Carly Simon Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Carly Simon Net Worth 2020 – Grammy winner Carly Simon was one of the biggest singer/songwriters in the 1970s.
She was famously married to fellow rocker James Taylor and wrote the 1972 hit single ‘You’re So Vain.’
Carly Simon was born in New York. Her father, Richard Simon, a pianist by profession was also the co-founder of the famous Simon & Schuster publishing house.
Her mother Andrea Louise was a civil rights activist and singer.
In 1972, she had her first hit single, “You’re So Vain.” That same year she married musician, James Taylor.
They had two children but divorced in 1983.
She was the first artist to have won three major awards — Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe — for a single track, hers being in 1988 for the song “Let the River Run.”
Her son, Ben Taylor, is the lead singer of The Ben Taylor Band. She is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with the disease in late 1997.
She went to Riverdale Country School before attending Sarah Lawrence College. She dropped out of college to pursue music.
Carly Simon’s Career
Simon began her musical career in 1971 with the release of her self-titled album ‘Carly Simon.’ It was followed by her second album ‘Anticipation’ in the same year.
Her album ‘No Secrets’, out in 1972 was her first big commercial success. It included the super-hit song ‘You’re So Vain.’ Her next album ‘Hotcakes’ was released in 1974.
She steadily released other albums “Playing Possum’ (1975), ‘Another Passenger’ (1976), ‘Boys in the Trees’ (1978), and Spy (1979) over the decade.
During the early 1980s, she released three albums, ‘Come Upstairs’ (1980), ‘Torch’ (1981), ‘Hello Big Man’ (1983), but none of them were big hits.
She was not as prolific during the later part of the 1980s and the 1990s in her music career as she was concentrating more on her writing.
Her only successful album released during this period was ‘Coming around Again’ (1987).
Simon made her debut as an author with her first children’s book ‘Amy the Dancing Bear’ in 1989.
She followed it with ‘The Boy of the Bells’ (1990) and ‘The Fisherman’s Song’ (1991). Her fourth book ‘The Nighttime Chauffeur’ was published in 1993.
She tried to make a comeback in the new millennium with ‘Bedroom Tapes’ (2000) and ‘Christmas is Almost Here’ (2002).
Some of her other albums during that decade were ‘Moonlight Serenade’ (2005), ‘Into white’ (2007), ‘Never been Gone’ (2009).
She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1972.
This award is given to “a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.”
Her song ‘Let the River Run’ (1988) won her three prestigious awards: Grammy Award for ‘Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television’ (1990); Academy Award for ‘Best Song’ (1989); and Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Original Song’ (1989).
She received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2004 for her 1972 song ‘You’re So Vain.’
This award is given to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have “qualitative or historical significance”.
Carly Simon Net Worth
Carly Simon has a net worth of $65 million dollars.