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Full NameJames Paul McCartney
First NameJames
Middle NamePaul
Last NameMcCartney
Birth NameJames Paul McCartney
Other NameMacca
ProfessionMusician, Businessman
Birth CityLiverpool, Merseyside
Birth CountryEngland, The UK
Father NameJames "Jim" McCartney
Father ProfessionTrumpet Player and Pianist
Mother NameMary Patricia
Mother ProfessionNurse
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNancy Shevell
Relation WithHeather Mills (2002-2008), Linda McCartney (1969-1998, until her death)
No Of Children5
AwardsGrammy Award
SibilingsMichael, Ruth
FilmographyGive My Regards to Broad Street,A Hard Day's Night,Help!,Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
EducationStockton Wood Road Primary School, Joseph Williams Junior School
Height181 cm
Weight68 kg
Networth$1.2 B
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Date of BirthJune 18,1942
Age77 years
Married DateOctober 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 August 2019, Paul has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 billion. And the major credit for his humongous wealth goes to his music venture with the Beatles until they disbanded in 1970.

With the Beatles (alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr), the English musician released 25 studio albums, with the best-selling record of over 800 million albums worldwide.

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 wife Linda's fortune after as per her will.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Earnings, & Professional Feat

According to Celebrity Net Worth, McCartney owns the net worth of around $1.2 billion as of August 2019, while The Richest claims his fortune to be $1.28 billion.

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.

English musician Paul McCartney owns $1.2 billion net worth
English musician Paul McCartney owns $1.2 billion net worth

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 other 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).

The Beatles band members (Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon)
The Beatles band members (Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon)

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.

Without The Beatles, Collaboration With Wife & Financial Feats as a Solo Artist

The dissolution The Beatles lead to the beginning 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, 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.

Venture With The Beatles: Albums, 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.

AlbumsSales/ CertificationEarnings
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:

  1. The Beatles' Story (released on November 23, 1964)- $1 million (Gold certification)
  2. The Early Beatles (released on March 22, 1965)- $1.1 million
  3. The Beatles' First (August 4, 1967)- $50,000
  4. Hey Jude (February 26, 1970)- $3.4 million
  5. 1962-1966 or The Red Album (released on April 2, 1973)- $18.745 million
  6. 1967-1970 or The Blue Album (April 2, 1973)- $20.66 million
  7. Rock 'n' Roll Music (June 7, 1976)- $1.2 million
  8. Love Songs (October 21, 1977)- $3.4 million
  9. Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume Two (October 24, 1980)- $1.2 million
  10. 20 Greatest Hits (October 11, 1982)- $2 million

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:

AlbumsRelease DateSalesRevenue
McCartney (Solo Album)April 17, 19702.71 million copies$2.73 million
RamMay 17, 19711.1 million copies sold$1.43 million
Wild LifeDecember 7, 1971540,000 copies$702,000
Band on the RunDecember 5, 19733.95 million copies$4.67 million
Wings at the Speed of SoundMarch 15, 19761.52 million copies$1.98 million
London TownMarch 31, 19781.80 million copies$2.34 million
Back to the EggJune 8, 19791.374 million copies sold$1.79 million
McCartney IIMay 16, 1980680,000 copies$884,000
Tug of WarApril 26, 19821.67 million copies$2.18 million
Pipes of PeaceOctober 31, 19831.63 million copies$2.12 million
Give My Regards to Broad StreetOctober 22, 19841.04 million copies$1.357 million
Flowers in the DirtJune 5, 19891.623 million copies$2.12 million
Off the GroundFebruary 1, 19931.554 million$2.02 million
Flaming PieMay 5, 1997906,000 copies$1.18 million
Chaos and Creation in the BackyardSeptember 12, 20052.086 million copies$712.8 million
Memory Almost FullJune 4, 2007779,573 copies$1,01 million

Compilation Albums

  1. Wings Greatest (November 2, 1978)- $1.81 million
  2. All the Best! (November 2, 1987)- $3.94 million
  3. Wingspan: Hits and History (May 7, 2001)- $1.56 million

Did you know? The sales amount of his single Only One in collaboration with Kanye West was $650,000.

Ticket Sales & Tours

TourTicket SalesEarnings
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)-$8 million
Driving World Tour (2002) 1.012 million tickets sold$125.89 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

List Of McCartney's Houses & Cars

With such a 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 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.

Paul McCartney's $15.5 million worth Manhattan Triplex
Paul McCartney's $15.5 million worth Manhattan Triplex

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:

  1. Beverly Hills estate bought in March 2001 for $3.995 million
  2. East Hampton hideaway, purchased in 1998 for $495,000
  3. 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.

McCartney's childhood house in Liverpool, the UK sold in an auction
McCartney's childhood house in Liverpool, the UK sold in an auction

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.

Paul with his wife and Lexus LS
Paul with his wife and Lexus LS

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 the 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 2.6 million on Instagram while his Twitter followers count 4 million.

As per Influencer Marketing Hub, McCartney's Instagram can earn him $5,340 - $8,900 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 it to be listed among the highest earners in media profession in the UK.

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.

Well, the musician is also the supporter of PETA which is also supported by other celebrities like Simon Cowell, Ariana Grande, Pink and many more.

Paul McCartney's Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Dating, Wife, Children & Relationship

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 McCartney with his parents and sibling
Paul McCartney with his parents and sibling

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 English nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Married Life, 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.

Paul McCartney and his third wife Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney and his third wife Nancy Shevell

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 (adapted 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.

Paul McCartney and his first-wife Linda McCartney
Paul McCartney and his first-wife Linda McCartney

Later, until the divorce, in the 6 years relationship, Paul and his second spouse Heather welcomed a daughter Beatrice Milly born in 2003.

Relationship 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.

Age & Height

As of August 2019, Paul McCartney's age is 77 and has a height of 5 ft. 11 inches (181 cm).

Updated On Tue Oct 01 2019 Published On Tue Aug 20 2019 By