Keith Richards is an English singer who is a founding member of the group ‘Rolling Stones’. He is a guitarist of the group and is also an actor, songwriter, and composer. Richards has been hailed as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. The songs written by him is also known as some of the best songs of all time. He has been active with the Rolling Stones since 1962. Keep reading to know more about Keith Richards’s net worth in 2018.
Keith Richards Early Life
Keith Richards was born in Kent, England on 18 December 1943. His parents were Herbert William Richards and Doris Maud Lydia Richards.
He went to Wentworth Primary School along with Mick Jagger. Later, he attended Sidcup Art College, where he befriended Dick Taylor. He soon left college and moved to London to concentrate more on music.
In 1983, Keith Richards married Patti Hansen. The couple is the parents of Alexandra Nicole and Theodora Dupree. He also has three children with Anita Pallenberg. He is known to have a very close relationship with Mick Jagger, who is also his bandmate.
In 2012, Keith Richards became a judging panel of the Independent Music Awards. He is known to dislike hip hop and Rap. In 1977, he was charged with possessing heroin. He has a collection of almost 3,000 guitars.
Keith Richards Career
In 1962, Keith Richards became one of the founding member s of the group ‘Rolling Stones’. A year later, the group was signed to Deca Records. With the group, he went on to release 25 studio albums, 23 live albums, 25 compilation albums, 32 video albums, 64 music videos, 3 EPs, 6 box sets, and 120 singles.
He is also a music producer, and in 1966, he produced the album called ‘Today’s Pop Symphony.’ In 1997, he launched his recording label called ‘Mindless Records.’ As a solo artist, Richards released his first album ‘Talk Is Cheap’ in 1988. In 1992, his album ‘Main Offender’ became available.
Richards’s most recent solo album, ‘Crosseyed Heart’ was released in 2015. He has also released the compilation album ‘Vintage Vinos.’ He has successfully released many singles in his career like “Trouble,” “Pressure Drop,” “You Don’t Move Me,” “Take It So Hard,” and “Run Rudolph Run.”
He has also guest appeared on several other singles for various artists. Richards has provided lead vocals in many songs of the Rolling Stones. Some of these songs are “This Place Is Empty,” “Little T&A,” “All About You,” “Before They Make Me Run,” “You Got The Silver,” and “Coming Down Again.”
Awards & Achievements
As a solo artist, Keith Richards was awarded the Legend of the Year at the GQ Men of Year Awards in 2015. He received a Grammy nomination in 2014 and had won the 2009 Scream Awards. In 2011, he was nominated for Shockwaves NME Award in the category of Best Book. His band, Rolling Stones has also received several awards including Jazz FM Awards, Juno Award, and Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Keith Richards
The estimated net worth of Keith Richards is more than $380 million. A world-renowned guitarist, he also found success as singer and songwriter. He has also appeared in several films like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ and ‘Man on Horseback.’ He has released several albums as a solo artist and also for the Rolling Stones. Richards has also contributed to other artists. Additionally, he owns properties in Weston, Sussex, Turks & Caicos, and Connecticut.
Keith Richards is one of the most renowned guitarists in the world. He has influenced many people on how to become a successful songwriter and guitarist. Richards has also written two books. His legacy has made him appear in the list of ‘100 best guitarists’ by Rolling Stone magazine.