Paul McCartney is a famous singer- songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, who, with George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, comprised the Beatles. He has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his song "Yesterday", which is more than any other copyrighted song in history. He has been knighted by the Queen of England for his services to music.
McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. In addition to his work with the Beatles, Paul McCartney has fronted the band Wings, whose song "Band on the Run" and the theme song to the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" were notable singles.
He has participated in the National Football League's Super Bowl, performing "Freedom" during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002 and headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.
Being a member of The Beatles shot him to fame, but in addition, his successful solo career, touring, and album sales after the Beatles have made Paul McCartney's net worth an estimated $1.2 Billion.