The Beatles Members Net Worth

The Beatles, an English rock band was formed in 1960 in Liverpool by the legendary musicians, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Now, The Beatles is known as one of the biggest and most renowned rock bands in history. With all such success, they must’ve earned a huge amount of money right?

Throughout their ten years of musical careers, John Lennon and McCartney dominated the rock music world alongside George Harrison and Ringo Star. Just within ten years, the band became one of the most iconic bands to ever exist in the world.

Although 44 years have already passed since the band performed together, their net worth remains hefty.

What is The Beatles Net Worth?

The Beatles will forever be timeless and their music will live for generations. They made multiple hits throughout their career, and it all began in 1963 when they released their first studio album “Please Please Me” in 1963.

If we take a look at their career chart, The Beatles released 13 studio albums in core and 21 studio albums worldwide. The band even released 63 singles, 17 box sets, 22 video albums, 68 music videos, 36 EPs, 54 compilation albums, and 5 live albums.

Although their career lasted for only ten years, The Beatles became the most successful best-selling music band in history.

Their eighth studio album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” released in 1967, remains close to many fans. After its release they officially became the highest-selling album band with over 32 million copies sold.

Their second album “Revolver” also became a hit; around 27 million copies were sold worldwide. The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame eight years after their disbandment, in 1988.

Their popular songs such as, Hey Jude, She Loves You, Let It Be, Blackbird, A Day in the Life, Here Comes the Sun, In My Life, and A Hard Night’s Night are still played on multiple streaming platforms.

If we’re going to talk about their achievements, The Beatles won 7 Grammy awards, 15 Ivor Novello Awards, 4 Brit Awards, and were honored with 1 Academy Award. The band was very successful in their ten-year career, and even after four decades, their net worth remains $2.8 Billion.

Ringo Star Net Worth: $350 Million

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Ringo Star, also known by the name Richard Starkey used to play drums for the Roy Sturm and The Hurricanes in the late 50s. Richard then changes his name to Ringo Star in the early 60s’.

While The Beatles were doing their performances in Hamburg, Germany, Starr filled in for an audition for The Beatles. Afterward, Pete Best also joined the band for a few performances.

Lennon then invited Ringo Star to join The Beatles in 1962, August. Well, Harrison was the one who was pulling the strings to take Ringo in the band form behind the scenes.

“To me it was apparent [Starr was the one],” Harrison said in The Beatles: Anthology. “Pete kept being sick and not showing up for gigs so we would get Ringo to sit in with the band instead, and every time Ringo sat in, it seemed like, ‘This is it.’ Eventually, we realized, ‘We should get Ringo in the band full time.'”

McCartney added, “We really started to think we needed ‘the greatest drummer in Liverpool,’ and the greatest drummer in our eyes was a guy, Ringo Starr.” 

Ringo also embarked on his solo career in 1970. He released his first debut album “Sentimental Journey” the following year. Altogether, he released 20 albums. He was even honored by the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and was inducted in 1999.

Ringo was responsible for writing “Octopus’s Garden” and was inspired to learn about octopus for the song. During an interview in 1981, Ringo revealed his experience studying the tentacled creature,

“He (ship captain) told me all about octopuses—how they go ’round the sea bed and pick up stones and shiny objects and build gardens. I thought, ‘How fabulous!’ Because at the time I just wanted to be under the sea, too. I wanted to get out of it for a while.”

He has also co-written “What Goes On,” “Flying,” “Did It,” “Maggie May,” “Free As a Bird,” “Christmastime (Is Here Again),” “12-Bar Original,” together with “Los Paranoias.”

With such success the estimated net worth of Ringo Starr is $350 Million, making him the richest drummer in the world.

John Lennon Net Worth: $800 Million

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Born on Oct 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, John Lennon was the co-founder of The Beatles. John Lennon has always been fond of music since childhood. He was in a band called Quarrymen in 1956.

Lennon then met Paul McCartney during one of the band’s performances and asked him to join him. After 4 years, the band was then renamed to The Beatles, and the rest remains history.

The band quickly rose into popularity and Lennon even claimed that The Beatles were more famous than Jesus. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink … We’re more popular than Jesus now – I don’t know which will go first, rock and roll or Christianity,” said Lennon.

Lennon then slowly started to get involved in controversies and was even caught consuming a huge amount of LSD. Nevertheless, Yoko and John got married in 1969 and Lennon became the first person to leave the band unofficially.

John then embarked on his solo career in 1970. He was also the member who gained the most success in his solo career. Lennon released six studio albums before he was murdered.

In 1980, John Lennon was shot five times in the back by a “fan” because he wanted fame. At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated to be $200 million. If we compare that money to today’s value, his real net worth was $800 million.

John Lennon was a talented musician, his legacy will forever live through his music.

George Harrison’s Net Worth: $400 Million

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George Harrison, the lead guitarist of The Beatles was always fond of playing music since a child. Seeing how happy he was while playing music, his mother fully supported him.

Unlike other Beatles remembers, Harrison studied music in his high school and Elvis Presley influenced him to fall in love with Rock ‘N Roll. Listening to Presley’s songs, Harrison became obsessed with guitars.

Soon after he met Paul McCartney, the two quickly became friends after sharing their music interests. Paul then invited George to join their band The Quarrymen. Although Harrison was only 14 years old, John Lennon accepted him, and he became the third member of The Beatles.

Harrison became the lead guitarist of the band. He also provided the groups with his vocals, and song-writing, and helped the band to utilize traditional instruments, such as Sitar.

The tension finally started to build up between Harrison and Paul McCartney after McCartney and Lennon refused to record their own songs on The Beatles albums. He finally got a chance to showcase how talented a songwriter he was in 1969.

George was the one who wrote hit tracks such as  “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun”. Just when Harrison was getting comfortable with the group, the band split up after McCartney released his first solo album.

After the band broke up, Harrison pursued his solo career and even became a film producer. As a solo artist, he became one of the best-selling singles and album artists.

George went through throat cancer in 1997, but the disease was successfully recovered. Just when we thought everything went okay, another unfortunate occurred. Two years later a paranoid schizophrenic broke into his house and attacked George Harrison.

He was hospitalized and over 40 stab wounds were found on his body. In 2001, November, George Harrison died due to cancerous growth in his lungs and brain.

George Harrison had a successful run as a musician. During the time of John’s death, George’s net worth was estimated to be $100 million and during his death, his net worth was $400 million.

Paul McCartney Net Worth Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

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Paul McCartney is the only rock musician, who has the highest net worth. He was the founding member of The Beatles, and as the band started to rise in popularity, so did McCartney.

Paul and Lennon met in 1957, they quickly became good friends after sharing their love for music. Lennon suggested McCartney join the Quarrymen and the duo started to write songs together.

In 1960, the band added George Harrison, Pete Best as drummer, and Stuart Sutcliffe as their bassist, and the band name was officially changed to The Beatles. McCartney picked the bass after Stuart left the band.

Eventually, they met with Ringo who became the drummer of the band replacing Pete. The Beatles broke in 1970 and McCartney embarked on his solo journey. The following year he released the album “McCartney” which became the No. 1 album in the United States.

Paul also toured the world and played roles in movies, earning millions of dollars. One of the iconic roles Paul played was for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Hack Sparrow’s uncle. 

Paul also owns over $150 million worth of real estate. With such a successful career, Paul McCartney’s estimated net worth was $1.2 billion.

In an interview with The New York Times, McCartney explained about how he wanted to make money as a kid,

“When I was in Liverpool as a kid, I used to listen to people’s conversations. I remember a couple of women going on about money: ‘Ah, me and my husband, we’re always arguing about money.’ And I remember thinking very consciously, ‘Okay, I’ll solve that; I will try to get money.’ That set me off on the ‘Let’s not have too many problems with money’ trail,” he said.

He added, “Not having much money, when anything came into the house, it was important. It was important when my weekly comic was delivered. Or my pen pal—I had a pen pal in Spain, Rodrigo—when his letter came through, that was a big event. When they had giveaways in comics with little trinkets, I kept them all. Some people would say that’s a hoarding instinct, but not having anything when I was a kid has stuck with me as far as money.”

If you want to become rich tomorrow, you better have goals as Paul did when he was a kid.

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