Paul Simon Net Worth $45 Million
He is the Simon of the popular duo Simon & Garfunkel. Born in 1941, he had a ‘stereotypical’ childhood, playing baseball and doing all other things most American children his age were doing. His career began when he met his future partner Art Garfunkel when he was just 11 and together, they sang and performed in school plays. They worked to improve their vocal harmony influenced by The Everly Brothers.
Simon went to Queens College to study English while Garfunkel majored in mathematics at Columbia University. After a few sporadic collaborations, they were signed to Columbia Records where they shed off the name Tom and Jerry to Simon & Garfunkel. Their first album was an initial failure and Simon went to England to pursue a solo career.
His single The Sound of Silence became such a success, it drew Simon to reunite with Garfunkel and together, they released a string of successful albums such as Bridge over Troubled Water. They would later work together on an on- and-off basis.
Their success was epitomized by their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. They also earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award where they reunited in 2003 and went on a tour across The United States.
His solo career has been widely successful with 12 Grammy Awards wins coupled with 5 nominations, an Oscar nomination and a solo inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this is in addition to his induction as part of Simon & Garfunkel.
He has delved into the film world through roles in Annie Hall and One Trick Pony among other films. He has also produced a Broadway musical The Capeman. He has also been honoured by the Brooklyn Academy for his contribution to Broadway.
He has advocated for music training and health for children and has funded a number of charities promoting these causes. His philanthropy, impact on music and film has given him a net worth of $45 million