Ringo Starr is a British musician and actor who has a net worth of $300 million. Starr was born and raised in Liverpool, England, and suffered health problems as a child that caused him to leave grammar school at age thirteen, though he attended secondary school in Liverpool and excelled in art, drama, and mechanics. He joined the Beatles in 1962, replacing Pete Best as drummer, and his quirky style—caused, he claims, by playing left-handed on a right-handed instrument—is often cited as an influence by modern percussion artists. He also wrote and sang lead on several Beatles tracks, including "Yellow Submarine" and "Octopus's Garden."
After the Beatles' breakup in 1970, Starr began a prolific solo career, releasing fifteen studio albums by 2010 and collaborating with a variety of artists, including former band mate Paul McCartney. He has also appeared in a number of films, both with the Beatles and in the time after their split, and he narrated the children's television programs Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and Shining Time Station for two seasons each, eventually winning an Emmy Award for Shining Time Station. Starr married Maureen Cox in 1965, and they had three children before divorcing in 1975. In 1981, he married actress Barbara Bach; they remain married.