Julian Lennon is a singer-songwriter and photographer. He is the son of late Beatles legend John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia Powell.
Growing up, Julian Lennon was often estranged from his father due to John’s commitments with The Beatles and later, his second wife Yoko Ono. However, the two eventually reconciled before John’s untimely death in 1980.
Since then, Julian Lennon has carved out a successful career in music and photography. His debut album, Valotte, was released in 1984 and went on to achieve commercial and critical success.
He has since released several more albums, including Mr. Jordan (1991), Photograph Smile (1998), and Everything Changes (2011). As a photographer, Julian Lennon has published several books of his work, including Shots in the Dark (2005) and Touching Peace: A Photographic Journey of Spiritual Wakening (2009).
What is Julian Lennon’s Net Worth?
Julian Lennon is a British musician who has a net worth of $50 million. Julian Lennon is perhaps best known for being the son of famed musician and Beatles member, John Lennon. The song “Hey Jude” was written by Paul McCartney to comfort Julian Lennon after his father left him and his mother. The songs “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “Good Night” were also inspired by Julian Lennon in some way or another. While Julian Lennon will always have a claim to fame due to his late father’s success, he has also established himself as a talented musician in his own right. Julian Lennon is also a film producer.
Julian Lennon Early Life
John Charles Julian Lennon was born on April 8th of 1963 in Liverpool, England. His mother, Cynthia Powell, was John Lennon’s first wife. Julian Lennon attended boarding school in North Wales, where he created a starry watercolor painting that inspired the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” When Lennon was just five years old, his parents divorced. John Lennon had been blatantly adulterous, and Cynthia came home one day to find Yoko Ono in her house, wearing her dressing gown and drinking tea.
John Lennon’s new marriage to Yoko Ono created a rift between Julian and his father, and the Beatles member shifted his attention towards his new son, Sean. For about two years, Julian had no contact with his father. Eventually, they started meeting again in the early 70s, and John started teaching Julian about music. Later, Julian developed a strong relationship with his half-brother Sean – although he was never very close to Yoko Ono.
Julian Lennon’s Music and Film Career
Julian Lennon began his music career as early as age 11, performing on his father’s solo album Walls and Bridges. In 1984, he released his debut solo album, Valotte. Tracks such as “Too Late for Goodbyes” earned Julian a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Julian’s second album, The Secret Value of Daydreaming, was not as successful. In 1991, Julian collaborated with former Beatles member George Harrison on the track “Saltwater,” which appeared on his album Help Yourself. His next two albums were Photograph Smile and Everything Changes.
Numerous music documentaries have featured Julian Lennon. He also performed the lead role in the animated movie David Copperfield as a voice actor. Julian Lennon has worked as a producer on documentaries like Whale Dreamers and Women of the White Buffalo.
Julian Lennon Real Estate
In 1988, Julian Lennon purchased a property in the Santa Monica mountains for between $1 and $2 million. The historic property was once a World War II bunker, and it features 13-inch solid concrete walls. Although the bunker was originally just 2,400 square feet, it was renovated and expanded to 4,000 square feet. When Lennon acquired the property, it was much more than a run-down military installation. A pool and several large windows make this property worthy of any celebrity. In addition, the property’s mountaintop location provides stunning, 360 views of the surrounding area.
Julian Lennon’s Legacy
Julian Lennon’s inheritance after the death of his father was the subject of much controversy. John Lennon seems to have favored his new family over Julian and his mother. Yoko Ono and her son, Sean, received the lion’s share of the inheritance while Julian was left with next to nothing. Sean and Yoko Ono reportedly received $200 million each.
On the other hand, Julian Lennon was reportedly given just $50,000 and royalties of $100 per week. To put this in perspective, John Lennon’s estate is worth approximately $800 million today, and it generated more than $11 million in 2011 alone.
For the next few years, Julian was forced to go through a long, grueling legal process to win what was rightfully his. John Lennon had set up a 100 million pound trust for Sean and Julian to share. Eventually, Julian settled for just $20 million in 1996. However, this number was never confirmed, as Julian signed a non-disclosure agreement. The real number could be far less.
Julian has maintained that what hurt the most is Yoko Ono’s refusal to give him any of John Lennon’s items and memorabilia that held special significance to him. Instead, Yoko Ono simply auctioned these items away to the highest bidder.
As a result, Julian Lennon spent years tracking down personal letters and postcards that John Lennon had written him as a child, among other things. As Julian has stated on more than one occasion, the truly ironic thing about this situation is the fact he bought back John Lennon’s items using the same money he was forced to fight for in court.
Julian Lennon’s Dating History
Who is he Dating Right Now?
According to our records, Julian Lennon is possibly single.
Julian Lennon has been engaged to Sally Hodson (1980 – 1982).
Julian Lennon has been in relationships with Petra Nemcova (2007), Lucy Bayliss (1997 – 2007), Tori Spelling (1991), Olivia d’Abo (1990 – 1992), Stephanie La Motta (1982), and Katie Lotto (1982).