Simon Le Bon Net Worth

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One of three sons born to John Le Bon and Anne-Marrie, from an early age, Simon showed a talent for the performing arts, including acting and singing; he participated in a commercial for Persil washing, and was in a church choir. He went to Pinner County Grammar School, after which he attended the Nower Hill High School. Nurturing his talents, Simon became focused on theater, and band auditioning; he appeared in the “Tom Brown’s School Days”, and auditioned for a band at Harrow College. However, he then joined a kibbutz as a volunteer, and spent a few months in Israel before returning to England, where he enrolled at the University of Birmingham to study drama. Two years later, he joined the band Duran Duran.

The band went through several line-up changes before releasing their debut self-titled album, with the band consisting of musicians Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor.Thealbum became an enormous success, achieving platinum status, which only increased Simon`s net worth by a large margin, and also encouraged all the band members to continue in the same way.Their next album came out the following year, entitled “Rio”, and it repeated the success of its predecessor by achieving platinum status, and it also reached No. 2 on the UK Albums chart. Soon after, the band`s third album was released, “Seven and the Ragged Tiger”, and it topped the UK charts, and reached No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The band continued successfully through the 1980s and 1990s, releasing such albums as “Notorious” (1986), “Big Thing” (1988), “Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)” (1993), and “Thank You”, which spawned hits such as “Notorious”, “”All She Wants Is”, “””Ordinary World”, and “Come Undone”, among others, all of which helped the sales of the albums, and in that way increasing Simon`s net worth.

Although the band continued to release new material, their albums since 1995 haven’t garnered the popularity they had before. However, albums such as “Astronaut” (2004), “All You Need Is Now” (2010), and most recent “Paper Gods” (2015), all reached into the top 20 on the UK Albums chart.

Apart from his career with Duran Duran, Simon has collaborated with other artists, including Mark Ronson, Ferry Corsten, and Susanna Hoffs, among others, which has also added to his net worth.Simon also started SYN Entertainment, through which he has launched SYN Records, and a number of Duran Duran compilations.

Regarding his personal life, Simon has been married to model Yasmin Parvaneh since 1985; the couple has three children. Previously he was engaged to Claire Stansfield, but while with her he started a romantic relationship with Yasmin.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Simon Le Bon
  • Net Worth: $60 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 27, 1958
  • Place Of Birth: Bushey, United Kingdom
  • Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
  • Profession: Musician
  • Education: University of Birmingham
  • Nationality: English
  • Spouse: Yasmin Le Bon
  • Children: Amber Le Bon, Tallulah Le Bon, Saffron Le Bon
  • Parents: Ann-Marie Le Bon, John Le Bon
  • Siblings: Jonathan Le Bon, Dave Le Bon
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonjclebon
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0494107/
  • Music Groups: Duran Duran, Arcadia, Band Aid, Hungry Like The Wolf, Ordinary World, Come Undone, Duran Duran, Arcadia, Band Aid
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
  • Movies: Sing Blue Silver, Chic: Live at the Budokan, Duran Duran: Ultimate Review, Sing Blue Silver, Love Kills, Chic: Live at the Budokan, Duran Duran: Ultimate Review, Three to Get Ready, The Weekend Sailor

Quotes

  • [on Steve Strange] He was the leading edge of New Romantic.
  • [on “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”] I had Sting standing next to me when I recorded my bit and rather than make me feel nervous and uncomfortable, I took great comfort from that. I was very proud to be on a microphone next to Sting, I really was.
  • Sex is by far and away much more interesting than cards or video games.
  • Meeting Andy Warhol… cool, great… but it wasn’t like someone giving me a Ferrari or anything.
  • I’ve always rather fancied John. We’re much more into each other.
  • I’d spent my entire teenage years suffering one unrequited love affair after the other. I was so shy I couldn’t even talk to girls. If I fancied them, I’d follow them home, but I didn’t have the guts to approach them. I was a teenage stalker. The same went for John. The first time I saw him he was this geek with nicotine-stained fingers, trembling with fear at the prospect of having to meet people. And his name wasn’t even John. It was Nigel. He was a Nigel with glasses, poor sod. I remember staring at his face and slowly realizing that he was rather beautiful, exquisite in fact. I mean, this was the best looking guy I’d seen in years, maybe my whole life. Losing his glasses and changing his name to John was the best thing he ever did. He was a man transformed. To see him in action was incredible. He could charm the knickers off anyone.
  • I have very strange dreams, especially when I’m traveling. I had one recently that someone was sending me messages by spider. A spider would crawl up my right arm, go across my shoulders and down my left arm and then I’d understand the message. The messages came from my right hand – they were really stupid. I don’t think it’ll catch on.
  • I am not a snob – ask anybody. Well, anybody who matters.

Facts

  • Himself, Nick Rhodes and the other three original members of Duran Duran are back together. After a successful world tour in 2003 and early 2004, the band released the album “Astronaut” on Oct. 12, 2004. [November 2001]
  • The band are about to commence a US, South American and UK tour starting at the end of October. [October 2007]
  • He and his brothers, Dave Le Bon (born on 17 October 1961) and Jonathan Le Bon (born on 3 May 1965), were all child singers, dancers and TV commercial actors in the early 1970s.
  • Simon Le Bon survived two incidents involving water. The first incident was during the filming of the Wild Boys video. Simon was strapped to a windmill that was being used in a scene in the video when it suddenly stopped mid-way and left him with his head underwater. Everyone on the video shoot was trying to move the windmill blades so that they could get Simon’s head out of the water. The second incident took place off southern coast of Cornwall UK. Simon was asleep in the hull of his 50 ft yacht Drum while his team mates were operating the boat when it lost its keel and capsized with Simon, his brother, and two other crew members still trapped inside. Simon was trapped for over 40 minutes while rescue workers tried to get him out of the boat.
  • He and Duran Duran were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1770 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  • Ex-boyfriend of Claire Stansfield, they were in a relationship in the early 80s.
  • Duran Duran won the 2004 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
  • Duran Duran won the 2005 Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
  • “LeBon” translates from French to English as “The Good”.
  • He was one of the pop stars to take part in Band Aid in 1984.
  • Has 3 daughters with Yasmin Le Bon: Amber Le Bon (Amber Rose Tamara Le Bon) (b. August 25, 1989); Saffron Le Bon (Saffron Sahara Le Bon) (b. September 25, 1991); and Tallulah Le Bon (Tallulah Pine Le Bon) (b. September 10, 1994).
  • He had successes with Duran Duran with 2 No.1s in the US and the UK. The two US No.1s are “The Reflex” and “A View To A Kill”. The two UK No.1s are “Is There Something I Should Know?” and “The Reflex”.
  • The lead singer of the 80s British band Duran Duran.
  • He is working on a new album with Duran Duran as their current one “Pop Trash” was not successful.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Molly: The Real Thing 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: “The Reflex” – as LeBon
Sing Street 2016 writer: “Rio”
Conan 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Deutschland 83 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Britain’s Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Man Up 2015/I writer: “The Reflex”
Stalker 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Glee 2012-2014 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2014 writer – 2 episodes, 2014
Misfits 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012-2013 TV Series documentary writer – 3 episodes
Doctor Who 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lost Girl 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
20 to 1 2007-2011 TV Series documentary writer – 6 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 writer: “Hungry Like The Wolf”
Hewy’s Animated Movie Reviews 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Brad Tries… 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Greenberg 2010 writer: “The Chauffeur”
Skin Trade 2010 Documentary writer: “Skin Trade”
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: “Hungry Like The Wolf”
Chuck 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tough Talk 2008 Short writer: “Ordinary World”
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game lyrics: “Rio” – as Le Bon / music: “Rio” – as Le Bon
Everybody Hates Chris 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
SingStar ’80s 2007 Video Game writer: “Rio”
How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) 2007 writer: “Hungy Like the Wolf” – as S. LeBon
Lagerfeld Confidential 2007 Documentary “NOTORIUS”
Son of Rambow 2007 writer: “Wild Boys” – as Simon LeBon
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol 2007 Video Game “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Notte prima degli esami 2006 as S. Le Bon, “The Wild Boys”, “Save a Prayer”
The Shield TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2005 writer – 1 episode, 2005
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Far Far Away Idol 2004 Video short writer: “Hungry Like The Wolf”
Layer Cake 2004 writer: “Ordinary World”
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Idol 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Keen Eddie 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Trollywood 2004 Documentary writer: “Drive By”
Wonderland 2003 writer: “Girls on Film” 1981
American Wedding 2003 writer: “Reflex” – as Simon LeBon
Vibrator 2003 performer: “Magic Bus” written by nm0870175 as Dennis Blandford
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Old School 2003 writer: “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Extreme Ops 2002 writer: “Notorious” – as Simon LeBon
Big Fat Liar 2002 writer: “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Biggie and Tupac 2002 Documentary writer: “Notorious B.I.G.”
Donnie Darko 2001 writer: “Notorious” – as Simon LeBon
South Park 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Duran Duran: Greatest – The Videos 1999 Video documentary writer: “Planet Earth”, “Girls On Film Long Uncensored Version”, “The Chauffeur”, “Hungry Like The Wolf”, “Save A Prayer”, “Rio”, “Is There Something I Should Know?”, “Union Of The Snake”, “New Moon On Monday E.P. Version”, “The Reflex”, “Wild Boys 7″ Edit Version”, “A View To A Kill”, “Notorious”, “Skin Trade”, “I Don’t Want Your Love”, “All She Wants It”, “Serious”, “Burning The Ground”, “Ordinary World”, “Come Undone Uncensored Version”, “Electric Barbarella”
Free Enterprise 1998 writer: “Planet Earth” Night Version – as Simon LeBon
Love Kills 1998 performer: “Dream Boyz” / producer: “Dream Boyz” / writer: “Dream Boyz”
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Saint 1997 “Out Of My Mind”
Tequila Sunrise 1988 writer: “Do You Believe In Shame?”
Space Riders 1988 writer: “Hungry Like a Wolf”
Playing for Keeps 1986 writer: “SAY THE WORD”
Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Who’s Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
Storks 2016 writer: “Hey Everybody”
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Duran Duran: Live 2011 – A Diamond in the Mind 2012 TV Movie Lead Singer
Just Josh! 2011 TV Series
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf 1982 Video short
Duran Duran: Rio 1982 Video short
Self
Title Year Status Character
Untitled Stephen Jones Documentary Documentary post-production Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
The Weekend Sailor 2016 Documentary Himself – Narrator (voice)
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching 2015 TV Movie documentary
The Graham Norton Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2010-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself – Performer
Entertainment Tonight 1983-2015 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Unstaged 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Sound of Change Live 2013 TV Movie Himself
House of Style: Music, Models and MTV 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
London Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Himself
CNBC Meets 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Brit Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2011 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Video Killed the Radio Star 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
High Altitude 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Concert for Diana 2007 TV Special documentary Himself (as Duran Duran)
Duran Duran: Live from London 2005 Video Himself
Big Brother’s Efourum 2005 TV Series Himself
Live Aid Remembered 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2004 TV Special Himself – Performer
Top of the Pops 1981-2004 TV Series Himself – Duran Duran / Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Himself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Himself (as Duran Duran)
51º edición de los premios Ondas 2004 TV Special Himself (as Duran Duran)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Live at Wembley 2004 Video short Himself (as Duran Duran)
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Himself – Performer
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series As Duran Duran
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
X-Rated: The Pop Videos They Tried to Ban 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Winner – Outstanding Contribution to Music – (1 Brit Award) (as Duran Duran)
MOBO Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act 2003 TV Special Himself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music! 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Wild Boys: The Story of Duran Duran 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Young Guns Go for It 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Hunting Venus 1999 TV Movie Himself
Top Ten 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Duran Duran: Greatest – The Videos 1999 Video documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1999 TV Series Himself
By Design: The Dramatic Rise of Marc Newson 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself – Guest Performer
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself
Duran Duran: Decade 1991 Video Himself (as Duran Duran)
Especial Nochevieja 1988: ¡Hola, hola 89! 1989 TV Movie Himself – Performer (as Duran Duran)
Saturday Superstore 1987 TV Series Himself
Tocata 1984-1986 TV Series Himself
Jacobs stege 1986 TV Series Himself
The Tube 1983-1986 TV Series Himself
Living Seas 1986 TV Movie Himself
Arena 1985 Video Himself
Cap d’any a TV3 1985 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Duran Duran)
Red Hot Rock 1984 Video Himself (Duran Duran vocalist) (voice, as Duran Duran)
Pop Quiz 1982-1984 TV Series Himself
Musikladen 1984 TV Series Himself
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Sing Blue Silver 1984 Video Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Duran Duran
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1981 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself – Duran Duran (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Nile Rodgers: Secrets of a Hitmaker 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Peter Andre’s Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself – Duran Duran
This Is England 2006 Himself (uncredited)
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1: All Access 2003 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1981-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself – Duran Duran

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