Don McLean
Don McLean
Celebrated Name: Don McLean
Real Name/Full Name: Donald McLean III
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 2 October 1945
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Carol Sauvion (m. 1969; div. 1972), Patrisha Shnier (m. 1987; div. 2016)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jackie McLean, Wyatt McLean)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Don McLean Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Song-Writer
Salary: $300,000 per year
Net Worth in 2024: $60 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Don McLean, who is popularly known as ‘The Don,’ is known for his super hit songs ‘American Pie’ and ‘I Love You So.’ He is not so active nowadays in this genre and has reportedly retired from the field, though he has reached the height of success by his blockbuster songs which touched everyone’s heart. He was also included in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004, and his popular song ‘American Pie’ has reached five million airplay to date.

Maybe you know about Don McLean very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not see, we have prepared this article about details of Don McLean’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Don McLean was born on 2 October 1986, in New Rochelle, New York, in a middle-class family. His family has the ancestral roots in Scotland, but his entire family was settled in America itself, even before his birth. As a little child, he had the condition of asthma, which severely affected his health and, in turn, affected his studies. He was always keen on music from his childhood only. His family also supported him towards the same.

His father died when Don was only 15 years old and was even more motivated to complete his father’s dream to see Don as a musician. He completed his schooling from Lona Preparatory School and later got admission to Villanova University. He was not able to complete his college due to his busy schedules.

Personal Life

Don did not have a trouble-free love life. His first marriage took place in 1969, with Carol Sauvion, which lasted for only seven years. He then got married to Patrisha McLean in 1987. His second marriage was totally topsy-turvy. He got arrested for domestic violence, and their marriage ended in a very bad note at the end of 2016. He was even taken under custody for his crime and spent a few years in jail.  They had two children together named Jackie McLean and Wyatt McLean.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 October 1985, Don McLean is 38 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 72kg.


Don’s professional career started when he recorded his first single named ‘tapestry’ in 1969. The song got released during a student riot and grabbed a lot of audiences. He was rejected by 72 labels continuously but still didn’t lose his hope.  He worked on the same for two more years and made it sound even better.

The album gathered good reviews from the critics. His major breakthrough came when United Artists Records took him over on Mediarts during the promotion of his second album named ‘American Pie.’ The album contained the number one song of the year named ‘Vincent,’ which broke all the records.

‘American Pie’ was the major period of his career, which gathered huge fame and popularity. This album even grabbed various awards through many ceremonies. He also performed numerous live performances throughout the world, which made him even more popular. He released more than 20 albums throughout his career.

Awards & Achievements

Don McLean is one of the greatest performers of the industry who has achieved all the heights of success. His album ‘American Pie’ was a major hit in the industry, and the title song of that album, ‘Vincent,’ acquired the number one spot of that year. In 2002, he was inducted into the ‘Grammy Hall of Fame,’ and two years later, he was included in the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame.’ In 2019, he was awarded George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in the UCLA Student Alumni Association.

Net Worth & Salary of Don McLean in 2024

Don McLean Net Worth
Don McLean Net Worth

The majority of Don’s income comes from the famous albums and singles he released throughout his career. He has also won several awards, which also adds to his tally. His total net worth is estimated to be around $60 million as of June 2024. He has also done several live performances throughout the world, which also sums up to his net worth.

Don ‘The Don’ McLean is one of the finest singers and songwriters of his period of time. He has achieved all major success throughout his career. His father’s dream was to see him as a successful musician when he died while Don was only 16 years old, and Don is proud to make his dad’s words true. His album ‘The American Pie’ is a worldwide hit. He has also collaborated with various successful singers like Drake, Madonna, Josh Groban, and many more.


  1. I think Dons sing Vincent is a masterpiece! As a big Van Gogh admirer, this song is a wonderful tribute to his life! The message is awesome! I would hope he does a concert in Buffalo New York at some point! Hopefully Dons life is healing after his divorce!


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