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What Is Paul McCartney's Salary? How Much Does He Earn?

Will Carrick-Buchanan

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What Is Paul McCartney's Salary? How Much Does He Earn?

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Now known as one of the most famous musician in the world, Paul McCartney was co-lead singer and songwriter of the Beatles, who are often hailed as the greatest band of all time. 

Aside from singing and songwriting, McCartney played bass for the Liverpool band and he was accompanied by co-singer and songwriter John Lennon, guitarist George Harrison, and drummer Ringo Starr.

The Fab Four influenced culture and music like no other artist had ever done before, creating what is known as Beatlemania.

However, McCartney isn’t just well known for his work in the Beatles, the superstar formed Paul McCartney and Wings after the band broke up in 1970, and released a number of hits including the James Bond theme tune, Live and Let Die. 

So, with such a monumental career behind him, how much does the 80 year old earn?

How Much Does Paul McCartney Earn?

According to celebrity net worth, Paul Mccartney is worth a staggering $1.2 billion (£980 million), making him the second wealthiest musician in the world, after Jay Z. 

However, net worth doesn't tell you the whole story, as people are still interested to know how much McCarney is still raking in at 80 years old.


McCartney often makes around $50 million a year, which works out to an average of $136,986.30 per day. 

According to Forbes, it’s estimated that McCartney made $37 million in 2019 (the last year before touring was impacted by coronavirus), this was largely helped by his solo tour, which hauled in $100 million in ticket grosses.

We’re also sure that his performance at Glastonbury this year is going to bring in quite a bit as well.

Beatles' royalties are another big factor in McCartney’s earnings. Looking at 2019 alone the Beatles made a whopping $67 million.

The McCartney and Lennon estates get a larger share of the earnings since they are credited as songwriters on most of the tracks.

Obviously the live performances and Beatles records bring in a substantial amount of cash each year, but McCartney is not lacking in other sources of income.

For example, his hit Christmas single “Wonderful Christmastime” makes between $400,000 to $600,000 annually.

At 80 years old, Paul McCartney isn't doing badly.


Topics: Music, Festivals, Glastonbury, Celebrity Net Worth

Will Carrick-Buchanan
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