Who is Richie Sambora and what is his net worth 2018? Richie Sambora is a popular American rock singer, guitarist, producer and songwriter. He is popular as the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi, a band which dominated the rock world for 30 years. He also has three solo albums titled ‘Undiscovered Soul’, ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown’, and ‘Stranger in This Town’.
Richie Stephen Sambora was born in 1959 on 11 July to Joan and Adam C. Sambora. He married his long-time girlfriend, Heather Locklear in 1994, but the couple separated in 2007. The couple also had a daughter named Ava Elizabeth Sambora. Both of them are very close to their daughter and have raised her with mutual understanding.
In 2007, he had to go to rehab due to his constant drinking. In 2008 he was arrested for drunk driving in California beach. In 2011, he entered rehab again, but this time he really learned his lesson and was able to manage his alcoholism. Ever since then he hasn’t had any trouble with his addictions and obsessions, which definitely helping him in becoming a better musician and a better man.
He is a trained professional guitarist, who can also play an accordion, bouzouki, talk box, piano, and mandolin.
Ever since 2014, Richie has been in a serious relationship with fellow guitarist Orianthi.
He is very private about his personal life and doesn’t like talking or being questioned about it.
He released 12 albums with Bon Jovi. He and Bon Jovi Jovi worked as the songwriters for most of the songs on these albums. Some of their hit albums include ‘New Jersey’, ‘Keep the Faith’, ‘Bon Jovi’, and ‘Lost Highway’.
He started his solo career in 1991, and released albums like ‘Undiscovered Soul’, ‘Stranger in This Town’, and ‘Aftermath of the Lowdown’.
He is also an active fundraiser and has contributed to multiple charities like Steve Young Forever Young Foundation, Dream Street and Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease. In 2009 he also founded, a charity called You Can Go Home in his home town in New Jersey.
The guitarist has an amazing collection of musical instruments some of which include ‘Karmer Jersey Star’, ‘Gibson Les Paul’, ‘Gibson SG Junior’, ‘ESP LTD Richie Sambora SA-2’, ‘Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi’, ‘Martin Guitars’, ‘Gibson Firebird’, and ‘Gibson Explorer’.
In 2004, Richie was awarded by Kean University with a Doctorate in Letters. In 2009, his name was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Songwriters. He has won 6 Billboard Touring Awards, one Brit Award, one Grammy Award, 3 Japan Gold Disc Awards, one Premios Oye, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, two World Music Award and many more with Bon Jovi. He has received multiple honours for his contribution to the music industry.
Net Worth of Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora has an estimated net worth of $120 million. The form Bon Jovi Guitarist already made millions from his band; now his old records just add more numbers in his bank through royalty money. He can also be seen making cameos in several TV shows movies and concerts, which also help him in earning a few hundred dollars.
Richie Sambora is the greatest guitarist of all time. He has a legacy of riffs; he was a part of a rock revolutionary band who transformed the music world forever. Bon Jovi was a phenomenon and Richie being a part of it, is a blessing for us music lovers, who have made some of the best tunes with his strings. We sure hope to listen to more new music and lyrics from him, and we would definitely die for a Bon Jovi reunion tour.