Sixto Rodriguez Net Worth
Sixto Rodriguez Net Worth: Sixto Rodriguez is an American folk musician who has a net worth of $5 million. Sixto Rodriguez was born in Detroit, Michigan in July 1942. In 1967 he released the single "I'll Slip Away" under the name Rod Riguez. With Sussex Records he recorded the albums Cold Fact in 1970 and Coming from Reality in 1971 under the name Rodriguez. The albums did not sell well in the U.S. and Rodriguez was dropped by the label before he could complete his third album.
Sixto subsequently quit music and took a job working various jobs, from demolition to production line work. Unknown to Rodriguez, his music became extremely popular and successful in South Africa and Australia beginning in the 1990s. At one point in time he was possibly more famous than Elvis Presley in South Africa. Most of his foreign fans were under the impression that Sixto had committed suicide in the 1970s.
Sixto's life was the subject of the 2012 documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" which went on to win an Academy Award. The documentary featured two of his fans as they made the journey to Cape Town of find out if Sixto was alive or dead and what had become of him. The soundtrack for the film made it to #1 and was certified Gold in Sweden. His two studio albums were re-released in 2012 and cracked the top 20 in Denmark, Sweden, and New Zealand.
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 17, 1937 (83 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|