Paul Simon is known to be an American singer, actor, composer, and musician. His career is long enough in this industry, longing for over six decades. He had made a duo with Art Garfunkel around 1956 and became very popular and commercialized after that. Simon probably wrote all of their songs, including the famous ones like The sound of silence, Mr. Robinson, Bridge over troubled water, etc. After they parted, Simon started working solo and made many more songs.
Well, how well do you know about Paul Simon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Paul Simon’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Paul Simon to date.
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Biography and Early Life
Simon was born and brought up on 13 October 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, respectively. His parents were Jewish, Hungarian. His father’s name was Louis (1916-1995), a college professor who used to play double bass; he was also the dance bandleader of ‘Lee Sims.’ Her mother’s name is Belle, who passed away in 2007 was a teacher in an elementary school.
In 1945, when he was just 4, his family shifted to Kew Gardens hills part, Flushing, Queens in the city of New York. Simon’s liking towards baseball and music in NY was quite a contradiction. This was not very common for a New York Jew. His music career started at a very young age when he was just 11 with his partner Art Garfunkel. His first song was with him when he was 12 or 13, The Girl For Me.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Paul Simon in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Paul Simon’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 31st July 2021 having been born on 13 October 1941. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
Simon first graduated from Forest Hills high school, then he chose to go with an English major at Queen’s College, New York, and graduated in 1963. At the time when Garfunkel studied mathematics at Columbia University, Manhattan, Simon was a part of the Alpha Epsilon pi fraternity, from where he got an English literature degree and then went to Brooklyn Law school just for one semester after completion of his graduation in 1963.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Paul Simon met Peggy Harper in 1969, and he got married to her. They have a son whose name is Harper Simon. They got divorced in 1975. Then for a couple of years, 1983-84, he was married to Carrie Fisher and got parted.
His current wife’s name is Edie Brickell, to whom he married in 1992. They have three kids whose names are Gabriel, Lulu, and Adrien. There are also rumors that he was in a relationship with Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Chitty. Paul, along with his brother Eddie Simon owns the New York City’s guitar study center.
Is Paul Simon Gay?
No, he isn’t gay. Paul Simon is currently married to Edie Brickell and has three kids. He had married twice earlier and isn’t gay.
His primary songs were in the period from 1957 to 1964, along with Art Garfunkel. He released the hit album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. in 1964. Then their most appreciated work together, The Sound of Silence, was released in 1966. This leaded many other albums such as Sage, Rosemary, Parsley, Theme’, bookends and The bridge over troubled water.
There work together includes 3 box sets, am EP, a soundtrack album, 15 compilation albums and 4 live albums. In 1965, After the parted, Simon released solo debut studio tracks under the name ‘The Paul Simon songbook.’
He released his own titled album in 1972 which was followed by other albums such as There goes Rhymin’ Simon’, one-trick pony, still crazy after all these years, hearts and bones, etc. Simon released a surprise, so beautiful or so what, stranger to stranger, etc., in 2000. He has even appeared in TV shows and movies like Portlandia, The great buck Howard, Saturday night live, etc.
- He has won 12 Grammy Awards to date and which also includes a Grammy lifetime achievement award for his work.
- He was inducted into the Arts and science academy of America in 2011.
- Nominee for Golden Globe Award and Academy Award in 2003.
- Primetime Emmy Awards winner of 1978.
- Popular music prize winner in 2012.
- A record 39 BMI awards till date and the Gershwin prize, 2007.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Paul Simon in July 2021
As of 2021, the estimated net worth of Paul Simon is around $90 million. A major part of which comes from the sale of his music CDs, concerts, and live shows. He has also worked on various other projects, written and composed many songs as well.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He had won 16 out of 35 Grammy Awards nominations.
- He started his career only when he was 11 after meeting Art Garfunkel.
- Mrs. Robinson was actually Mrs. Roosevelt.
- He found one of hiswife in the show Saturday night live.
Paul Simon is one of the most famous musicians in the world, according to many. He has released a lot of albums solo and duo in his career and has been ranked as no. 1 hits many times. He is an inspiration and featured artist for many young fellows. He had been honored by a lot of sources like the rock and roll hall of fame in 2001, listed in 100 greatest songwriters of all time by Rolling stone. He is also known to be a philanthropist.
Facts of Paul Fredrik Simon
- Gender Male
- full namePaul Fredrik Simon
- birthplaceNewark, New Jersey
- Date of Birth October 13, 1941
- Age 80 years 7 months
- Horoscope Libra
- Lucky Number 2
- Lucky Stone Peridot
- Lucky Color Blue
- Best Match for Marriage Gemini
- net worth$90 million
- professionAmerican musician, singer, songwriter, actor
- weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 160 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
- hair colorGrey
- eye colorDark brown
- high schoolForest Hills High School