What is the Net Worth of John Lennon’s Son Sean Lennon?

Since his birth, there has been an aura of greatness, of expected brilliance and mastery around Sean Lennon. He was the son of a Beatle, the son of the ‘Lennon‘ in ‘Lennon/McCartney.’ He hasn’t disappointed. Sean has remained true to himself, not trying to repeat his father’s success but creating his own.

Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon | Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Thanks to his father’s musical legacy, his mother’s business know-how, and his own enterprises, Sean is a wealthy man. Find out just how wealthy, and what his net worth is.

John Lennon’s fortune with The Beatles

When John was gunned down in 1980, his net worth was estimated to be around $800 million. Had he lived, one conceives that he may have added to this wealth with more solo albums, and perhaps even a Beatles reunion would have added a few hundred million dollars more.

His widow, Yoko Ono, has been shrewd in her use of licensing to build on that wealth, using John’s signature and words (‘Imagine,’ ‘Real Love’) for children’s bed linens, t-shirts, and all manner of fan products. One has only to look at the lucrative deals that have resulted in millions earned from The Beatles name: the Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas; The Beatles music anthology CD sets released in the 1990s; The Beatles Rock Band video game and so many others.

Cirque du Soleil | The Beatles LOVE Show

“[The Beatles’] financial impact today is bigger than any other artist, living or deceased,” according to David Fiorenza, a Villanova University economics professor who specializes in art and entertainment. “The surviving members and the group’s holding company continue to search avenues that weren’t available to them in the mid-1960s. They’ve always been on the cutting edge.”

Sean’s work ethic

Despite having access to his parents’ earnings and investments, Sean Lennon keeps busy with his own projects, music, and performances. His work ethic is admirable, seen in the volume of music he’s made, with albums including Into the Sun; Half Horse, Half Musician; Friendly Fire; Rising; Blueprint for a Sunrise, and many more.

“No matter what I do, people see me as the spoiled slacker son of John and Yoko…,” he told The Guardian in 2015. “People have said, why don’t you just do [music] under a pseudonym and then see what people’s true reaction would be? I always felt like doing that, though, would be sort of disrespectful to my dad and my family and myself. It’s like oh, well, I can’t be proud of who I am? I didn’t want to hide.”

Sean’s net worth

Sean has a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The 44-year-old told The Guardian in 2015, “I’ve made a decent living doing commercial work. I’ve done film scores, jingles for companies … It’s hard for me to sort of define myself. I just do my thing. I run a label, make music, I’m directing this documentary. I try to let my work speak for itself.”

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