Yoko Ono is a songwriter, singer, actress, and a multimedia artist in Japan. She became well-known worldwide for her work in filmmaking and performance art. She also made appearances in several films like Imagine, Flipside, Let It Be, Isle of Dogs, and Mad About You. Yoko was not only a Japanese actor, but she was also an English artist. She was most widely known for being the second wife of John Lennon who is a famous songwriter. To know more about the net worth of Yoko Ono in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan, on February 18, 1933, to her parents Isoko Ono and Eisuke Ono. She spent her childhood in Tokyo and also spent some time in New York with her parents. She started learning Piano from the age of 4 and attended Gakushuin school, which is one of the most exclusive schools in Japan.
After the world war II, she re-enrolled for the same school and completed her graduation in 1951. Ono was the first women to be accepted into the philosophy program at Gakushuin University. She left the university after two semesters and shifted to Scarsdale, New York, to join her family. She attended Sarah Lawrence College to complete her higher education.
Ono eloped with Toshi Ichiyanagi who is a Japanese composer while doing her graduation in 1956. The couple got divorced in 1962 and Ono got married to Anthony Cox who is an American film producer, jazz musician, and an art promoter. But the marriage was annulled because Ono neglected to finalize the divorce from her first marriage. Later on June 6, 1963, Cox and Ono married again. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Kyoko Chan Cox. They were separated on February 2, 1969, and Ono married John Lennon in the same year. They had a son named Sean Taro Ono Lennon in October 1975.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Ono started learning classical piano from the age of four to thirteen. She took up vocal training in lieder-singing when she was 14. Later she went to present loft events on Chamber Streets which caught the attention of the popular New York’s avant-garde artists. This gave her an opportunity to work with leading musicians like Nam June Paik, George Maciunas, and Karl-Heinz Stockhausen.
After her first marriage failed, she returned to Tokyo and met American jazz musician and filmmaker Anthony Cox. She went to New York to take up her performance art and participated in her first seminal act named Cut Piece. She continued her acts which left her a sensation in the art world.
Ono met John Lennon in one of her art exhibitions in London, and they collaborated in several musical and art projects. They released many albums and formed their own band. She released her solo albums which were listed on top position on the US charts. After the death of Lennon, she released soulful and grieving solo albums.
Ono received her first Grammy Award in 1982 for her work in Double Fantasy. She received Golden Lion Award in 2009 from the Venice Biennale and lifetime achievement from the Japan Society New York. She was awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize which is Austria’s highest award for applied art in 2012. She won an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Liverpool University in 2001.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Yoko Ono is around $630 million. She made all this fortune by being an accomplished musician, actor, and filmmaker. Her works in movies gave her a sensation in the world of art.
Ono was also an experimental filmmaker who made 16 short films. The recent works of Ono earned her to have a number one hit on the dance charts. Her son became a popular musician and composer who recorded the top album named Rising.