Sir Richard Starkey colloquially known as Ringo Starr is a popular American figure. He is a songwriter, musician, and singer. This legendary singer cum drummer is part of a world-famous rock group- The Beatles. Ringo Starr has made immense wealth throughout his career.
How much is Starr’s net worth and assets?
As per credible and authentic sources, the net worth of Ringo Starr as of 2020 is $350 million. This net worth is an accumulation of his earnings from songs, movies, stage performances and endorsements.
During the early 1990s, Ringo Starr rose to fame after he became the part of ‘The Beatles’. This is where his earnings multiplied tremendously. Currently, he is one of the wealthiest drummers of all time. He is ranked as the 10th most luxurious rock star alive in the world. Starr proved his worth in the music industry as a famous songwriter, music composer, lyricist, and drummer. He is also a photographer and a well-established actor. In 2018, he was honored and knighted by Prince William.
How was the early life of the superstar?
The world-famous drummer was born on July 7, 1940, in the city of Liverpool, England. He experienced a tough life right from early childhood. His parents got separated when he was only four years old. His father left them, and his mother worked as a maid to bring him up. At the age of 6, Richard was forced to stay in a children’s hospital due to the prolonged disease of contracted peritonitis, which was briefly followed by two years of stay in a sanitarium for treating tuberculosis.
Right from his childhood, he discovered an interest in music by hearing percussion. However, when his mother remarried, Starr’s stepfather supported him to learn music. He was introduced to skiffle music by his stepdad. The Skiffle music was played with household items, and Starr totally aced it. Then he started playing drums in small group concerts.
A glance into the personal life of Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr married twice. He was married to Maureen Cox during the period from 1965 to 1975, and they had three children – Lee, Jason, and Zak. He then tied the knot with Barbara Bach in 1981 after Maureen Cox died of leukemia. Ringo and Barbara become drug-addict and spend years in rehab, and they are still together. At present, Ricko Starr has seven grandchildren, and he was the first Beatle member to be blessed as a great grandfather.
Age, Height, and Weight of the superstar
Ringo Starr was born in the year of 1940. Today he is an 80-year old proud Beatle member and godfather to seven grandchildren. His height is 1.68m, and his weight is 68kg. He is a healthy and easy-going human being.
Career highlights of Ringo Starr
The Beattle’s drummer got his first drum set during Christmas in the year 1957. He then joined forces with Rory Storm and Hurricanes and went famous with his screen name- Ringo Starr. He played solo music and he even wrote lyrics. His drum solos were well-known as ‘starr-time’. After the band got popular, he met George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon, the members of the band Beatles. A short trip to Hamburg changed his life. In the year 1960, he collaborated with Hurricanes and Beatles for a concert starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Lu Walters and Ringo Starr.
In 1962, he joined the Beatles replacing the well-known member Pete Best. This created a buzz among the fans of Ringo Starr and Pete Best. The first song of Beatles, starring Ringo Starr – ‘Please Please Me (1963)’ started the Beatlemania which is existent even today.
After the Beatles broke up in April 1970, Ringo started his solo career. He was launched against Peter Sellers in the popular film – ‘The Magic Christian (1969)’. This film was followed by ‘Sentimental Journey (1970)’ and ‘Beaucoup of Blues’ (1971)’. He set his solo records, and his career took a new turn. In 2013, Ringo portrayed his talent for photography and produced an album named ‘Photograph’, which was filled with intimate images of the Beatles. Later in 2018, he signed a worldwide great publishing deal with BMG.
How much are earnings and salary of Ringo Star?
Ringo Starr was featured in the list of wealthiest drummers in the year of 2018. Most of his wealth was accumulated from his journey as a Beatles member. In the year of 2013, Beatles earned $71 Million, and Ringo Starr was one of the most prominent members of the band. It is estimated that per second income of Ringo Starr is $1.87, making it $58.92 million every year.
“You got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues. And you know if don’t come easy”. Through this quote, Ringo described his entire life in just two lines.
Awards and Achievement
Ringo Starr has several nominations and prestigious awards under his name. He was first nominated for an Emmy Award in 1989. Then, there was never looking back for him. He has won some of the most renowned awards and honors. He was an inductee of the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 1989 and 2015. He made into a member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1965 and received an honorary knighthood in New Year Honours in 2018.