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Leonard Cohen Net Worth

Leonard Cohen Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music, Literature
  • Birth Place Westmount, Quebec, Canada
  • Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Marital Status Single
  • Full Name Leonard Norman Cohen
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Date of Birth September 21, 1934
  • Ethnicity Lithuanian Jewish
  • Occupation singer-songwriter, Musician, Poet, Novelist
  • Children 2 (Adam, Lorca)
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About Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen born in 1934 is a Canadian poet, novelist, musician, song-writer and singer has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He was born in Montreal into a Jewish family. His father passed away when he was nine years old.

Cohen was involved with the student council in his school days and loved to study music and poetry. As a teenager, he started learning guitar and formed his own group called “Buckskin Boys”. Earlier he was into playing the acoustic guitar, but after meeting a flamenco guitar player, he switched to the classical guitar form. Cohen loved to hang out at Saint-Laurent Boulevard, where he and his friends went for fun and eating. He was the President of McGill Debating Union and published his first set of poems in the magazine CIV/n. He graduated from the McGill University with a BA degree.

He was greatly influenced by the works of WB Yeats, Henry Miller and Walt Whitman. In 1956, his first book of poetry “Let us Compare Mythologies” was published. Cohen left New York and returned to Montreal, trying his hands in many things at the same time, however not losing out on his focus which was writing. Throughout the 1960s, he preferred to keep a low profile, but continued to write poems and fiction short stories. Gradually, Cohen started publishing less number of books – the gap started increasing. In one interview in 1998, he described his writing as “like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache: I’m stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it’s delicious and it’s horrible and I’m in it and it’s not very graceful and it’s very awkward and it’s very painful and yet there’s something inevitable about it.”

In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for his contribution to literature.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Leonard Cohen's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2014
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  • Earnings 1967
Earnings 2014 N/A
Record Sales 2014

Estimated record sales from the album, Popular Problems (40 thousand copies-Canada)

$60,000
Earnings 2012 N/A
Record Sales 2012

Estimated record sales from the album, Old Ideas (80 thousand copies-Canada)

$120,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Lawsuit Settlement Mar. 2006

Cohen won a civil suit and awarded the said amount by a Los Angeles County superior court

$9,000,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales 2004

Estimated record sales from the album, Dear Heather (60 thousand copies-UK)

$90,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales 2001

Estimated record sales from the album, Ten New Songs (60 thousand copies-UK)

$90,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated record sales from the album, The Future (160 thousand copies-Canada)

$240,000
Earnings 1988 N/A
Record Sales 1988

Estimated record sales from the album, I'm Your Man (100 thousand copies-UK)

$150,000
Record Sales 1988

Estimated record sales from the album, I'm Your Man (40 thousand copies-Canada)

$60,000
Earnings 1984 N/A
Record Sales 1984

Estimated record sales from the album, Various Positions (60 thousand copies-UK)

$90,000
Earnings 1974 N/A
Record Sales 1974

Estimated record sales from the album, New Skin for the Old Ceremony (60 thousand copies-UK)

$90,000
Earnings 1967 N/A
Record Sales 1967

Estimated record sales from the album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (500 thousand copies-US)

$750,000
Record Sales 1967

Estimated record sales from the album,Songs of Leonard Cohen (60 thousand copies-UK)

$90,000
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