If you are looking for the best song writer the name Paul Williams should be at the top your list. He is a not only a songwriter, but also a composer, actor and singer. Over the years, Paul Williams has written songs for various celebrities and bands such as Helen Reddy, David Bowie, Three Dogs Night, and many others. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and net worth of Paul Williams in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
His parents are Paul Hamilton and Bertha Mae. He was born in 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska. His father was an engineer while his mother was a homemaker. Although his father died in a car crush in 1953, Williams did not lack someone to take care of him.
He was enrolled at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School after his family relocated to California. He has a famous brother by the name John Jr. Williams who is well known by many after he was honored with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1969. His other sibling is Mentor Williams who is also a songwriter.
His first marriage was with Kate Clinton and together they have two children namely, Cole and Sarah. He later married Keenan Wynn, but they later separated and he married Mariana Williams who is a writer.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Paul Williams was an alcohol and substance addict. He has been recovering and has even become a Certified Drug Rehabilitation Counselor.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He commenced his skills in writing songs with Biff Rose. The two were involved in writing several songs like ‘Fill Your Heart,’ ‘I will Walk Away.’ He later met Roger Nichols and together they have written various songs such as ‘The Family of Man,’ You and Me against the World,’ ‘Rainy Days and Mondays,’ among others.
He has also been featured in a number of films ‘Phantom of the Paradise,’ ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ ‘Battle of the Planet of the Apes,’ and many others. He has provided his voice in the famous ‘Batman’ film as well as composing cinema songs like ‘Rainbow Connection,’ ‘Where Do I Go from Here,’ and others.
His song writing skills has earned him numerous awards and nominations. He was nominated for the Oscar Award five times, he has won the Golden Globe Award and also won Grammy Award several times.
Net Worth & Earnings
Paul Williams has an estimated net worth of $16 million. His talent of writing songs for celebrities has earned him a lot of wealth. He drives luxurious cars and lives a comfortable life together with his family. He also makes money from the sales of his songs and albums.
Paul Williams has had successful years in his career. He is one of the best songwriters and composers in America. His talent made him to be elected as the President and Chairman of the American Society of Composers since 2009. His hard work has helped him garner fame across the globe.