|Real Name:||Christopher Anthony John Martin|
|Birthday:||March 2, 1977|
|Net Worth:||$130 million|
|Occupation:||English Singer, Songwriter,
Multi-instrumentalist, Record Producer, Actor, Film Score Composer, Philanthropist,
Chris Martin is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. The band sold more than 100 million records worldwide. They are one of the best-selling music artists. But how much is Chris Martin’s fortune?
Martin achieved worldwide fame with the release of the band’s song Yellow in 2000. This song earned the band the first Grammy award nomination. Chris is one of the members of the band alongside Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. They formed a band called Starfish in 1996. Two years later, they renamed the band to Coldplay.
Chris Martin also tried a solo career. He is the most successful of the four. Chris Martin net worth is more than $130 million.
Quick Career Summary
Chris met Jonny Buckland while studying at University College London. The two decided to form a band. Martin was the lead singer and Buckland the lead guitarist. They also welcomed Guy Berryman as a bass player and Will Champion as the drummer. The original name of the band was Pectoralz, and they later changed it to Starfish temporarily. They got Coldplay after a band stopped playing under the name.
The band released the debut album Parachutes in 2000. It was an instant hit and they got international recognition and success. Their single Yellow entered the charts at Number 4 and kicks-started their fame and popularity. To this date, Coldplay released eight studio albums.
Their first-ever Number one single is Viva la Vida. It is the lead single for the same album. After nine Top 10s, Coldplay earned a Number one chart song with Viva La Vida in 2008. They have only one more Number 1 chart song, Paradise in 2011.
Besides playing and writing for Coldplay, Chris Martin wrote songs for other musicians. He collaborated with Ian McCulloch, Ron Sexsmith, Faultline, and more. Martin sang part of the vocals for the Band Aid 20 single, Do They Know It’s Christmas.
During his solo career, Martin collaborated with Nelly Furtado on the track All Good Things. He is also interested in hip hop and worked with Jay-Z on the Kingdom Come album.
You can see his versatility in music from the many collaborations. In 2015, he worked with DJ Avicii on two tracks for the album Stories.
In February 2017, he performed A Different Corner at the 2017 Brit Awards in tribute to George Michael. He co-wrote the song Homesick on Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album.
Musical Style and Influence
Martin said that his main influence is the Scottish rock band Travis. He credits Travis for the creation of Coldplay. Chris also loves U2, both musically and politically. He says he knows U2’s songs backward and forward. The song A Sort Of Homecoming by U2 is the first song he played to his unborn baby.
Martin also wants to follow Bono’s footsteps in charity and political involvement. All in all, Martin respects bands that came before him and Coldplay. For Radiohead, he commented, “Sometimes I feel like they cleared a path with a machete, and we came afterward and put up a strip mall”.
Other bands that he credits for influence to Coldplay include Oasis, Muse, Westlife, Take That, Arcade Fire, R.E.M., and Depeche Mode.
In 2008, Coldplay released an alternate music video for Viva la Vida as a tribute to “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode.
Coldplay Band Worth
Coldplay is a band we recognize by their soulful lyrics and eclectic range of musical styles. They are a British alternative rock band, and since their formation, they rocked the charts. Nowadays, Coldplay is one of the most commercially successful music groups.
They have eight albums and millions of record sales. They also earned millions from concert ticket sales. So how much is the whole ensemble worth?
The band has four members, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. They consider their creative director Phil Harvey as the fifth member.
We already said that Chris Martin’s fortune is more than $120 million. But what about the others?
The lead guitarist, Jonny Buckland, started playing guitar at the age of 11. He has a fortune of $75 million.
Guy Berryman is the dark horse of the group. He is a shy and soft-spoken member. Besides bass guitar, he loves playing the drums. He plays bass guitar with the right hand, even though he is a left-handed person. His fortune is $90 million.
Will Champion is the drummer and backup vocalist. He joined the band last. As a young kid, he played piano and violin. He had little to no experience playing drums before joining Coldplay. Yet, he quickly learned it and mastered it. His fortune is $90 million.
Chris Martin got married to Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003. The pair has a daughter Apple and son Moses. They divorced in 2004 after more than 10 years of marriage due to conscious uncoupling. Since then, he is in a relationship with actress Dakota Johnson. They started their relationship in October 2017.
PETA named him the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005. Yet, he got back to eating meat after the split with Gwyneth Paltrow. He is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
Martin is a Christian. He says “I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?”