- Richest Celebrities › Rock Stars
- Net Worth:
- $350 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Jul 7, 1940 (82 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
- Drummer, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Peace activist, Cinematographer, Lyricist, Film director
- United Kingdom
What is Ringo Starr's net worth?
Ringo Starr is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually on one song on each album. He has also had a long solo career. Ringo Starr has a net worth of $350 million.
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, was born July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England. He is the only child of confectioners Richard and Elsie Gleave. His parents separated and divorced when Ringo was a young boy. His father wasn't involved with his son after the divorce and Ringo's mom took on housecleaning jobs before getting a job as a barmaid. When Ringo was six, he had a routine appendectomy for his appendicitis. He contracted peritonitis which. put him in a coma for several days. During his year long recovery, he lived away from his family at the Myrtle Street Children's Hospital in Liverpool. He was discharged from the hospital in May 1948 and his mother kept him out of school. As a result, Ringo could not read or write at the age of eight. He was tutored twice a week for several years and that got him caught up academically. In 1953, Ringo contracted tuberculosis and lived in a sanatorium for two years. The sanatorium encouraged their patients to join the hospital band both to stimulate motor skills and to alleviate boredom, leading to Ringo's first exposure to a percussion instrument: a makeshift mallet that he used to strike the cabinets next to his bed. As a result, Ringo became interested in drumming.
In 1954, Ringo's mother married Harry Graves, a huge fan of big band music. He introduced Ringo to recordings by Dinah Shore, Sarah Vaughan, and Billy Daniels.
After his release from the sanatorium in late 1955, Starkey did not return to school and set out to find a job but was lacking in motivation and discipline; his initial attempts at gainful employment proved unsuccessful. Eventually, his step-father got him a job as an apprentice machinist at Henry Hunt and Son, a Liverpool school equipment manufacturer, where he befriended Roy Trafford. The two bonded over their shared interest in music.
It wasn't long before Ringo and Trafford began rehearsing songs during their lunch breaks. For Christmas 1957, Graves gave Ringo a second-hand drum kit. Over the next few years, Ringo developed his drumming skills and joined a number of local bands including Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. It was at this time that he changed his name to Ringo Starr. By 1960, the Hurricanes were one of the most popular bands in Liverpool. Ringo was with the Hurricanes when he first met the Beatles in October 1960. On October 15, 1960, he drummed with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, recording with them for the first time.
He joined the Beatles in 1962, replacing Pete Best as the drummer. His quirky drumming style, caused by playing left-handed on a right-handed instrument, is often cited as an influence by modern percussion artists. He sang lead on several Beatles tracks, including "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Yellow Submarine," "Good Night," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Boys," and their cover of "Act Naturally." He wrote "Don't Pass Me By" 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 bandmate 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." S
He has toured with more than a dozen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles and a solo artist, making him one of 21 performers inducted more than once.
He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. He is the richest drummer in the world.
In 1965, Ringo Star married Maureen Cox. Beatles manager Brian Epstein was the best man. His stepfather Harry Graves and George Harrison were witnesses. The couple had three children: Zak (1965), Jason (1967), and Lee (1970). The couple divorced in 1975 after Starr's repeated infidelities. He later admitted to being "a drunk, a wife-beater, and an absent father". Maureen passed away in 1994 at 48 from leukemia.
In 1980, Starr met actress Barbara Bach on the set of the film "Caveman." They married on April 27, 1981.
Starr has eight grandchildren: one from Zak, four from Jason, and three from Lee. In 2016, he was the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather
Starr is a vegetarian and meditates daily. His catchphrase and motto for life is "peace and love"
In 2013, more than 30 years after the Beatles broke up, Starr brought in $3 million from touring and record sales. Today he can easily make $3-5 million per year with just a few live performances.
In 1971, Starr bought John Lennon's home Tittenhurst Park at Sunninghill in Berkshire and moved his family there.
Starr and Bach split their time between homes in Los Angeles, Cranleigh, England; and Monte Carlo. He also has a home in the Chelsea district of London off of King's Road.