Rick Springfield, born, Richard Lewis Springthorpe is a celebrated singer, vocalist, actor and author. He, throughout his artistic career, has donned many hats and has proven himself to be a true artistic virtuoso. He came into the limelight with his No.1 single “Jesse’s Girl”. Here is a brief summary of Rick Springfield’s net worth in 2018.
Rick Springfield’s Early Life
Rick Springfield was born on 23 August 1949 in Guildford, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He was born to Eileen Louise and Norman James Springthorpe. Rick’s father was an Australian Army officer. His father’s hectic military lifestyle had him moving across Australia and Great Britain for much of his childhood. He had a hard time growing up across two countries, as being the new kid always had him feeling out of place. Rick’s first association with music came when he began to learn the guitar at the age of 13. He invested his childhood frustrations into music and started many school bands. He eventually ended up dropping out of high school to further pursue his love for music and the rest is history. While working on his album, Rick met Barbara Porter. Their whirlwind romance led them to tie the knot in October of 1984. The bride and groom exchanged vows on the family church in Australia. The wedding was a tight knit family affair with only the couple’s family and closest friends in attendance. The couple have two sons, Liam Springfield and Joshua Springfield.
Rick Springfield’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Rick Springfield’s advent in signing began when he first started playing guitar at the age of 13. He lived in England from 1958-1963 fore fronting several bands, while still in high school. At only 19, he joined the band “Rockhouse”, which later came to be known as “MPD Ltd” in 1968 and began his first tour in Vietnam. The band soon disbanded, but this did not hamper Rick’s music career. In September of 1969, Rick joined the Australian teen pop rock band, “Zoot”. The band disbanded in May 1970, after producing two hit singles, “Hey Pinky” and “Freak”. Rick’s talent and credibility was recognised by Robie Porter and he signed him as a solo artist.
Rick Springfield released his debut single, “Speak to the Sky” in October 1970, and it went on to top at No. 5 on the singles chart. His debut album, “Beginnings” topped the Billboard 200. The year 1972-1973 saw him starring in the cartoon series” Mission: Magic!” as himself. The year 1981 witnessed the peak of his musical career with the release of his worldwide hit single, “Jessie’s Girl”, which was a part of his album, “Working Class Dog”. The single topped the Hot 100 chart in U.S.A affirming the spot for 2 consecutive weeks. The song won the 1982 “Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance”. He had considerable success with his other successive albums as well.
In 1985, he released his album “Tao” which had several sleeper hits. He was also part of the participating act in the live aid charity concert held in 1985. In 1977, he made his acting debut with “The Six Million Dollar Man”. This stint was followed up by several appearances in numerous TV shows. In 1981, he portrayed the role of Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital”. The show was a huge success with sky high ratings and marked his name in the TV industry. He also took part in theatrical plays and musicals.
As of now, Rick Springfield continues to star in hit TV shows and movies. He also acted in a guest appearance on the cult favorite “American Horror Story” as Pastor Charles in 2017. Rick Springfield, apart from being a noted musician and an actor, is also an incredibly successful author, having penned his autobiography, “Late, Late at Night: a Memoir” in 2010. The book was a success, hitting #13 on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Awards and Achievements
Won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Male Performance for his song “Jessie’s Girl”.
His autobiography was ranked at #23 of “ “The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine.
For his musical accolades he was presented with a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”
Net worth of Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield, a true maestro, has captivated the entire world through his teen boy image and his stellar performances. His current net worth is $15 million, thanks to his hugely successful music career.
Rick Springfield is cited as a true 80’s icon. From his hit musical career to his acting ventures, Rick has established himself as a true artist in all aspects. Closing 70, he still continues to work, setting himself up as a source of inspiration for all future artists.