Weird Al is a well-known American singer. He’s embellished with many talents and has worked as a musician, a record producer, a satirist, a parodist, a television producer, an actor, a songwriter, a keytarist, a music video director, a film director, and a composer.
Al earned the epithet “Weird Al” in his college’s radio show. He made several parodies of trendy music accompanied with videos. Let’s find out how much is Weird Al’s net worth in 2018.
Weird Al Early Life
Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born in 1959 on 23 October to Nick Yankovic and Mary Elizabeth. He was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in Lynwood, California.
At the age of seven, Al paced towards the world of music. Al got introduced to music when a door-to-door salesman came sauntering to his family and accosted accordion or guitar coaching for a local music school. The family chose to concede Al for accordion lessons.
Weird Al got conversant with musicians like Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, Spike Jones, and Stan Freberg via a famous radio show of “Dr. Demento.”
Al graduated from Lynwood High School as a valedictorian and attended California Polytechnic State University to study Architecture.
Weird Al married Suzanne Krajewski on February 10, 2001, and they have a daughter Nina who was born on February 11, 2003.
Weird Al Career
In his college, Al recorded his first parody, “My Bologna” of the then famous song “My Sharona” by The Knack.
After graduating in 1980, he released various parodies like “Another One Rides the Bus” and “I Love Rocky Road.”
His career was driven to new heights when he released “Eat It,” a parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” It became a smash on MTV and earned him big fame.
The first comedy record released in the new compact disc format was “Dare to Be Stupid” that featured Al’s “Like a Surgeon.”
In 1986, Polka Party by Al did not earn him much but then, he came up with a platinum-selling album Eve Worse in 1988. In the very next year, he got an opportunity to work as an actor in a feature film UHF. Al co-wrote the story and gave a soundtrack for the same.
On April 9, 2004, Al’s parents became victims of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning that spilled from their fireplace and died. This was a major fall in Al’s career.
His latest works include a single “White & Nerdy” in 2006 and release of album “Alpocalypse” in 2011.
Awards & Achievements
Being a talent trove, Weird Al has earned many awards and accomplished many achievements in his career of forty years.
Weird Al won four Grammy Awards and earned eleven Grammy nominations for his impeccable work.
In the year 1985, he got the Grammy award in the category of Best Comedy Recording for “Eat It” and in 1989, he won the Grammy award in the category of Best Concept Music Video for “Fat.”
In 2007, he won the Streamy Award for Best Guest Star in a Web Series for his work in Know Your Meme.
In the year 2014, he won people’s choice Webby Award for Weird Al Yankovic: Foil.
In 2004 and 2015, Weird was awarded the Grammy award in the category of Best Comedy Album for his work in Poodle Hat and Mandatory Fun, respectively.
Net Worth of Weird Al
Weird Al has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. He makes his fortune from music and parodies.
Weird Al is renowned for his humorous song parodies and the flavor of accordion he puts in his work. Apart from parodying, he’s also given many original songs like “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” and “One More Minute.”