|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Birthday:||Oct 13, 1941|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Height:||5.2 feet (160cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Producer|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Paul Simon is an 79 years old American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and producer who has a net worth of roughly $15 million. He has a six decade long widely successful career and is popularly known as the best musician and songwriter of modern music. Starting from the early 1960s, Simon had produced numberless studio albums, duos with the then popular singers, and widely acclaimed solo songs. The most popular among them is the long-lasting Simon & Garfunkel duo (1956) where he produced and released award-winning songs like America, Mrs. Robinson, The Sound of Silence, The Boxer and The Bridge over Troubled Water. Each of them became widely successful and he became a celebrity craze throughout the US, UK and abroad. Each of them ranked in the top 5 on the Billboard 200.
Simmon’s sixty years long legendary career needs to be viewed with an in-depth understanding. Let’s have a deeper understanding of his career, lifestyle, and net worth along with some interesting facts about him.
How Did Paul Simon Become Rich?
Simon had a passion for music from an early age. He made a duo with his college friend Art Garfunkel when he was only 11 years old. The duo later became popular as Simon & Garfunkel as they released multiple successful albums. The success of this newly born duo can be measured from the fact that it was sustained for thirty years – till the late 1990s.
His career has been diverse and multifarious rather than a solely relied on. That is, not only he composed worldwide famous songs, he also sang and produced them. He has written and recorded famous songs like Capeman, Surprise and You are the One. The latter was nominated for the Album of the Year Award in 2006.
Stranger to Stranger (2016) is considered to be the most successful album of his career. It ranked number one #1 in the UK Album Chart and number three #3 on the US Billboard Album Chart. Likewise, his worldwide renowned albums like Graceland, Still Crazy After All These Years, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and The Boy in the Bubble were honored as Album of the Year for three consecutive years.
For his magnificent solo and collaborative work, Simon has been 34 times nominated for Grammy Award and has won 16 out of them. In the later years, he also got honored as one of the 100 People Who Have Shaped the World by the Times Magazine. In 2015, among the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Times, he ranked number eight.
He still continues his successful career as a widely appraised and renowned musician and songwriter. His most recent songs are the 2016 award-winning Stranger to Stranger and the popular In the Blue Light 2018.
What Is Paul Simon Net Worth?
As of September 2021, Simon has a hefty net worth of $150 million. The solely relied source of his staggering net worth is his legendary career as a musician and songwriter. Reports suggest that his earnings from music production are equal to his released solo or collaborative songs. That is, he earns as much from his songwriting and composition as he earns from his concerts and released albums.
His phenomenal career has enabled him to earn a hefty fortune. His speedily growing net worth comes from his successful albums, live concerts, music production and duos. In 2015, he was reported to have earned roughly $23 million only from his live concerts. Likewise, a million copies of his album are sold both in the US, UK, and beyond. Ultimately, it adds up to his bulk amount of net worth. His duos are no exception in making him earn a handsome amount. The most prominent of his duos is the long-lasting Simon & Garfunkel duo. It lasted for over thirty years and added a wholesome contribution to his net worth.
It is reported that in March 2021, Simon sold his music publishing catalog to Sony Music Publishing. Approximately, 400 songs were part of the sale, including both his solo and duo songs. The sale was also a contract that all of Simon’s songs and duos and their future income will be a 100% property of Sony – with Simon having no legal share. Although the exact figures are unknown, based on some factual statistics it is projected to be in the $100 to $200 million range. It certainly is a greater addition to his already huge net worth.
How Paul Simon Spends His Money?
Simon is 79 years now and has been happily married to Edie Brickell since 1992 and they have three children. His marital and social life is a juxtaposition to his successful career. That is, he had unsuccessful marriages as he got twice-divorced – Peggy Harper from 1969 to 1975 and Carrie Fisher from 1983-84. However, the legendary musician is seemingly happy and content with his current marriage. In his videos, he is often seen drifting with his family between New York and Connecticut. He lives in Newark New Jersey with his children and spouse and often spends his leisure time coaching his son’s baseball team.
Simon has a humanist and an empathetic heart. He is an active donator and fundraiser to give a supportive hand to underprivileged children both at local and national levels. His frequent contributions and donations go to The Nature Conservancy, amfAR, The Fund for Imprisoned Children in South Africa, and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and Autism Speaks etc.
- Throughout his legendary career, Simon has been nominated for the Grammy Award 35 times. Out of which he has won 16.
- In 2007 he was the first musician and songwriter to receive the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Songs. No musician and artist had ever received this price before in the history of music.
- Simon made a surprising appearance in a premiere of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in 2015. He performed the then popular “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”. This premier was the most viewed episode of the year on the Late Show.
- Simon is a devoted baseball fan. Apart from his professional activities, he actively engages himself in watching and playing baseball.
- Music ran in Simon’s life. His father was a professional violin player and a known musician. Likewise, her mom had an in-depth understanding and taste of music. Both his parents gave him insights into music and prepared a rockstar Simon that we all know today
- Paul is a multi-instrumentalist; at times he played all the necessary instruments available in the studio – along with his own composition.