- Full Name: Yoko Ono
- Born: 02/18/1933
- Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
- Occupation: Artist, Peace Activist, Singer
- Marital Status: Widow
Yoko Ono Net Worth History
In November of 1966, Yoko Ono encountered John Lennon, a prominent singer/songwriter; musician and member of the famous supergroup “The Beatles”, at her premier art exhibit in London. Their attraction for each other was instantaneous and discovered they both shared common interests. In the Spring of 1969, Yoko and John were married on the British overseas territory Gibraltar. On October 9, 1975, their son Sean Taro Ono Lennon was born. Soon after Sean’s birth, John took a hiatus from the entertainment world to devote his time to being a father, while Yoko managed all business dealings. John and Yoko collaborated on, what would be John’s comeback album, the album “Double Fantasy” which saw its release on 15 November 1980. On December 8, 1980, John Winston Lennon was shot to death by a psychologically disturbed; demented fan. Yoko was with John and witnessed the murder of her beloved husband. After John’s death, Yoko Ono withdrew from the public eye into a long seclusion period. She would spend some years later honoring her husband and his work as a tribute to his legacy. Yoko, being the principal beneficiary of the Lennon estate, has an estimated net worth of $500 million dollars.
About Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono, born in Tokyo, Japan on 18 February 1933, is a Japanese artist, peace activist, and singer. In September of 1980, John and Yoko signed a record contract with a start-up recording company Geffen Records. After John’s break-up with “The Beatles”, Yoko became John’s new songwriting partner and collaborator. Their joint effort on the “Double Fantasy” album was rewarded with a “chart-topping” number 1 in the United States; the same year of its debut. In 1981, Double Fantasy won the Grammy for album of the year.
Yoko Ono has endeavored to continue the memory of her late husband by funding the building of the memorial park “Strawberry Fields” in New York City. Also, the “Imagine Peace Tower” in Iceland. Moreover, the “John Lennon Museum” in Saitama, Japan that since closed its doors in 2010. Besides, there were John Lennon “Tribute concerts”, films, and songs honoring her departed partner. She is still very much involved with promoting world peace and social activism. In 2002, she initiated the “LennonOno Grant for Peace” which contributes $50,000 to organizations or individuals bi-annually. She also co-founded “Artist Against Fracking” in 2012, and financially contributes to the arts, disaster relief (Philippines and Japan), and other social causes.
Ono acquired her first number 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance/Club play charts with her remixes of previous recordings from “Walking on Thin Ice” in April 2003. She scored another number 1 hit with her reworked piece “Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him” on the same chart in November 2004. Her song “No No No” topped at number 1 in January 2008. In August 2008, “Give Peace a Chance” climbed to the number 1 position. At age 76, Yoko Ono emerged with her fifth number 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance/Club charts with “I’m Not Getting Enough” in June of 2009. On VH1’s list of 100 greatest women of “Rock N Roll”, Yoko is listed at number 84. She continues to write and produce songs with her son Sean ( Sir Elton John is his godfather).