Roderick David "Rod" Stewart was born in London, England on January 10, 1945. He is best known for being a British singer-songwriter with an estimated net worth of $220 million. He is of British and Scottish descent. Stewart did not begin to take an interest in music until well into the early 1960, when he started to learn the harmonica, and later piano. He joined up with The Ray Davies Quartet , later known as The Kinks and became their lead singer in 1962. He started on his solo career in 1964, signing with Decca Records in August of that year. His songs were slow to takeoff, despite publicity on local television shows. It wasn't until 1969 that Stewart recorded his first album "An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down". It was in 1975 when Stewart moved to the U.S. During his career he has released 12 number one albums and 11 number one singles in the U.S. and U. K. Stewart has also been known to lead an active romantic life, fathering seven children with five different women over the years.He has sold over 130 million records worldwide and was named #33 in Q magazines "Top 100 Singers Of All Time".