Paul Simon Net Worth, How did the American musician and actor accumulate such huge wealth? Find out more interesting facts about Paul Simon Net Worth, his career and his personal life.
About Paul Simon
He is a famous American musician, actor, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of a band called ‘Simon & Garfunkel‘ along with Art Garfunkel.
Though, they split up in 1970 and Simon went solo. Since he turned solo, Simon has enjoyed considerable success and has released many albums and singles.
His career in music has spanned close to seven decades. In 2011, he was listed in the top ‘100 Greatest Guitarist’ by Rolling Stone Magazine.
So what is Paul Simon Net Worth? Sit back and enjoy reading as we reveal more about Paul Simon Net Worth to you.
|Full Name:||Paul Fredric Simon|
|Profession:||Actor, Musician, Songwriter|
|Date of Birth:||October 13, 1941|
|Net Worth:||$45 Million|
Paul Simon Early Life and Career
Paul Fredric Simon was born on October 13, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey to his parents Belle Simon and Louis “Lee Simms” Simon. He was raised in Queens, New York.
He attended Forest Hills High School and later graduated from Queens College in 1963 with a Major in English. Paul also attended the Brooklyn Law School for a short period before he dived into music after he met Garfunkel when he was just 11.
Paul began his career at the age of 11 after he met with Garfunkel with whom he formed the duo, ‘Simon & Garfunkel‘ in 1956. He enjoyed fame and commercial success before quitting the band at the peak of their popularity in 1970 to focus on a solo career.
He released a series of albums after going solo. Much of his solo albums achieved commercial success.
His ‘Graceland‘ album in 1986 sold over 14 million copies worldwide after its debut and still remains the best solo work to date.
Other of Simon’s solo albums include ‘The Paul Simon Songbook’ in 1965, his self-titled album in 1972, and the ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’.
He also released ‘Still Crazy After All These Years,’ ‘One-Trick Pony,’ ‘Hearts and Bones,’ ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’, and ‘Songs from the Capeman.’
Simon also appeared in many films and TV shows regarding his career in acting. He made appearances in films like ‘’The Great Buck Howard’, ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Annie Hall,’ and ‘Henry & Me.’
Career Highlights of Paul Simon
Studio solo albums
The Paul Simon Songbook (1965)
Paul Simon (1972)
There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
One-Trick Pony (1980)
Hearts and Bones (1983)
The Rhythm of the Saints (1990)
Songs from The Capeman (1997)
You’re the One (2000)
So Beautiful or So What (2011)
Stranger to Stranger (2016)
In the Blue Light (2018)
Paul Simon’s biggest songs
Away from his time as part of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon’s most successful songs as a solo artist include:
’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’
‘Still Crazy After All These Years’
‘Slip Slidin’ Away’
You Can Call Me Al’
‘Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes’
‘Late in the Evening’
Awards & Achievements
In his career as a musician, Paul Simon has won himself a total of 12 Grammy Awards, which includes a Grammy Achievement Award.
He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2011. He has also been nominated for both the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Other awards include the 1978 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2012 Polar Music Prize, 39 BMI Awards, and Gershwin Prize in 2007.
Paul Simon Net Worth
As of 2019, Paul Simon Net Worth is $45 million. Paul Simon Net Worth is earned from his career as a singer, songwriter, and actor.
He began enjoying mainstream success as part of the hugely successful folk-rock duo, ‘Simon & Garfunkel’. He’s sold millions of albums which are certified gold and platinum.
Paul Simon Personal Life
Simon has been married three times, divorced twice. He married his first wife Peggy Harper in 1969. They had a son together named Haper Simon.
The couple divorced in 1975. Paul Simon married his second wife, Carrie Fisher in 1983 and the union lasted only a year.
His third marriage is to his current wife, Edie Brickell, whom he married on May 30, 1992. The couple has three kids named Gabriel, Lulu, and Andrian.
However, before Simon met any of his wives, he was in a romantic relationship with Mary ‘Kathy’ Chitty back in the early ’60s.
Thereafter, Paul Simon and his younger brother, Eddie Simon co-founded the New York City’s ‘Guitar Study Center’ which later became part of The New School in New York City.
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