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Richard Noel Marx was born on the 16th September 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a singer, musician, songwriter as well as record producer. The peak of his career was from the 1980s to 1990s when he released a number of hits including “Right Here Waiting”, “Endless Summer Nights”, “Hazard”, “Now and Forever” and others. Overall, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums Richard Marx has been accumulating his net worth being active in show business since 1980.

How much is the net worth of Richard Marx? It has been reported by sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $18 million, as of early 2016.

Richard Marx Net Worth $18 Million

To begin with, Richard Marx grew up in a very musical family – his father Dick Marx was a composer and vocal coach, his mother Ruth was a singer. Marx was discovered by Lionel Richie at the beginning of the 1980s, for whom he subsequently worked as a backing vocalist. In 1987, the eponymous solo debut album entitled “Richard Marx” was released, which was successful, especially in the USA, it reached 8th position on The Billboard 200 Albums Chart. The singles “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Hold On to the Nights” from the album topped respectively the Billboard Main Rock and Hot 100 charts. In 1989, he made the final breakthrough with his ballad “Right Here Waiting” from his second album “Repeat Offender”. His third album “Rush Street” (1991) followed up on the success of the first two LPs and brought Marx to the peak of his solo career. At that time, Richard Marx added huge sums to the outright size of his net worth.

In the following years, he released four more albums, including a best album of “Greatest Hits” (1997), but the success of previous years, he was not able to repeat. He retreated largely from the public eye, and worked mainly as a songwriter for many well-known artists. He wrote texts for Kenny Loggins, Lara Fabian, 98 Degrees, ‘N Sync and many others. He has also acted in this time especially for the teaching of art and music in schools and for the anti-smoking campaigns. Only with his eighth solo album, “My Own Best Enemy” (2004), did he make a highly regarded comeback. On this album Marx worked with some famous colleagues as Fee Waybill, Michael Landau and Keith Urban. In addition, his single “Ready To Fly” became the unofficial anthem of the Four Hills Tournament of 2005. Marx’s 30 million album sales during his career include writing as a singer 19 top-20 hits, including seven number one hits and 13 more for other artists. In 2004, he won a Grammy Award in the category Song of the Year for the song “Dance With My Father”.

Finally, in the personal life of Marx, he was married to actress Cynthia Rhodes from 1989 to 2014, and they have three sons. In 2015, it was announced that Richard married television host and model Daisy Fuentes. The newlyweds reside in Los Angeles, USA.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 16, 1963
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Profession:Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
Education:North Shore Country Day School,
Nationality:American,
Spouse:Daisy Fuentes (2015-), Cynthia Rhodes (1989 - 2014),
Children:Brandon Marx, Lucas Marx, Jesse Marx,
Parents:Dick Marx, Ruth Marx,
Awards:Grammy Award in the category Song of the Year (2004)
Albums:“Repeat Offender” (1989), “Greatest Hits” (1997), “My Own Best Enemy” (2004), “My Own Best Enemy” (2004)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1...After returning to the Billboard charts with his new Capitol album My Own Best Enemy, he has been doing live concerts and television appearances around the globe. He will soon be doing an extensive tour of Europe...his first in many years. [March 2005]
2Separated from his wife, Cynthia Rhodes, in July 2013, after 25 years of marriage. [2014]
3Sang a duet with Donna Lewis for the Anastasia (1997) soundtrack. The duet was a top ten single and was featured during the credits of the movie. (1997) [1997]
4Now has his own record label since his split with "Capitol". It is called "Signal 21" records, and he is due to release the first album under that label in September. It will be called "Days In Avalon". He is currently working with *NSYNC and many other up and coming new artists, [Josh Keaton, Keith Urban and others] having recently completed his work with Barbra Streisand, producing her latest album. [he also wrote the duet with Vince Gill "If You Ever Leave Me"] He hopes to do a full-fledge [World] tour to promote his own new album. [2000]
5Sponsored the "Grammy in the Schools" contest for high school students submitting artistic and literary entries. Eight winners' works were published in the CD booklet of his latest original album, "Flesh & Bone," released April 8, 1997.
6Has declared his plans to release a live album in the near future, the audio of which will be recorded during his China tour later in 1998.
7Released "Greatest Hits" album (1998). This album fulfilled his contract with Capitol records, and he is currently (as of July, 1998) without a record label, but does intend to either sign with another or create his own.
8Spent the last year fighting with his record company to let him release his new album, "Flesh and Bone." Current release date--April, 1997. [December 1996]
9Father, with Cynthia Rhodes, of sons Brandon Caleb Marx (born on September 11th 1990), Lucas Conner Marx (born on September 14th 1992), Jesse Taylor Marx (born on January 4th 1994).
10Began writing songs as a teenager.
11Began singing commercial jingles for his dad, Dick Marx, at age 5.
12Singer/songwriter since 1987.


Quotes

#Quote
1For me, being a musician is not about an image or controversy or what looks cool. It's about the music. It comes down to having the privilege of expressing yourself.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Luther Vandross (Songwriter)
1990ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesTequila Sunrise (1988)· Ross Vannelli

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialSt. Elmo's Fire (1985)· David Foster
· John Parr
· Billy Squier
· John Elefante
· Dino Elefante
· John Anderson
· Fee Waybill
· Steve Lukather
· Jay Graydon
· Steve Kipner
· Peter Beckett
· Cynthia Weil


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstar Duets2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2004-2015TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
GuapasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV Movie "All Through the Night"
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Deeds2012performer: "Right Here Waiting for You" / writer: "Right Here Waiting for You"
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Raising HopeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2009 performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2009
Chuck2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Best of Me, Regine Velasquez: A Birthday Special2008TV Movie documentary writer: "The Best of Me"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2008TV Series writer - 6 episodes
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family Guy2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Employee of the Month2006performer: "Satisfied" / writer: "Satisfied"
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bambi II2006lyrics: "Through Your Eyes" / music: "Through Your Eyes"
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV Special writer: "Better Life"
American Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bara no jujika2002TV Mini-Series "Now and Forever"
1000 millones2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
On the Line2001writer: "Ready to Fall"
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Message in a Bottle1999writer: "One More Time"
Anastasia1997arranger: "At the Beginning" / performer: "At the Beginning"
The Mirror Has Two Faces1996performer: "The Power Inside of Me" / producer: "The Power Inside of Me" / writer: "The Power Inside of Me"
The Getaway1994performer: "NOW AND FOREVER" end title / writer: "NOW AND FOREVER" end title
Darr1993performer: "Right Here Waiting" / writer: "Right Here Waiting"
A League of Their Own1992arranger: "The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Song", "Flying Home" - as Richard H. Marx
The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge1990TV Special performer: "Satisfied" / writer: "Satisfied"
Nick Knight1989TV Movie performer: "Endless Summer Nights" - uncredited
Sing1989writer: " Everybody's Gotta Face the Music"
Honor Bound1988lyrics: "Wait For The Sushine" / music: "Wait For The Sushine" / performer: "Wait For The Sushine"
No Way Out1987lyrics: "SAY IT" / music: "SAY IT"
Nothing in Common1986performer: "Burning of the heart"
St. Elmo's Fire1985writer: "IF I TURN YOU AWAY"
The Goonies1985writer: "Love Is Alive"
Street Hawk1985TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fudge1995TV Series 13 episodes
A League of Their Own1993TV Series 1 episode
The Day Christmas Disappeared1985TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Playboy Club2011TV Series executive cast vocal producer - 2 episodes
Almost Heroes1998orchestrator - as Dick Marx
A League of Their Own1993TV Series composer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back in the Day2014Neighbor
Coach of the Year1980TV Movie as Richard Marks

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Richard Marx Live1987TV Movie documentary executive producer / music producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back in the Day2014thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2011-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself
Huckabee2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2014TV SeriesHimself
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV MovieHimself
Live from the Grammy Museum: Richard Marx, Presented by American Express2013TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Marie2012TV Series documentary
Home & Family2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Buzz2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself
Music Nuggets2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Musician and Songwriter
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Legends & Lyrics2009TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2008TV SeriesHimself
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 20062008Video documentaryHimself - Musician
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2005TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2004TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
The Best Hit USA2004TV SeriesHimself
The View2004TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2004TV SeriesHimself
Cold Pizza2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
CMT Most Shocking2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2001TV SeriesHimself
A SHeVery Merry Christmas with SHeDAISY2000TV MovieHimself
'N Sync: 'Ntimate Holiday Special2000TV SpecialHimself
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1992-1994TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back1993TV SpecialHimself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHimself
The 1992 World Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
¡Ay, vida mía!1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - American National Anthem
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
America's Top 101989TV SeriesHimself
An All Star Celebration: Vote '881988TV MovieHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Richard Marx Live1987TV Movie documentaryHimself - lead vocals / guitar / keyboards
New American Bandstand 19651987TV SeriesHimself
One Voice1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Background Vocal

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