John Lennon net worth is $800 million.
Date of Birth: 9 October, 1940
Death Date: 8 December, 1980
There are celebrities, which earn money for their inheritors even when they are dead. Forbs created the list of the highest paid dead celebrities and John Lennon occupied the fifth position there. Being the most remarkable figure in rock’n’roll area in the 20th century, John Lennon remained the cult personality in the 21st century too. Now his money is inherited by the members of his family – his two sons, Julian and Sean, and his wife, Yoko Ono.
Biography of John Lennon
John Winston Lennon was born on the 9th of October, 1940 in the family of a seaman, Alfred Lennon, and his wife, Julia Stanley. John Lennon family was quite problematic. When John was 5, his parents got divorced. His mother re-married and gave a birth to another child. John, the son from the first marriage, lived with his aunt. The boy was brought up in Liverpool, England. When he was 17, his mother was killed in a car accident.
John Lennon as a kid showed his passion towards music. His mother several years earlier her tragic death bought her son an expensive guitar – the best model for that time – because noticed her son’s talent. After her death John played the guitar to remember his mother. Being a real Englishman, he was caught by American rock.
He studied at the Liverpool College and there he met several classmates, with whom he organized the band, named “The Black Jacks”. Later he changed its name for “The Quarrymen”. The group performed for free at the college parties, when finally got the first paid deal. During one of such gigs John Lennon met the other talented and ambitious fellow, Paul McCartney. Paul joined Lennon’s group and invited his friend, George Harrison, with him. Stuart Sutcliffe was chosen as a bassist.
The band gradually became popular. The boys were offered to perform in another cities and countries. The staff of “The Quarrymen” was changing several times, when finally Ringo Starr became the member of the band. The group was renamed for “The Beatles”.
John Lennon Salary
Per year: $12 million
Per month: $1 million
Per week: $250, 000
Per day: $35, 714
John Lennon Beatles became the most successful music band in the world. The Beatles became incredibly popular. The fellows from “Beatles” made money so rapidly, that they felt lost for a while. They sold more than 600 million copies of their albums all over the world. The band got numerous music awards and released 12 studio albums during the years of its existence. But the fellows, who started their music career together, soon felt too shocked with their fame. They had conflicts and couldn’t choose the repertoire. Soon the group disbanded.
John Lennon after The Beatles remained as rich and popular as he was during his years in the band. He started solo career. John Lennon songs remained the best from the best. He released 25 singles, which occupied the leading position in numerous musical charts over Great Britain and USA. John Lennon albums were sold as rapidly as hot pies. He sold more than 14 million copies.
The star was tragically killed on the 8th of December, 1980. He was shot by an insane fan. After his death John Lennon was cremated. His life and career stopped, but his salary remained high. His children and wife till now feel the care of their dead husband and father.
John Lennon net worth at death is $800, 000. His earnings till now are sold successfully all over the world. Thus here are some of his albums and his earnings per them:
1. Acoustic – $30, 000
2. On Air – $160, 000
But late John Lennon earns not just from selling of the albums. His songs are used in various movies and TV shows and the relatives of a late musician get money for it.
Thus, the program “Mad Man” paid $250, 000 for the right to use Lennon’s song in their show.
The famous company Apple Inc also pays money to John’s widow for the right to use his songs for iTunes. John Lennon s wife is now a very rich woman but still she misses her late husband.
John Lennon Personal Life
John Lennon Yoko is the love of his life and his muse. He met her at some exhibition as Yoko Ono, an artist from Japan, showed her unusual works there.
She was married twice before Lennon and he also had a wife. The first wife of the millionaire and the star was Cynthia Powell. They had a son, Julian.
He married Yoko Ono in 1969. They had a son, named Sean Lennon. Both John Lennon kids are musicians now. They dream to inherit not just money from their father, but his talent too.
John Lennon House He Used to Live
John Lennon earns a lot but ironically now he needs nothing. His wife, Yoko Ono, tries her best to keep the memory of her legendary husband. Not long ago she donated her husband’s house to the National Trust.
The house at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, where John Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi, is now priceless. It is a museum, devoted to the great musician, where the visitors can see the star’s bedroom, his kitchen and garden, where he used to walk.
It is not allowed to take photos of the house, so for those, who dream to see it, it is necessary to get the ticket to Liverpool.
John Lennon Cars
Unfortunately, there is no information about cars he has got.