If you’ll talk about the best songwriters in Hollywood, the list will begin with the name of Paul Williams. Over his entire career, he worked off-screen as a songwriter but earned a huge fame, success, and money. Today, he might be an old man but is still a household name in the industry. Read on to find more about his career, earnings, and net worth in 2019.
Born on September 19, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska, Paul Williams is an American songwriter, singer, composer, and actor. But he is primarily known for his songwriting. His full name is Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. His father Paul Hamilton Williams was an architectural engineer and her mother Bertha Mae was a homemaker. When Paul was only 13 years old, his father died in a car accident. Due to the fact, his family moved to Long Beach, California where he lived with his aunt. He completed his early education from Woodrow Wilson Classic High School. He has two brothers, out of which, one is a great NASA rocket scientist and the second one also has worked as a songwriter too.
Unlike his professional career, Paul’s personal life is sort of messed up. He married thrice. First, he married Kate Clinton in 1974. The couple ended their togetherness after 18 years in 1992. They had two children together. The next year itself, he married Hilda Keenan Wynn and divorced her in 2004. Again, the next year itself, he found his new love. He married Mariana Hastings in 2005. They are together as of now and have no children together.
After the death of his father, Paul lived with his relatives in California. As he had got the extraordinary knacks in music, his talents found their way without much effort. His professional career as a songwriter began when he met Biff Rose in Los Angeles. At that time, they were working in a TV show. They both came together and wrote the song ‘Fill Your Heart’.
They worked together in next few other songs too. Soon, Paul came in touch with songwriter Roger Nicols. The duo penned down many super hit songs together and became one of the most popular songwriters in Hollywood. Other than his collaboration with Roger, Paul also wrote music for a number of films and music productions. He also teamed up with many other big stars such as Richard Barone, Scissors Sisters, and a few others.
‘We Have Only Just Begun’, ‘Evergreen’, ‘Rainy Days’, and ‘Mondays’ are some of the most popular songs written by Paul. While working as a songwriter, Paul also tried his hands in acting. He appeared in many TV shows and film. However, as an actor, he couldn’t gain as much success as achieved as a songwriter.
Awards & achievements
As a songwriter, paul achieved a huge success. He was nominated for the Oscar Award five times, out of which he managed to bag it once. He has also won Golden Globe Award, 3 Grammy Awards, and the World Sound Track Award. He has also received the honor of being the member of ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’.
Net worth of Paul Williams
Winning an Oscar Award and 3 Grammy Awards are not easy but Paul Williams holds this achievement. He holds a thriving career, spanning in a long period of 3-4 decades. Today he is nearly 77 years old and his career is almost over. Still, he has an estimated net worth of $16 million at present. He has earned his net worth primarily through the songwriting and composing. Acting and singing have also added a good amount of money to his net worth.
The Oscar award winning songwriter has an eventful career. Though he is over 75, he stills appears in the films and is also active as a songwriter.