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Harry Rodger Webb was born on the 14th October 1940 in Lucknow, United Provinces, British India, of British and Spanish ancestry.,and far better known by his stage name Cliff Richard, he is a musician and pop singer, probably best recognized for being one of the three artists with the highest number of No. 1 hits in the UK, who has released 45 studio albums. He is also known as an actor. His career has been active since 1958.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Cliff Richard is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cliff counts the total size of his net worth at the impressive amount of $110 million, accumulated not only through his involvement in the music industry, but also through his career as an actor.
Cliff Richard Net Worth $110 Million
Cliff Richard is the son of Rodger Oscar Webb, who worked as a contractcatering and Dorothy Marie Dazely. Upon Indian independence in 1948, he moved with his family to Carshalton, Surrey, England, where he attended Stanley Park Juniors, a primary school, then they relocated to Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, and there he went to Kings Road Junior Mixed Infants School, after which he attended Cheshunt Secondary Modern School from 1952 to 1957. While in there, he became very interested in music, so his father bought him a guitar at the age of 16, and a year later, he formed the band Quintones.
Not long after, Cliff began his professional musical career in 1958, when he became the lead vocalist of the rock’n’roll band Cliff Richard and the Drifters, which he co-founded alongside guitarist Ian Samwell, drummer Terry Smart, and another guitarist Norman Mitham. They released Norrie Paramor’s song “Move It” in 1958, which immediately achieved enormous success, reaching No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and in the following year came out his debut studio album “Cliff Sings”, which also peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth.
Subsequently, Cliff released his first No. 1 single, entitled “Living Doll”, which was followed by others – “Travellin’ Light”, “I Love You”, etc. At that time, they changed the group’s name to The Shadows; during the 1960s they separated from Cliff, but still performed with him and wrote many of his hit singles, and he continued to line up success after success. Cliff’s debut single without the group was “When The Girl In Your Arms Is the Girl In Your Heart” (1961), after which he continued to release studio albums, including “21 Today” (1961), “When In Spain” (1963), “Love Is Forever” (1965), and “Tracks ‘n Grooves” (1970), among others, all of which increased his net worth by a large margin. Moreover, he represented the UK at the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Congratulations”, finishing in second place behind Spain. In the same year, The Shadows disbanded.
During the next decade, Cliff released seven studio albums of which three went gold in the UK – “I’m Nearly Famous” (1976) with the hit “Devil Woman” that became his first hit in the US, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvenile” (1979), and “I’m No Hero” (1980), all contributing to his wealth. Moreover, in 1979 he also released the single “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, written by Alan Tarney, which marked his whole career, peaking at No. 1 in the UK and No. 7 in the US. In the following year, thanks to his talent, Cliff was honored with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire from the Queen.
At the beginning of the 1980s, Cliff’s single “Wired For Sound” reached No. 4 on the UK charts, and also marked his career as one of his best songs. In 1983 out came the album “Silver”, which achieved two gold certifications, and by the end of the decade, he released three more albums – “The Rock Connection” (1984), “Always Guaranteed” (1987), and “Stronger” (1989), all of which added a considerable amount to his wealth. In the same year, he released his 100th single entitled “The Best Of Me”, which made him the first British artist to accomplish that, and he also received The Outstanding Contribution award.
To speak further about his musical career, Cliff also released “Real As I Wanna Be” (1998), “Something’s Goin’ On” (2004), “Bold As Brass” (2010), among others. Most recently, he released the album “Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 2016. His net worth is certainly rising.
Overall, Cliff has released 43 UK studio albums and two in Germany, 11 live albums, 146 singles, 46 EPs, 21 compilations, etc.
Apart from his musical career, Cliff is also known as an actor, who made his debut appearance in the role of Curley Thompson in the 1959 film “Serious Charge”, which was followed by an appearance in the film “Expresso Bongo” in the same year. During the 1960s, he was cast in such film titles as “Summer Holiday” (1963), “Finders Keepers” (1966), and “Two A Penny” (1967). He also guest-starred in such TV series as “ITV Playhouse”, “Life With Johnny”, and “Coronation Street”. In 1997 he won the title role in the TV film “Heathcliff”, directed by Terence Bulley, and most recently he landed a role in the 2012 film “Run For Your Wife”. All of these roles have had an influence on his fortune.
Regarding his personal life, Cliff Richard has never been married, as he thought that marriage is a big commitment. He was in a relationship with the late Delia Wicks, a dancer, but he didn’t marry her due to his career. He also was in brief relationships with actress Una Stubbs, dancer Jackie Irving, and tennis player Sue Barker. His currently divides his time between his residences in Portugal and Barbados. Cliff is also known as a charitable person, who founded the Cliff Richard Charitable Trust.