James Taylor net worth: James Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars. James Taylor was born in 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where his family moved when he was three years old. James Taylor moved to New York City after high school to form a band. James Taylor is a five-time Grammy Award winner who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor first achieved mainstream success in 1970 with his hit single "Fire and Rain", which reached No. 3 on the charts. The song was about Taylor's struggle to get off his addiction to heroin. In 1971, he had a No. 1 hit with "You've Got a Friend." Some of James Taylor's hit songs include "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", "Handy Man", "Something In the Way She Moves", "Carolina On My Mind", and "Sweet Baby James". James Taylor's "Greatest Hits" album in 1976 sold 12 million copies in the U.S. and was certified Diamond. James Taylor had a career resurgence in the late 1990s and 2002 when he recorded some of his best-selling albums including "October Road" and "Covers". James Taylor was formerly married to Carly Simon.