Most famously known as the wife of John Lennon of the Beatles, Yoko Ono was a multimedia artist, peace activist, and a singer. After graduating in 1951, she began studying philosophy at Gakushuin University but left after 2 semesters.
After moving to the U.S., she enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College. However, she eloped with her first husband before completing her studies. Ono stayed in Tokyo through World War II, including the firebombing of 1945. At that time, she was forced to beg for food on the streets while pulling her belongings in a wheelbarrow.
Yoko Ono Family Tree
Yoko Ono’s interesting family tree is described in detail ahead.
Yoko Ono Parents – Isoko Ono and Eisuke Ono
Ono’s father, Eisuke, was a banker who worked for the Yokohama Specie Bank. He also used to be a classical pianist.
Yoko Ono Siblings – Keisuke Ono, Setsuko Ono
Ono was the eldest of three children. There is not much information about Ono’s brother.
Born – Unknown
Married – Piero Gleijeses
Setsuko Ono is an artist. She attended university in Japan and completed her Master’s degree and Ph. D. in Geneva. She first began working at the World Bank in international development. Later, she took sculpture and painting courses at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Yoko Ono Spouse – Toshi Ichiyanagi (Ex), Anthony Cox (Ex), John Lennon (killed)
Born – February 04, 1933
Ichiyanagi is a composer of avant-garde music. His famous work, Kaiki, was released in 1960. It is a combination of Japanese instruments – sho and koto, the harmonica, western instruments, and saxophone. His other works are Distance (1961) and Anima 7 (1964). In 2001, he was awarded the Suntory Music Award. He has also been bestowed Japan’s Order of Culture. Ichiyanagi was married to Ono between 1956 and 1963.
Born – 1936/1937
Cox is an American art promoter and film producer. He was married to Ono between 1962 and 1969. He collaborated with Ono as conceptual artists on various art projects. In 1971, he joined a religious group called the Church of the Living Word or The Walk. In 1978, he stayed in Chicago with the Jesus People USA commune. In 1985, Cox released an autobiographical documentary titled Vain Glory.
Born – October 09, 1940
Lennon was an English musician and a member of the famous and most commercially successful rock band in the world, the Beatles. He had a celebrated songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney. After the band broke up in 1970, Lennon went solo and released critically acclaimed albums, such as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.
Yoko Ono Children – Kyoko Chan Cox, Sean Lennon
Kyoko Chan Cox
Born – August 08, 1963
Married – Unknown
She is currently the mother of 2 children.
Born – October 09, 1975
Married – Unknown
Lennon is an American musician and composer. He studied 3 semesters at Columbia University and then dropped out to pursue his music career. In 1995, he had formed a band called IMA along with Sam Koppelman and Timo Ellis. He has also appeared in the short film, Infinite Escher.
Yoko Ono Net Worth
Yoko Ono is estimated to be worth US$ 500 million.