PAUL McCartney is one of the most successful men in music of all time – selling over 100 million singles during a breathtaking career.
But what is his net worth and what did he do after the Beatles split? Here’s all you need to know.
How old is Paul McCartney and is he married?
Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool on June 18, 1942.
He attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke from 1947 to 1949.
In 1949, he transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale.
In 1953, he passed the 11-Plus exam, which meant he could attend the local high school rather than high school.
He met his teammate George Harrison on the bus in 1954 and the couple quickly became friends.
He was married three times – to Linda Eastman from 1969 until her death from breast cancer in 1998; to Heather Mills from 2002 until their divorce in 2008; and he married his current wife Nancy Shevell in 2011.
Paul has five children. He legally adopted Heather, the daughter of his first wife Linda, and they went on to have Mary, Stella and James.
He also has Beatrice Milly with his second wife Heather Mills.
What is Paul McCartney’s net worth?
Paul McCartney is one of the richest musicians in the world,
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul has a net worth of Â£ 892million
What did Paul McCartney do after the Beatles split?
After the Beatles disbanded, Paul made his debut as a solo artist with the 1970 McCartney album before forming the group Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
Wings became one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, with over a dozen international singles and albums in the top 10.
But, Paul later opened up about the depression he suffered after the Beatles split, confessing that he was considering giving up music altogether.
“It was hard to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?” he told BBC Radio 4.
“I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking up with your lifelong friends.”
Paul also admitted to turning to alcohol – and only got out of it after meeting Linda McCartney.
He told GQ Magazine: âThe truth is I just drank alcohol. There wasn’t much time to have mental health issues, it was just, damn it, was drinking. or sleep.
“But I’m sure it is, because it was a very depressing time.”
Following the murder of John Lennon in 1980, McCartney was forced to take a decade of touring due to heightened safety concerns, but returned to music in the 1990s and 2000s.
In 1997, Paul McCartney was subsequently knighted by the Queen “for services rendered to music”.
In 2020, he announced that he would be signing a new McCartney III album – 40 years after the second installment.
It was named Album of the Year by The Sun.
Away from music, Sir McCartney has also been a strong advocate for vegetarianism and animal rights and is involved in a number of active campaigns such as The Sun’s Green Team.