Richie Sambora is a popular rock guitarist who is the lead guitarist for the band “Bon Jovi” for more than 30 years. In addition, he has released three solo albums, such as “Aftermath of the Lowdown,” “Stranger in This Town,” and “Undiscovered Soul.” Here is a quick summary of Richie Sambora’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Richie Sambora Early Life
Richie was born on 11th July 1959 as the song of Adam C. Sambora and Joan Sambora in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He spent his early childhood in Woodbridge Township and graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1977.
Sambora started to play guitar at the early age of 12 by getting influenced by many artists, such as Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, BB King, George Harrison, and Joe Perry. He also followed the Spanish classical music.
Richie played many instruments, like saxophone, drums, saxophone, and bass during his early days. His first performance was at the Catholic Youth Organization as a teenager.
Richie Sambora Career
Sambora started his career as a guitarist for the brand Message. He releases two albums with this band, named Message, and Lessons in 1995 and 2000 respectively. In addition to that, he was a prominent part of some other bands Mercy (Swan Song Records), Duke Williams & the Extremes (Capricorn Records) and Richie Sambora & Friends.
He made his first professional tour in the 1980s for Joe Cocker. An Amazing turnaround came in his career when he joins the band Bon Jovi in 1983 after auditioning unsuccessfully many times. He was a replacement for their original lead guitarist Dave Sabo, who left the group. Sambora worked for this band for more than 30 years and left it in 2013 before Because We Can Tour.
In addition to his group career, he has also enjoyed great success as a solo artist. His first solo album “Stranger in This Town” was released in 1991 that reaches on 20th position on the UK Albums Chart. The second album of Richie “Undiscovered Soul” release after a gap of seven years in 1998 that ranked at 24th position on the UK Album Chart.
He releases his third solo album “Aftermath of the Lowdown” in 2012 that ranked 35th position on the UK Albums Chart.
Awards & Achievements
The majority of awards won by Richie Sambora came as the part of the band Bon Jovi. The group has won many American Music Awards in the categories Favorite Rock Band and Award of Merit in 1998 & 2004 respectively. In addition, they have won Humanitarian Award, Eventful Fan’s Choice Award, Top Tour Award and Legend of Live Award at Billboard Touring Events since 2008.
Bon Jovi has also won the “Collaborative Video of the Year award” two times in the years 2006 and 2008 at CMT Music Awards. In 2009, Richie Sambora was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Richie has married once in their life with popular actress Heather Locklear on 17th December 1994, but the couple divorced in 2007. Together, they have a beautiful daughter whose name is Ava Elizabeth Sambora. He is presently in a relationship with guitarist Orianthi, who is 26 years younger than him.
Net Worth of Richie Sambora
The Richie Sambora net worth is $70 million. He has been the lead guitarist for the band Bon Jovi for more than half of his life that helped him earn lots of money. Additionally, the sales of his solo albums make him his net worth huge.
Richie Sambora is one of the pioneers in Rock Music who have given so much to our community. We wish he stay in good health and continue giving us some memorable performances in the upcoming years.