Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942).
Sir James Paul McCartney, CH MBE
18 June 1942 (age 77)
Occupation: Singer-songwriter music and film producer businessman
Years active: 1957–present
Spouse(s): Linda Eastman, (m. 1969; d. 1998), Heather Mills (m. 2002; div. 2008), Nancy Shevell (m. 2011)
Children: 5, including Heather, Mary, Stella, James
Parent(s): Jim and Mary McCartney
Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar keyboards
Labels: Apple Capitol Columbia Decca Hear Music Parlophone Polydor Swan Vee-Jay
Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Wings The Fireman Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney's voice
McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history.
A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner,
McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.