Paul Anka, 79, is a Canadian-American actor and singer-songwriter who rose to the spotlight with hit songs Diana, Lonely Boy, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, and several others.
He is also popular for writing music such as She’s a Lady by Tom Jones, the theme song of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; This Is It by Michael Jackson and many more. As of 2020, Anka is reportedly worth $80 million.
Paul Albert Anka was born on 30th July 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to Camelia Tannis and Andrew Emile Anka Sr. He holds dual nationality (Canadian and American) and has mixed ethnic descent.
He went and graduated from Fisher Park High School. While in high school, he was a part of a vocal trio called The Bobby Soxers.
How Rich Is Paul Anka?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Paul Anka is worth $80 million as of May 2020. Primarily, he earned most of his million-dollar fortune from music career & got further earnings aids through a business venture.
Reportedly, the Canadian singer/songwriter has released 28 studio albums so far; his 1974 album Anka grabbed him $750,000 in earnings and also the album Times of Your Life (1975) made $750,000.
In 1978, he opened a restaurant & club named Jubilation; it considered among the first modern-era nightclubs in Las Vegas.
The co-founder of ARHT Media, Paul, currently serves as a member of ARHT Media’s Board of Advisors, joining Kevin O’Leary and Brian Mulroney.
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In the United States of America, an aspiring singer makes $35,700 to $48,848 per year. Whereas, an actor makes around $39.84 per hour to $65,000 annually as of 2019.
Began Career At The Age Of 14: Breakthrough & Success
Anka recorded his first song entitled I Confess at the age of 14. In 1956, he moved to New York City and auditioned for Don Costa at ABC.
Paul Anka released his self-titled in 1958 by ABC Paramount. He made his career breakthrough from the song Diana which charted at no.1 on the Canadian and US music charts.
Some of his late 50s popular songs include It’s Time to Cry, (All Of a Sudden) My Heart Sings, and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. As a musician, Paul has released over 20 studio albums and numerous hit singles.
In 1959, Anka released Put Your Head on My Shoulder by ABC-Paramount. The song reached no.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at no.8 on the Adult Contemporary.
In 1974, Paul’s album titled Anka sold around 500 thousand copies in the United States.
The following year, his album, Times of Your Life, sold about 500 thousand copies in the USA.
He made his late 1990s comeback with the album, A Body of Work, which features singers like Celine Dion, Kenny G, Skyler Jett, and Pattii LaBelle.
Some of the early 2000s work include Amigos Rock Swings, Classic Songs, My Way, and Duets.
Besides music, Anka appeared in several film work and TV shows including Girls Town, Look in Any Window, Make Room for Daddy, Mad Dog Time, Las Vegas, and Gilmore Girls.
Anka’s House Details
As per various sources, Paul resides in Beverly Hills, California where the median house price starts from $3.58 million.
Back in 2007, he owned a 3-bedroom and 5-bathroom Mediterranean mansion in Mulholland Estates, Beverly Hills worth of $5.995 million.
He also owned a house in Westlake Village, California.
Lives With Third Wife Lisa: Father Of 6 From Previous Marriages
Anka married Lisa Pemberton (third wife) in October 2016 in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. They are yet to share children of their own.
He was previously married to Anna Aberg who was his personal trainer. The couple got married on 26th July 2008 and shared a son named Ethan Anka. They got divorced in 2010 and Paul got full custody of their child.
Anka was first married to Anne de Zogheb. They tied the knot on 16th February 1963 and shared five children named: Alexandra, Amanda, Alicia, Anthea, and Amelia. Unfortunately, Paul separated and ended his 37 years of marriage with Anne on 2nd October 2000.