Active as a musician and writer since the 1960s, Neil Young’s net worth is $65 million.
Neil Young has been a member of two bands – he joined Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1969, making it Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and founded Buffalo Springfield in 1966, with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. He has also had an extensive solo career, which started in 1968.
With more than 35 studio albums, Neil Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – as a member of Buffalo Springfield and as a solo performer.
Throughout his career, Neil Young experimented with many different musical styles and plays many instruments, including piano, harmonica, and acoustic guitar. He is best known for this work in folk-rock and country rock.
He influence is often noted in alternative rock and grunge, earning him the nickname “Godfather of Grunge.”
In addition to his work in music, he has directed or co-directed films under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey. His films include “Journey Through the Past,” “Rust Never Sleeps,” “Human Highway,” “Greendale,” and “CSNY/Déjà Vu.”
Neil Young had three children. His oldest son Zeke is with actress Carrie Snodgress, with whom he had a long-term relationship in the 1970s. Neil Young married his ex-wife Pegi in 1978. They had two children – daughter Amber and son Ben, who has cerebral palsy. They divorced after 36 years of marriage in 2014.
He is advocate for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities and founded the Bridge School with his ex-wife Pegi to serve children with disabilities. Neil Young helps support the school through annual benefit concerts. He is also an avid environmentalist, supporting causes from electronic cars to co-founding the benefit concert Farm Aid.