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Paul Westerberg Net Worth: Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Paul Westerberg net worth is
$8 Million

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Paul Westerberg Biography & Wiki 2017

Paul Harold Westerberg was born on the 31st December 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, and is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best recognized for being one of the founding members of the alternative rock band The Replacements. He is also known as a solo artist, who has released six studio albums and a number of hit singles. His career has been active since 1979.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Paul Westerberg is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Paul’s net worth is over $9 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry not only as a part of the band, but also as a solo artist.

Paul Westerberg Net Worth $9 Million

Paul Westerberg spent his childhood in his hometown, where he was raised by his parents, Mary Louise and Harold Robert Westerberg; he has younger sister, Mary Lucia, who works as a DJ at the local radio station. He was a student at The Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. Prior to becoming a musician, Paul worked as a janitor for US Senator David Durenberger, but one day when he walking home, he heard a band practicing and decided to try himself as a musician.

Thus, Paul’s professional musical career began in 1979, when he co-founded The Replacements alongside guitarist Bob Stinson, bass guitarist Tommy Stinson and drummer Chris Mars. The band performed at local clubs, and in no time reached success in the Twin Cities punk scene. Their debut studio album entitled “Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash” was released through Twin/Tone Records in 1981, which was critically acclaimed, but without any major success. Their two next albums were also released through the same label – “Hootenanny” (1983), and “Let It Be” (1984). In the following year, they signed to Sire Records and released their fourth album “Tim”, which was their first major label release, reaching No. 83 on the Billboard Music Chart’s Top 200, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. The band disbanded in 1991, and by that time they had released three more studio albums – “Pleased To Meet Me” (1987), “Don’t Tell A Soul” (1989), and “All Shook Down” (1990), which peaked at No. 69 on the Billboard Music Chart’s Top 200, addig somewhat to Paul’s net worth.

Afterwards, Paul continued with his musical projects as a solo artist, writing soundtracks for such TV series and film titles as “Friends”, “Singles”, and “Melrose Place”. In 1993, he released his debut solo album – “14 Songs” – via Reprise Records, which sold over 160,000 copies in the US. In the following year, he recorded the duet “Let’s Do It” with Jett for the soundtrack of “Tank Girl”, and before the end of the decade, released “Eventually” in 1996, and “Suicaine Gratifaction” in 1999, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

To speak further about his musical career, Paul released his fourth studio album entitled “Stereo” in 2002, which was acclaimed as one of his best works during his career. In the next year “Come Feel Me Tremble” came out, and in 2004 he released “Folker”. Since then, he has written a number of songs, including “Wild Wild Life”, “3oclockreep”, and “Streets of Laredo”, among others, all of which contributed to his net worth.

Most recently, he co-founded the band The I Don’t Cares, with Juliana Hatfield. Their debut album “Wild Stab” was released in 2016, so his net worth is certainly stillrising.

Regarding his personal life, Paul Westerberg has been married two times. His first wife was Lori Susan Bizer (1981-1996), while his second wife was Laurie Lindeen (1997-2014), with whom he has a son. His current residence is in Edina, Minnesota. Paul was addicted to drugs and alcohol, but has been sober since 1990.

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Paul Westerberg Quick Facts

Birth date: December 31, 1959
Birth place: Edina, Minnesota, United States
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Nationality:American
Spouse:Laurie Lindeen (m. ?–2014)
Parents:Mary Louise Westerberg, Harold Robert Westerberg
Siblings:Mary Lucia
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Paul Westerberg Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Brother of radio DJ Mary Lucia
2Gave up drugs and alcohol following the disbanding of The Replacements in 1992, and was successfully treated for depression in 1998.
3Can't Hardly Wait was named after the Replacements song of the same name, and acts as the theme song during the ending credits.
4Actually, he released two albums this year, Stereo, and Mono (under the alias of Grandpa Boy). The album that got The 'Mats noticed would definitely have to be, "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash", which was released by the Twin/Tone label. Across town "rivals" Husker Du, were jealous of them because they played less than a dozen shows before they were signed. Bassist Tommy Stinson wasn't even in High School by this point. None of The Replacements graduated high school in fact. Bob Stinson, who played guitar in The 'Mats for the first seven years, was found dead in his apartment in 1995, due to an apparent overdose. The 'Mats never really got the mainstream recognition that they deserved.
5His latest album, a double disc titled 'Stereo,' was released on April 23, 2002. It is his fourth solo effort since the break up of the Replacements in 1992.
6Son Johnny was born in 1998.
7Westerburg High School, the fictional high school used in the cult classic film, Heathers, was named in honor of Westerberg by the film's writer.
8His albums with the Replacements, 1984's 'Let it Be', 1985's 'Tim', and 1987's 'Pleased to Meet Me', are considered among the best released in the 1980s.
9Although he composed the soundtrack to "Singles," the music of the Replacements is featured in Cameron Crowe's other two films, "Say Anything" and "Jerry Maguire."
10Paul Westerberg is the lead singer and songwriter for the Replacements, a critical darling during the eighties.


Paul Westerberg Quotes

#Quote
1I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to songwriting. I'm more of a perfectionist when it comes to the instrumentation. I'll let nonsense words go by just 'cause they feel good.
2A rock 'n' roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat.


Paul Westerberg Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsOpen Season (2006)· Ramin Djawadi


Paul Westerberg Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Regular Show in Space2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paper Towns2015writer: "SWINGIN PARTY"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014Documentary writer: "Any Trouble"
This Is 402012writer: "I Will Dare"
That's My Boy2012writer: "Unsatisfied"
Young Adult2011writer: "Achin' To Be"
Going the Distance2010writer: "Here Comes A Regular"
Hot Tub Time Machine2010writer: "I Will Dare"
Tanner Hall2009performer: "A Few Minutes of Silence" / writer: "Kiss Me On The Bus", "A Few Minutes of Silence"
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Can't Hardly Wait"
Adventureland2009writer: "Bastards of Young", "Unsatisfied"
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh2008writer: "God Damn Job"
Cold Case2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Go-Getter2007writer: "Color Me Impressed"
How I Met Your Mother2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Catch and Release2006/IIperformer: "Let the Bad Times Roll" 2002 / writer: "Let the Bad Times Roll" 2002
Open Season2006performer: "Good Day" / writer: "I Belong", "Wild As I Wanna Be", "Good Day"
Jackass Number Two2006Documentary writer: "Treatment Bound"
BrotherhoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Psych2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Veronica MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
One Tree Hill2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aurora Borealis2005performer: "Looking Up In Heaven" / writer: "Looking Up In Heaven"
Saved!2004writer: "Skyway" 1987, "We'll Inherit the Earth" 1989
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Backlash"
The O.C.2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Camp2003writer: "Skyway"
I'm with Lucy2002writer: "As Far As I Know"
Scrubs2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Am Sam2001performer: "Nowhere Man"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Androgynous"
Prozac Nation2001writer: "I Will Dare"
By Hook or by Crook2001writer: "Androgynous"
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Can't Hardly Wait"
Jerry Maguire1996writer: "I'll Be You"
Feeling Minnesota1996writer: "I Will Dare"
FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Party of FiveTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
Tank Girl1995performer: "Let's Do It"
Tommy Boy1995performer: "Silver Naked Ladies" / writer: "Silver Naked Ladies"
Airheads1994producer: "Unsatisfied" / writer: "Unsatisfied"
Saturday Night Live1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singles1992performer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody" / producer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody" / writer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody", "Bastards of Young"
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again1990TV Movie writer: "I'll Be You"
Loverboy1989writer: "Anwyhere's Better Than Here"
Say Anything...1989writer: "Within Your Reach"
Hot to Trot1988writer: "Shooting Dirty Pool"
My Chauffeur1986writer: "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out" - as Westerberg

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Season2006
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble2003Video
Singles1992

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble2003Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Season2006songs written and performed by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saved!2004the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Nights of Rock and Roll2014Documentary completed
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements2011DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble2003VideoHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1993-1999TV SeriesHimself
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Paul Westerberg: Love Untold1996ShortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1993TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

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