Net Worth: $25 Million
- Birth Place Pembury, Kent, England, UK
- Height 1.76 m
- Full Name Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
- Date of Birth December 25, 1957
- Occupation Singer-songwriter, musician
- Education Holmewood House School, Westminster School
About Shane MacGowan
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan, better known as Shane MacGowan, was born on 25th December, 1957. He is a singer and musician from Ireland. Shane’s net worth stands at an impressive $25 Million according to the latest estimates. He has written the song “The Pogues” and is its actual singer as well. Shane MacGowan has been associated with the music industry since 1977.
Shane MacGowan was a member of “The Pogues”. In most of his songs, there is a noticeable Irish impact. James Clarence Mangan, a poet of the 19th century, from Ireland and Brendan Behan, a playwright, has been his top influencers. “Fairytale of New York” by him is considered one of his best works as yet. It was co-written by MacGowan. He was however removed from The Pogues for his unprofessional behavior. After this, he formed his own group and named it “Shane MacGowan and The Popes”. He recorded two studio albums, three tracks, a live album and a live DVD. Shane however rejoined The Pogues in 2005.
He was seen on Lou Reed’s Perfect Day, which became the #1 single in the British charts for three weeks. This single was recorded for a social cause “children in need” – many other prominent artists were also seen in this. It was considered the highest fundraiser in six years, as it sold over a million copies.
Shane MacGown was born in Pembury, Kent, England. His parents were Irish. While attending a concert in 1976, his earlobe was greatly injured by one of the members of a punk band. The story was published in the paper with a photograph of his blood stained earlobe. He suffers from a drug problem.