Richie Sambora Net Worth
Richie Sambora Net Worth: Richie Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. Richie Sambora is most famous for being the lead guitarist and one of the primary songwriters for the successful rock band, Bon Jovi. He has also released two solo albums and performed as a guest artist on multiple records. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. He has seen a million faces and rocked them all.
Early Life: Richard Stephen Sambora was born on July 11, 1959, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is the son of Joan, a secretary, and Adam Sambora, a factory foreman. He is of Polish descent and was raised Catholic. He grew up in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. He attended Woodbridge High School, where he played basketball. As a sophomore, his high school team won the 1975 Group 4 New Jersey State title. He graduated from high school in 1977.
Sambora's first instrument was the accordion, which he started playing when he was 6. He picked up the guitar at the age of 12 after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970. He was strongly influenced by the blues and 1960s rock and roll from the very start of playing the guitar. Sambora also plays many other instruments, such as drums, bass, saxophone, and piano. The first time he performed on stage was at a Catholic Youth Organization dance when he was a teenager.
He has stated his important musical influences growing up were Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Johnny Winter, George Harrison, and B.B. King. He was also influenced by Spanish Classical music and began a lifelong love of the Spanish guitar. Furthermore, he had stated that psychedelic soul singer Janis Joplin had a big influence on his musical style during her career in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Career: Sambora was a guitarist for the band Message, and put out an independent record titled Lesson which was copyrighted in 1982 and produced and arranged by Dean Fasano and Richie Sambora in Woodbridge, New Jersey. It was re-released in 1995 under the name Message, and in 2000 as Lessons. He was later in a band, Mercy, which was signed to Led Zeppelin's owned record label Swan Song Records, and then Duke Williams & the Extremes, who were signed to Capricorn Records. Sambora was also in an improvisational club band called Richie Sambora & Friends. He was part-owner of a club in New Jersey, and at age 19 owned his own independent label Dream Disc Records. Sambora's first professional tour was as an opening act for Joe Cocker in the early 1980s. Shortly before joining Bon Jovi in 1983, Sambora unsuccessfully auditioned for Kiss, to be Ace Frehley's replacement.
Bon Jovi added Sambora to replace original lead guitarist Dave Sabo. Sambora had attended a live show of Bon Jovi, and after being impressed, approached Jon Bon Jovi and told him that he thought they should work together. They immediately hit it off as friends, and Sambora was invited to a rehearsal. By the time Jon arrived, the band was sounding better than ever and Sambora was hired on the spot.
When Richie Sambora joined the band, Jon Bon Jovi, Sambora, Such, Bryan, and Torres became the founding members of Bon Jovi. In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums, and their debut single "Runaway" managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, which included three Top 10 singles, two of which ("You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer") reached number one on the charts.
Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi formed the primary songwriting unit of the band, which would later be extended and achieve widespread global recognition. From 1984 to date, the band has released 13 studio albums through 2016.
Slippery When Wet is their most successful and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Bon Jovi has released the albums, Bon Jovi, in 1984, 7800° Fahrenheit in 1985, Slippery When Wet in 1986, New Jersey in 1988, Keep the Faith in 1992, These Days in 1995, Crush in 2000, Bounce in 2002, Have a Nice Day in 2005, Lost Highway in 2007, The Circle in 2009, and What About Now in 2013 with Sambora. The band's 2016 album, This House Is Not for Sale was recorded after Sambora left the band. The last four of those albums all reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Sambora left the band prior to a concert in Calgary during 2013's Because We Can Tour, and since has only played with Bon Jovi at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction in 2018.
In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, Richie has also released three solo albums: Stranger in This Town (1991), Undiscovered Soul (1998), and Aftermath of the Lowdown (2012). All in all, Richie Sambora has co-written four #1 hit singles, 20 Top 10 singles, and almost 40 Top 40 singles.
Personal Life: Richie Sambora and Cher dated in 1991.
Sambora and Heather Locklear married in Paris on December 17, 1994. Their daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora was born on October 4, 1997. Locklear filed for divorce in February 2006 on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. The divorce was final in April 2007.
Sambora's father died on April 16, 2007 of lung cancer.
Samora dated guitarist Orianthi from 2014 t0 2018.
Sambora was been in rehab for his alcoholism and addiction to painkillers in June 2007. In late March 2008, Sambora was arrested for drunk driving in Laguna Beach, California. His daughter, who was 10 at the time and her friend were in the car with him. He was arraigned in May 2008 and pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. He was fined $390, put on probation for three years, and mandated to attend a driver's education course.
In late April 2011, Sambora entered rehab again, causing him to miss 13 shows of the Bon Jovi Live tour. Sambora returned to join the band when he completed rehab in June 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia, for the start of the European leg of the tour.
Real Estate: Richie Sambora owns houses in Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Calabasas, California, and Laguna Beach, California.
In September 2008, Sambora bought a 2,600 square foot, three-bedroom, three and a half bathroom condo in a downtown Philadelphia highrise for $3.58 million. The condo is reportedly on the 52nd floor.
He paid $4 million to buy a 10,204 square-foot Mediterranean-style house in Calabasas, California from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Randy Wolf.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 11, 1959 (60 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.829 m)|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|