It has been 50 years since ‘The Beatles’ broke up. As far as the living members of the band are concerned, Ringo Starr, the drummer of the former band, was working his way through a trip to Japan in April 2019. Paul McCartney, a songwriter and a performer, was on tour in 2019.
Paul McCartney managed to show up on the Billboard Hot Tours List for his earnings last year. That’s not all. He nearly surpassed the earnings of all the artists by performing in four concerts in Brazil and Argentina within a week.
Paul averaged over $4.4 million per show in the last week of March last year.
According to Forbes, McCartney earned $37 million last year and made more than $100 million by doing solo shows.
Forbes listed Paul as one of the highest-earning celebrities in the world, ranking at 91. However, it was anticipated that McCartney’s, as well as other celebrities’ earnings, would be highly affected due to tours canceled because of coronavirus.
Paul McCartney performed ‘Lady Madonna’ for a TV special
McCartney had canceled his ‘Freshen Up’ European tour, which was supposed to take place in late May till June. But coronavirus didn’t stop the legend. He sang ‘Lady Madonna’ in April for “One World: Together At Home” TV special organized by Lady Gaga.
McCartney was in the spotlight since he joined ‘The Beatles’ in 1960. Even though the band was whole for 8 years, they released 12 albums during that time. When the band broke up, Paul released his solo album ‘McCartney’ and since then he has been performing solo. He started a band called ‘Wings’ which was together for 10 years.
What does Paul McCartney do apart from his albums?
McCartney owns a company called MPL Communications which was formed in 1969. According to the 2019 report, his music publishing company holds right over more than 25,000 songs. MPL owns his songs released after The Beatles as well as songs by Buddy Holly, Fats Waller, and Bessie Smith.
On Thursday, McCartney turned 78. His daughter, Stella McCartney tweeted a video of her father.
Happy, happy birthday, Dad! Who would've thought I was once such a model citizen Brownie? Dad, you are the most inspiring and loving father a daughter could dream of. I am so proud to have you as my father and love you more than you will ever know. x Smelly Stelly@PaulMcCartney pic.twitter.com/vsn9nJpxhA
— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) June 18, 2020