George Harrison Net Worth


George Harrison's Net Worth as of 2024
$150 Million

George Harrison was born on the 25th February 1943 in Liverpool, England, and died on 29th November 2001 in Los Angeles, California USA, from lung cancer. He was a legendary singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harrison was best known as a member of at he classic rock group The Beatles, together with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Despite his death in 2001, Harrison is still one of the most recognized musicians in the world; in 2004 he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.He was an active member of music industry from 1958 until his death in 2001.

Have you ever wondered how rich George Harrison was rich before he died? According to sources it is estimated that George Harrison’s total net worth was $150 million, amount which is mostly gained through commercial success with The Beatles throughout his whole career, but Harisson also had a successful solo career, and was later a member of a super-group which consisted of renowned musicians, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne, called The Traveling Wilburys.

George Harrison Net Worth $150 Million

Harrison was born and raised in Liverpool; he had a sister, Louise and two brothers, Harry and Peter. He enrolled at Dovedale Primary School when he was five years old, and from 1954 to 1959 Harrison attended famous Liverpool Institute. His love for guitars started in 1956 when he heard the song, “Heartbreak Hotel“ by Elvis Presley. Soon his father bought him a Dutch Egmond flat top acoustic guitar. Later on, Harrison formed a group, Rebels, with his brother Peter and Arthur Kelly, which played skiffle music. His career with The Beatles started as early as March 1958, the only difference was in the name of the band, as they were initially called The Quarryman. Harrison auditioned for the band twice, thanks to Paul McCartney, as the two met on a bus to school and become friends, because of the mutual taste in music. McCartney become a member of Lennon`s band, The Quarryman, and suggested Harrison for a guitar player. Lennon was firstly against it, because Harrison was only 15 years old, but because of his stubbornness and talent, Harrison earned a spot with the band playing as a part-time member, but became a full member later that year. When he was 16 years old he left school to pursue his musical career.

In 1960 they changed their name to The Beatles, and started playing in night clubs of Hamburg, with a great success. In 1961 Harrison and the band changed history; they earned a contract with EMI and their first single “Love Me Do” peaked at 17th place on the Record Retailer chart. Since that first release, his and career of the whole band progressed firmly, being the main source of his net worth. In the next few years, although McCartney and Lennon were mostly responsible for the band`s music and lyrics, Harrison had more and more impact on their style. In 1963, with their second album, Harrison got his first author note with the song “Don`t Bother me”. He then went on to create hits like “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something”. During the years, his influence became more radical, but still he was limited to few songs on albums, leading to his discomfort, and leaving the band in 1970.

After that he started his solo career, releasing successful albums like, “Living in the Material World”, “All Things Must Pass” and “Cloud Nine”. All these albums went platinum and gold, adding substantial amounts to his net worth. Following these success, Harrison formed a super group in 1988, The Traveling Wilburys, which also contributed to his fame and wealth. He was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the first time as a member of The Beatles in 1988, and the second time in 2004, for his successful solo career.

Regarding his personal life, Harrison will also be remembered as a humanitarian and political activist. He protested against the war in Vietnam, and in 1971 organized a charity concert for Bangladesh; raising $240 000. In 1972 he received an honorary award from UNICEF for the charity work. During his life he became an enthusiast of Indian Culture, and made a pilgrimage to Bombay after which he devoted himself to Hinduism. He died from lung cancer on the 29th November 2001. His ashes were dispersed in the rivers Ganges and Yamuna.

He had a son, Dhanni, with his second wife Olivia Arias(1978-2001). His first marriage was with Pattie Boyd in 1966; they split up in 1974, and finally divorced in 1977.

Daniel Wanburg
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