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Facts of James Taylor

Full NameJames Taylor
First NameJames Taylor
Birth NameJames Vernon Taylor
Birth CityBoston, Massachusetts
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameIsaac M. Taylor
Father ProfessionPhysician
Mother NameGertrude Woodard
Mother ProfessionSinger
Gender IdentityMale
Date of BirthMarch 12,1948
Age72 years
Amount$60 million

How Much Is American Singer James Taylor’s Net Worth?  

Grammy Award-winner James Taylor is an American singer & songwriter as well as guitarist best known as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 100 million records sales worldwide.       

In 1970, he released his single Fire and Rain which peaked at no.3. He released his first album Sweet Baby James which was certified platinum 3 times and reached silver in the United Kingdom. Taylor is also well known for his covers such as Handy Man, How Sweet It Is, and original like Sweet Baby James. As of 2019, James Taylor has a net worth of $60 million.     

Net Worth Details- Income Sources, Earnings, And Career

Taylor has been professionally active in the music industry since 1966 and has released back-to-back hit songs and albums. According to Celebrity Net Worth, James has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of July 2019. 

His net worth is quite higher in comparisons to other artists like Ninet Tayeb ($3 million), Skrillex ($45 million), DJ Khaled ($50 million), and Chamillionaire ($25 million).  

His main source of income is his career as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Here is a list of James’ album sales and earnings:

YearAlbumNo. of Album Sales/CopiesAmount
1970Sweet Baby James USA- 3 million, UK-60,000 $4.5 million, $90,000
1971Mud Slide Slim & the Blue HorizonUS- 2 million $3 million
1972One Man DogUS-500 thousand$750,000
1976In The PocketUS-500 thousand $750,000
1977JTUS-3 million, Canada-40 thousand $4.5 million, $60,000
1979FlagUS-1 million $1.5 million
1981Dad Loves His WorkUS- 1 million $1.5 million
1985That’s Why I’m HereUS- 1 million$1.5 million
1988Never Die YoungUS- 1 million$1.5 million
1991New Moon ShineUS- 1 million$1.5 million
1997HourglassUS- 1 million$1.5 million
2002October RoadUS-1 million$1.5 million
2008CoversUK-100 thousand$150,000

Taylor’s career began in 1966 when he moved to New York to form a band. He performed several self-written songs such as Knocking Round the Zoo, The Blues Is Just a Bad Dream, and Don’t Talk Now. He later began using heroin and wrote the song, Paint It Black, to express his drug experience.  

Similarly, he has released several hit albums like Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon, Flag, Never Die Young, Hourglass, and many more. 

He earned his first no.1 album, Before This World on the Billboard 200 chart after a 45-years-long wait. He has also sung the Beatles In My Life in tribute to deceased artist at the 82nd Academy Awards on 7th March 2010. 

James has won various awards and honors for his contribution to the music industry. He has won FIVE Grammy Award, George and Ira Gershwin Award, Emmy Award, and many more.  

Endorsements, Instagram Earnings, And Charity 

James is followed by over 128k followers on Instagram and over 70.2k on Twitter as of 2019. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he can earn at the range of $384 to $641 per paid post on Instagram. 

Like other celebrities, Taylor also earns an impressive amount of money from his sponsorships which aid to his massive fortune. Likewise, he has also endorsed various popular clothing lines and expensive brands to date.    

Apart from his career, Taylor is also involved in charities and philanthropic works. He has appeared in several benefit concerts to raise funds for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Likewise, he donated 10k to the Pediatric Emergency Department.  

Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, Tax, Expenses, And Insurance

The legendary musician is living a lavish lifestyle with his family. Although his present house details are not out, he is sure to own a million-dollar mansion. The average house price in the United States starts from $199,200 with an annual property tax of $1,044.  

Taylor's childhood home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

In 2016, James listed his childhood home located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the market with the asking price of $1.5 million. The house covers 24 acres of land with several distinctive features.   

The millionaire surely has his health, house, cars, and life insurance done, however, the details are not revealed yet. His expenses are mainly based on his musical instruments, foods, travel, and basic things.  

James Taylor’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Wife, Family, And Children

James Vernon Taylor was born on 12th March 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. He was born to parents Isaac M. Taylor who was a physician, and mother Gertrude Woodard who was a singer. Taylor is American by nationality and belongs to mixed ancestry.  

He grew-up alongside his four siblings: Alex, Kate, Livingston, and Hugh in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He went to Milton Academy in 1961 and later returned to North Chapel from where he finished his semester at Chapel Hill High School. 

Taylor is 71 years old as of 2019. He stands 6 feet 3 inches (which is 191 cm) tall in height. 

James has been married thrice throughout his life. He is currently married to his third wife, Caroline Smedvig who is the director of public relations and marketing for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The duo started dating in 1995 after meeting for the first time at the Boston Pops Orchestra.    

James and wife Caroline

The duo tied the knot on 18th February 2001 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Boston and are still together after almost 2 decades. They share two children: twin boys Henry and Rufus born on April 2001.

Previously he was married to actress Kathryn Walker from 14th December 1985 to 1995. His first wife is Carly Simon with whom he got married on 3rd November 1972 and got divorced in 1983. 

Updated On Thu Jul 18 2019 Published On Thu Jul 18 2019 By Emerald Thapa