Weird Al Yankovic Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career, and Awards.
Weird Al Yankovic Net Worth 2020– Weird is an American singer, songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author.
Similarly, his birth name is Alfred Matthew Yankovic. Likewise, his nickname is The Weird One, The Boneless Boy, The King of Parody.
Weird Al Yankovic Net Worth
Weird Al Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, and music producer who has a net worth of $16 million.
Moreover, his recent works include ‘Straight Outta Lynwood’, and on June 21, 2011, he also released his thirteenth studio album, ‘Apocalypse’ in which he mocked Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ with his own version, ‘Perform This Way’.
Yankovic was born in Downey, California, the United States on October 23, 1959, to parents Nick Louis Yankovic and Mary Elizabeth.
He belongs to American nationality and mix (English- Scottish- Irish- Dutch- Welsh) ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
A day before his sixth birthday, his parents enrolled young Alfred at a local music school. Alfred learned to play the accordion there.
A salesman belonging to the school had knocked on their door to sell music classes, and Alfred’s parents chose accordion over guitar because they believed it would revolutionize rock music.
Al started taking music lessons when he was 7 years old. With time, he fell in love with rock music. He was a fan of performers such as Elton John, Allan Sherman, and Spike Jones.
He attended the ‘Lynwood High School,’ from where he graduated as a valedictorian in 1975. He earned a degree in architecture from the ‘California Polytechnic State University’ in San Luis Obispo.
Talking about his profession, his first recording in 1978, ‘Take Me Down’ which parodied the popular tourist destination ‘Bubblegum Alley’.
In 1979, he also recorded a parody of ‘My Sharona’.In 1983, he released his first self-titled album, ‘Weird Al” Yankovic’ and in 1984 “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D’, his second album was released.
During 1985, he also released his third studio album, which had the hit single ‘Eat It’, the parody of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ and in 1986 he released ‘Polka Party!’ which however didn’t achieve great success.
Likewise, he continued to record albums most of which were successful, and in September 1997, he hosted a television show ‘The Weird Al Show’.
The show ran till December, that year. During 1999, he also released ‘Running with Scissors’ and in 2003 he came up with ‘Poodle Hat’.
Yankovic is a four-time ‘Grammy’ winner. He won the prestigious award for ‘Eat It’ (1985), ‘Fat’ (1989), ‘Poodle Hat’ (2004), and ‘Mandatory Fun’ (2015).
In 2017, an announcement stated that Yankovic would have his own “star” on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 2018.