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Neil Percival Young was born on the 12th November 1945, in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He is a world-renowned guitarist, singer and composer of rock music, who has uniquely been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield. He is also known as a film director. He has been titled a Knight of the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba. Neil Young has been accumulating his net worth being active in show business since 1960.
Music has been the main source of Neil Young’s net worth during his long spanned career. Up to date, Neil has accumulated a net worth of $65 million, and shows no sign of retiring any time soon.
Neil Young Net Worth $65 Million
Neil is known as the author of philosophizing lyrics which are simple in style. Since the 1960’s he has been the icon of hippie culture. His music style varies from soft to hard rock, but it is characterised as always touching, enriched with guitar solos. Neil Young is known as a solo artist who has released 36 studio albums, among the most famous of which are “Harvest” (1972) and “Harvest Moon” (1992) not to count numerous other releases. He is a sometime member of the super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1968–present) with their top hits “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (1969), “Teach Your Children” (1970) and “Ohio” (1970) and their multi-platinum albums “Crosby, Stills & Nash” (1969), “Deja Vu” (1970) and “CSN” (1977). Of course these successes have added consistently to Neil’s net worth.
Young is also known as a founding member of the rock band “Buffalo Springfield” (1966-1968, 2010-2012), with their successful “Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield” (1969) studio album and other releases. Neil Young is known for his hard work as he has managed to participate in several bands and pursue a solo career at the same time. More, he is known for his extensive touring, and working with upcoming artists. Due to his influence on the creation and development of grunge music, Young is sometimes called The Godfather of Grunge. On the whole, music is a very important part of his life which has added considerable revenues to the overall size of Neil Young’s net worth.
In addition to this, Neil Young has directed or co-directed films under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey. As a film director, he debuted with the 16mm-format film “Journey through the Past” (1972). Later, he directed other films devoted to the images of music “Rust Never Sleeps” (1979) and “Human Highway” (1982), in which he also landed the main role. More, Young directed a documentary film “CSNY/Déjà Vu” (2008) which is focused on the career of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as “Pearl Jam Twenty” (2011) which tells the story of the Pearl Jam band. It should be mentioned that he directed a number of concert films also: “Rust Never Sleeps” (1979), “Neil Young in Berlin” (1983), “Weld” (1991), “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” (2006) and many others.
Finally, in the personal life of Neil Young, he was in a long term relationship with the actress Carrie Snodgress. They have a son who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The two split up in 1975. In 1978, Young married the singer Pegi Young with whom he has two children. Unfortunately, one of them suffers from cerebral palsy, too. The couple divorced in 2014. Neil Young is also known for his charitable activities. He supports environmental movements, organizations of small farmers, a school for children with special needs, and helps to raise various funds for organizing concerts.