Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rock musician, and philanthropist cum entrepreneur. He has earned the nickname, ‘the Godfather of Grunge.’
Profoundly, he believed the live music sounds better in every sense than the digitally played version. Given his performance style, he is has been a source of inspiration for legends like David Bowie. Consequently, He won multiple Grammy Awards among other several awards, and inaugurated in ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ twice.
All in all, Young values at approximately $65 Million.
Neil Young, born on 12th November 1945, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the father, Scott Alexander Young, and the mother, Edna Blow Ragland Young. To put it briefly, his father, a fiction author and journalist, specialized in writing about sports, and his mother was affiliated with an organization for women, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Furthermore, he has an elder brother, Robert, born in 1942. Their mother, nicknamed as Rassy, was a Canadian with American and French ancestry. The parents wed in Winnipeg, Manitoba two years before the first son, Robert, was born.
Soon after his birth, the family moved to a rural Community in Ontario, “a sleepy little place” as he recalls his experience living there. When 6, he suffered from Polio. It was during the last known epidemic outbreak in Ontario.
After his recovery, the Young family went on a vacation to Florida, United States. It was there, Neil gained a shortly attended Chisolm Elementary School. In 1952, the family relocated to Pickering when he got first interested in popular music after listening to the radio.
He later studied in ‘Earl Grey Junior High School’ and ‘Kelvin High School’ in the working class region of Winnipeg.
In the mid-fifties, his father got tangled up in numerous extramarital affairs. This led to Rassy separating from Scott. Neil joined his mother leaving for Winnipeg, while Robert remained with his father in Toronto. Staying with his mother, who was a pianist herself, he familiarized himself with the popular music of the time.
So naturally, Elvis Presley heavily inspired him. Additionally, the prevailing music genres of the time were Rock n’ Roll, R&B, Western Pop and Rockability.
He started to play an instrument, Ukulele. In Winnipeg, he formed his first band, Jades, while at Earl Grey Junior High School, and the next called ‘Squires.’ In high school, he played in ‘Squires’ which was the first stable rock band for Ken Koblum, Jeff Wuckert and Bill Edmondson.
Eventually, they had a first hit called ‘The Sultan,’ which was favored locally. Incidentally, he dropped out of high school to focus on musical career.
Neil has an illustrious career. He is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Having hugely inspired the 90’s grunge wave, he is considered as ‘the Godfather of Grunge.’
He started off his musical career with the band, Jades. And, through his long-spanning career, the list of the groups he has been part of: ‘The Squires,’ ‘Mynah Birds,’ ‘Buffalo Springfield,’ ‘Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’ and ‘Crazy Horse.’
Similarly, list of most acclaimed studio albums by Young: ‘After the Gold Rush,’ ‘On the Beach,’ ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere,’ ‘Harvest,’ ‘Zuma,’ ‘Tonight’s the Night,’ ‘Rust Never Sleeps,’ ‘Comes a Time,’ ‘Harvest Moon,’ ‘Ragged Glory,’ ‘Neil Young’ etc.
Indeed, he has received a prestigious array of awards and accolades.
|2011||Juno Award, Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year|
|2011||Alan Waters Humanitarian Award|
|2011||Grammy Awards, Best Rock Song for ‘Angry World’|
|2010||Grammy Awards, Best Art Direction on a Boxed/Special Limited Edition Package (The Archives 1 1963-1972)|
|1982||Canadian Music Hall of Fame|
|1995||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Solo Work|
|1997||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Buffalo Springfield|
|2006||Artist of the Year by the American Music Association|
Neil Yong, Facts
|Birth Name||Neil Percival Young|
|Date of Birth||12th November 1945|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Father||Scott Alexander Young|
|Mother||Edna Blow Ragland Young (aka Rassy)|
|Brother||Robert Young (b. 1942)|
|Education||Chisolm Elementary School, New Smyrna Beach, Florida (briefly attended)
Earl Grey Junior High School, Fort Rouge, Winnipeg (graduated)
Kelvin High School, Winnipeg (dropped out)
|Genres||Grunge, Rock, Country|
|First Band||Jades (1960-1961)|
|Major Albums||Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
After the Gold Rush
Tonight’s the Night
Comes a Time
|Assumed Net Worth||$65 Million|
Neil Young connects to his fans and well-wishers via the major platforms of social media. In summary, the details of his social media information is tabulated below:
|Platform||Links||Number of Followers|
Rumors and Controversies
Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd, an American Rock band, had a lyrical feud. Lynyrd Skynyrd came up with an answer song, ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ to Niel Young’s ‘Southern Man.’ Particularly, the debate took place on the subject of the southern history of slavery. However, both of the parties respect each other regardless of varying opinions.
Also, In June 2015, Donald Trump explicitly expressed his resentment for the Neil Young’s song, ‘Rockin’ in the Free World,’ as it mocked Trump’s presidential candidacy announcement.
Neil and Jack White of ‘White Stripes’ were rumored to collaborate in 2014. Soon, the conclusion came with the rumor lacking basis from Neil’s official Facebook page.
The singer-songwriter, previously three times married and single, has been dating Daryl Hannah since 2014. Lately, Daryl,55 and Neil, 70 were photographed walking together in the early April 2016.
How wealthy is Neil Young?
The approximate value of Neil young is $ 65 Million. Quite Obviously, his major source of wealth has been his singing career. Below expressed are the details of his net worth:
|Earnings from Endorsement and Sponsorships||$1,699,346|
|Earnings through the recent years|
|Everybody Knows This is Nowhere||$11,764,706|
|After the Gold Rush||$9,558,824|
|Tonight’s the Night||$5,462,185|
|Comes a Time||$4,248,366|
|Total Earnings from Album Sales||$52,979,834|
|Net Worth with respect to year|