James Taylor
James Taylor
Real Name/Full Name James Vernon Taylor
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Taylor
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 March 1948
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 89 Kg
In Pounds – 186 lbs
Eye Color: Light brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Isaac M. Taylor
Mother – Gertrude Woodard Taylor
Siblings: Alex Taylor, Livingston Taylor, and Kate Taylor
School: Milton Academy, Chapel Hill High School, Arlington School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Carly Simon (1972-1983)
Kathryn Walker (1985-1995)
Caroline Smedvig (2001-present)
Kids/Children Name: Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor, Henry Taylor ad Rufus Taylor
Profession: Singer, songwriter,
Net Worth: $90 million
Last Updated: June 2024

James Taylor is an award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter from America. He is among the best-selling musicians in the world having sold over 100 million records worldwide. His career peaked in the 1970s, and he became famous with the single Fire and Rain. He has a huge fan base with people of all ages listening and also buying his music. Over the decades, every album he has released sold more than one million copies.

Well, how well do you know about James Taylor? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Taylor’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Taylor to date.

Biography and Early Life

The famous singer was born James Vernon Taylor in Boston, the United States. He is the son of Isaac M. Taylor who was a physician and Gertrude Woodard who was an opera singer. He was born in a family of five children with him being the second born. He learned to play the guitar when he was young and at the age of 14, he wrote his first song on guitar.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Taylor in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Taylor’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 12 March 1948. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 186 lbs in Pound and 89kg in Kilograms.


James commenced his education at a public primary school in Chapel Hill. From there he went to a preparatory boarding school by the name of Milton Academy, which was based in Massachusetts. He did not stay long at the school and he later enrolled at Chapel Hill High School. He graduated from high school in 1966 and this was from Arlington School.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Taylor With Wife Caroline Smedvig
James Taylor With Wife Caroline Smedvig

James is a married man and a father. As a matter of fact, he has been in multiple marriages so far. His first marriage took place in 1972, and it was to Carl Simon, and it bore two children. In 1983 the two divorced, and he found love again in Kathryn Walker, whom he married in 1985. They divorced in 1996. Currently, the famous singer is married to Caroline Smedvig. They began dating in 1995 and finally got married in 2001, and they have been blessed with two children.

Is James Taylor Gay?

As far as sexual orientation is concerned, James is straight and not gay. He has been married three times to different women and this clearly shows his interest is in women and not otherwise. He has also sired kids from his marriages and so far, there are rumors of him being gay or even being associated with such.

Professional Career

James was into music since an early age and he formed his first band with his childhood friend Zachary Wiesner in 1966. The band mostly played the songs Taylor had written over the years, and they performed at local clubs. James then fell into drugs and his addiction to heroin led him to various hospitals as well as programs. His first album James Taylor was released in 1968.

After recovering from addiction, he went back to the studio and released his second and breakthrough album titled Sweet Baby James in 1970. The album had the single Fire and Rain which became very famous, peaking to position 3 on the Billboard chart. The album sold more than 1.5 million copies in a year.

Throughout the years, James’ career was marred with challenges and misfortunes which saw him rise and fall severally. However, in 2015 he earned his very first number one album on the Billboard chart. The album was titled Before This World. His most recent album is called American Standard, released in February 2020.


When it comes to awards that James has won so far, the list is endless. He has won five Grammy Awards including for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Album, and Best Country Collaboration among many others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and also into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the following year he was a recipient of the Kennedy Centre Honors.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Taylor in ’2024’

James Taylor Net Worth
James Taylor Net Worth

James is ranked among the best singers and songwriters in the world today. This fame has not come empty-handed but it has come with a very impressive net value. He is currently worth $90 million as of 2024, most of which has come from his musical career.

Taylor is a good example of how hard work and dedication pay off. Although his parents had a lot of wealth, he decided to sweat for his own and he finally made it. He faced a lot of struggles and challenges along the way, but this only slowed him a bit but did not put him down. He always found his way back, and today he is among the most celebrated musicians of all times.


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