Who is Carly Simon?


Failure is not the end of the world. It is the “First Attempt to Learn.” One always has to face failure while starting a new work. Due to a lack of experience and knowledge about how it is done properly, a project might fail. Moreover, one also does not have enough experience go judge oneself as being new. But there are some people who underestimate themselves. They may directly feel bad for the criticism that they won’t give a second try. This is the opposite way to success.

Moreover, there are people who take failure as an opportunity to rectify the previous error and give a much better product. Similarly, they have an optimistic mindset. They see opportunities in every downfall. They are completely fine when things don’t work on the first try. But they have the strength to accept their state and improvise oneself. The first failing is actually a great chance for learning.

Quick Infos
Full NameCarly Elisabeth Simon
Date of BirthJune 25, 1945
Birth PlaceThe Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Parent(s)Richard L. Simon (Father)
Andrea Heinemann Simon (Mother)
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician, actress, writer
Spouse(s)James Taylor​
(m. 1972; div. 1983)
James Hart
(m. 1987; div. 2007)
Net WorthUS $60 million

Likewise, Carly Simon is an artist who managed to make up her mind strong and go ahead. Carly is one of the popular singers of the 1970s. She has given back to back hit records. Carly has started as a composer. She had written a melody for a documentary titling “Who killed Lake Erie?” But instead of focusing on the content of the documentary, people had criticized the background music. This affected Carly for a month. But she gathered herself and went ahead.

She is also a self-taught guitarist and is famous for writing her own songs. People love her highly big hit song “You’re so vain.” Not only music, but she is also the author of various children’s books. The life Carly has more to offer.


Early Life

Andrea Louise gave birth to Carly in New York City, USA on June 25, 1945. Her mother was a civil rights activist and a singer. Her father’s name is Richard Simon. He was a professional pianist and had co-founded a publishing house. The name of the publishing house was the “Simon & Schuster” publishing house. Carly grew up with her sister Lucy Simon. She had formed a musical group with her sister named “The Simon Sisters.”

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Carly did her schooling in Riverdale Country School. She also joined Sarah Lawrence College for further studies. But she dropped out of college to pursue a musical career.



Carly released her first solo album and started her career in 1971. The album had her name “Carly Simon.” The same year she released her second album called “Anticipation.” Then, she came up with the third album “No Secrets” in 1972. The album was a commercially successful album. It included her most famous song “You’re So Vain.” She received a nomination for the song in “Grammy Awards” for the different categories in 1974. 


Moreover, Carly released her fourth album “Hotcakes” in 1974. Then, she came up with other albums like “Playing Possum” in 1975, “Another Passenger” in 1976, “Boys in the Trees” in 1978, and “Spy” in 1979.  Carly also released “Come Upstairs” in 1980, “Torch” in 1981, and “Hello Big Man” in 1983 but didn’t get much success. “Coming around Again” released in 1987 was the successful album.


Carly was not very much productive regarding music during the time if the 1980s and 1990s. During the period, she was focusing on her writing. Likewise, she released her debut book “Amy the Dancing Bear” in 1989. Then, she came up with the second book “The Boys of the Bells” in 1990, the third one “The Fisherman’s Song” in 1991, and the fourth one “The Nighttime Chauffeur” in 1993.


Moreover, Carly came up with “Bedroom Tapes” in 2000, and “Christmas is Almost Here” in 2002. In the same decade, she released albums like “Moonlight Serenade” in 2005, “Into White” in 2007, and “Never been Gone” in 2009.

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Likewise, Carly had published a book called “Boys in the Trees: A Memoir” on November 24, 2015. It was an autobiographical book focusing the days from childhood to thirty-five years of age.  She released another book titling “Touched by the Sun: My friendship with Jackie” in October 2019. It was her second memoir focusing on her friendship with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


Relationship/Personal Life

Carly Simon married singer James Taylor on November 3, 1972. Carly gave birth to a son named Ben and a daughter named Sally. They are popular musicians like their parents. Unfortunately, Carly and James divorced in 1983.  Then after four years, she married James Hart on December 23, 1987. The couple divorced in 2007. Carly is a breast cancer survivor. In the year 1997, she got the diagnosis of the disease.


Social Media

Carly Simon is quite active in Social Media platforms. She goes with the name of “@carlysimonhq” with 59.2K followers on Instagram, “Carly Simon” with 25.8K followers on Twitter, and her Facebook page “Carly Simon” has 910K followers.  She also has a YouTube Channel with her name with 192K subscribers. Her YouTube channel is full of her evergreen music videos.

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Net Worth

Carly Simon has been professionally active as a singer, composer, songwriter, and author in the last 50 years. According to the evaluation of her projects and celebritynetworth.net, she has an approximate net worth of $60 million.


Nutshell Bio

Carly Simon’s age is 75 years old. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Jewish. She has an attractive height of 5 feet 10 inches with a complimentary weight of 58 kgs.