Paul McCartney, who gained worldwide fame through his band The Beatles and who later went on to perform solo, is one of the richest music artists in the world with a net worth estimated at a whopping $1.28 billion. The 75 years old composer is one of the most active musicians for his age.

Early Life

Sir James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England.  He attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School and later transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale.

McCartney married photographer Linda Eastman in 1969, and the couple had four children. After Linda’s untimely death in 1998 from breast cancer, McCartney married the model Heather Mills in 2002, and the couple had one daughter. The couple however separated within four years and their divorce was finalised in 2008. McCartney is currently married to Nancy Shevell.

Career

McCartney’s father, who was a trumpet player, encouraged his son to be musical. McCartney soon learned to play the guitar and began to write songs and compose tunes. In the late 50s, he became the member of the band the Beatles as a guitarist and eventually became the bass player.

The band became popular in the U.K and U.S after the release of its first hit “Love Me Do” in 1963. His song “Yesterday”, is one of the most covered songs by over 2200 various artists. After the disagreements with the band members, McCartney announced his departure from the band in 1970.

He later joined “The Wings” and had a decade career with the band. Since 1982, McCartney has been giving solo performances, collaborating with various artists.

Some of the most popular songs by McCartney include Four Five Seconds, Maybe I’m Amazed, Ebony & Ivory, Band on the Run and No More Lonely Nights.

McCartney has gone on numerous concert tours and has performed live in many shows including The Paul McCartney World Tour, The New World Tour, Driving World Tour, Summer Live ’09, Good Evening Europe Tour, On the Run Tour and One on One.

McCartney has also made cameo appearances in few movies like A Hard Day’s Night, Yellow Submarine, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Rupert and the Frog Song and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; and TV shows like The Simpsons, 30 Rock and BoJack Horseman.

In his about seven decades of career, McCartney’s work has been nominated for about 40 different categories of awards, and he has won around 20 of them including The Oscar, Bambi Awards, BMI TV Music Award, Critics Choice Award and Cine Golden Eagle Award.

He has been recognised by the Guinness World Record as the “most honoured composer and performer in music” and as the “most successful songwriter”.  He was appointed Member of the order of the Companions of Honour in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to music.

Paul McCartney Net Worth

Paul McCartney is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world with a net worth of $1.28 billion.

Houses and Cars

McCartney owns several properties including a townhouse in Manhattan, an estate in Beverly Hills and several houses in the UK. He also owns a luxurious apartment in Manhattan worth $15.5 million. The apartment has five bedrooms, five and a half bathroom and a 33-foot long library.

McCartney has an extensive collection of cars including Lexus Hybrid, Chevy Corvette, Aston Martin DB6, Ford Anglia and Land Rover IIA.

Endorsements

The former Beatle endorses Fidelity Investments.

Philanthropy

McCartney is also actively involved in philanthropic activities. McCartney is an animal welfare activist and has been an active member of Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, World Animal Protection, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.

In 2013, McCartney raised funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. He has also recorded songs for the Anti- Heroin Project and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

In 2000, he released an album “A Garland for Linda”, to honour his wife who died of breast cancer and the proceeds were donated to “The Garland Appeal”, a fund to aid Cancer patients.

In 2003, McCartney played a personal concert for a wealthy banker and donated his $1 million to the charity.

He is also an environmentalist and has been involved with the National Resources Defense Council and Save the Arctic campaign and even contributed to an album that raised funds to save rainforests. In 199, after the Hillsborough disaster, McCartney participated in the recording of “Ferry Cross the Mersey”.

He supports over 45 charity organisations like 21st Century Leaders, Adopt-A-Minefield, City of Hope, Children with Leukemia, Teenage Cancer Trust, Aid Still Required, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and Animal Defenders International.

Conclusion

Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and one of the best entertainers of all time. He has written over 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.