Paul Shaffer Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Paul Shaffer net worth is
$30 Million

Paul Shaffer Wiki Biography

Paul Shaffer, also known as Paul “The Shiv” Shaffer, Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, The Honeydripper, Howard Shore and His Band of Angels, Wayne ‘Fatboy” Ewing, Johny Carwash and Paul A. Shaffer is an American actor, voice actor, musician, music director, composer, bandleader, singer, film score composer and a comedian who has managed to accumulate net worth as high as $30 million. He is known as the former musical director of the famous David Letterman – American comedian and television host. Nowadays Paul Shaffer is considered to be one of the richest musicians in the United States.

Paul Shaffer Net Worth $30 Million

Paul Allen Wood Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. His parents Bernard Shaffer and Shirley Shaffer raised their son in the Jewish culture. While being a young kid, Paul learnt to play the piano, but later together with his classmates started to play organ with a band which they called “The Fabulous Fugitives”. However, later Paul changed his musical style one more time when he attended the University of Toronto. There he started to perform together with Tisziji Munoz – a jazz guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. At that time Shaffer was trying to catch on to everything as he was performing in bars and studying at the same time. He succeeded, and in 1971 graduated from the university with a Bachelors degree in Sociology.

About that time Paul Shaffer’s net worth started to rise as he began to make his way in a musical career. In 1972 he began working as the musical director of “Godspell” in Toronto. There he had an opportunity to meet many influential personalities in show business, such as Gilda Radner and Eugene Levy. Later he played the piano in “The Magic Show” and was also involved in the making of “Saturday Night Live” which is known to be a famous comedy. That’s how Shaffer managed to increase his net worth. However, it was just the beginning of his great career as a personality who is going to be associated with music his entire life. One more step that increased Paul’s net worth was the opportunity to work as the musical director at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

In year 1989 the first album of Paul Shaffer was released. It was titled “Coast to Coast” and was the first of the two albums released by this musician. The next one appeared in stores only 4 years after, in 1993. “The World’s Most Dangerous Play” was more successful than the debut album of The Shiv and definitely increased Shaffer’s net worth even more. So now you can imagine how rich is Paul Shaffer. However, we definitely can consider that this huge amount of money which he owns was fully and fairly deserved as Shiv became one of the most successful celebrities only thanks to his talent as a musician who is associated with so many different spheres of music. He tried himself in many different works and succeed in everything that he started to do.

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Full Name Paul Shaffer
Net Worth $30 Million
Date Of Birth November 28, 1949
Died April 24, 2010, Santiago, Chile
Place Of Birth Thunder Bay, Canada
Height 1.65 m
Profession Musician, Actor, Voice Actor, Author, Comedian, Singer, Film Score Composer, Composer, Bandleader, Music Director
Education University of Toronto
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Cathy Vasapoli (m. 1990)
Children Victoria Lily Shaffer, William Wood Lee Shaffer
Parents Bernard Shaffer, Shirley Shaffer
Nicknames Paul “The Shiv” Shaffer , Paul Allan Shaffer , Wayne ‘Fatboy’ Ewing , Paul Allen Wood Shaffer , Paul W. Shaffer , Paul A. Shaffer , Johnny Carwash , Howard Shore and His Band of Angels , The Blues Brothers Band , The Honeydrippers
Awards Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials – Television
Music Groups The Blues Brothers (1978 – 1982), The Honeydrippers (1984), CBS Orchestra, Private Domain
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Movies Blues Brothers 2000, Hercules, The Return of Spinal Tap, Look Who’s Talking Too, Scrooged, This Is Spinal Tap, Gilda Live, Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video, Paul Shaffer and his British Invasion
TV Shows Late Show with David Letterman, Hercules, Flash Gordon, Late Night with David Letterman, A Year at the Top
# Fact
1 Release of his book, “We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga” by Paul with David Ritz. [October 2009]
2 Judge for the National Jewish Outreach Program’s Great Shofar Blast Off final in Herald Square on September 22, 2005. [September 2005]
3 Father of Will Shaffer and Victoria Shaffer.
4 Is portrayed by Aaron Lustig in The Late Shift (1996)
5 He graduated with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1971.
6 He won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance: “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” with Earl Scruggs, Glen Duncan, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Gary Scruggs, Albert Lee, Jerry Douglas and Leon Russell in 2002.
7 He was musical director of the closing concert at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
8 Guest hosted the Late Show formally (when David Letterman was out because of shingles) on March 24, 2003 with guests Bob Dole, Connie Nielsen, Cat Power, and Mike Smith from the Dave Clark Five subbing for him as bandleader.
9 As of February 2003: has been David Letterman‘s sidekick for 21 years.
10 Paul Shaffer wrote, with Paul Jabara the number one ’80s hit “It’s Raining Men”, performed by The Weather Girls and re-recorded by Geri Horner topping the British pop charts in 2001.
11 In 2001, he hosted a “Cover Wars” on VH1.
12 He was the musical director of the 1999 Concert of the Century at the White House, featuring Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Gloria Estefan, N Sync and others, to aid music programs in public schools.
13 He was presented with a Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II on February 4, 2003 by the Canadian Consul-General to New York at Canadian broadcaster Pamela Wallin‘s Park Avenue pad.
14 He was chairman of the American Red Cross recruiting drive in 1990.
15 He receieved two honorary doctorate degrees: one from Five Towns College, the other, from Lakehead University in Canada.
16 He led the band (including Eric Clapton and Nile Rodgers) for the “We Are the World” finale of Live-Aid in 1985.
17 He hosted CBS’s 1994 New Year’s Eve special from New York’s Times Square.
18 He hosted “Live from the Hard Rock Cafe” each month on NBC Radio from June 1985 to August 1986.
19 He has served as musical director and producer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria since its inception in 1986.
20 He appeared with the Blues Brothers at the 1996 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
21 (September 21, 2002) A street in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, is being renamed after him as Paul Shaffer Drive.
22 Daughter, Victoria Lily (b. 8 April 1993)
23 He was part of the group Northern Lights who sang the song “Tears Are Not Enough” which was on the We Are The World album.
24 Son, William Wood Lee Shaffer born. [January 1999]

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