Sir Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter and composer. He has become the key figure in contemporary culture. McCartney is an entrepreneur, writer, and humanitarian. He owns more than three thousand copyrights in his name.McCartney has broken the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of records sold. He had a songwriting partnership with Lennon in The Beatles. Post break-up of the band, Paul started his solo career. He began the band Wings with his first wife Linda McCartney and Denny Laine. Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most successful songwriters, composer, and performers of all time.
James Paul McCartney was born in Walton Hospital, in Liverpool, England. He was born on June 18th, 1942 to Mary Patricia a qualified nurse and James McCartney a firefighter during World War II. His father was musically talented. Paul has a brother Michael McCartney. They were baptized Catholic but were raised non-religiously. His mother was a midwife and Catholic. They were a wage earning family. Paul’s family was not rich. When Paul McCartney was just fourteen, his mother died of an embolism. His mother’s death devastated him. Paul and Lennon connected over the death of their mothers. McCartney’s father was also a pianist and trumpet player. He encouraged his sons to start playing music. His father gave him a nickel-plated trumpet for his fourteenth birthday. McCartney traded it for an acoustic guitar by Framus Zenith as he wanted to sing while playing. He was influenced by jazz, classical music, and blues.
McCartney wrote his first song “I Lost My Little Girl,” on his Framus Zenith. American blues inspired him. He was a fan of Little Richard as a kid. At fifteen McCartney met Lennon and started the band “The Quarrymen. “They played a mix of rock and roll and skiffle. Their songs had heavy blues, folk, and jazz influences. Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe joined in, and they formed The Beatles. They had a few gigs in Hamburg, Germany and they returned to Liverpool.
In the year 1961, The Beatles invited Brian Epstein to be their manager. They made an agreement in January of 1962. The papers weren’t legal as McCartney and Harrison were still under 21. Brian Epstein improved their image; replace their drummer to Ringo Starr and help them secure a record deal. Teamwork and dedication helped them launching the most successful career in the history of the music industry. The Beatles were a huge contributor to art, music, fashion, lifestyle, and film. They had an enormous cultural influence on the West. McCartney studied classical piano and guitar as a child. McCartney wrote some of the best songs of The Beatles. His songs include I Will, Hello, Goodbye, When I’m 64, She’s a Woman, Your Mother Should Know, The Fool on the Hill, etc.
Lennon and McCartney wrote around 240 songs for The Beatles. The songwriting partnership worked till mid-60. Their first best-selling hit was ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ which was released in 1963. McCartney was interested in Indian raga, English folk ballads, and Oriental cultures. It led to their experimentation with psychedelic to compose music. They wrote some of their best hits under the influence of psychedelics. The Beatles were a result of musical alchemy. There has never existed a more successful and creative band before.
Epstein’s death affected the band. It felt as if the members lost their creativity. Each member launched their own individual career ambitions. McCartney’s work in The Beatles left a mark on human history. Their songs inspired everyone to be a free soul. The songs carried the powerful message of love, harmony, peace, happiness, and freedom. Many of their songs were composed after LSD trips. The Beatles expressed themselves beautifully in songs and inspired and liberated the mind of people. Their songs and images inspired revolutions in Prague, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Beijing and Bucharest. At 28, McCartney started his solo career.
McCartney launched the Wings, with his first wife one of the most commercially successful groups of the 70s. Their first album won them two Grammy Awards and launched them. In 1979 he launched his solo album “Wonderful Christmastime.” After Lennon’s death, McCartney did not play any live shows as he feared assassination. He returned on stage in 1982 with the album “Tug of War,” which was a huge success. McCartney worked with talented writer Elvis Costello, and he collaborated with his wife.
In 1994, McCartney and three members of The Beatles reunited once more and produced “Free as a Bird.” It was Lennon’s incomplete work. Paul participated in The Beatles Anthology TV documentary series which was hugely popular and had 420 million people watching them. In 1990, McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II as Sir Paul McCartney.
Paul had dated Dot Rhone, and British actress Jane Asher before marrying Linda Eastman. They had four children Heather, Mary, Stella and James. Linda McCartney died of breast cancer in 1998 at age 56. McCartney suffered from severe depression after her death. He sought psychiatric assistance to get over his grief. McCartney and Heather Mills got engaged in 2001. Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills had their first daughter Beatrice Milly McCartney in 2003. In 2007, the couple divorced. On June 18, 2006, McCartney and his wife Linda were vegetarians. McCartney married Nancy Shevell on 9 October 2011. Paul McCartney became an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On 10 June 2016, Pure McCartney was released. It is a career-spanning collection.
Education: McCartney went to the Stockton Wood Road Primary School from the year 1947 to 1949 in Speke. He transferred to the Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale. McCartney attended the grammar school Liverpool Institute.
Paul McCartney Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.24 Billion US Dollars
Paul McCartney net worth is $1.24 billion US dollars as of 2017. He is one of the richest musicians to walk on earth. He is also included in the richest people of the U.K. McCartney has released around sixty gold discs and has sold over 100 million singles worldwide. His solo career has made him around $660 million. He has earned millions of dollars from concerts and record sales. His annual salary is $56 million.
Paul McCartney earnings through years:
2002- $63 Million
2003- $72 Million
2005- $80 Million
2006- $40 Million
2010- $27 Million
2011- $68 Million
2012- $60 Million
2013- $47 Million
2014- $71 Million
2015- $51.5 Million
Paul McCartney Assets
McCartney owns a Peasmarsh home in East Sussex England. He owns a Manhattan Apartment, St. Wood House, and a Beverly Hills home. He brought the Baverly Hills home for $3.995 million. McCartney is a car collector and owns an Aston Martin DB6, 50s Ford Angila and Land Rover IIA.
Paul McCartney Business Model
McCartney is a successful musician and humanitarian. He has helped many charitable causes around the world. He has access to over 25,000 copyrights.
Paul announced recently in March 2017 that he is getting ready to launch a solo album.
McCartney remains one of the most respected and loved musicians in the world, He is still active in the music scene. Paul would not slow down any time soon.