Andrew Lloyd Webber, the gifted musical composer and a music legend of all times. Webber, who is popularly known as The Lord because of his peerage, has composed some of the most successful Broadway musicals and is the recipient of numerous awards and titles. His famous compositions include The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Here is a quick summary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Early Life
Andrew Webber was born on 22nd March 1948 in Kensington, England. He was born in a musical family with his father William Lloyd Webber a musical composer himself and, his mother Jean Johnstone a pianist and violinist. Andrew’s younger brother is a famous cellist and his aunt Viola was a theatre actress.
Andrew received the prestigious Queen’s scholarship while he was studying in Westminster school. Later on he went to Magdalen College in Oxford to study history. But he soon gave it up and pursued music in Royal College of Music instead.
Andrew Webber has been married three times. His first marriage to Sarah Hugill lasted 12 years, and they had 2 children together. After his divorce to Sarah, Andrew married the actress of his musical show Cats, Sarah Brightman. He later cast her as the lead actress in his famous musical show The Phantom of the Opera. They divorced in 1990.
Currently, Andrew Webber is living in Hampshire with his third wife Madeleine Gurdon and their three children.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Career, Awards & Achievement
Andrew Webber was a child prodigy. He started writing music compositions at an early age of 9. When he was 17 years old he collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice and they together embarked on one of most successful musical partnerships that lasted 13 years.
During this period Andrew Webber produced some of the greatest musical shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ superstar and Evita. Webber and Rice parted ways after Evita due to artistic differences.
Webber started his next project without a lyricist and turned poet T.S. Elliot’s collection of poems into a musical show titled Cats. This show ran for 18 years on Broadway and won many awards.
Next musical hit from Webber came in the form of The Phantom of opera, which was based on a French novel. This musical broke previous records by Cats and went on to become the longest running musical show in Broadway.
Since then Andrew Webber has written, directed and composed scores of musical shows, most of which have become commercially successful.
Awards & Achievements
There has been no dearth of awards in Andrew Webber’s life. He has won a number of Honors, Titles and Awards and has been recognized as one of the most talented composers of all times.
He has won 3 Grammy Awards, 7 Tony awards (they are given for outstanding achievement in Broadway theatre) and an Academy and Golden Globe award. He is listed on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Andrew Webber has also received a knighthood and Peerage from the Queen.
Net Worth of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber has been one of the most commercially successful musical composers and has amassed a net worth of approx. $1.2 billion. He has mostly earned from the production of his numerous musical compositions which have done financially quite well.
One of his most successful shows, the Phantom, has earned nearly $5.6 billion worldwide.
Andrew Webber also runs his own production company called the Really Useful Group, which owns all of his musical works. As the sole owner of the company Andrew Webber recently received a dividend of nearly $2.7 million from the company.
Andrew Webber is one of the most celebrated musical composers. He is a man who knew what he wanted right from the start and endeavored to achieve it. Though he has been at the center of many controversies and accusations of plagiarism, he has let his music speak for itself. Whatever his critics might say, the phenomenal success of his musicals has silenced them all. He continues to be the reigning Lord of music and melody.