simon received the Honorary Doctor of Music from Berkley College of Music. His name was amongst the ‘100 People Who Shaped the World’ by TIME magazine. His name was one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’ by the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. His name was added to the ‘American Academy of Arts and Science’ in 2011.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Paul Simon is $60 million. Most of the wealth comes from the albums sold with Art Garfunkel and solo.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel released popular songs (1957-1964). Their band, ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ released albums including 1964s ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’, 1966s ‘Sounds of Silence,’ ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme,’ ‘Bookends,’ and ‘Bridged over Troubled Water.’ Eventually, ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ released -15 compilation, four live, three box sets, 1 EP, and one soundtrack albums.
As a solo artist, Paul Simon released his first studio album, ‘The Paul Simon Songbook’ (1965). He released his self-titled album (1972). Others include ‘Graceland,’ ‘Hearts and Bones,’ ‘One-Trick Pony,’ ‘Songs from the Capeman,’ ‘Still Crazy After All These Years,’ ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’, and ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.’ Around the 2000s, Paul Simon released ‘You’re the One,’ ‘Surprise,’ ‘So Beautiful or So What,’ and ‘Stranger to Stranger.’
Paul Simon has enacted in several movies and television shows. These include ‘Annie Hall,’ ‘Henry & Me,’ ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘The Great Buck Howard.’ Paul and Eddie (brother) Simon have co-founded ‘Guitar Study Centre’ in New York City. Paul is also a philanthropist.