Jim Kerr Net Worth

Net Worth: $45 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Music
  • Age:

    58
  • Birth Place:

    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marital Status:

    Divorced (Patsy Kensit)
  • Full Name:

    James Kerr
  • Nationality:

    Scottish
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About James Kerr

Scottish musician and singer-songwriter,James "Jim" Kerr has an estimated net worth of $45 million.When Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill formed Simple Minds in 1978 with Tony Donald (bass), Brian McGee (drums), and Mick McNeil (keyboards), Kerr altered his singing style, smoothing its rough edges while retaining a brooding, enigmatic quality. Panned by some critics as being a derivative of Bowie and Ferry, Kerr became influential himself, inspiring artists like Icehouse, the Blue Nile, and the Mission. In May 1984, Kerr married Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. They eventually divorced. In 1985, Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)," recorded for The Breakfast Club soundtrack, ignited the American charts, and the band even performed at Live Aid. Kerr also contributed vocals to the Call's Reconciled album. When Simple Minds released the single "See the Lights" in 1991, many radio listeners, anxiously awaiting a new U2 LP, mistook Kerr's voice for Bono's. But while U2 were able to toy with their signature sound to suit contemporary tastes, Simple Minds were dismissed as '80s artifacts.

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Earnings 2014

Record Sales 2014
Estimated earnings from the album Big Music with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds
$10,207

Earnings 2001

Record Sales 2001
Estimated earnings from the album The Best of Simple Minds from the Next World with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified gold by BPI and FIMI)
$125,000
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