Little Richard is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor from the United States of America. He has over 35 studio, live and compilation albums, through which he gained huge success for. Continue reading to find out Little Richard’s net worth in 2018, professional career and personal life below.
The music icon Richard Wayne Penniman was born in Macon city in Georgia, United States, on the 5th of December, 1932. His father Charles Bud Penniman sold distilled beverages which were illegal back then, he was a church deacon as well as a nightclub owner, and his mother Leva Mae Stewart was one of Macon’s city Baptist church members.
Little Richard has 12 brothers and sisters. He was grown and raised in his hometown, specifically in Pleasant Hill neighbourhood along with his brothers and sisters. The family was very religious, and they joined many churches including Baptist, Pentecostalism and the African Methodist Episcopal A.M.E. church. Little Richard studied at the Ballard Hudson High School, where he joined their Marching band. He said once that his favourite singer is Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who passed away in 1973.
For his personal life, Little Richard has been into several relationships and sexual actions. He was involved with Audrey Robinson and information says that he slept with her along with other men in the group. Little Richard’s only marriage was to Ernestine Harvin from 1959 – 1963. His only x wife said that the reason behind their divorce was his popularity life. During his marriage period, Little Richard adopted his only son Danny Jones Penniman, who later worked as one of his bodyguards for some time.
Little Richard’s talent began rising a lot after learning to play the Alto saxophone. During his time at school, he played at the school’s Marching band, next to his part-time job at the Macon City Auditorium. Sister Rosetta Tharpe heard Little Richard singing a couple of her gospel recordings and invited him to sing on stage, so he did, the crowd liked it a lot and Tharpe decided to pay him for his performance.
Following his first great stage performance, Little Richard sang with other’s shows who were coming through his city. His professional career breakthrough career success began with his song “Tutti Frutti” which peaked at 2 on the Billboard’s Rhythm and Blues Best Sellers chart. His debut album “Here’s Little Richard” is his highest charting album as it peaked at 13 on the Billboard’s Pop Albums chart. Little Richard’s latest full shows were at Florida’s Pensacola Interstate Fair, and another one that took place in Las Vegas.
Awards & Achievements
Little Richard has received numerous awards throughout his career. He was honoured in the Grammy Hall of Fame many times. Little Richard also received the American Music Award of Merit, the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, and the NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award. He was awarded with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993, and with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Net Worth of Little Richard
The singer-songwriter, musician and actor Little Richard net worth is about to $45 million. He earned his wealth from the great music that he worked on, released and performed. Little Richard is recognised as one of the music icons, so his shows are considered as one of the most important in the industry.
Little Richard is known as an icon in the industry, as he has been in it for more than 7 decades. His performance and his personality influence many people all around the world. Little Richard’s success began with “Tutti Frutti” song, and he started gaining international recognition after it.