Facts of Paul Mccartney
|Full Name||James Paul McCartney|
|Birth Name||James Paul McCartney|
|Birth City||Liverpool, Merseyside|
|Birth Country||England, The UK|
|Father Name||James "Jim" McCartney|
|Father Profession||Trumpet Player and Pianist|
|Mother Name||Mary Patricia|
|Relation With||Heather Mills (m. 2002- div. 2008), Linda McCartney (m. 1969-1998, until her death)|
|No Of Children||5|
|Filmography||Give My Regards to Broad Street,A Hard Day's Night,Help!,Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales|
|Education||Stockton Wood Road Primary School, Joseph Williams Junior School|
|Date of Birth||June 18,1942|
|Married Date||October 9,2011|
Music Veteran Paul McCartney, The Bassist Of The Beatles' Net Worth
Famous as the bass guitarist and singer of the legendary band Beatles, Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and businessman. Considered the wealthiest music personality, McCartney is the winner of 18 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
As of May 2020, Paul has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. And the major credit for his humongous wealth goes to his music venture with the Beatles until they disbanded in 1970.
After the Beatles, McCartney formed another band Wings with Denny Laine and his late first-wife Linda. Apart from investments in Apple Corps and MPL Communications, McCartney's fortune got an aid after he acquired his late wife Linda's fortune after as per her will.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Earnings, & Professional Feat
Turned professional since 1957, McCartney's carer journey of over 6 decades has grabbed him a tag of a billionaire. As of May 2020, Paul owns the net worth of $1.3 billion.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, McCartney had a net worth of $1.2 billion in August 2019, while The Richest claimed his fortune to be $1.28 billion.
Back in 2015, The Beatles bassist was worth $730 million.
Like one can guess, the major source of income for the English musician is the royalties from the sale of his albums with the legendary band The Beatles.
As for a fact, after the band's formation in 1960 till its dissolution in 1970, The Beatles sold around 278.2 million certified units, placing them as the highest-ever selling artists.
McCartney with the band made the music industry reach its height and released 23 studio albums including the RIAA-Diamond certified Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968), and Abbey Road (1969).
Some of the legendary songs of Beatles among many others include Please Please Me, Love Me Do, Come Together, Let It Be, and Yellow Submarine.
Career With The Beatles
Influenced with music since his childhood, Paul McCartney began his music career at the age of 15, as he joined John Lennon's then-band The Quarrymen (1957-1960).
Later, after George Harrison joined as the lead guitarist, they formed the band named The Beatles in 1960. The band was joined by Ringo Starr in August 1962, however, the band later disbanded in 1970.
Venture With The Beatles: Album Sales & Earnings
With The Beatles, Paul released their debut album My Bonnie on January 5, 1962, which followed a series of successful albums until the band's dissolution in 1970, counting 23 studio albums in total.
|Please Please Me (March 22, 1963)||1.185 million sales||$1.54 million|
|With the Beatles (November 22, 1963)||935,000 copies sold||$1.22 million|
|Introducing... The Beatles (January 10, 1964)||Approx. 1 million sales||$1.3 million|
|Meet the Beatles! (January 20, 1964)||5.1 million copies||$6.63 million|
|Twist and Shout (February 3, 1964)||300,000 copies sold||$390,000|
|The Beatles' Second Album (April 10, 1964)||2.1 million copies||$2.73 million|
|The Beatles' Long Tall Sally (May 11, 1964)||50,000 copies||$60,000|
|A Hard Day's Night (June 1964)||4.1 million copies||$5.33 million|
|Something New (July 20, 1964)||Approx. 2.05 million copies||$2.67 million|
|Beatles for Sale (December 4, 1964)||1.54 million album sales||$2 million|
|Beatles '65 (December 15, 1964)||3.1 million copies sold||$4.03 million|
|Beatles VI (June 14, 1965)||1.05 million copies||$1.37 million|
|Help! (August 1965)||3.535 million copies||$4.6 million|
|Rubber Soul (December 6, 1965)||2-time Platinum by RIAA||$6.72 million|
|Yesterday and Today (June 20, 1966)||2-time Platinum by RIAA||$2.1 million|
|Revolver (August 8, 1966)||5 times Platinum by RIAA||$5.57 million|
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (May 26, 1967)||11-time Platinum||$13.58 million|
|The Beatles (November 22, 1968)||19-time Platinum||$20.34 million|
|Yellow Submarine (January 13, 1969)||Platinum certification||$1.16 million|
|Abbey Road (September 26, 1969)||Certified diamond by Music Canada||$14.11 million|
|Let It Be (May 8, 1970)||4-times Platinum by RIAA||$4.75 million|
Earnings From Compilation Albums:
- The Beatles' Story (released on November 23, 1964)- $1 million (Gold certification)
- The Early Beatles (released on March 22, 1965)- $1.1 million
- The Beatles' First (August 4, 1967)- $50,000
- Hey Jude (February 26, 1970)- $3.4 million
- 1962-1966 or The Red Album (released on April 2, 1973)- $18.745 million
- 1967-1970 or The Blue Album (April 2, 1973)- $20.66 million
- Rock 'n' Roll Music (June 7, 1976)- $1.2 million
- Love Songs (October 21, 1977)- $3.4 million
- Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume Two (October 24, 1980)- $1.2 million
- 20 Greatest Hits (October 11, 1982)- $2 million
Without The Beatles, Collaboration With Wife & Financial Feats as a Solo Artist
The dissolution The Beatles led to the beginning of McCartney's solo career. McCartney began his solo career and even formed a band Wings with first-wife Linda, and released 25 studio albums.
Back in 2009, the Sunday Times reported his net worth to be $720 million. Even now, Paul makes the salary /earnings of $50- $100 million from touring, royalties, and music sales.
In 2019, he gained $17.8 million with four South American shows and currently ranks #62 in Celebrity 100 2019 as per Forbes.
Well, he is the 21-time Grammy Award winner and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965.
Did you know? As per Time.com, in 2015, the Beatles' back catalog of hits was played 50 million times in first-48 hours of release, with the hit song "Come Together" being streamed 1.8 million times.
Solo Albums & Formation Of The Wings:
After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, the American pursued his solo career and also formed a band named Wings with first-wife Linda.
Since 1970, Paul has released 25 studio albums, with a solo debut album McCartney released on April 17, 1970.
List of solo & albums with the Wings along with sales details and revenue:
|McCartney (Solo Album)||April 17, 1970||2.71 million copies||$2.73 million|
|Ram||May 17, 1971||1.1 million copies sold||$1.43 million|
|Wild Life||December 7, 1971||540,000 copies||$702,000|
|Band on the Run||December 5, 1973||3.95 million copies||$4.67 million|
|Wings at the Speed of Sound||March 15, 1976||1.52 million copies||$1.98 million|
|London Town||March 31, 1978||1.80 million copies||$2.34 million|
|Back to the Egg||June 8, 1979||1.374 million copies sold||$1.79 million|
|McCartney II||May 16, 1980||680,000 copies||$884,000|
|Tug of War||April 26, 1982||1.67 million copies||$2.18 million|
|Pipes of Peace||October 31, 1983||1.63 million copies||$2.12 million|
|Give My Regards to Broad Street||October 22, 1984||1.04 million copies||$1.357 million|
|Flowers in the Dirt||June 5, 1989||1.623 million copies||$2.12 million|
|Off the Ground||February 1, 1993||1.554 million||$2.02 million|
|Flaming Pie||May 5, 1997||906,000 copies||$1.18 million|
|Chaos and Creation in the Backyard||September 12, 2005||2.086 million copies||$712.8 million|
|Memory Almost Full||June 4, 2007||779,573 copies||$1,01 million|
- Wings Greatest (November 2, 1978)- $1.81 million
- All the Best! (November 2, 1987)- $3.94 million
- Wingspan: Hits and History (May 7, 2001)- $1.56 million
Did you know? The sales amount of his 2014 single Only One in collaboration with Kanye West was $650,000.
Ticket Sales & Tours
|Magical Mystery Tour (1967)||-||$8 million|
|Driving World Tour (2002)||1.012 million tickets sold||$126.1 million|
|Summer Live '09 (2009)||281,529 tickets sold||$31.92 million|
|2012 Tour||-||$18.6 million|
|Out There Tour (2014)||1.236 million tickets||$165 million|
Quick Fact: Paul McCartney has canceled his 2020 tour, scheduled from May 23 across 7 countries.
List Of McCartney's Houses & Cars
With such hefty net worth, the English born actor does own millions of dollars worth mansions and cars. He divides his residence between the USA and the UK.
Back in May 2015, The Beatles bassist bought a gorgeous Manhattan triplex for $15.5 million, with $7.75 million in down payments. The property spread on 3,500 sq. ft. boasts 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms which carries a monthly expense of $12,935 for maintenance.
Also, the English musician owns another property in the New York area, bought in August 1984 for $1.88 million.
Sources report that his other houses in the United States include:
- Beverly Hills estate bought in March 2001 for $3.995 million
- East Hampton hideaway, purchased in 1998 for $495,000
- Residence in Arizona
Furthermore, the billionaire musician and businessman owns several homes in the UK: in Henley-on-Thames, in London, in Rye, and in Campbeltown, estimated to be worth millions of dollars.
As reported, Paul McCartney's childhood home in Cavern Club, Liverpool, was sold in an auction for £150,000, in February 2015.
As for a fact, the houses of his The Beatles members also went for auction: Lennon’s childhood home at 9 Newcastle Road made £480,000 in 2013 and Harrison’s home at 25 Upton Green went with £156,000 in 2014.
Luxurious Car Collection and Sales Value
Well, as per the Vintage News, McCartney's Mini Cooper alongside Lennon's 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate Wagon was sold in an auction in 2018.
In November 2012, his Aston DB5 was sold for $344,000.
He still owns luxurious cars like Lexus LS (bought in January 2018 for $73,000), Chevy Corvette (starting price of $59,000), Austin Healey 3000 and many more.
For a fact, the insurance cost of Lexus LS is around $1,994 per year.
Expenses On Daily Life Luxury & Taxes
Needless to say, the English musician's luxurious lifestyle draws huge bills, including expenses on daily life luxury, travels, and costly attire.
Above all, McCartney's tax payments take out a chunk of money from his account. Since he owns properties in the USA and the UK, the bassist comes to be liable to the property taxes of both nations.
The property tax in the USA lies within the range of 0-4% of assets' assessed value while the UK levies stamp duty of 0-10%, accompanied by 3% additional, for ownership in more than a single property.
On the other hand, the income tax takes away 37% for annual revenue of over $500,000 while the UK applies an effective rate of 45% for income above £150,000.
Endorsements, Instagram Earnings & Business Venture
Well, not much information on Paul McCartney's endorsement deals except that he endorses Fidelity Investments. Moreover, he supports Music Venue Trust.
The English entrepreneur not only owns a huge net worth but a magnificent following of over 3 million on Instagram while his Twitter followers count 4 million (data of May 2020).
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, McCartney's Instagram can earn him $6,063- $10,106 per sponsored post.
In addition to Apple Corps, McCartney also business interest with MPL Communications, aiding to his copyright over 25,000 music publishing catalog access including Guys and Dolls and Grease.
Moreover, in 1963, he acquired 20% of Northern Songs Ltd. which published Lennon-McCartney songs, though the share stake later reduced 15% after offering for public stock in 1965.
With his business venture, Paul earned £40 million in 2003 which rose up to £48.5 million in 2004, resulting in it being listed among the highest earners in the media profession in the UK.
Controversy: Criticism Of Michael Jackson
After McCartney's failed attempt to acquire Northern Songs, the company subsequently was sold to businessman Robert Holmes à Court who later exchanged the hands of the company to Michael Jackson in 1985.
Later, Jackson merged the Northern Songs with Sony for $95 million, followed by Northern Songs dissolution in 1995. However, Paul still received 33.3% of royalties in the process.
Participation In Charity Works & Donations
The music industry mogul Paul McCartney is active in charity works and raised millions of dollars through charity concert including Concert For New York City in 2001 and Live 8 concert in London in 2005.
Back in 1984, he released charity single Do They Know It's Christmas? Moreover, McCartney played in personal concert for a wealthy banker's wife in 2003 and donated his payroll of $1 million to charity.
In 2012, the signed guitar by McCartney went for auction with £40,000 for a music therapy charity.
Also, in December 2017, the Beatles photo with a signature of all 4 members went for the auction.
For a fact, The Beatles' bassist has associations with 45 charitable organizations like 21st Century Leaders, Autism Movement Therapy, Elton John AIDS Foundation, STOMP Out Bullying, Teenage Cancer Trust, and many more.
McCartney along with charitable figure Elton John joined in a COVID-19 charity special, One World: Together at Home, in April 2020, organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.
Paul McCartney's Biography: Wiki, Age, Height & Family Background
Born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Paul's birth name is James Paul McCartney but is also famous for the nickname Macca.
His father James "Jim" McCartney was a trumpet player and pianist while mother Mary Patricia was a nurse. Even though Paul's father was a former Protestant turned agnostic, the singer along with younger brother Michael and step-sister Ruth was baptized in mother's Catholic faith.
Paul went to Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke (1947-1949) and transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale.
At the age of 14, McCartney's mother died of breast cancer, which later inspired him to write songs. The loss of his mother later proved to be a basis of close connection to John Lennon, who lost his mother Julia at 17.
By the age of 15, McCartney became a member of Lennon's band Quarrymen which followed the formation of The Beatles in 1960.
Paul holds an English nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Age & Height
As of May 2020, Paul McCartney's age is 77 and has a height of 5 ft. 11 inches (181 cm).
Is Married Thrice: Relationship, Wife & Children
Well, Paul McCartney has been married thrice in his life and currently lives with his third wife Nancy Shevell. The duo married on October 9, 2011, and is together ever since they started dating in November 2007.
Though the couple is yet to share children of their own.
His spouse Nancy is a former board member of the New York area's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Prior, the English musician was in martial relationships with Linda McCartney (from March 12, 1969- April 17, 1989; until her death) and Heather Mills (June 11, 2002- March 17, 2008).
With his first wife Linda, McCartney became parents to 4 children: Heather McCartney (from Linda's previous marriage), photographer Mary McCartney, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and musician/sculptor James McCartney.
As reported, The Beatles' bassist had met Linda in 1967 at a Georgie Fame concert at The Bag O'Nails club, later even formed a band named Wings with her.
Later, until the divorce, in the 6 years relationship, Paul and his second spouse Heather welcomed a daughter Beatrice Milly born in 2003.
Relationship & Dating History: Girlfriend & Break-ups
Over the years, aside from marriages, Paul's romantic relationships have also been the talk of the town. Well, McCartney was in a relationship with then-girlfriend Dot Rhone, whom he met at the Casbah club in 1959.
The duo later broke up in 1962 after 2 and a half years of relationship.
Then, McCartney dated British actress Jane Asher; she was an inspiration for Paul's song with The Beatles like Yesterday, And I Love Her, You Won't See Me and I'm Looking Through You. The now-former couple began dating in 1963 but later parted ways after calling-off their engagement.