George Harrison was an American entertainer in music. George was an expert in English guitar and also in songwriting. He could sing and produce music. His global fame came about when he was a lead guitarist of the band nicknamed the quiet Beatle although its real name was the Beatles. Keep reading to know more about George Harrison’s net worth.
George Harrison was born in 1943, twenty-fifth February and passed on in 2001 on 29th November. Harrison was born in 1943 in Liverpool in England and died in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. His birthplace is twelve Arnold Grove. He was the youngest among the family of four.
His father was Harold Hargreaves commonly known as Hargrove while his mother was Louse. George’s father died in 1978 while his mother left the World in 1970. Harold worked as a bus conductor and had even worked as a ship’s steward working for White Star Line.
George was born in a family of four. The firstborn sister was born in 1931 while his two brothers Harold and Peter were born in 1934 and 1940, respectively.
By 1948 when George was five years old, he attended Dove Dale Primary School. Here he did eleven plus examination and passed very well to get himself a place in Liverpool Institute High school meant for boys. He attended the high school between 1954 and 1959. The institute had no emphasis on music, but Harrison wished there were guitars and thus was not happy.
Harrison role models at first were George Formby and Calloway in addition to Reinhardt Django and Hoagy, but by 1950 there emerged Lonnie Donegan and Carl Perkins who influenced Harrison towards his career.
His brother Peter and friend Arthur Kelly together with George established a group called Rebels.
Harrison became a member of the group called the Beatles walking with John Lennon and McCartney in the subgroup called Quarry Men. George was introduced to the group by McCartney. In March 1958, Harrison launched for Quarrymen at Rory Storm’s where George was discovered as the best. His age barred him from joining the band as he was just in his early fifteens.
Harrison continued with his local shows until 1966 when the group organised a music tour to Scotland, and Allan Williams prepared the band which was called the Beatles. This band performed in several public places including India, Hamburg and Kristen Kaiser Keller. He released albums titled Wonderwall Music and Electronic Sound in 1968 and 1969, respectively. In the 1970s, Harrison released an eponymous album, Living in the Material World, Thirty-Three and 113 and Extra Texture. Others include Cloud Nine, Brainwashed, somewhere in England and Gone Troppo.
Awards & Achievements
George Harrison had won several awards. They included a Raindance Film Festival Award, if Grammy Awards, a Hollywood chamber of commerce Award and an Evening Standard British Film Award, as well as a Billboard Award.
Net Worth of George Harrison
George Harrison had an estimated net worth of about $400 million. His primary source of income was his music career. Harrison made much money from the sales of his many albums and singles. By the time of his death, George had released 12 albums. With all that, he amassed the net worth mentioned above.
George Harrison is a musician who has left behind a legacy. His fans will always remember him. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997. After undergoing surgery, it was discovered that he had a brain tumour as well as lung cancer. George Harrison succumbed death in 2001 on 29th November.