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Paul Shaffer, also known as Paul “The Shiv” Shaffer, Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, The Honeydripper, Howard Shore and His Band of Angels, Wayne ‘Fatboy” Ewing, Johny Carwash and Paul A. Shaffer is an American actor, voice actor, musician, music director, composer, bandleader, singer, film score composer and a comedian who has managed to accumulate net worth as high as $30 million. He is known as the former musical director of the famous David Letterman – American comedian and television host. Nowadays Paul Shaffer is considered to be one of the richest musicians in the United States.
Paul Shaffer Net Worth $30 Million
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. His parents Bernard Shaffer and Shirley Shaffer raised their son in the Jewish culture. While being a young kid, Paul learnt to play the piano, but later together with his classmates started to play organ with a band which they called “The Fabulous Fugitives”. However, later Paul changed his musical style one more time when he attended the University of Toronto. There he started to perform together with Tisziji Munoz – a jazz guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. At that time Shaffer was trying to catch on to everything as he was performing in bars and studying at the same time. He succeeded, and in 1971 graduated from the university with a Bachelors degree in Sociology.
About that time Paul Shaffer’s net worth started to rise as he began to make his way in a musical career. In 1972 he began working as the musical director of “Godspell” in Toronto. There he had an opportunity to meet many influential personalities in show business, such as Gilda Radner and Eugene Levy. Later he played the piano in “The Magic Show” and was also involved in the making of “Saturday Night Live” which is known to be a famous comedy. That’s how Shaffer managed to increase his net worth. However, it was just the beginning of his great career as a personality who is going to be associated with music his entire life. One more step that increased Paul’s net worth was the opportunity to work as the musical director at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
In year 1989 the first album of Paul Shaffer was released. It was titled “Coast to Coast” and was the first of the two albums released by this musician. The next one appeared in stores only 4 years after, in 1993. “The World’s Most Dangerous Play” was more successful than the debut album of The Shiv and definitely increased Shaffer’s net worth even more. So now you can imagine how rich is Paul Shaffer. However, we definitely can consider that this huge amount of money which he owns was fully and fairly deserved as Shiv became one of the most successful celebrities only thanks to his talent as a musician who is associated with so many different spheres of music. He tried himself in many different works and succeed in everything that he started to do.