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How rich is Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr.?

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. net worth:
$14 Million

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. information

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. information

Birth date: 19th September 1940,
Birth place: Omaha, Nebraska USA,
Profession:singer, songwriter, composer,

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Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. was born on the 19th September 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska USA. He is widely known not only as a singer, songwriter and composer for his popular songs, such as “You And Me Against The World”, “You’re So Nice To Be Around “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Evergreen”, but as President and Chairman of the Board of the ASCAP. He is also recognized as an actor.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Paul Williams? Sources estimate that Paul’s net worth is equal to $14 million as of early 2016. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as a very successful songwriter and composer. His entire career, Paul has collaborated with well-known people in the world of music, such as Barbra Streisand, Three Dog Night, Helen Reddy, etc. Another source of his fortune is coming from his acting career.

Paul Williams (songwriter) Net Worth $14 Million

Paul Williams was born to Paul Hamilton Williams, Sr., who worked as an architectural engineer, and his wife, Bertha Mae, a homemaker. When Paul was 13 years old, his father died in a car crash, so he was raised by his aunt. He has two brothers – John S. Williams, a NASA rocket scientist, and Mentor Williams, a songwriter as well.

Paul`s professional career in the entertainment industry began during the 1960s, meeting up with fellow comedian and musician Biff Rose, writing together the song “Fill Your Heart”, which was featured on Rose`s debut album “The Thorn in Mrs. Roses Side” (1968). This was the start of building his net worth.

After that, Paul went on to write such hits as “ “You and Me Against the World”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “An Old Fashioned Love Song”, “The Family Of Man”, “If We Could Still Be Friends”, “A Little Bit of Love”, “Save Me a Dream”, “Waking Up Alone”, and numerous others during the 1970s. He has collaborated with many artists already mentioned among others.

Paul`s net worth has also benefited from his career as an actor, since he has appeared in over 80 film and TV titles. This career began in 1965 as Gunther Fry in the film “The Loved One”. Since then he has made appearances in films and TV series such as “Phantom Of The Parade” (1974), “The Cheap Detective” (1978), “The Night They Saved Christmas” (1983), “The Pirates Of Dark Water” (1992-1993), “The Doors” (1999), “The Rules Of Attraction” (2002), “The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X” (2012), and numerous others. His latest ventures in the entertainment industry include voice acting, as The Hierophant in the animated TV series “Adventure Time” (2015).

Thanks to his successful career in the entertainment industry, Paul has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Oscar for the Best Song for the song “Evergreen”, performed by Barbra Streisand. He is also a member of the Songwriter Hall Of Fame, and in 2009 was elected as the President and chairman of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers(ASCAP).

During the 1980s, Paul was addicted to alcohol, so in the next decade he was very active in rehabilitation. Thus, Stephen Kessler has released the documentary film about his life “Paul Williams Still Alive”, and he became a Certified Drug Rehabilitation Counselor through UCLA. In addition, he was the co-writer of the book “Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just for Addicts”. These projects also added to his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Paul Williams has been married thrice. His first wife was Kate Clinton(1971), with whom he has two children,. He then married Hilda Keenan Wynn in 1993, and has been married to Mariana Williams since 2005.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film The Book of Life (2014) · Gustavo Santaolalla (music by)
· Diego Luna (performed by)
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Daft Punk (Artist)
· Julian Casablancas (Featured Artist/Producer)
· Dj Falcon (Featured Artist/Producer)
· Todd Edwards (Featured Artist)
· Gonzales (Featured Artist)
· Giorgio Moroder (Featured Artist)
· Noah Lennox (Featured Artist)
· Nile Rodgers (Featured Artist)
· Pharrell Williams (Featured Artist)
· Thomas Bangalter (Producer)
· Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (Producer)
· Peter Franco (Producer)
· Florian Lagatta (Producer)
· Guillaume Le Bras (Producer)
· Daniel Lerner (Producer)
· Antoine 'Chab' Chabert (Mastering Engineer)
· Bob Ludwig (Mastering Engineer)
2012 Auteur Award Satellite Awards
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Feature Film Standards A Star Is Born (1976) · Barbra Streisand
1986 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1980 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The Muppet Movie (1979) · Jim Henson (produced and performed by)
· Frank Oz (performed by)
· Dave Goelz (performed by)
· Jerry Nelson (performed by)
· Richard Hunt (performed by)
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song A Star Is Born (1976) · Barbra Streisand (music)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture A Star Is Born (1976) · Kenny Ascher
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture A Star Is Born (1976) · Barbra Streisand (music)
1971 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Sesame Street (1969) · Joan Ganz Cooney (produced by)
· Thomas Z. Shepard (produced by)
· Jim Henson (performed and produced by)
· Frank Oz (performed by)
· Caroll Spinney (performed by)
· Richard Hunt (performed by)
· Dave Goelz (performed by)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song The Muppets (2011) · Kenny Ascher (lyrics by)
· Steve Whitmire (performed by)
· Eric Jacobson (performed by)
· Peter Linz (performed by)
· Dave Goelz (performed by)
· Bill Barretta (performed by)
· David Rudman (performed by)
· Matt Vogel (performed by)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Musical Album for Children The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) · Robert Kraft (producer)
· Chris Caswell (producer)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
1980 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Muppet Movie (1979) · Kenny Ascher
1980 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score The Muppet Movie (1979) · Kenny Ascher
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Muppet Movie (1979) · Kenny Ascher
1980 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music The Muppet Movie (1979)
1980 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Apocalypse Now (1979) · Kenny Ascher
1978 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards A Star Is Born (1976) · Barbra Streisand
· Kenny Ascher
· Rupert Holmes
· Leon Russell
· Kenny Loggins
· Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
· Donna Weiss
1978 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special A Star Is Born (1976) · Kenny Ascher
· Alan Bergman
· Marilyn Bergman
· Rupert Holmes
· Leon Russell
· Barbra Streisand
· Donna Weiss
· Kenny Loggins
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Bugsy Malone (1976)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Bugsy Malone (1976)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Bugsy Malone (1976)
1977 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Bugsy Malone (1976)
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation Phantom of the Paradise (1974) · George Aliceson Tipton
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Cinderella Liberty (1973) · John Williams (music)


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#Fact
1 Currently resides in Los Angeles, California. [November 2001]
2 Poignantly appeared as the leader of an alien race who had never before heard music in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
3 He was the same age with Brian De Palma and William Finley when they made Phantom of the Paradise (1974).
4 He was born exactly one day before his Phantom of the Paradise (1974) co-star William Finley.
5 His father, Paul Hamilton Williams, died in a car crash when Paul was 13-years-old.
6 His song "Rainy Days and Mondays" (1971), inspired by his mother, was originally planned for The 5th Dimension, which they passed on.
7 Is the Chairman and Director of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) (Writers division).
8 Is an avid skydiver. Has completed more the 100 jumps (as of 1980).
9 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
10 Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.
11 On December 9, 2001, he appeared as a guest in "The Muppet Show Live" performing many of the songs he had written for The Muppets over the years. The event was part of the first annual MuppetFest fan convention (which he also attended) and a fundraiser for Save the Children.
12 Wrote the theme song for the television series The Love Boat (1977).
13 Provided music and lyrics for Garry Marshall's musical adaptation of "Happy Days". The show ran in England and Australia and opened in Los Angeles, California in the early part of 2006.
14 Recovered from substance abuse problems and became a licensed drug rehabilitation counselor. He also began an active involvement with the Musician's Assistance Programme, a non-profit organization founded to aid music-industry professionals recovery from substance abuse.
15 Has played Truman Capote in the one-man play "Tru" in 1989.
16 Following his father's 1953 death, he was sent to live with relatives in Long Beach, California.
17 Paul's brother, Mentor Williams, is a successful songwriter in his own right and penned Dobie Gray's 1972 hit single "Drift Away".
18 Auditioned for a role on the situation comedy The Monkees (1966).
19 Has two children with Kate Clinton: Sarah Williams and Cole Williams.
20 He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".

#Quote
1 [observation, 2016] When I started out, it was possible to earn a decent living as a songwriter. Now, it's a much riskier time. In today's highly competitive music marketplace, it's downright absurd that American songwriters - small business owners in the truest sense - are more heavily regulated by the federal government than to giant corporations that use and profit from the music we create.
2 [advice to young songwriters] Be authentic. Tell us your story. Let us know who you are. When you dare to share something from the center of your chest - your most private thoughts about loneliness or love - you may be happily surprised by the number of people who identify with your emotions and find comfort in knowing they're not alone.
3 The advent of digital music has brought with it some great changes in the way people consume music: people are able to discover new artists with ease and carry their music with theme wherever they go. Personally, I think that's a wonderful thing.
4 [on his work with Daft Punk] Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album.
5 [His acceptance speech after winning his 1977 Oscar for "Evergreen"] I was going to thank all the little people, then I remembered I am the little people.
6 [March 1998] I could find the cure for Cancer, but what people will always remember me for is writing the theme for The Love Boat (1977).

#Trademark
1 Always seen in crimson sunglasses
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