Sir Paul McCartney was a member of The Beatles, legendary musical group along with John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. He is a revered figure in society and has played many roles throughout the years- that of a singer, writer, poet, artist, entrepreneur, composer and humanitarian.
He has more than three thousand copyrights under his name. He made his mark in history by becoming one of the most recognized music artists in the world as a member of a group as well as a solo artist. He received an MBE in 1965 and was knighted in 1997 for his great services to music. He has composed both classical as well as electronic music. Paul is very involved with charity work and has donated a lot of money to causes like animal rights, music education, poverty, land mines, vegetarianism and seal hunting.
Paul McCartney’s Parents – James McCartney and Mary P McCartney
His mother, Mary Patricia McCartney worked as a medical nurse and a midwife in the Liverpool General Hospital where he was born. His father, James McCartney (Jim), worked as a cotton salesman and a jazz pianist for the Jim Mac’s Jazz Band in Liverpool. His mother was very dedicated to her job and even rode a bicycle to the hospital to spend time with her patients. When Paul was fourteen, she passed away due to breast cancer. He soon met John Lennon at a local church festival and they bonded over their mutual love for music and the fact that both their mothers had passed away while they were still in their teens.
Paul McCartney’s Siblings
Sir Paul McCartney has a younger brother named Michael. He is better known by the name Mike McGear which he uses so as to not capitalize on his older brother’s fame. Michael is a talented and a recognized Liverpool poet. He belongs to a group called ‘The Scaffold’.
Paul McCartney Spouses – Linda Eastman, Heather Mills, Nancy Shevell
1) Linda Eastman
She was a huge fan of The Beatles music and worked as a rock group photographer for a while. She met Paul McCartney at a concert in 1967 and strong vibes were felt between the two of them. They got married in 1969 and were married for 29 years, until Linda passed away in 1998 due to cancer.
2) Heather Mills
Heather was a former model and an activist. After a brief relationship, the couple divorced in 2006.
3) Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney married a New York businesswoman the third time around. Their marriage is still going strong.
Children of Paul McCartney
He had four children with Linda Eastman- Heather, Mary, James and Stella. He has a daughter with Heather Mills named Beatrice Milly.
Paul McCartney’s Net Worth
Sir Paul McCartney has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.