Most celebrity kids often find it hard living up to their parents’ legacies. They either crumble under the weight of expectations or avoid the spotlight totally. One person who is having no such problems is Dhani Harrison. Harrison is a budding singer, songwriter, instrumentalist as well as composer. He is also better known as the son of late Beatles guitarist, George Harrison. Harrison’s dad passed away in 2001 and he has since worked to uphold his father’s legacies as well as build his own music career.
Who is Dhani Harrison?
Dhani Harrison was born on the 1st of August 1978 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. He is the only child of his parents, George, and Olivia Harrison. George Harrison was the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Following the disbandment of the group in 1970, he went on to establish a thriving solo career. He eventually passed away in 2001. On the other hand, Olivia is a film producer, curator, and author. She is an American citizen of Mexican descent.
Harrison grew up on his family’s estate in Friar Park. He attended several schools including Dolphin School, Badgemore Primary School, and Shiplake College, Henley. He thereafter relocated to America for his college education. In The States, Harrison obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and physics from Brown University, Rhode Island. He subsequently went into the automotive industry and worked as a car designer for a British sports car manufacturer, McLaren Automotive.
Harrison first dabbled into music when he was just six, thanks to his father’s influence. He subsequently started practicing several instruments and by the time he was 12, he joined his dad on stage at a concert in Tokyo. As Harrison grew up and pursued his academics, music took a backseat for several years. He was however inspired to go back after his father’s demise. Harrison was actively involved in his dad’s memorial concert, as well as his posthumous album, and all these reignited his love for music. He thus quit his day job and started performing with other artists. He later joined hands with several of his peers to form the alternative rock band, Thenewno2, in 2006. Thenewno2 has dropped two full-length albums titled You Are Here (2008) and Thefearofmissingout (2012). The six-member band has also performed at several music festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Dhani Harrison was previously married to Solveig Karodottir. Solveig is a former model-turned-psychologist. She is also the daughter of renowned Icelandic neurologist, Kari Stefansson. It is not exactly known when Harrison and Solveig started dating but they tied the knot in June 2012. The low-key ceremony was held at Harrison’s family estate in Friar Park and featured several notable guests including Hollywood star, Tom Hanks, British actor – Clive Owen and the two surviving Beatles members, Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney. Solveig wore an embroidered Stella McCartney gown and walked down the aisle to a Led Zeppelin track. The union between Harrison and Solveig lasted for four years before the singer filed for divorce in November 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The split was an amicable one as the couple had a prenup which dictated the terms of spousal support and legal fees.
What is Dhani Harrison’s Net Worth?
Harrison reportedly has a net worth of $275 million a bulk of which stems from his inheritance from his father as well as his own musical endeavors. Following his father’s demise in 2001, Harrison and his mother inherited the singer’s fortune worth £99 million ($127.2 million). Under the terms of the will, the sum is deposited in a trust account which is managed by three trustees for the benefit of mother and son. The two also inherited the rights to several of George’s hit songs and albums including My Sweet Lord and All Things Must Pass.
Another source of Dhani Harrison’s net worth is his solo music career. The instrumentalist dropped his first solo album, In Parallel, in October 2017. He has also performed solo concerts across Europe and the United States. Finally, Harrison also earns a steady stream of income from scoring movies. He and his writing partner, as well as Thenewno2 bandmate, Paul Hicks, have scored several movies and TV shows including Beautiful Creatures, Good Girls Revolt, The Divide, Learning to Drive, Outsiders, and The Case against Adnan Syed.