Who is Ringo Starr and what is his net worth 2018? Ringo Starr is a singer and song writer who achieved global fame as the drummer of the band ‘Beatles’. He has also given lead vocal on several of the band’s album. Some of the songs where he provided lead vocals are “Good Night”, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine”. He was associated with the band Beatles for a decade and also had success as a solo artist. Rolling Stone has named him as the greatest drummer of all time in 2011. He has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Richard Starkey popularly known Ringo Starr was born on 7 July 1940 in Dingle, Liverpool. He was the only child born to parents Richard Starkey and Elsie Gleave. Both his parents worked as confectioners. Before he was born, his parents decided to keep his name as ‘Ritchie’. His parents divorced soon and his mother used to do petty jobs. When he was six, he got appendicitis which further leads to peritonitis. He was in a coma for several days and his recovery took almost a year.
He was illiterate even until 8 years of age. He received weekly tutorials from his neighbour. In 1953, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He later went to St Silas, a Church of England primary school and then to Dingle Vale Secondary modern school. His mother married Harry Graves in 1953 and Graves was very passionate about music. It was then when Starr got introduced to recordings of Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Shore.
In 1965, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox. They have three children together, Zack, Jason, and Lee. In 1994, his wife Maureen died of leukemia. In 1981, he married an actress, Barbara Bach. In the year 1985, Starr became the first grandfather of Beatles with the birth of Zak’s child. In 2016, he also became a great grandfather.
In 1956, Ringo Starr met Roy Trafford and together they used to rehearse songs. In 1960, he played drums with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison. In 1962, he replaced Pete Best to be the drummer of the band ‘Beatles’. His first performance as a band member was on August 1972 in Port Sunlight. By November 1962, Starr used to receive fan mails.
In 1963, the Beatles released their single “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do”. By 1964, the Beatles were acclaimed International stars. The Beatles also made their debut in the film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. In 1966, their album ‘Revolver’ was released. In 1968, Ringo Starr sang a song for other artists. In April 1970, it was announced that Starr has left the Beatles. In 1971, he released his solo hit “Back Off Boogaloo”.
He found his own record label called Ring O’ Records and signed eleven artists. Between 1975 and 1978 he released 15 singles and five albums. He had his first all-star excursion called ‘Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’ in 1990. He released his 15th studio album called ‘Y Not’ in 2010. On his 77th birthday in July 2017, he released a new single called “Give More Love”.
He and Beatles have won several awards. They won the Academy Award in 1971 for the Best Original Score. In 1989, he won a Daytime Emmy nomination. As an individual, he was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 2015. With Beatles, he has won 5 Grammy Awards.
Ringo Starr Net Worth
Ringo Starr had a successful career as a drummer. He has also written songs and produced them. By doing so, he has accumulated good wealth. Ringo Starr’s net worth is an estimated $370 million. He owes this fortune to sales of his albums and also to his production company for producing successful records. He has also written three books in his career and has also appeared in various movies.
In his career span, Starr has released 18 solo albums and has won numerous awards. He is also an accomplished songwriter and has also given his vocals with various other artists. He has been considered as the greatest drummer of all time. In 2012, it was estimated that he was the richest drummer in the world.
Starr was influenced by Hank Williams. Gene Autry was a first musical hero and he was also a fan of Lee Dorsey. He was also honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.