Sir James Paul McCartney was his real name and he was born on June 18, 1942. He is a world-famous vocalist, songwriter, singer, musician, and film producer.
He also worked as a bassist for the Beatles and also writes songs with John Lennon. The group got disbanded in the year 1970 which emerged as a solo performer and formed the band Wings.
He is a self-taught musician who can play bass, guitar, drums, and keyboards. He is versatile in bass playing, tenor vocal range, and eclecticism.
Beyond music, he actively participates in international charities for animal rights, music education, poverty, vegetarianism, land mines, and seal hunting.
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Paul McCartney Net Worth
As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion as he is a highly successful English musician. He is an idol for pop music.
His net worth proves that he is one of the wealthiest persons in the world. This wealth was incurred during touring years as he earns nearly $50-70 million through it.
He also earns through MPL Communications where through royalties and licensing fees millions are earned per year.
MPL Communications owns the copyrights for songs from many well-known artists including Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, and many others.
Paul McCartney Career
His career started at the age of fifteen along with John Lennon and Quarrymen where he took off as a rhythm guitarist.
In 1960, this band was renamed as The Beatles. This group has the lineup of Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison where Ringo Starr was also added in 1962.
Beatles were dominating worldwide including U.S and U.K as Beatlemania with high sales records in pop markets.
Co-wrote songs of McCartney and Lennon like Love Me Do are huge hits. All the music of the Beatles are blockbusters all the time with 600 million units worldwide.
They hold records in UK Album Charts with a high number of hits. The band got inducted between 1988 to 2015 appearing in five major motion pictures.
In 10 years McCartney performed for 12 studio albums that include Can’t Buy Me, Love, Yesterday and I Want to Hold Your Hand.
Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1965, appointed the members of the Beatles as Orders of the Empire.
Duet to business disagreements the band got dissolved where McCartney departed in the year 1970. He started his own band Wings where his wife Linda played keyboard.
Paul McCartney Early Life
He spent his childhood in Liverpool where his mother Mary Patricia was a nurse. His father James McCartney was a volunteered firefighter during World War II.
His younger brother is Michael and also he had a stepsister named Ruth. His mother was catholic and made her children to take baptism while his father was a Protestant and turned himself as an Agnostic.
He went to schooling in Stockton Wood Road Primary School and Joseph Williams Junior School.
He is a bright student in academics as he was able to pass in all his exams. In 1954, he met George Harrison on the bus and the two became very close friends.
His mother was a midwife and she struggled like a lot as a woman riding bicycles to take care of patients where later she died in 1956.
His father was a trumpet player leading Mac’s Jazz band and encouraged McCartney to learn Piano. His father presented him with a trumpet on his fourteenth birthday.
Paul McCartney Personal Life
Linda Eastman was his first wife and they remained married till her death due to breast cancer from 1969 to 1998. The couple had four children.
After her demise, he married Heather Mills in the year 2002 where they had two daughters but the couple got divorced in 2008.
After an unsuccessful marriage with Heather Mills, he married Nancy Shevell in 2011. He is an active politician and a social activist and a vegetarian from 1975.
The Beatles were introduced to Marijuana in 1964 by Bob Dylan which made Paul a recreational user of it. Because of its usage, he was arrested several times.
The persons in his life has changed it completely whether its his dad, nursing mom or his friend and his first wife. He is a richest man because of his production group, real estate and a lot of his works.