British musician, Chris Martin, is the front man for Coldplay. His name has been associated with some of the most popular songs from Mika’s “Grace Kelly” to Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well.” Martin started his music career as a piano player at a pub in London and has now travelled all over the world performing with Coldplay.
Born in Exeter, Devon, on March 2nd 1977 to a schoolteacher mother and an A&R executive father named Alison Martin and Anthony John Martin respectively, Chris Martin or Christopher Anthony John Martin is the oldest of five children. The family relocated to London when he was five years old and his interest in music began when he was four.
At age of eleven he started playing guitar and at thirteen he joined his first band where he played bass guitar for a year. He once said that hearing their song “No More Lies” by James Brown made him want to be a performer himself.
After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School in Dorset, where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey.
Personal Life of Chris Martin
In 2003, Chris married Gwyneth Paltrow with whom he has two children: Apple Blythe Alison Martin and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin. They split up in 2014 and filed for divorce in 2015. In July 2016, the couple said they have “mutually agreed to end their marriage”. The singer is now rumoured to be dating actress Dakota Johnson since 2017 keeping their relationship and personal life very private.
Martin began his prep schooling at Exeter Cathedral School, where he developed his passion for music and, at the age of 11, formed his first band. In the later stages of his education, he shifted to Sherborne school in Dorset before getting admitted to the University London College, where he met his current band members.
Royalties for Coldplay
Coldplay’s commercial success has been very prominent and ever-increasing through the decade. According to various sources, the band splits all the profits, tour and merch sales according to an equal 25/25/25/25 ratio share fashion among all band members.
Since Martin is the lead songwriter of the band, the songwriting rights and credits are shared in a 40/20/20/20 share giving him his full credit for the work. Coldplay shines on the commercial charts with an estimated profit of £38.4 million, just by their tours. Their album viva la vida or death and all his friends stands as the highest grossing albums with 33.6 million downloads and about $533 worth of tickets sold.
Real Estate Earnings of Chris Martin
Chris Martin has a tremendously successful musical legacy to his credit, with a net worth of almost £125 million. His estimated income is £63,667,007 on average, and he lives a wealthy yet quiet lifestyle. Martin’s name is associated with some of the most opulent real estate worth up to $12 million. In 2013, he paid $6.75 million for a residence with a total area of 7,700 square feet.
In the final understanding, Chris Martin is a singer-songwriter who began his recording career in 1988. He has also been nominated for and won several awards, including two BRIT Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford for his service to music. In addition to his musical success, he is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential living artists due to his activism.