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Cynthia Lennon, born on the 10th of September, 1939, was an artist and entrepreneur, but was perhaps best known as the first wife of Beatles member, John Lennon. She passed away in 2015.
So how much was Lennon’s net worth? Based on authoritative sources, it is estinated to be $3 million, acquired from her divorce from John Lennon, the proceeds of her auction of Lennon’s items and memorabilia, and various businesses.
Cynthia Lennon Net Worth $3 million
Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Lennon was the daughter of Charles Powell and Lillian Powell and the youngest of three children. The family moved constantly because of the effects of the Second World War in the country, but settled at Hoylake. Despite their constant relocation, Lennon started showing progress in creating art even a young age. When she was 11, she won an art competition hosted by the Liverpool Echo that later on led her to pursue arts in school. At age 12, she was accepted at Liverpool’s Junior Art School, where she honed her talents in the arts.
In 1957, Lennon got a slot at the Liverpool College of Art where she would meet John Lennon when the two shared a class in lettering – John always came in class without any art materials and always asked Cynthia to borrow some of her items. Their day to day conversation led the two to get close to each other. They originally dated other people, Lennon was even engaged to a different guy back in Hoylake, but in 1958 the two decided to go out together. In 1962, Lennon found out she was pregnant to John, and the two married in August 1962 at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool. The wedding was attended by Paul McCartney and George Harrison, John’s fellow Beatles, and Brian Epstein, the band’s manager. She was 22 and John 21.
Lennon and John spent the early years of their married life travelling constantly because of Beatles popularity, touring around the world. She became acquainted with the other wives of John’s fellow band members and they travelled the world together.
After seven years, unfortunately Lennon’s marriage life crumbled. She discovered that John was having an affair with an artist named Yoko Ono, exchanging letters that started Lennon’s doubt. One day, after returning home from vacationing in Greece Lennon discovered John and Ono on the floor inside their home in Kenwood. She filed for divorce in 1968, and they went their separate ways. The settlement Lennon got from the divorce made up most of her net worth.
After John’s death, Lennon also started selling most of the items they had shared together. She hosted several auctions, selling many of John’s memorabilia, from Christmas cards, to even his drug paraphernalia. The proceeds of the sale also helped in her wealth.
Lennon also wrote a book about her relationship with John in “A Twist of Lennon” in 1978, and “John” in 2005. The sales of which also helped her income.
In terms of her personal life, Lennon remarried a couple of times after her relationship with John. In 1970, she married to Roberto Bassanini but ended the relationship after three years. In 1976, she married John Twist, but filed for divorce in 1983. She had a successful relationship with Jim Christie that lasted for 17 years, but ended in 1998. From 2002 she was married to Noel Charles until her death in 2015, after a short bout with cancer at her home in Majorca, Spain.
Cynthia Lillian Powell information
Cynthia Lillian Powell information
|Birth date:||September 10, 1939|
|Birth place:||Blackpool, United Kingdom|
|Death date:||April 1, 2015|
|Spouse:||John Lennon (m. 1962-1968), Roberto Bassanini (m. 1970-1973), John Twist (m. 1976-1983), Noel Charles (m. 2002-2013)|
|Parents:||Charles Edwin Powell, Lillian Roby|
|Siblings:||Anthony Powell, Charles Powell|
|Books:||John, A Twist of Lennon, John - Signed Stock, John Ssb|
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|God Gave Rock & Roll to You||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The Paul O'Grady Show||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop||2005||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|The View||2005||TV Series||Herself|
|Loose Women||2005||TV Series||Herself|
|Best of the Beatles||2005||Video documentary||Herself - John Lennon's First Wife|
|After They Were Famous||2002||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Shine On||2000||TV Special||Herself|
|Behind the Music||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Stern TV||1995||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit||1991||Video documentary||Herself|
|Imagine: John Lennon||1988||Documentary||Herself - John Lennon's first wife|
|Hindsight||1986||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.||1964||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Sinatra: All or Nothing at All||2015||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|George Harrison: Living in the Material World||2011||Documentary||Herself (as Cynthia Powell)|
|John Lennon: Love Is All You Need||2010||Video documentary||Herself|
|Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive||2009||Documentary||Herself|
|Beatles' Biggest Secrets||2007||Herself|
|Biography||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Inside John Lennon||2003||Video documentary||Herself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Beatles Anthology||1995-1996||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|The Beatles Story||1996||Documentary||Herself|
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|1||Release of her book, "John".|
|2||Lives in France with boyfriend, nightclub owner, Noel Charles|
|3||Lives in Spain with husband Noel Charles, former nightclub owner. 2005 released her second autobiography, "John"|
|4||On March 10, 2013, Cynthia became a widow when her husband Noel Charles passed away in his sleep after a 2 year battle of cancer. He died on Mother's Day (UK).|
|5||Is portrayed by Jennifer Ehle in Backbeat (1994).|
|6||Lived with motorcycle instructor Jim Christie from 1983 to 1999.|
|7||Had a "nose job" (rhinoplasty) during 1968, and was pleased with the results; the surgeon "gave me the right nose for my face." Then-husband John gave his support through the operation; all the same, he wrote later that Yoko Ono spared him from "having to live with my ex-wife's new nose."|
|8||Made friends with May Pang, who lived with John during his mid-70s separation from Yoko Ono, and appreciated May's efforts to get John to spend more time with son Julian. Stayed at May's apartment when she visited New York, in the early 1980s.|
|9||Hosted a TV talk-show in Britain in the mid-1980s; among her first guests was her son Julian, in a surprise planned by the producers. Cynthia remarked later that the interview was the first real conversation they'd ever had, as people.|
|10||Was the only Beatle wife to have her own fan club in the Sixties; was grateful to one group of fans who identified her for a security guard, when she'd forgotten her ID and he refused to let her back into the Beatles' hotel suite.|
|11||Mother of singer Julian Lennon.|
|12||Family was from Hoylake but was evacuated to Blackpool during the war.|
|13||Has two older brothers, Tony and Charles.|
|14||Studied at the Liverpool College of Art where she met John Lennon who was also a student.|
|1||"What a lifetime in eight years." (describing her relationship with John Lennon)|
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