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Paul McCartney: Net Worth and Career of the Most Successful Beatle

Paul McCartney is one of the most popular and successful musicians of all time. He is about to turn 78 years old this year. As the British legend closes in on his 80s, let’s take a look at the net worth and other aspects of his career. Paul McCartney rose to fame and prominence as a member of The Beatles, the biggest and the most influential band of all time. Paul McCartney played, bass, lead and rhythm guitar and also served as one of the primary songwriters of the band. After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, Paul McCartney went on to have an extremely successful solo career as well. Paul McCartney even has an asteroid 4148 McCartney named after him (along with other members of the Beatles). As a member of The Beatles, Paul McCartney was also named one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century by Time Magazine. For his contributions in the field of music, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, over two decades ago. In May 2018, Paul McCartney was honoured even further by the Queen. He received the Companion of Honour Award for his incredible achievements in the field of music. Paul McCartney and the Beatles were pioneers in the field of recording, songwriting and artistic expression through music. The Beatles had roots in skiffle, beat and 50s Rock n Roll. However, the Beatles were very well known for their experimentations. They fused elements of classical music with rock n roll. They even went on to experiment with Indian music eventually. Paul McCartney and the Beatles were also considered the leaders of the era’s youth and sociocultural movements. Because of his incredible success with the Beatles and a solo career thereafter, Paul McCartney has become the musician with the highest net worth in the world. He is the only musician who is worth over a billion dollars. His current net worth is $1.2 billion. 

Paul McCartney: All You Need to Know

What is Paul McCartney’s net worth? 

Paul McCartney’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 billion. He is the richest musician in the U.K. as of May 2019, according to The Sunday Times. Paul McCartney earned $47.5 million in the year 2018. He has been a perennial fixture in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid musicians. 

He has embarked on numerous national and international tours since 1972. Paul McCartney has also made a lot of powerful one-night appearances such as 1985’s Live Aid benefit concert and the 2005 Super Bowl.

In March 2019, McCartney’s shower Tour brought in $17.8 million from four shows, consistent with Billboard. “Egypt Station,” the latest solo album of Paul McCartney’s career, debuted at No. 1, the first time in over three decades for the singer. McCartney also recorded a single in 2015 with Rihanna and Kanye West. The single was called  “FourFiveSeconds” and it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Paul McCartney also released an expanded edition of “Egypt Station” with bonus material. Paul McCartney isn’t showing any sign of slowing down, even as he is about to enter the sixth decade of his music career. 

How was Paul McCartney’s career with the Beatles?

Throughout the 1960s, the Beatles were a smashing success. Consequently, the band’s U.S. debut was dubbed the start of the British Invasion. The Beatles released numerous seminal and influential albums all through the 60s. 

Along with Lennon , Liverpool native McCartney was an integral part of one of the most successful partnerships in music history. Either on his own or in tandem with Lennon, McCartney wrote a number of the Beatles’ most celebrated songs, including “Hey Jude,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Let It Be” and “Yesterday.” “Hey Jude” is number10 on Billboard’s chart of the greatest Hot 100 singles of all time.

The Beatles have released numerous super hit albums and singles. Out of the group’s 71 songs that entered the Hot 100, 20 of them peaked at No. 1. Their superhit Please Please Me, spent 30 weeks at the top of the Billboard chart. 

Only two members of the Beatles survive today, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. John Lennon was shot dead in 1980 and George Harrison died of cancer in the year 2001. Paul McCartney’s net worth is $1.2 billion and Ringo Starr’s net worth is $350 million.

How has Paul McCartney’s Solo Career been?

After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, the 27 year old Paul McCartney released an experimental solo album called McCartney. He played all the instruments on the album. Paul McCartney’s next band, Wings released a lot of hot singles during the 70s. 

McCartney went on to become one among the foremost successful musicians of the 1970s. A total of 5 of the nine top 10 albums he released that decade reached No. 1. He had six No. 1 singles and 15 songs that landed in the top 10.

Paul McCartney has collaborated with a lot of the world’s most popular and successful musicians, including Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and Kanye West. 

For his incredible achievements in the field of music, McCartney has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as himself and as a Beatle. In 1997, he was also knighted by the Queen of England.

Paul McCartney: Family and Personal Life

McCartney married Linda Eastman in 1969. The couple have four children together: Stella, James, Heather and Mary McCartney. Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney stayed married until Linda’s death in 2015.  

In 2002, McCartney married former model Heather Mills. Mills and McCartney have a daughter together. She was born in 2003 and her name is Beatrice. The couple divorced in 2008. Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell in 2011.

In the year 2015, Paul McCartney purchased a $15.5 million triplex flat in New York City. It was a further addition to Paul McCartney’s impressive collection of luxurious properties across the globe.  

McCartney began his career with the Beatles, who are considered to be one of history’s most influential and successful bands. He has also had an incredibly successful solo career, performing in big events and collaborating with music stars of all generations. With a net worth of $1.2 billion and a legion of passionate fans, the billionaire Beatle will always be one of the richest, most beloved and most emulated musicians in history.

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