About Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic is a well known comedian as well as a musician. It has been claimed that the current sum of Weird Al Yankovic net worth reaches 10 million dollars. He was born in 1959 and established his name as one of the most popular comedian musical stars. In addition to being a singer and song writer, he is also known as a talented music producer, which is also an important source of Weird Al Yankovic net worth.
In 1979, Weird Al Yankovic released his first song parody and since that time he has achieved a lot, which might be proven by the fact that more than 12 million copies of his albums have been sold, which is the highest amount of sales any comedian has ever achieved. Thus, such sales have also added up to the overall amount of Weird Al Yankovic net worth. Weird Al Yankovic is known as a winner of 3 Grammy awards. Moreover, his 6 records were certified as Platinum and four ones have been certified as Gold.
Weird Al Yankovic is also known to be involved into acting. He has written and also appeared in a couple productions, such as “UHF”. Moreover, Weird Al Yankovic also hosted his own TV show called “The Weird Al Show”.
Thus, acting is another important source of Weird Al Yankovic net worth.
When he was 6 years old, Weird Al Yankovic got involved into music when he started attend accordion lessons. He was learning how to play it for three years. Because he was an excellent student, Weird Al Yankovich was able to skip second grade and was nicknamed as geek due to being a straight A student. He was only learning material and had no interests in sports or social events.
In 1979, he released his first parody which was called “My Bologna” and which was based on “My Sharona” by The Kack. As a result, he had an opportunity to sign a record deal with Capitol Records for half a year. In 1980, he recorded another parody, that one being based on “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. In the 1980s, Weird Al Yankovic continued to write parody songs. Moreover, he also appeared in a mockumentary, which he also co-wrote and which was called “The Compleat Al”. The mockumentary was made about his life as well as his career as a comedian.