Van Morrison is a renowned Northern Irish Singer, instrumentalist, songwriter as well as a record producer. He is also known as Van the Man in which he has gained much recognition from the several achievements he has had in his career. In addition to this, he has also run several charitable activities that have risen his popularity in his native place. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Van Morrison in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Van Morrison was born on 31st August in the year 1945 in Bloomfield, Belfast in the Northern Ireland with his full name being George Ivan “Van” Morrison. He was born to his parents known as George Morrison who is his father and was a shipyard electrician together with his mother known as Stitt Morrison who was a dancer and a singer in her youth.
He then went to the Elmgrove Primary School, and in this time he used to listen to the different music legends on the father’s collections. He developed much interest in music and commenced playing the guitar while at the age of 11 years and later formed a band known as ‘The Sputniks’ and used to play music in the school concerts. His band was disbanded and later joined the Javelins. He joined the Orangefield Boys Secondary School and left in 1960 to pursue his career.
Van Morrison tied knots in the year 1973 to Janet Rigsbee but divorced in the year 1973. After this, he tied knots with Michelle Rocca in the early 1990s though they divorced in 2018 with two children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Van Morrison commenced his career while in his high school through which he dropped out of his school so as to move to the music career. He then commenced with a local band known as the Monarchs which playing military bases through which he was at the age of 19 years he left Monarchs and opened a new band known as Them. This band played covers as the club’s house band, and in the mid-1960s they got their breakthrough with songs such as Baby, Please Don’t Go and Don’t Start Crying Now.
He then got into his solo career through which he then released four singles which include; Brown Eyed Girl and following the death of his producer known as Bert Berns he signed with Warner Bros moving back to New York Studio where he got much of his success through the collaboration with several jazz musicians. With Warner Bros Records he released albums such as Astral Weeks, Tupelo Honey, A Period of Transition, Common One among many other albums which he released. He released many awards following his albums which he released which got amazing rankings in the charts.
Net Worth & Earnings
Van Morrison has an estimated net worth of $100 million. This is from the earnings he has had in his career through which he got much popularity. He got much of his earnings from the different bands he worked with which were very successful. In addition to this, he also released some albums which topped the charts and were very successful contributing to his net worth.
Van Morrison got much success through his hard work in which he commenced his career at a very young age giving him much success. He was said to be in an affair with the Morrison’s tour manager known as Gigi Lee who claimed that her baby’s father was Morrison in the year 2009. However, the baby died in the year 2011.