One member of The Beatles, one of the most popular rock bands ever, is not as wealthy as the other members of the band. Among the most successful bands in history is The Beatles. With numerous successful singles and well-known tunes, this band is thought to have sold over 600 million records worldwide. The Beatles are still making millions of dollars from the release of documentaries and even brand-new AI-generated songs, even though they broke up nearly fifty years ago. Back in the day, 25 percent of The Beatles’ sales, from concerts, merchandise, and records sales, went to their manager Brian Epstein. The rest of the money was split equally between the four Beatles. However, songwriting royalties were paid only to those who wrote the songs. Given that most of the band’s songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, these two musicians earned significantly more than Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Unsurprisingly, one of these two happens to be the poorest member of The Beatles. With a $350 million net worth, Ringo Starr was crowned the world’s richest drummer in 2020. He was extremely wealthy while he was a member of The Beatles, and he went on to lead a fairly prosperous solo career after the band disbanded.
As a matter of fact, Starr has traveled the globe with his All-Starr Band and released eighteen solo albums since the 1970s. Starr has a somewhat strong acting career in addition to his famous singing career. In addition to costarring in movies like Candy, That’ll Be the Day, Son of Dracula, and Caveman, he has made appearances on children’s television programs including Thomas & Friends and Shining Times Station. In 1976, he also had an appearance in Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Last Waltz. Starr has made significant real estate investments thanks to his substantial net worth. He has properties in Los Angeles, the Chelsea neighborhood of London, and Sunninghill, Berkshire. Starr is The Beatles’ poorest member, despite his enormous wealth. With a $400 million net worth at the time of his death, the late George Harrison is the second poorest member of this well-known band. With the release of the album All Things Must Pass in 1970, which featured all the songs he had written while in The Beatles but his other band members ignored, he amassed the most of his fortune as a solo performer.
In addition, Harrison joined the wildly popular Traveling Wilburys with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty in the late 1980s. Harrison’s final songs, “Brainwashed,” were included in an album published by his family, which brought him millions of dollars even after his death. John Lennon’s net worth at the time of his death in 1980 was $200 million, or about $800 million in today’s currency. Lennon was supposed to become one of The Beatles’ wealthiest members back in the day. He not only co-wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, but after leaving The Beatles, he went on to establish a prosperous solo career. His song “Imagine” remains one of the most well-known anti-war ballads ever recorded. Real estate was reportedly one of Lennon’s largest investments. The musician purchased The Dakota, a New York building, in 1970 and resided there until his death. After eight years, Lennon paid $178,000 for a 600-acre property close to Franklin, New York. Double Fantasy, Lennon’s final album, was released in October of 1980. Even though the single wasn’t well received when it was first released, following his passing, it swiftly rose to the top of the charts in both the US and the UK.
Because of this, even after his death, Lennon is still regarded as one of the wealthiest musicians. Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s principal successor, is currently estimated to be worth $700 million. Paul McCarney has an incredible $1.2 billion net worth, making him the richest member of The Beatles today. The former bassist for The Beatles is much wealthier than well-known performers like Mick Jagger. After The Beatles broke up, McCartney thought about giving up music, but he went on to have a fairly successful career, first with the band Wings and then as a solo performer. This musician has sold over 100 million albums and 100 million singles between The Beatles and his solo career. At the age of 81, McCartney is still touring the globe and creating new music. In addition, the ex-member of the Beatles earns a lot of money by owning the publishing copyrights to well-known musicians like Buddy Holly and Carl Perkins. McCartney reportedly makes up to £70 million a year these days, mostly from song royalties, according to Express. This is how McCartney, who lost millions to his ex-wife Heather Mills, is able to sustain his enormous wealth.