Paul McCartney net worth: Paul McCartney is a highly successful British musician who has a net worth of $1.2 billion. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful musicians and composers in the history of pop music. Most famous for his time in The Beatles, Paul has released sixty gold discs and has sold over 100 million singles. McCartney was born and raised in Liverpool, England, and began writing songs in his early teens. He met John Lennon and the Quarrymen at the age of fifteen and soon joined the band, which was then re-named, The Beatles.
Between 1960 and the band's breakup in 1970, McCartney performed on twelve studio albums and wrote or co-wrote some of the most popular songs in pop music history, including "Yesterday," which is the most-covered song in the world and has been played over seven million times on American television and radio. After 1970, McCartney pursued a solo career, as well as with the band Wings from 1971 to 1981; he has released twenty-two studio pop albums and five classical albums since the breakup of the Beatles. McCartney is also known for his political and social activism, including work for animal rights and against genetically modified foods and land mines.
McCartney married photographer and animal rights activist Linda Eastman (later Linda McCartney) in 1969; the couple had four children and remained married until her death in 1998. He married Heather Mills in 2002, and the two had a daughter, but they divorced in 2008. On October 9th, 2011 Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell. McCartney remains one of the most respected and loved musicians in the world and still records new music.