Lionel Richie Net Worth
Lionel Richie net worth: Lionel Richie is an American singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $200 million dollars. Lionel Richie is an incredibly gifted musician and producer who first rose to fame with the group "The Commodores". He also enjoyed a highly successful solo career. Lionel released several studio albums as a solo artist and had 13 consecutive top 10 hits from 1981 to 1986, including 5 #1 hits. He had two #1 albums in the US and has sold 100 million records worldwide. Richie he was the co-writer, along with Michael Jackson, of the song "We Are the World" which is one of the biggest singles in history. He released the album, Just Go in 2009 and toured Australia and New Zealand through spring 2011. On March 26, 2012, Richie released his tenth studio album, Tuskegee, and in 2013 announced that he would begin his first North American tour, "All the Hits All Night Long," in over a decade. Over the last decade, in addition to his notoriety in the United States and Europe, Richie has also brome quite a phenomenon in several Arab countries, including Morocco, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Libya. Lionel Richie was born in 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama and grew up on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute. He was a star tennis player and attended the Tuskegee Institute where he earned a degree in economics. He also briefly attended graduate school at Auburn University. On October 18, 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. In 1983 the couple informally adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, the two-year-old daughter of one of the members of Lionel's band. They raised her as their daughter, Nicole Richie, and adopted her legally when she was nine years old. In 1986, while still married to Harvey, Lionel began a relationship with Diane Alexander. Richie and Harvey divorced on August 9, 1993, after being married nearly 18 years. Richie married Diane Alexander on December 21, 1995. They have a son, Miles Brockman and a daughter, Sofia. Richie and Alexander divorced in January 2004.