Paul McCartney is a British singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in the 1960’s, when he became the lead bass player in the Beatles rock band. He joined the band when he was fifteen and toured around UK, Scotland, and US. In 1979 the Guinness book of world record named McCartney the “most successful songwriter” of all time. He wrote a total of 192 songs, 32 of which were for the Beatles, 36 as a solo artist and 21 for the Anglo-American rock band Wings.
After the Beatles split in 1970’s Paul launched his solo career and formed his own band “Wings”. McCartney is a 21 times Grammy winner, and have been inducted twice into the rock and roll hall of fame. McCartney owns copyrights to more than 3 thousand Beatles interest.
In 2014 McCartney‘s tour “Out there” was ranked no.1 on the billboard tour list, generating $165 million in revenue. McCartney has taken an interest in acting as well and is to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man tells no tales, which is to be released in July 2017.As of September 2016, his net worth is estimated as $ 56.5 million and has been ranked, 25th among the world’s top 100 highest paid celebrities, by the Forbes magazine. McCartney and his spouse joint wealth are estimated as $1.2 billion, while according to CNN his net worth is $660 million.
Initial information about Paul McCartney
|Full name||James Paul|
|Birth place||Liverpool ,England|
|Source of wealth||Television|
|Popular as||Singer, Songwriter|
|Stage name||Paul McCartney|
|Genres||Rock ,pop, electronic|
|Marital status||Married (thrice)|
|Birth Date||18 June,1942|
|Net worth||$56.5 million|
Net worth according to years
Progression of McCartney’sassets over the years
Paul McCartney was born on 14 June 1942 to Mary Patricia, a nurse and James McCartney a cotton salesman. He is the elder of two siblings. His brother Michael McCartney is also a well-known musician. During his childhood, McCartney studied music and art, and later enrolled in Liverpool institute for boys. McCartney was quite attached to his mother and her sudden death in 1956 left him traumatized. In 1958 he met John Lennon in a church quire and the two formed a skiffle group and later founded the renowned “Beatles” band. McCartney has sold over 50 gold disc and 100 million albums. He is known as the “most successful composer and recording artist of all time” in the history of UK charts.
The name of the band “Wings” was inspired by McCartney’s second born Stella McCartney. During her birth, both mother and daughter were in critical condition. As McCartney sat in the waiting room, during the C-section he prayed that his daughter is born on “the wings of an angel”.
The New York City police made McCartney an honorary detective in 2002, for services rendered during the 911.
Both Beatles and McCartney have stars on Hollywood walk of fame. McCarthy was awarded
“Gershwin Prize for popular song” by Barak Obama in 2010.