Liam Gallagher Net Worth
Liam Gallagher Net Worth: Liam Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $7.5 million. Best known as the former lead singer of the band Oasis, Liam Gallagher has become a major force in the music industry. Since leaving Oasis in 2009, Gallagher has involved himself in a number of group and solo projects, experiencing both critical and commercial success in the modern era. A somewhat controversial figure, Liam Gallagher is also known for his "rockstar" persona, which often involves raucous behavior and partying.
Early Life: William John Paul Gallagher was born on September 21st of 1972 in Manchester, England. Raised by Irish parents, Liam was abused by his father until his mother divorced her husband and took the children with her. Liam has two brothers, Paul and Noel Gallagher, the latter of which later became the lead guitarist of Oasis. As young boys, Liam and his brothers often got into trouble. At one point, Liam was expelled from school after getting into a fight.
Initially, Liam exhibited zero interest in music, preferring instead to devote his free time towards athletics. However, a serious head injury during a fight completely shifted Gallagher's priorities, and from that point onward he was dead-set on joining a band. During this time, he began to idolize the Beatles (especially John Lennon), the Kinks, the Who, and many other bands.
Career: After initially collaborating with Paul McGuigan and Paul Arthurs, Liam was joined by his brother Noel in the band that would soon become Oasis. Although the group had a rocky start, they were eventually discovered by an executive for Creation Records and signed a 6-album deal. Their first album, Definitely Maybe, released in 1994 and soon became the fastest-selling British debut album of all time. It has since been called one of the best albums of all time by a number of publications.
Oasis' second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, sold even more copies. Regarded as one of the most defining albums of the 90s, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is also regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time. In 1997, Oasis released their third album: Be Here Now. The album received positive reviews, even though conflicts within the band had reached critical levels during the recording process. Commercially, it was one of Oasis' best albums, with over 8 million units sold worldwide as of 2008.
By the year 2000, Liam was the only original founding member of Oasis left. He and Noel set up their own record label, Big Brother Recordings, and decided to produce all future Oasis albums through this new label. Heathen Chemistry was the first of these new albums, which preceded Don't Believe the Truth. Oasis released their final album, Dig Out Your Soul, which earned universal praise from critics. The band ultimately split up because Noel and Liam had grown incredibly hostile to each other, to the point where they could no longer maintain a professional relationship.
After joining the group Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher contributed to the album Different Gear, Still Speeding in 2011. Many critics commented that this album was an improvement on Oasis' most recent work. Unfortunately, Beady Eye's second album, BE, didn't receive as much praise from critics. In 2014, the group officially disbanded.
After deciding to pursue a solo career for the first time, Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album in 2017. Entitled As You Were, the album marked a real comeback for Gallagher, and critics agreed that it represented some of his strongest work. However, his second solo effort, Why Me? Why Not? was met with almost universal criticism.
Decline of Net Worth: At one point, Liam's net worth peaked at $50 million. His wealth has been drastically reduced by hard partying, big spending, and a very expensive divorce. During his 2015 divorce proceedings, a judge determined that Liam's total net worth was $15 million. The judge ultimately ordered to pay his ex-wife half of that $15 million fortune, leaving Liam with his current net worth of $7.5 million.
Real Estate: Liam Gallagher has a long history of investing in real estate and has purchased several properties in London over the years. From 1991 to 1996, members of Oasis lived together in a London penthouse in Muswell Hill, London. From 1996 to 1999, Gallagher lived in Primrose Hill townhouse with his wife, Patsy Kensit. When he married his second wife, Nicole Appleton, he purchased a 2.7-million-pound property in Hampstead Heath, North London. After the divorce, Appleton put the house on the market for 4.5 million pounds.
In 2012, Gallagher purchased an apartment in Manhattan, New York for $2.5 million. Situated in a building constructed in the 1930s, the recently renovated, two-bedroom apartment offers stunning views of Central Park. He made the acquisition on the heels of his new romance with journalist Liz Ghorbani, who later gave birth to his child. In 2014, Gallagher listed the property for $4 million.
In 2018, Gallagher left his property in Highgate, London, and put it on the market for 3.25 million pounds. He had previously purchased the property for 2.1 million pounds. Allegedly, Gallagher decided to sell after several altercations with neighbors, who he described as "prats." In the 90s, Gallagher purchased another property in London that later became famous for raucous parties, earning the nickname "Supernova Heights." That property was eventually sold for 2 million pounds. Since then, this "slice of rock history" has skyrocketed in price, changing hands multiple times and eventually reaching a listing price of over 5 million pounds.
In 2020, it was announced that Liam Gallagher had purchased a London property for just under 4 million pounds. The property is reportedly on "one of London's quietest streets," and it marks the latest acquisition in a long line of homes in England's capital for the Oasis singer. The newly-renovated, five-bedroom home in North London is ostensibly intended to be a foundation from which Gallagher can build a lasting relationship with his fiancee, Debbie Gwyther.
|Net Worth:||$7.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 21, 1972 (48 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Fashion designer|