Keith Richards Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Keith Richards|
|Real Name:||Keith Richards|
|Birth Date:||18 December 1943|
Dartford, Kent, England
Patti Hansen (m. 1983)
|Profession:||Musician, Singer, Record Producer, Actor|
|Years active:||1960 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
Keith Richards is a renowned English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and member of band ‘The Rolling Stones’. He has written some of the greatest rock songs of all time. He remains one of the most globally recognized and iconic figures of rock and has influenced many young musicians. Apart from being a member of the rock band ‘The Rolling Stones,’ he has gone on tours with ‘The New Barbarians.’ Additionally, he has also led the group known as ‘X-Pensive Winos.’ Some of his hit albums include ‘Goats Head Soup’, ‘Emotional Rescue,’ and ‘Exile on Main St.’. In addition to doing rock music, Richards has taken up roles as an actor making cameo appearances in the film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’, and its sequels. In 2011, the popular magazine ‘Rolling Stone’ ranked him 4th on its ‘100 Best Guitarists’ list. With an estimated net worth that runs into hundreds of dollars, Keith Richards is not only one of the most globally recognized and iconic figures of rock but also one of the wealthiest musicians in the whole world.
Keith Richards’ Early Life
Keith Richards was born in Dartford, Kent, England, on 18 December 1943, to Bert and Doris Dupree Richards. In his days as a young boy growing up in Kent, he often listened to recordings of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holliday. He would then practice their songs on his guitar.
Upon completing his studies at ‘Wentworth Primary School’, he enrolled at ‘Dartford Technical High School for Boys’ where he participated in the school choir and for Queen Elizabeth II at the Westminster Abbey.
After getting expelled from Dartford Technical School in 1959 on grounds of truancy, he joined Sidcup Art College to continue his studies. He spent most of his time playing the guitar when he was in the arts college. He dropped out of school and moved to London where he joined the band ‘Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.’
Keith Richards’ Career
In 1962, Richards became one of the founders of the rock band ‘Rolling Stones’. The following year, the group got signed to Deca Records and work went underway. With the group, Keith Richards went on to release a total of 120 singles, 25 studio albums, 23 live albums, 32 video albums, 25 compilation albums, 64 music videos, six box sets, and 3 EPs. Being a music producer, he produced the album ‘Today’s Pop Symphony’ in 1966, and later launched his own record label called ‘Mindless Records.’
Asides releasing several projects with The Rolling Stones, Richards also worked on some solo projects himself. His first solo album, ‘Talk is Cheap’, was released in 1988. This was followed by the album ‘Main Offender’ which became available four years after the release of his first studio album as a solo artist. His most recent album, ‘Crosseyed Heart,’ was made available in 2015. He has also released a compilation album titled ‘Vintage Vinos.’ Additionally, he has released several hit singles in his solo career, including tracks like ‘Run Rudolph Run’, ‘Take It So Hard’, ‘You Don’t Move Me’, ‘Pressure Drop’, and ‘Trouble’. He has equally been featured on many singles by various artists in the music industry due to his outstanding singing abilities.
Richards has provided lead vocals in most of the Rolling Stones’ songs. Some of these songs include ‘You Got the Silver’, ‘This Place Is Empty’, ‘Coming Down Again’, ‘Little T&A’, ‘Before They Make Me Run’, and ‘All About You’, among several others.
Keith Richards’ Albums
- Talk Is Cheap (1988)
- Main Offender (1992)
- Crosseyed Heart (2015)
Awards & Achievements
Richards’ performances as a solo singer earned him several awards and nominations, as well as admiration from fans who appreciate his individual works. From nominations for several awards such as Shockwaves NME Award, Scream Award and Grammy Award, the singer was named Legend of the Year in 2015 at the GQ Men of Year Awards. He has also won several awards with his band Rolling Stones. Some of these awards include the Grammy Award, Juno Award, Jazz FM Award, and others.
Personal Life & Family
Keith Richards married Patti Hansen in 1983, and their marriage gave rise to the birth of Theodora Dupree and Alexandra Nicole. He also has 3 children from his union with Anita Pallenberg. He is known to have a close relationship with friend and bandmate Mick Jagger.
The 76-year old singer is known for his discontent at hip hop and rap music. He was charged with possession of heroin in 1977, and he owns around 3,000 guitars. He is 174cm tall and has a weight of 68kg.
Keith Richards Net Worth
A world-renowned guitarist, Keith Richards found massive success as a singer and songwriter. He has also appeared in several films including ‘Man on Horseback’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’. Before releasing several singles and albums as a solo artist, Richards went on to release a total of 120 singles, 25 studio albums, 23 live albums, 32 video albums, 25 compilation albums, 64 music videos, six box sets, and 3 EPs. He is also a record producer and owns his own record label.
The sales of all of his records as a solo singer and with the Rolling Stones group provided a huge fortune of Keith Richards. He also earned more income from touring with his band, and also with ‘The New Barbarians’ and the group known as ‘X-Pensive Winos.’ His earnings have accumulated to form what exists as Keith Richards net worth today. Including his collection of nearly 3000 guitars, this man owns several properties including a Sussex estate that he purchased for around $400,000 dollars back in 1966. He also owns a house in Connecticut, where he resides. In addition, the music legend is the owner of a property situated on the private resort island Parrot Cay, in Turks and Caicos Islands.
Keith Richards net worth is $400 million. He is one of the greatest guitarists that have ever existed, and this is responsible for his inclusion into Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘100 Best Guitarists’ list. Through his music, this veteran has influenced many people to become successful singers and guitarists.