Who is Yoko Ono and what is her net worth 2018? Yoko Ono is a Japanese singer, multimedia artist, and songwriter who performs in both Japanese and English. She is the widow of Beatles’ singer John Lennon. She is known for her work in filmmaking and performance art. She has been associated with the Group Fluxus. Ono has released several albums and has also released albums with John Lennon. She has also released various compilation albums, remix albums, and tribute albums. She has also released many singles both as a solo artist and with Lennon. Ono has appeared in a number of films and has also directed films.
Yoko Ono was born on February 19, 1933, in Tokyo Japan. She was born to parents Eisuke Ono and Isoko Ono. She also has a brother named Keisuke Ono. She started learning piano at the age of four. She went to the Gakushuin School in Tokyo. She then went to Keimei Gakuen which is a Christian primary school. In 1946, she again re-enrolled in Gakushin.
She was the classmate of Prince Akihito. In 1951, she completed her graduation and then entered the Gakushin University in the philosophy department. After two semesters, Ono left the school. She then moved to New York to the USA and enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College. She studied piano from the age of 4 to 13. In 1964, she published her book ‘Grapefruit’.
In 1956, Yoko Ono eloped and got married with Toshi Ichiyanagi. They divorced in 1962. In the same year, she got married to Anthony Cox. Their marriage was annulled in 1963, but they remarried again in the same year. In 1963, she gave birth to their daughter named Kyoko Chan Cox. They divorced in 1969. She married John Lennon in 1969 and got divorced in 1980. With Lennon, she has a son named Sean Lennon born in October 1975.
In 1970, Yoko Ono released her first solo album called ‘Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band’. It was a companion piece to Lennon’s ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’. A year later, she released another album called ‘Fly’. In 1981, she released the album called ‘Season of Glass’. This was followed by ‘It’s Alright’ in 1982. In 1984, she released the tribute album called ‘Every Man Has a Woman’. She teamed with Lennon and released ‘Milk and Honey’.
It was a certified gold album in the USA, UK, and Canada. She then released a concept album ‘Starpeace’. In the 1990s, Ono first released ‘Onobox’ which included several of her albums. She produced the musical Broadway ‘New York Rock’ which featured the renditions of her songs. Again, ‘Rising’ was released in 1995. In 2000, Ono founded the museum titled ‘John Lennon Museum’ in Saitama, Japan.
In 2001, a feminist concept album called ‘Blueprint for a Sunrise’ was released. She found success with the new version of “Walking on Thin Ice”. Her remix album ‘Walking on Thin Ice (Remixes)’ was the #1 album on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play chart in 2003. A year later, “Everyman … Everywoman …” became No. 1 again. ‘Yes, I’m a Witch’ was released in 2007 and ‘Between My Head and the Sky’ got released in 2009. In 2010, her album entitled ‘Yokokimthurston’ was released.
In 2001, Yoko Ono won the Grammy Award for ‘Best Long Form Music Video’. She has also received the MOCA Award and was conferred with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Japan Society of New York in 2005. She has also received the Golden Lion Award.
Yoko Ono Net Worth
Yoko Ono has made several films and released a number of albums. She is also a political activist and shared a special relationship with The Beatles. In her career, Ono has released 13 albums with ‘Take me to the Land of Hell’ being her last album in 2013. With John Lennon, she released 7 studio albums. Yoko Ono’s net worth is an estimated $630 million.
In 1980, her album ‘Double Fantasy’ with Lennon became the number one album of various charts. She has also released five remix albums, 5 compilation albums, and 2 tribute albums. Ono has also appeared as an actress in various films.
In 2012, Yoko Ono won the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, which is the highest Australian award or contemporary art. She was described the most famous unknown artist in the world by John Lennon.