Don McLean Net Worth
Don McLean net worth: Don McLean is an American singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $6 million. Don McLean is probably most famous for his 1971 album "American Pie" which includes the hit singles "American Pie" and "Vincent". The song "American Pie" is played around the world on radio hundreds of times per day, every day. Decades later, McLean earns $300 – $500,000 per year in royalties off his hit. Don McLean was born on October 2, 1945 in New Rochelle, New York. He is named after his father and grandfather who were also named Don McLean. His mother's family left Italy and settled in Port Chester, New York. At the age of 16 Don he bought his first guitar and became friends with folk singer Erik Darling. He was educated at Iona Preparatory School where he graduated in 1963. Then he attended Villanova University, for only after four months, this is where he met and became friends with singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Later he met famed folk music agent Harold Leventhal, and McLean spent the next six years performing at various venues and events including; the Bitter End and the Gaslight Cafe in New York, the Newport Folk Festival, the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., and the Troubadour in Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Iona College in 1968. In 2012, BBC Radio awarded Don with a Folk Music Lifetime Achievement award.