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Neil Young

Singer and Songwriter

Net Worth $ 65 Million
Neil Young lifestyle on Richfiles
Neil Young on Richfiles
  • Birthday12th Nov, 45
  • Birth PlaceCanada
  • Marital statusDivorced
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Canadian musician Neil Young is one of the most prolific and respected folk/rock guitarists of the 20th century. In a career spanning more than four decades, Young has delivered hits like “Helpless”, “Down by the River”, “Cinnamon Girl”, “Philadelphia”, “After the Gold Rush”, “The Needle and the Damage Done” and “Like a Hurricane”. Young has worked as a solo performer as well as with bands like Pearl Jam, Crazy Horse and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Neil Young has also performed in and produced concert films and movies like “Made in Heaven”, “Human Highway”, “Year of the Horse” and “Rust Never Sleeps”. Through the sales of his albums and singles and through the ticket sales from his tours and concerts, Neil Young has amassed a wealth of over $65 million. Neil Young owns multiple properties in the US including homes in Hawaii and Florida and a sprawling 1500 acre ranch in California named the ‘Broken Arrow Ranch’. Young has offered his services as a musician to various charity concerts and benefits that raise funds for various humanitarian causes. Young is also a passionate environmentalist and is currently working on a documentary in which a 1959 Lincoln Continental would be converted into a hybrid vehicle. The vehicle would then be driven to Washington D.C. to bring environmental issues to the attention of lawmakers. Also an outspoken advocate for the cause of small farmers, Young co-founded the Farm Aid benefit concert in 1985. In 1986, Young and his wife Pegi founded an educational institute for children with severe physical and verbal difficulties called The Bridge School. Each year, Young and his fellow musicians perform at the Bridge School Benefit concert to support the school. Young is also a passionate model train devotee who invested his own money in the famous model-train manufacturing company Lionel Trains LLC to save it from bankruptcy. Even though he has lived in the US since the ‘70s, Neil Young retains his Canadian citizenship and has openly stated that he has no plans to relinquish it. Neil Young was rumored to have been dating the on-again, off-again companion of Jim Morrison Pamela Courson in the late ‘60s and is rumored to have penned two hits "The Needle and the Damage Done" and "Cinnamon Girl" about her. Young married Susan Acevedo in 1968 though the marriage ended after just two years. In 1971, Young fell in love with actress Carrie Snodgrass and the couple lived together for four years. Young wrote the song 'A Man Needs A Maid' about her. The couple has a son together named Zeke who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. In 1977, Neil Young married Pegi Morton and the couple had a son Ben who was diagnosed with an even more severe form of cerebral palsy than Zeke. Young and Morton also have a daughter Amber Jean suffers from epilepsy just like Young himself.  

Quotes

  • As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
  • I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.
  • As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.
  • Some people put down all presidents. If you say anything good about any of them, they think you're supporting everything they do.
  • Studios are passe for me. I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck, or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.

Did you know?

  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.
  • He was voted the 34th Greatest Artist of all time in Rock
  • He won the 2011 Juno Awards Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year, and Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
  • He won the 2011 Grammy Awards Best Rock Song "Angry World"
  • He was was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his song "Philadelphia" from the film Philadelphia.

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Neil Young Autos and Cars (1)

Neil Young’s 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible

1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible

Canadian singer and songwriter, Neil Young is an example of how one can possibly combine the best of the old and the new! With the goal of going all-green without giving up on classic vintage style, he has been working hard alongside alternative-energy nerd, Johnathan Goodwin's company to convert his car into a hybrid. Thus, an esteemed, 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible is to be transformed into a 19.5-foot, 5,000-pound electric car! The Lincvolt he owns is going to be entered into the competition, Progressive Automotive X-Prize, as Mr.Young attempts to garner the 100 mpg fuel economy! A great result considering that 5 months of hard effort and tinkering has gone into it.

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