Rick Astley net worth is
People also search for
Rick Astley Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Richard Paul Astley was born on 6th February 1966, in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire England, UK. He is a musician, singer, songwriter and radio personality, which are the main sources of Rick Astley’s net worth. He became famous after his song “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987) topped the music charts in 25 countries. More, he set the record for being the only male solo performer whose first eight singles managed to enter the Top 10 in the UK. He was active in the entertainment industry from 1985 to 1993, then came back in 2002 and is active up until now.
How rich is the person who has sold more than 40 million records around the world? Under the latest estimations, the net worth of Rick Astley is equal to $8 million.
Rick Astley Net Worth $8 Million
Giving some background information about the singer, Rick has three siblings and as his parents divorced, the boy was raised by his father as he gained custody rights. He started singing in the church choir at 10 years of age, and later played the drums in local bands. He found out that music could be his primary source of net worth, and concentrated on his career as a musician. It was record producer Pete Waterman who discovered the young talent and invited him to London, and there signed a contract with PWL record label with RCA Records as the publisher. This led Rick Ashley to the career which allowed him to add huge sums to his net worth.
Debuting with his top single “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987), up to date Rick Astley has released 17 singles, six studio albums and five compilation albums. His first album “Whenever You Need Somebody” (1987) was listed as the 7th best-selling album in UK, and has been certified ourf times platinum in UK, three times platinum in Spain, twice platinum in USA, platinum in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and Switzerland, twice gold in France, gold in Finland and Sweden. No other singles or albums released by Rick Astley have repeated the success of his debut single and debut album, which undoubtedly added considerably to the total size of his net worth, and his popularity.
Still, certifications should be noted for the sales achieved from the singles “When I Fall in Love”/”My Arms Keep Missing You” (1988) and “Together Forever” (1988), as well as the studio albums “Hold Me in Your Arms” (1988) and “Free” (1991). His studio album “Portrait” (2005) reached 25th position in the UK Top 100, although other studio albums “Body & Soul” (1993), “Keep It Turned On” (2001) and “My Red Book” (2005) failed to enter the music charts. Still, Rick Astley keeps on recording and performing, and improving his net worth.
Concerning the personal life of Rick Astley, he is married to the producer, nominee for an Academy Award, Lene Bausager, and they have a daughter together. Soon after his daughter was born, he decided to retire from entertainment industry and devote his life to the family, hence his absence from the spotlight between 1993 and 2002. The family resides in Richmond, London, UK.