Facts of Neil Young
|Full Name||Neil Yiung|
|Birth Name||Neil Percival Young|
|Father Name||Scott Alexander Young|
|Mother Name||Blow Ragland "Rassy" Young|
|No Of Children||3|
|Awards||Grammy Award,Juno Award|
|Education||Kelvin High School|
|Date of Birth||November 12,1945|
Three times Grammy Award-winning musician, Neil Young is a Canadian folk-rock singer and a guitarist. He is popular for his albums like Harvest, Harvest Moon and After The Gold Rush. Some of his hit songs are titled Old Man, Heart of Gold, and Hey Hey My My.
Two times inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Young is also referred to as the Godfather of Grunge. Apart from such honors, he is also the recipient of Order of Manitoba and was made the officer of the Order of Canada.
Neil Young's Career- His Songs, Movies, and Tours
The Southern Cross singer started his career as a frontman for a local Canadian band in 1960 until finally moving to California in 1966 to pursue his musical profession there.
On his arrival to California, he co-founded his first band, Buffalo Springfield, with bandmates Richie Furay and Stephen Stills. He left the band to join Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969 as their fourth member.
After spending some years with the band he eventually left it to start his solo career and released his first debut album, Neil Young, in 1969.
He has been the music industry for over 59 years and has released 40 studio albums, 8 live albums, and 3 compilation albums.
Amongst his highly acclaimed 59 singles, his most notable works can be found in songs like Old Man, Hey Hey My My, Heart of Gold and Teach Your Children, to name a few.
Young also directed a few movies under his alias name Bernard Shakey. The names of his films are Journey Through the Past, Rust Never Sleeps, Greendale, Human Highway, and CSNY/Déjà Vu.
He is the headlining act of his Farm Aid concert and has toured 411 times with the biggest names of the music industry.
How much is Neil Young's Net Worth?
As of 2019, the Canadian singer has amassed a wealth worth $80 million. He earned most of his net worth from the sales of his studio albums with his band Buffalo Springfield and as a solo artist.
The Canadian singer has endorsed brands like Cadillac and PonoMusic, but has not disclosed the paycheque he received from his deals with those brands.
Residence and Cars
The Heart of Gold singer resides at his home in Malibu, California where he is neighbors to big names in the entertainment industry like Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Alyssa Milano, Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom, P!nk and many others. The house he bought in 2016 for $3.6 million with Daryl Hannah was destroyed by the Woosley Fire in 2018.
The 17.6-acre land on which the house stands was previously bought by Daryl for $1.32 million in 2001. She even tried to sell the land for $5 million but without any luck.
Back in 2015, young listed is house in Hawaii for $24.5 million. The property was later sold in 2018 for the price of $24.5 million.
Young also resided in Broken Arrow Ranch, Santa Monica where he owned 1,000 acres of land. He purchased the asset for $350,000 in 1970.
He is a huge car enthusiast and owns a range of cool classic cars. He currently rides a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible.
Young put some of his cars in an auction like his 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark, 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood Imperial, Buick Roadmaster Hearse, and 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander, whose pre-auction estimate prices were $300,000, $40,000, $10,000 and $20,000, respectively.
Charitable Works, Insurance, and Taxes
The Canadian singer founded Farm Aid, an organization that helps to safeguard the rights of farmers and uplifting farm-centered agriculture. He also co-founded Bridge School with his late wife Pegi Young, which helps in providing education to children with physical abilities and speech problems.
He also supports other charitable foundations like Global Poverty Project and Sarah McLachlan School of Music to name some.
Being an A-class celebrity he must have all his possessions and himself properly insured, but he has not disclosed the policies he follows for the safekeeping.
Neil must be paying a huge amount of money as taxes for his $80 million net worth which is inclusive of his houses and cars.
Neil Young's Personal Life- Age, Spouse, Height, and Weight
He was born on the 12th of November 1945 as Neil Percival Young in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. He is the second son of his parents Scott Alexander Young and Blow Ragland "Rassy" Young.
Young is of Canadian nationality and his ethnicity is white. As a young boy, he suffered from polio. He has an elder brother named Robert 'Bob' Young and a sister called Astrid Young.
He briefly attended Chisholm Elementary School in Florida. Neil then studied at Earl Grey Junior High School and later transferred to the Kelvin High School.
Relationships and Spouse
The 73-years-old singer has been married thrice and divorced once. He is married to his third wife Daryl Hannah, an actress and director. They started their relationship in 2014 and married on 25th August 2018 in California. The marriage was official after Neil released a video on 31st October 2018.
He was previously married to a restaurant owner, Susan Acevedo since 1968. The pair was together until Susan filed for divorce and they legally separated in October 1970.
Young met his second spouse Pegi Young in 1974 while she was serving as a waitress close to his ranch, a story which Young told in his song Unknown Legend. They married in 1978 and have two children together Amber and Ben.
Neil filed for a divorce on 29th July 2014, after 36 years of their married life. Pegi Young died on 1st January 2019.
Apart from that, he was in a relationship with Carrie Snodgress with whom he shares a son named Zeke (1972). He has also dated Lucinda Williams and Pam Courson.
How tall is Neil Young?
The Old Man singer stands tall with a height of 6 feet (182.88 cms) and his weight is 82 kg (181 lbs).
Earnings from Album Sales
The sales of his studio albums along with their earnings are given below.
|Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere||1969||$1,000,000|
|After the Gold Rush||1970||$2,600,000|
|Time Fades Away (live album)||1973||$500,000|
|On the Beach||1974||$560,000|
|Tonight's the Night||1975||$95,000|
|Long May You Run||1976||$500,000|
|Decade (compilation album)||1977||$1,075,000|
|American Stars 'n Bars||1977||$560,000|
|Comes a Time||1978||$1,050,000|
|Live Rust (live album)||1979||$1,000,000|
|The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young||1989||$725,000|
|Unplugged (live album)||1993||$500,000|
|Greatest Hits (compilation album)||1993||$675,000|
|Sleeps with Angels||1994||$500,000|
|Sleeps with Mirror Ball||1995||$560,000|
|Live at the Fillmore East (live album)||2006||$20,000|
Live at Massey Hall 1971 (live album)
Chrome Dreams II
|20 Golden Greats||1977||$300,000|
|String of Hits||1979||$110,000|
|Another String of Hot Hits||1980||$60,000|
|Change of Address||1980||$60,000|
|Hits Right Up Your Street||1981||$90,000|
|Steppin' to the Shadows||1989||$100,000|
|At Their Very Best||1989||$120,000|
|Themes and Dreams||1991||$100,000|
|50 Golden Greats||2000||$120,000|
Crosby, Stills & Nash
|Crosby, Stills & Nash||1969||$4,000,000|
|4 Way Street (live album)||1971||$4,000,000|
|So Far (compilation album)||1974||$6,000,000|
|Live It Up||1990||$300,000|
|Carry On (compilation album)||1991||$100,000|
|After the Storm||1994||$170,000|
|Greatest Hits (compilation album)||2005||$50,000|
|Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield||1969||$1,060,000|