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Jim Kerr Net Worth

Jim Kerr Net Worth

Net Worth: $45 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marital Status Divorced (Patsy Kensit)
  • Full Name James Kerr
  • Nationality Scottish
  • Date of Birth July 9, 1959
  • Ethnicity Irish
  • Occupation Musician, Singer-Songwriter
  • Education Holyrood R.C. Secondary School
  • Children 2 (Yasmin, James)
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About Jim 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.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Jim Kerr'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
  • Earnings 2001
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Earnings 2014 N/A
Record Sales 2014

Estimated earnings from the album Big Music with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds

$10,207
Earnings 2001 N/A
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
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales 1995

Estimated earnings from the album Good News from the Next World with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified gold by BPI, BVMI, SNEP and IFPI-SWI)

$260,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Glittering Prize 81/92 with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 3x platinum by BPI, platinum by ARIA and SNEP, and gold by Music Canada and BVMI)

$1,225,000
Earnings 1991 N/A
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from the album Real Life with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 2x platinum by BPI, platinum by BVMI and IFPI-SWI, 2x gold by SNEP, and gold by ARIA)

$655,000
Earnings 1989 N/A
Record Sales 1989

Estimated earnings from the album Street Fighting Years with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 2x platinum by BPI and SNEP, platinum by BVMI and IFPI-SWI, and gold by Music Canada)

$1,070,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Record Sales 1987

Estimated earnings from the live album Live in the City of Light with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 2x platinum by BPI, and gold by BVMI and SNEP)

$750,000
Earnings 1985 N/A
Record Sales 1985

Estimated earnings from the album Once Upon a Time with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 3x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by Music Canada, platinum by BVMI and IFPI-SWI, and gold by RIAA and SNEP)

$1,870,000
Earnings 1984 N/A
Record Sales 1984

Estimated earnings from the album Sparkle in the Rain with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified 2x platinum by BPI, and gold by Music Canada, BVMI and SNEP)

$1,500,000
Earnings 1982 N/A
Record Sales 1982

Estimated earnings from the album New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified platinum by BPI, and gold by Music Canada and SNEP)

$400,000
Earnings 1981 N/A
Record Sales 1981

Estimated earnings from the album Sister Feelings Call with the Scottish rock band Simple Minds (certified gold by BPI)

$100,000
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