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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 6, 1966
Birth place: Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Radio personality
Nationality:England
Spouse:Lene Bausager (m. 2003)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In a relationship with Lene Bausager since 1988.
2At the height of his pop stardom in the 1980s, Smash Hits magazine referred to Astley as a "singing teaboy" and often misprinted his name as "Dick Spatsley".
3He sang "Never Gonna Give You Up" at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. [November 2008]
4Following his sell-out UK tour of 2004, Rick has signed a recording deal with Sony BMG and in September 2005 is due to release a new album. [2005]
5Has a daughter named Emilie with wife, Lene Bausager. She was 9 in 2001 when he released the news that he was re-starting his career in music. He and his wife had not yet married at that point.
6His song "Never Gonna Give You Up" won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Single in 1988.
7Enjoys British TV comedies, especially The Young Ones (1982) and The Black Adder (1982) series.
8Plays drums, piano/keyboards, guitar and saxophone.
9He was singing in the band FBI (who gigged in pubs and clubs) when he was "discovered" by producer Pete Waterman in 1985.
10Co-wrote the song "Mission Statement" with former Marillion singer Fish (from Fish's 1999 album "Raingods with Zippos").


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Full, rich, sonorous baritone/tenor voice


Quotes

#Quote
1I like everything in this iPhone, iPod world where you can do everything all the time. Back in my time, you bought a vinyl record when you were a kid and took it home, and it took a bit of effort to actually get it out of the thing and not scratch it.
2My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure - my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips.
3I've been to Sardinia about 10 times because my wife, my daughter and I used to go every year with another family. We rented the same house each time in Villasimius in the southern part of the island, and always went to the same two beaches and same three restaurants.
4It's very hard to behave naturally when you know people recognise you. On the other hand, I still sometimes get upgraded in hotels because someone used to like me back in the day, which is still pretty amazing.
5I don't trust politicians. I think that by the time they've made it, with the concessions they've had to make in that position, I don't believe they still have the beliefs they had at the root.
6Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence, but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console.
7'Never Gonna Give You Up' in 1987 was a huge international hit followed by several more, and while I appreciated how lucky I was, it catapulted me into a completely new world and simply took over my life.
8When I was a tiny tot, we only had one record player in the house, so there was either Genesis on it or the Jungle Book or The Beatles as well, and various other things.
9When I was still at school, I'd help Dad at the concrete yard he had prior to the garden centre. I was doing things there, like driving the tractors and forklifts, that most kids my age couldn't.
10I've done drives through Budapest and Oslo and used to drive to Sardinia, too, which is quite a journey. Drives are an adventure because I don't plan them too carefully. I take detours depending on how I feel and usually stop and stay at places I like the look of.
11Scientology always makes me think of that movie 'V' where that woman takes off her mask of human flesh to reveal her true, alien self.
12My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I'm doing it for me now and no one else.
13I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
14I'd been bumming around in bands since my school days.
15I don't get recognised until I'm on stage, and then I can walk off and forget about it. It's great.
16I don't like flying. I'm a bit scared of it and don't enjoy the whole experience.
17I am honoured that my fans worked so hard to help me win Best Act Ever at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.
18I do have a thing for eating out; that's one of life's great middle-age pleasures.
19I come away from a gig thinking, 'Yeah, I'm worth something.' I can still do it and entertain people, and that's worth it.
20Doing things in my day was simple: you either signed to a big label or you signed to a very small label, and you worked with that one, and then they eventually signed you on to a big one.
21I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul.
22Don't expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: she's not the best singer in the world, but she's got where she has through hard work.
23I must admit, the constant invasion of privacy was becoming a real concern. I've been asked for autographs while I've been doing laps in the pool and even in the toilet!
24I started out as a drummer, and now play with a back-to-basics rock band called the 'Luddites.' I'm happiest when I'm behind the kit.
25As a kid, I saw those ticker-tape parades in the movies, and I was really chuffed to be in one.
26Back in the '80s, I was known for being reclusive, often shying away from media attention.
27Because the pop industry is cruel, if you don't do everything the label wants you to do, it has an army of other people waiting to do it.
28When our daughter was born, a light went on for me - there was more to life than what I was doing. It felt like being famous for being a paint salesman. It wasn't the dream I was sold on. I'd had enough of it.
29It's really weird seeing someone impersonating you. But at the same time, Vic Reeves' impersonation of me is one of the highlights of my life.
30I'm a person who tries not to have regrets.
31You can't explain the feeling of singing hit songs to an audience - it's like being a genuine sports star at the peak of their powers.
32There's some songs you can cover, and I've covered and butchered a few, but you can't do them all.
33I'd had my time in the charts and made loads of money. I was no longer hungry for success.
34I've got two older brothers and an older sister and my sister used to go to gigs all the time. I'm from an area near Manchester and Liverpool and she used to go to gigs all the time at uni's and everything, and she's seen Genesis I don't know how many times when Peter Gabriel was in the band and when they were doing little uni gigs and all the rest of it. So whether I liked Genesis or not I didn't have any choice to be honest. When I was a tiny tot we only had one record player in the house, so there was either Genesis on it or the jungle book or The Beatles as well, and various other things. I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think he's probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular. What is mainstream at the end of the day? That means more people like you? I don't know, it's a weird one. I play a bit of drums and he is one of my all time favourite drummers and when this record ("Follow You Follow Me") came out I absolutely loved it and I had no snobbery about it, that you know, Peter Gabriel blah blah and all the rest of it. I just absolutely loved that era of Genesis and out of that whole era this is possibly my favourite track.
35Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console. It's a good job the records are doing so well because I would have made a terrible waiter.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005RobertRobert FestivalBest Original Score (Årets score (musik))Oh Happy Day (2004)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature2017performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up" post-production
The LEGO Batman Movie2017performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
South Park2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Doctors2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come DancingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Loose Canon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Morning Britain2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angry Birds2016performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up 7' Mix"
World Championship Snooker2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 Moments That Rocked Pop2015TV Movie documentary performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up" - uncredited
CrazyJoshCravyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit Wonderland2013-2014TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Rude(Ish) Tube2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Chance2013performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
The Filthy Frank Show2012TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
EastEnders2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Total Wipeout2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rio Sex Comedy2010performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Hounded2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Celebrity Big Brother2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Replaying: The Game2009Video Game performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Loose Women2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
DR's store juleshow2008TV Special documentary performer: "Together Forever", "Cry For Help", "Whenever You Need Somebody", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "White Christmas" / writer: "Cry For Help"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Banda sonora2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Game2008Video Game performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
New Tricks2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2005-2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Where Do I Begin?"
Cold Case2003-2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Doctor Who2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Oh Happy Day2004performer: "Sing", "One Horse Town" / producer: "Sing", "One Horse Town", "Faith, Hope & Love" / writer: "Sing", "One Horse Town", "Faith, Hope & Love"
Cashback2004Short performer: "Ben's Theme" - as R. Astley / writer: "Ben's Theme" - as R. Astley
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentary performer: "Don't Ask" / writer: "Don't Ask"
Playing the Field2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Laços de Família2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV Movie performer: "Cry for Help" / writer: "Cry for Help"
Aquile1990TV Movie performer: "Take Me To Your Heart" / writer: "Take Me To Your Heart"
M&M, the Incredible Twins1989performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Pahiram ng isang umaga1989performer: "Never Gonna Let You Go"
Only Fools and Horses....TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988Documentary performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "With a Little Help from my Friends"
Trouble im Penthouse1988TV Movie performer: "Together Forever" - uncredited
Polizeiinspektion 11988TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Redeye Express1988TV Movie performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up1987Video short performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Knights & Emeralds1986"Modern Girl"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameRick Astley (voice)
Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice2008TV MovieRick Astley
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up1987Video shortRick Astley

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oh Happy Day2004
Cashback2004Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cashback2006very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2017TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Children in Need Rocks for Terry2016TV MovieHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Berlin Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Motiv de Andreu Buenafuente2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Go' morgen Danmark2016TV SeriesHimself
Mucho Gusto2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2016TV SeriesHimself - Jury Member / Himself - Performer
Lorraine2015TV SeriesHimself
Les années bonheur2015TV SeriesHimself
Smap×Smap2015TV SeriesHimself
Mohammed2014ShortHimself
Sounds of the 80s2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Die schönsten Weihnachts-Hits2013TV SeriesHimself
Peter Andre: My Life2013TV SeriesHimself
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
The Xtra Factor2011TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV SeriesHimself (segment: F1 Forum)
The Wright Stuff2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Guest Panelist
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Brits Hits 302010TV MovieHimself
Richard & Judy's New Position2009TV SeriesHimself
DR's store juleshow2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pop Britannia2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Best Hit USA2006TV SeriesHimself
Just the Two of Us2006TV SeriesHimself
All-Time Greatest Party Songs2005TV Movie documentaryPerformer / Himself
Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Hit Factory: The Pete Waterman Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Söndagsöppet2001TV SeriesHimself
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Musikbutikken2001TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieHimself
Viva el espectáculo1991TV SeriesHimself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHimself
VIP noche1991TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1987-1991TV SeriesHimself
Rick Astley: Best Video Hits1990VideoHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988DocumentaryHimself
The Great British Pop Machine1988TV MovieHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19881988TV SpecialHimself
Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party 19881988TV SpecialHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
Redeye Express1988TV MovieHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
The Roxy1987-1988TV SeriesHimself
America's Top 101988TV SeriesHimself
The British Record Industry Awards 19881988TV SpecialHimself
The Britannia Music Awards 19881988TV SpecialHimself
Going Live!1987TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tria332015TV SeriesHimself
20 Moments That Rocked Pop2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Video
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesHimself
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2008TV SeriesHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
25 Years of Smash Hits2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself

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