Paul Simon is a well-known American musician who is also an actor, singer, and songwriter. Together with Art Garfunkel, they were in a duo called ‘Simon & Garfunkel’. They split up in 1970. Simon has found considerable success as a solo artist and has released many albums and singles in a career span of almost seven decades. He was included in the list of ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’ by Rolling Stone magazine in 2011. Let’s find out how much is Paul Simon’s net worth in 2019.
Paul Frederic Simon was born on October 13, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey to his parents Belle Simon and Louis “Lee Simms” Simon. He grew up in Queens, New York.
He went to Forest Hills High School and completed his graduation with a major in English from Queens College in 1963. He also briefly went to Brooklyn Law School. Simon started his career at 11 after meeting Garfunkel.
Paul Simon was first married to Peggy Harper from 1969 to 1975. They have a son named Harper Simon. From 1983 to 1984, he was married to Carrie Fisher. In 1992, he got married to his current wife, Edie Brickell. The couple has three children named Gabriel, Lulu, and Adrian. In the 1960s, he was in a relationship with Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Chitty.
Simon is the co-founder of New York City’s ‘Guitar Study Center’ along with his brother Eddie Simon.
From 1957 to 1964, Paul Simon released many songs. With Art Garfunkel, he released the album ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’ in 1964. In 1966, they released the album ‘Sounds of Silence.’ This was followed by the albums ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme’, Bookends’, and Bridged over Troubled Water.’ They have also released 15 compilation albums, 4 live albums, 3 box sets, 1 EP, and 1 soundtrack album.
As a solo artist, he released his debut studio album entitled ‘The Paul Simon Songbook’ in 1965. He then released his self-titled album in 1972. This was followed by the albums ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’, ‘Still Crazy After All These Years,’ ‘One-Trick Pony,’ ‘Hearts and Bones,’ ‘Graceland,’ ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’, and ‘Songs from the Capeman.’
In the 2000s, Simon released the albums ‘You’re the One,’ ‘Surprise,’ ‘So Beautiful or So What,’ and ‘Stranger to Stranger.’
He has also appeared in many films and television shows like ‘’The Great Buck Howard’, ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Annie Hall,’ and ‘Henry & Me.’
Awards & Achievements
Paul Simon is the winner of 12 Grammy Awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Science. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He is the winner of the 1978 Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2012, he won the Polar Music Prize. He has also received 39 BMI Awards and has won the Gershwin Prize in 2007.
Net Worth of Paul Simon
Paul Simon has an estimated net worth of more than $55 million. This fortune comes from the sale of his albums which has been certified platinum on many occasions. He has also worked for various broadways and has written many songs in his career.
Paul Simon is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. He has released many albums and singles in his career. He has penned many No. 1 hit singles and has also appeared as a featured artist for many singers. Simon has received many honors and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2015, Rolling Stone listed Simon in 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He is also a philanthropist.