Andrew Ridgeley Net Worth
Andrew Ridgeley Net Worth: Andrew Ridgeley is an English singer/songwriter and guitarist who has a net worth is $25 million. Andrew Ridgeley was born January 26, 1963 in Windlesham, Surrey, England. He is best known as a member of the wildly popular '80s band Wham (with George Michael), which produced such hits as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Careless Whisper. Although he occasionally helped write their music, sang and played instruments, his chief role in the group was that of George Michael's best friend. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley met during their childhood and formed a band which was originally called the Executives. Wham! (as the band was eventually renamed) became the first '80s rock band to have an album with three number one hits. The album, Make It Big, sold more than one million copies. Much to the disappointment of millions of fans worldwide, the two disbanded in 1986 to pursue solo careers. Since the breakup of Wham! in 1986, Andrew Ridgeley has spent his time producing and pursuing his own personal interests. Ridgeley's album sales were unsuccessful and Columbia canceled Ridgeley's contract. Despite the downfall, he utilized his musical talents elsewhere, playing guitar at Michael's live performance of Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me and also made a showing, along with Princess Diana and David Bowie, at an AIDS benefit in 1993. He married Keren Woodward, a member of the band Bananarama and they had one son. Ridgeley has since retired from the music industry and spends his time surfing, motor racing and owning a restaurant called Bar 92 in England.