Jeff Lynne who is a.k.a. Otis Wilbury and Clayton Wilbury is a famous English musician who has been associated with music groups like ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), Travelling Wilbury’s and The Move. He is also a record producer and is known to record music for some well-known artists like George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Del Shannon. He has won various awards for creating some amazing music and has even been inducted in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now let’s have a close look on Jeff Lynne’s net worth in 2018.
Jeff Lynne Early Life
Jeff Lynne was born on 30th December 1947 as Jeffrey Lynne in Birmingham, U.K. His parents were Nancy Lynne and Philip Lynne. Though his parents were not musicians or musically inclined, they would listen to country music in their home. Jeff preferred rock music and decided to become a musician after attending a Del Shannon show.
Jeff went to the Alderlea Boy’s secondary school in Birmingham. When he was still in his teens, he formed a music group of his own which would perform weekly at the community center.
Later on, Lynne formed Electric Light Orchestra and started creating and releasing albums. He also worked with other artists and co-produced their albums.
Jeff got married to Rosemary Adams in 1972. Their marriage did not last long and the couple divorced in 1977. Later on, he married Sandi Kapelson, and the couple has two daughters.
Jeff Lynne Career
Jeff Lynne started his musical career with the Idle Race band. He was their frontman and recorded an Album the Birthday Party with them. Later on, he left the group to join another band called The Move.
Jeff along with the leader of the Move band started another band called the Electric Light Orchestra which aimed at producing music which was a fusion of classical and electric rock and roll.
Jeff created 13 albums with the ELO band some of which have even been certified gold and platinum. Some of his hit albums during this time were A New World record, Out of the Blue, Discovery and Time.
Later on, Jeff also started producing records and started working for acclaimed artists like George Harrison, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. During this time he formed another group called The Travelling Wilbury’s combining Harrison, Dylan, Rob Orbison, Petty and himself as Otis and Clayton Wilbury. He produced two albums with the group, Travelling Wilbury’s Vol. 1 and 3.
He has also created some solo albums like Armchair Theatre and Long Wave.
Awards & Achievements
Jeff Lynne has been recognized the world over for his significant contributions to the music industry. His peers have even awarded him the Ivor Novello award twice for his contribution to music.
Most of his albums have achieved gold and platinum status, and many of his songs have topped the Billboard charts. He has received the Golden Note award from the American society of composers for his outstanding skills as a songwriter and a composer.
He even has a star on the Birmingham walk of stars and Hollywood walk of fame.
Jeff Lynne was inducted in the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2017.
Net Worth of Jeff Lynne
Jeff Lynne has amassed a net worth of $40 million through his musical career as a singer and a record producer.
His last album Alone in the Universe sold more than 300,000 copies and was certified platinum in the UK. His most popular album A new world record has sold a million copies worldwide.
Jeff Lynne has been ranked at number 47 in the rich list released by Birmingham Post in 2017.
Jeff Lynne has an amazing talent for playing various musical instruments and has achieved international fame through his consistent performances. Mostly known for his mild and affable nature, Jeff is one the few good-natured and well-mannered musicians in the ever-changing music industry. Jeff’s music has a lasting appeal and still loved and rapturously received everywhere.