There aren’t many famous people who are as unassuming and unassuming as the great singer-songwriter Paul McCartney. The man who was born and raised in Liverpool, England amassed an incredible wealth as a result of his participation in the world-famous band known as the Beatles.
The superstar, who won many Grammy Awards and became 80 years old in 2022, is estimated to be worth more than $1.2 billion. McCartney continues to bring in millions of dollars year as a result of the royalties he receives from his music, as well as the concerts and record sales he does across the world.
In the year 2020, McCartney conducted one of the most honest interviews of his career, disclosing some surprising information about himself. In spite of the fact that he is held in high regard by many generations, his popularity and position as one of the richest performers in the world did not make him arrogant.
The singer has maintained his status as a regular guy who takes pleasure in the simple aspects of life. He is a one-of-a-kind celebrity in every way, from the fact that he commutes to work by bus to the fact that he never takes anything for granted.
McCartney said that the thrills and annoyances of his famous position were about equal in intensity. It was important for him to maintain his sense of identity despite his rising level of celebrity, so he devised ingenious strategies to prevent admirers from taking photographs of him, such as offering to have a conversation with them rather than a photograph.
Many people were taken aback when they learned that Paul McCartney flew using commercial planes. The musician took a different approach than many other superstars who were worth billions of dollars and chose to fly on private aircraft or charter flights on their own expense.
McCartney’s demonstration of humility was not limited to flying in economy class; rather, the superstar liked to choose less expensive forms of transportation wherever available, such as buses and trains. Unanticipatedly, he would be traveling by means of public transportation.
The fact that it provided him with such a strong foundational experience was one of the reasons he enjoyed working as a bus driver.
“There’s something to be said about it, despite its banality… I mean, I am aware that there is no way that I can be an average person because I am just too famous to be ordinary, but it is extremely essential for me to have that sense within, the sensation of still being myself.”
The fact that the superstar was no different from the rest of us caused people to be amazed. McCartney felt it was very important to maintain his individuality, which was one of the reasons he engaged in conversation with people he saw on the train.
During the trip from Long Island to New York City on the bus, he remembers being the center of some attention. One lady approached him and inquired about his identification, as well as the reason he was riding the bus. After he instructed her to take a seat next to him, the two of them then began a profound dialogue with one another. The musician elaborated on his unconventional method, saying,
“In the end, we engaged in this very enjoyable talk. For this reason, I like having a polite chat. Being of a typical nature That is fantastic. It is something that matters a great deal to me, maybe even too much. Getting on the bus and making my presence known to everyone would not have been something I would have wanted to do.”
The celebrity who received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1997 stands out from the crowd. He does not travel with a group or hire bodyguards for security while he is on the road. While riding the train in London, he wore a mundane clothing and preoccupied himself with his own thoughts.
At the Kings Cross station, Paul McCartney entered the train vehicle, and if the singer’s mere appearance wasn’t enough to startle the other passengers, the singer’s following acts certainly were. Before beginning to read the newspaper like the other men on the train, he took out an old-fashioned Nokia phone, checked his messages, and then put the phone away.
People are in awe of Paul McCartney’s ability to keep a low profile.
Stella McCartney, a famous fashion designer and Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter, has jokingly referred to her father as “tight” in reference to his spending habits. She explained that going to a conventional school that was close to her home and offered a broad education was the greatest thing for her.
Although Paul McCartney’s daughter taunted her father about his unusually frugal and humble ways, she was also appreciative for her father’s thriftiness. She reflected on the knowledge and experience she gained while attending a comprehensive school and pointed out that it gave her the ability to care for herself.
She also recognized that it was important for her to never brag about the benefits she had since the children at school wouldn’t take kindly to it. She learnt this lesson the hard way. The designer, who was also a mother, grappled inwardly with the question of how she should bring up her children.
McCartney’s daughter said that she would follow in her father’s footsteps if her children were too affluent despite the fact that she put her younger children in private schools.
The fact that the former member of the Beatles band rode in a second-class railway carriage despite his immense fortune and the fact that he could have purchased the whole train never ceases to astonish people. Passengers were awestruck by the artist’s selections, and a significant portion of the internet community commended the performer for his humility.
People admired how McCartney “kept it genuine” and lived like everyone else. Fans of the pop singer now have a new cause to appreciate the living legend, as if they needed another excuse to do so before. Ollie Wong, one of the passengers who saw Paul McCartney on the train, provided further information on the encounter by saying the following:
“When I took a good look at him, the first thing that sprang to my mind was, “That’s Paul McCartney!” I could not believe that he was making such a fool of himself in my second class.”
A great number of passengers were taken aback by the singer’s humble demeanor, and many could not believe that someone of his celebrity and prominence would use the public transportation system. Someone tweeted this on their Twitter account:
“One of the most successful artists in the history of the world, Sir Paul McCartney, is seen here traveling on a train. If you know who you are, you will know this.”
The modest attitude that Paul McCartney takes has allowed him to save a significant amount of money, but this is not the primary reason why the celebrity chooses to use public transportation whenever possible. The singer appreciated having a period of normality since it gave him a sense of stability and allowed him to return to his usual self.