Alfred Matthew Yankovic, is a well-known personality who is popularly referred as ‘”Weird Al”,’ is a songwriter, film producer, satirist, author and a singer who holds an American Nationality. He has been known for the humorous songs that usually makes light of the popular culture and most times parodies some songs that are style pastiches of work of other acts.
From the year 1976, after he recorded his first aired comedy that achieved sales of over twelve million albums, he has made more than 150 parodies. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of “Weird Al” Yankovic in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
“Weird Al” was born in the year 1959 on October 23rd to Mary Elizabeth and Nick Yankovic and was born in Los Angeles, in California but grew up in Lynwood, California. He is the only child of the family, and his father was conceived in Kansas City and started residing in California after serving during World War II. Nick and Mary tied the knot in 1949 and Mary had Italian Descent and came from Kentucky.
Yankovic got to change his diet to become a vegan in the year 1992 after an ex-girlfriend gave him a book that was titled ‘Diet for a New America’ and felt the need to ensure he maintained a very good weight. In the year 2001 got married to Suzanne Krajewski in the year 2001 after introduction to her by a mutual friend.
Yankovic has described himself as a Christian and has stated that the belief in God is very powerful. In the year 2004, in an unfortunate event, his parents were found dead in their Fallbrook, California home. They had died from a carbon monoxide poisoning from the fireplace.
Career, Awards & Nominations
During his college, that was when he recorded the first parody, ‘My Bologna’ of the famous song that was titled ‘My Sharona’ by the Knack. After he graduated in the year 1980 that was when he released various parodies such as ‘I Love Rocky Road.’
His career was scaled to the new heights when he launched ‘Eat It,’ which is a parody of the song ‘Beat It’ and it was a very big hit that earned him fame. The first comedy record that was released in new Compact disc format was titled ‘Dare to Be Stupid’ that featured AI’s ‘Like a Surgeon.’
In the year 1986, Polka Party by the Al did not earn him so much, but he came with an album that was platinum-selling titled ‘Eve Worse.’ The years that followed saw him land an opportunity to work as an actor in a feature which had the title ‘UHF.’ He co-wrote a story and gave a soundtrack for the same.
In 2004, that was when he lost his parents from poisoning of the carbon monoxide that spilled from the fireplace. This was one of the points where he felt so low. He has bagged four Grammy Awards and a total of eleven nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of “Weird Al” Yankovic is estimated to be over $18 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a singer and also a songwriter. He has also made his mark when it comes to films as he has appeared and also directed very many films that have seen his net worth increase. He has performed in various shows and concerts, and this has helped to increase his net worth.
Al has been known for the song parodies that he has worked on. His creativity and hard work have seen him become a darling of very many people. Apart from parody, he has worked on very books that have achieved very good sales, and this has helped to increase his net worth.