Paul McCartney is a British musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, his net worth is $1.2 billion.
Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool England on 18 June 1942. He began to write songs in his early teens. At 15 he joined John Lennon-led band Quarrymen which was later renamed to The Beatles.
Paul rose to fame during his time with The Beatles, together with he band he performed on 12 studio albums. He wrote or co-wrote some of the most popular songs in pop music, including the world’s most covered song (by over 2,200 artist) “Yesterday” which has been more than 7 million times on American TV and radio.
After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, McCartney went solo with the Wings band (1971-1981), he released 22 studio pop albums, and 5 classical albums. He has released 60 discs that have been certified gold and sold more than 100 million albums and 100 million singles. About 32 songs written and co-written by him have toped the Billboard Hot 100. For his works, he has received many accolades- The Guinness World Records crowned him the most successful composer and recording artist of all time, he has been named the most successful songwriter in the history of UK charts. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, in 1988 (as a member of the Beatles) and in 1999. With the Beatles and as a solo artists, Paul has won 21 Grammy Awards.
McCartney is still active in music, playing in sold-out concerts and tours. His latest Out There Tour (2013-2015) grossed almost $300 million. He has collaborated with modern artists like Kanye West and Rihanna, and has been involved in producing songs for the former.
McCartney makes an average of $60 million every year. In 2012, he made $60 million, in 2013 he made $47 million while in 2014 he made $71 million.
Beside music, Paul has interests in Apple Corps and MPL Communications. He also owns a music publishing catalogue. He accesses over 25,000 copyrights, including those of the musicals “A Chorus Line”, “Grease”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “Annie”.
McCartney is an active social and political activist, he advocates for animal rights, music education, poverty, and vegetarianism. He campaigns against genetically modified foods and land mines. He spent £3 million to ensure that his late wife’s company, Linda McCartney Foods continued to keep genetically engineered ingredients at bay.
With a net worth of $1.2 billion, Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the UK. His net worth is bound to increase as he is still actively involved in music and performance. Paul also receives royalties from songs from when he was with The Beatles.