Rod Stewart Biography
|Popular Name:||Rod Stewart|
|Birth Name:||Roderick David Stewart|
|Birth Date:||10 January 1945|
|Birth Place:||Highgate, London, England|
Alana Stewart (m. 1979, div. 1984) ; Rachel Hunter (m. 1990, div. 2006) ; Penny Lancaster (m. 2007)
Musician, Record producer
|Years active:||1961 till date|
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Rod Stewart is a widely recognized British singer-songwriter, largely popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. After having brief stints with a number of bands, he got his first dose of success with the “Jeff Beck Group” and subsequently rose to prominence with the music band, “Faces”, introducing the blues-rock genre. Along with a group career, he began a solo career and released a number of albums that infused folk music, soul music, rock, and R&B. Rod Stewart net worth 2020 has been influenced by earnings recorded from some of his best-selling albums including “Never a Dull Moment”, “Tonight I’m Yours”, “Every Picture Tells a Story”, “Atlantic Crossing”, “Blondes Have More Fun”, and ‘Great American Songbook’ series. He made a name with some of his chart-topping tracks, such as “Downtown Train”, “Have I Told You Lately”, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, “Maggie May”, and “Tonight’s the Night”, with his signature singing voice. During his over fifty years career, he became a famous superstar in the pop and rock genre, giving many solo hit singles across the globe, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 130 million records sold worldwide, Rod Stewart is regarded as one of the best-selling British musicians of all time. He has been honored with many awards for his services to music.
Rod Stewart’s Early Life
Roderick David Stewart was born in Highgate, North London on January 10, 1945, to English mother Elsie Gilbart and Scottish father Robert Stewart. After failing his eleven-plus exams at the Highgate Primary School, he was transferred to William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School, Hornsey. At the age of 14, he learnt playing the guitar and began to perform on hit songs of Chas McDevitt and Lonnie Donegan with his friends in a skiffle group called Kool Kats. After quitting school at age 15, he took up small jobs working as a fence erector, grave digger, newspaper delivery boy, and silk screen printer to support his family.
Rod Stewart’s Career
Throughout his whole career, Rod Stewart has released twelve number one albums and eleven number one singles in the US and UK charts. He was placed 33rd position on the “Top 100 Singers of All Time” list by selling over 130 million records worldwide, which is the most responsible factor of Rod Stewart net worth. His debut album “Every Picture Tells a Story” which was released in 1971 attained the top spots on both the UK and US charts. His Other albums Smiler (1974), A Night on the Town (1976)and Atlantic Crossing (1975) also reached number one position in the UK. In addition to that, Rod has dropped many successful albums. These include Merry Christmas (2012), As Time Goes By Great American Songbook (2003), Vaggabond Heart (1991), Out of Order (1988), and Foot Loose & Fancy-Free (1977), which all reached the number one position in at least one country.
Rod Stewart has belonged with several successful bands, such as — Soul Agents, Shotgun Express, Steampacket, The Jeff Beck Group, and Jimmy Powell and the Five Dimensions.
Rod Stewart’s Albums
Throughout his whole career, Rod Stewart net worth 2020 accumulated with the sales of his successfully released twelve number one albums; and the following hit albums are proof why he is considered one of the best in the world.
- Merry Christmas (2012)
- As Time Goes By Great American Songbook (2003)
- Vaggabond Heart (1991)
- Out of Order (1988)
- Foot Loose & Fancy-Free (1977)
- Smiler (1974)
- A Night on the Town (1976)
- Atlantic Crossing (1975)
Awards & Achievements
In 1971, his single “Maggie May” was included in the list of “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He won the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ at the Brit Awards in 1993. The next year, he got inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and also made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for performing in the largest free rock concert which drew over 4.2 million people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He won a Grammy Award for “Stardust… The Great American Songbook Volume III” in 2005 for the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” category. In 2005, he earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2006, he was inducted into ‘UK Music Hall of Fame’.
In 2007, he received an “Order of the British Empire” medal as a reward for his contribution to music. He was voted #17 on “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Pop Artists”’ by Billboard magazine in the year 2008. He has also ranked #59 and #33 in the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of all Time” by Rolling Stone and Q Magazine and respectively.
Personal Life & Family
In 1962, Rod had a brief affair with Suzannah Boffey, a London art student. Their relationship ended after their daughter Sarah Streeter was born, and put up for adoption.
He had two children from his marriage to Alana Hamilton in 1979 – Kimberley Alana Stewart and Sean Roderick Stewart. The couple divorced in 1984.
From his model girlfriend Kelly Emberg, he fathered a daughter, Ruby Stewart.
In 1990, he married model Rachel Hunter they had two children – Renee Cecili Stewart and Liam McAlister Stewart. The couple separated in 1999 and finally divorced in 2006.
He entered a relationship with covergirl-turned-photographer Penny Lancaster in 1999. They married in 2007 and have two children together — Alastair Wallace Stewart and Aiden Patrick Stewart, in 2011.
In the year 2000, Rod Stewart became very Ill and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. However, he a successful surgery soon after.
In total, Rod Stewart has 8 children — four daughters and four sons.
The legendary singer is 178cm tall and weighs around 75Kg. The color of his hair is blonde and the color of his eyes is light brown.
Rod Stewart Net Worth
Rod Stewart net worth has been estimated and disclosed to run into several millions of dollars. A larger bulk of his wealth has been made through his music; through earnings from his music shows in many parts of the world and with the revenue he collects from the sales of his successfully released twelve number one albums.
For his assets, Rod Stewart has owned several extremely impressive estates over the years. In 1986 he purchased a country estate in England worth a little over $1 million. He later sold this for $6.15 million in March 2019. He owns an 18th-century castle valued at $6.2 million. He owns an oceanfront house in Florida which would go for at least $20 million in today’s market. His 20,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Park likely worth about $50 to $60 million. He also owns a fleet of luxurious cars which are well befitting for a well deserving legend like himself.
Rod Stewart net worth is roughly $400 million.
Without any doubt, the records of his success and achievements present this man is a true living legend and a once in a lifetime artist that has given the world numerous stage shows and remarkable memorable songs. At the moment, the 75-year-old Rod Stewart is in the twilight of his over five-decades long career, and all we can do is wish for his healthy healthy well-being.