Carly Simon is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who have been actively involved in the music industry from 1964 to date. Thus, she has already contributed more than 55 years of her life to this show business. She came into the limelight during the 1970s with her hit albums’ Anticipation, which also became a hit commercial and critically. Her music genre is more into pop-rock, soft rock, and folk.

After she became a mother in her life, she has also released her album related to children, which was very appreciated by her auditions. Likewise, she is also involved in acting in different movies and TV shows like ‘Perfect,’ ‘Little Black Book,’ ‘Thirtysomething,’ ‘Family Guy, and many more. Overall, she has appeared in 23 studio albums, 9 complication albums, and 41 singles.

Quick Info
Full NameCarly Elisabeth Simon
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Musician
Birth DateJune 25, 1943
Birth PlaceNew York City
Star SignCancer
ParentsFather: Richard Simon
Mother: Andrea Louise
SiblingsJoanna, Lucy, and Peter
HusbandJames Taylor (divorced)
James Hart (divorced)
KidsSarah Maria Taylor, Benjamin Simon Taylor
Net Worth$90 million
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height5 feet and 10 inches (1.79m/179cm)
Weight58 kg (128lbs)
Body Measurements34-26-33 inches

Carly Simon

How old is Carly Simon?

Carly Elisabeth Simon was born on June 25, 1943, in New York City. She was born to parents Richard Simon and Andrea Louise. Her father was a pianist, and her mother was a civil rights activist. Moreover, her father was also co-founder of ‘Simon & Schuster’s publishing house, and her mother was also a singer. She has two elder sisters and a younger brother named Joanna, Lucy, and Peter. She is currently 80 years old with a Cancer sun sign.

What is the educational detail of Carly Simon?

Carly Simon did her schooling at Riverdale Country School, and for her further studies, she attended Sarah Lawrence College. She had a keen interest in music from her young days and learned to play guitar herself in her childhood days. But she dropped out the college to pursue her music career. But she dropped out the college to pursue her music career.

How tall is Carly Simon?

Carly Simon holds an American nationality. She is of German descent and belongs to the White ethnicity. As per her religion, she follows Roman Catholic and practices Christianity.Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 10 inches (1.79m/179cm) tall and weighs around 58 kg (128lbs). Her body measurements are 34-26-33 inches, respectively. Besides, she has a pair of grey colored eyes with fair hair color.

How did Carly Simon begin her career?

Working in the industry since 1964, Carly has achieved huge fame and name in the entertainment industry. Her music career is also the inspiration for many uprising singers and musicians. Let us know briefly about her career.


Carly Simon started her professional career in the music industry in 1971 when she released her first album under her own name. One of the most successful songs from this album was ‘That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,’ which was number in the tenth position on the Billboard charts. The same year, she released another album, ‘Anticipated,’ and the album ranked at number 30.

Likewise, the titular song also became very famous and successful. She then released her third album named ‘No Secrets, ‘ which was her much hit album, making a huge commercial success. The famous song from this album came out to be You’re So Vain.

Carly Simon


Till 1980 she released six more albums that include ‘Hotcakes’ in 1974, ‘Playing Possum’ in 1975, ‘Another Passenger’ in 1976, ‘Boys in the Tress’ in 1978, ‘Spy’ in 1979, and ‘Come Upstairs’ in 1980. In the next two years, she released another two albums, ‘ Torch’ and ‘Hello big Man’ but did not do well. Over the upcoming years, she released many albums and single ones, but none of them became significant until the 1987 album ‘Coming Around Again.’ This album contained many hits, which also became listed in Top 10 Adult Contemporary hits like ‘Give Me All Night,’ ‘All I Want Is You,’ ‘The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of,’ and many more. This album was her first album, which went to be on Platinum.

Moreover, during the 1980s, she also sang different kinds of the song for many films and television series like ‘Soup For Once’ in 1982 and her song was ‘Why,’ ‘Swing Shift’ in 1984 and the song name was ‘Someone Waits for You,’ ‘The Karate Kid, Part II’ in 1986 and the song was ‘Two Looking at One’ and many more. Similarly, in 1990 she released her two more albums, ‘My Romance’ and ‘Have You Seen Me Lately.’

Apart from singing, she also published her first children’s book named ‘Amy the Dancing Bear’ in 1989. Moreover, she posted ‘The Boys of the Bells; in 1990, ‘The Fisherman’s Song’ in 1991, and ‘The Nighttime Chauffeur’ in 1993. She then focused on her singing and released ‘Letter Never sent’ in 1994, and her last album during the 1990s was ‘Film Noir’ in 1997, which was her seventeenth studio album.


Carly Simon released her next album in early 2000 named ‘The Bedroom Tapes.’ Then, in 2002, she released her Christmas album ‘Christmas Is Almost Here. Similarly, in 2004 she released her second complication album named ‘Reflections: Carly Simon’s Greatest Hits,’ rated under Gold in the US. It also contained her huge hit collection of songs. Her next few album releases were in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 named ‘Moonlight Serenade,’ ‘Into White,’ ‘This Kind of Love,’ and ‘Never Been Gone,’ respectively. She also did some compilations album later in the mid-2000s.

Her 2014 most excellent hit complication album was ‘Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon.’ Likewise, she also published under the same category album in 2015 named ‘Songs from the Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection. To count overall, she featured in 23 studio albums, 1 live album, 9 complication albums, 41 singles, and 4 video albums.

Carly Simon

What are achievements of Carly Simon?

Carly Simon received her first-ever Grammy Award for her debut album in 1972 under Best New Artist. She also won Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award in 1998, 1980, and 1990 for her song ‘Let the River Run’ under Best Song. Moreover, she has also been honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2004 for the historic song ‘You’re So Vain’ of 1972.

Who is the husband of Carly Simon?

Carly Simon initially engaged with William Donaldson during the 1960s but ended their engagement. She then married singer James Taylor on November 3, 1972. They were blessed with two kids named Sarah Maria Taylor, born on January 7, 1974, and Benjamin Simon Taylor, born on January 22, 1977. Sadly, this couple separated in 1983 after 11 years of marriage.

Moreover, she again performed her second marriage to James Hart on December 23, 1987, but they also divorced in 2007. Talking about her health issue, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. But she overcame that due to surgery, mastectomy, and chemotherapy in the 1990s.

Is Carly Simon socially active?

Carly Simon is an active user of social media platforms. She has 171K followers on her Instagram account (@carlysimonhq) and 37 thousand followers on her Twitter account (@CarlySimonHQ).

She also has her own website (, where she posts updates about her songs and videos. Moreover, she also has her own YouTube channel, which has 392 thousand subscribers.

How much is Carly Simon net worth?

Carly is one of the known singers in the music industry who has achieved huge success. Along with gaining name and fame, she has also earned a handsome amount of money. As of 2024, Carly Simon’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.