George Harrison Net WorthReal Name: George Harrison
Date of Birth: 02/25/1943
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England
2017 Net Worth: $400 Million
Profession: Musician, Guitarist for The Beatles, Singer, Songwriter, Music and Film Producer
George Harrison Biography
George Harrison was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1943, son of a bus driver and part time ship steward. He spent his early years in a home with an outdoor toilet and heat from a single fireplace. Harrison’s mother was very supportive of whatever her children wanted to do, and she quickly realized that nothing made her youngest son as happy as playing music.
When Harrison was about 13 when he first heard Elvis Presley singing Heartbreak Hotel. He said after that he was enthralled with rock and roll and guitars. Harrison’s father bought him a guitar later that same year and a friend of his father’s taught him some basic songs. It was on the bus to school that Harrison met Paul McCartney and the boys bonded over their love of music, especially rock and roll. Harrison left school at 16, against his father’s wishes, to play in a band with John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Harrison would always be thought of as “the quiet Beatle.” Regardless of how popular the band became, it was Harrison who was the thoughtful, quiet one in the group. This might have been due to his interest in Eastern religions and the gurus that he sought out. Harrison learned to play several traditional Eastern musical instruments, including the tambura and the sitar, which he played on some of the Beatles most famous songs.
When the Beatles broke up, Harrison had already released two of his own albums. In 1978, after the birth of his son and the death of his father in the same year, Harrison moved away from music and decided to focus more on his family. Harrison died of complications from lung cancer on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58. At the time of his death, Harrison’s net worth was $400 million. Continued residuals from his music and albums will continue to add to his posthumous earnings for many years to come.