Chuck Berry Net Worth
Chuck Berry net worth: Chuck Berry was an American musician, guitarist, singer, and songwriter who had a net worth of $10 million. Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in St. Louis, Missouri in October 1926. He was the fourth of six children. Chuck pursued a passion for music starting at a very early age, but his first official performance didn't happen until he was at Sumner High School. In 1944, when he was in high school Berry was arrested and went to prison for armed robbery. While in reform school he formed a singing quartet. They quartet became popular enough that the guards allowed them to perform outside of the detention center. He was released on the day of his 21st birthday. After being released Chuck got married and worked at an automobile assembly plant. In 1955, he met Muddy Waters in Chicago. Waters suggested that Berry contact Leonard Chess from Chess Records. Chess helped him record "Maybellene" and the song sold over a million copies and made it to #1 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart. He also started his own nightclub in St. Louis. Berry would eventually be known as a pioneer of rock and roll music. Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Rolling Stone named him the 5th Greatest Artist of All Time. His biggest hits also include "Roll Over Beethoven", "Rock and Roll Music", and "Johnny B. Goode". Berry released 20 studio albums and continued to tour late in life. It is rumored that Chuck actually heard rock and roll the first time after receiving a phone call from his cousin Marvin Berry back on November 12, 1955. Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.