What is John Lennon’s Son Julian Lennon’s Net Worth?

Julian Lennon, the firstborn son to John Lennon from his first marriage, is heir to an incredible musical legacy. Born in 1963, at the precise onset of Beatlemania in England, Julian’s life has been one of constant comparisons to his famous father.

Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon | David Buchan/Getty Images

He’s finally coming into his own understanding of himself as an artist and of discovering his own artistic leanings rather than living up to outside expectations. Find out what the artist has been up to, as well as his net worth.

Julian inspired quite a few Beatles’ songs

During his childhood, Julian inspired Beatles songs including Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. He had brought home a drawing he’d made of his school friend, Lucy, as the story goes. Many still theorize, however, that the song is actually John’s ode to LSD.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Another song for which Julian served as muse was Hey Jude. According to Beatles Bible, Paul McCartney recalled in The Beatles Anthology how he came up with the still-beloved song while driving to visit Julian and his mother, Cynthia after John had left them to be with Yoko.

Paul McCartney with Julian Lennon | Central Press/Getty Images

“I thought, as a friend of the family, I would motor out…and tell them that everything was all right: to try and cheer them up, basically, and see how they were. I would always turn the radio off and try and make up songs, just in case [and] started singing: ‘Hey Jules – don’t make it bad, take a sad song, and make it better…’ It was optimistic, a hopeful message for Julian: ‘Come on, man, your parents got divorced. I know you’re not happy, but you’ll be OK.'”

He’s found his niche as a photographer

Most recently, Julian has come into his own as a photographer, becoming more serious about it after going on the road with his brother, Sean Lennon, for Sean’s European concert tour in 2010.

“I surprised him on the road,” he told Rolling Stone. “I literally turned up at a gig.”

“In some ways the photography will bring people back to the music,” Julian continued. “The process of doing [photo] work and getting it out to the public is a lot smoother than the road I’ve had with music.”

He writes on his website, “I have always felt that I have observed life in a different way to others…Music has always been one creative outlet for me, but now I’m happy to add another one too, that being photography.”

Julian Lennon’s net worth

Julian’s net worth is $40 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com

He has accumulated his wealth through his hit songs, his photography exhibitions, and as producer of the documentary Whaledreamers

The Independent reported that after 16 years of legal struggles to win a portion of his father’s estate, Julian won a court battle in 1996 entitling him to a 20 million pounds share of his father’s estimated 250 million pounds estate.

In addition, Julian has also had to resort to buying back memorabilia of his father’s at auctions around the world, including John’s Afghan coat from Magical Mystery Tour and several postcards that John had written out to Julian over the years but had not been sent.

Film poster for The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ | GAB Archive/Redferns

He was asked by CBS’ Anthony Mason which piece of memorabilia has meant the most to him.

“I guess the postcards,” Julian said. “It means that he was thinking about me at a time he wasn’t around.”

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