Roland Orzabal Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Raoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana was born on 22 August 1961 of French, Argentinian, Spanish-Basque and English ancestry, and is a musician and singer/songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the enigmatic New Wave duo “Tears for Fears”.

So just how rich is Ronald Orzabal? Sources estimate that Ronald’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated during his career in the music industry which began in the early 1980s. His assets include a big estate in Durham, England with a recording studio inside, a house in Los Angeles California, as well as a respectable collection of vintage electric guitars.

Roland Orzabal Net Worth $20 million

Ronald was born in Havant, England, to parents Margaret and George Orzabal de la Quintana. He has 2 brothers, and they all moved to Bath shortly after his birth, where Ronald studied at the Culverhay School, and where he met future bandmate Curt Smith when they were 13 years old. They became close because they were the product of somewhat disjointed families, and would just often hang out together to get away from home.

Ronald’s music career started in the 1970s with the mod ska band, Graduate which he co-founded with Curt, but they met only moderate success, and with their bandmates busy on other projects, Graduate dissolved. In 1981, Ronald and Curt formed the New Wave band Tears for Fears releasing the highly popular hit song, “Mad World”. The first album reached commercial success and went #1 in the UK Albums Chart, also garnering Platinum in the UK and Gold in the US. This was where Ronald began establishing his net worth and assets.

Tears for Fears’ success continued with its next two albums, “Songs from the Big Chair” and “Seeds of Love.” They consistently charted # 1 in the UK and US, as well as Top 10 in European countries including Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden, and even in New Zealand. These albums spawned the hit singles “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule The World”.

Ronald’s style of writing lyrics has also earned him two Ivor Novello awards for Songwriting, and he was also awarded the Songwriter of the Year award in 1986.

Although he has found most success in the music industry, Ronald’s net worth can be credited to many other sources. He is also a music producer, and co-produced Oleta Adams’ 1990 album “Circle of One” which reached #1 in the UK and #20 in the US. Ronald is also a novelist – he published a humor and satire e-book in 2014 entitled “Sex Drugs & Opera: There’s Life After Rock ‘n’ Roll” which is still on sale through Amazon today.

In his personal life, Ronald married Caroline Johnston in 1982, and they have two sons, Raoul and Pascal. As for charities, Ronald is actively involved in fund raisers and causes for children’s health and well-being. Together with Curt, the band played for the FCC Charity ball to raise funds for underprivileged children. They also performed at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s 8th ‘Grand Slam for Children’ Fundraiser.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 22, 1961
Birth place: Havant, United Kingdom
Profession:Singer, Musician, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer, Writer
Nationality:British
Spouse:Caroline Orzabal (m. 1982)
Children:Raoul Orzabal, Pascal Orzabal
Parents:George Orzabal de la Quintana, Margaret Orzabal de la Quintana
Siblings:Carlos Orzabal, Julian Orzabal
Music groups:Tears for Fears (Since 1981), Graduate
Movies:Going to California, Tears for Fears: Secret World, Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits '82 - '92
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Released solo album "Tomcats Screaming Outside", but wasn't a worldwide release. [February 2001]
2Reunited with Curt Smith after over 11 years apart. They are due to release "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending" as Tears for Fears on 14 Sept 2004 with Universal. Just completed a radio tour in the USA and will be touring in October 2004. [July 2004]
3Los Angeles, CA, USA: Working on a new Tears for Fears album with Curt Smith [July 2013]
4Somerset, England: Working on a new Tears For Fears album with bandmate Curt Smith. [April 2013]
5He met his wife Caroline Johnston when he was just 13 years old. They married on September 10 1982, just as Tears For Fears' first hit single "Mad World" was released.
6Originally living in Portsmouth, his mother left his father and took Roland and his two brothers to live with an aunt in Bath. It was there that he later met Curt Smith when they were both 13 years old.
7Originally his name was Raoul for a week before his mother changed his name to Roland because the family was then living in England.
8His father is French with some Basque-Spanish ancestry, and his mother is English.
9Son of Margaret and George Orzabal de la Quintana.
10He is the middle of three sons. His brothers are Julian Orzabal (b 1965) and Carlos Orzabal (b 1959).
11His sons are Raoul Orzabal (b 1991) and Pascal Orzabal (b 1994).
12Plays guitar, piano and keyboards.
13Co-founder of the band Tears for Fears with Curt Smith.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter's Friends1992writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down - Greatest Hits '82-'921992Video writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Woman in Chains", "Shout", "Head Over Heels", "Mad World", "Pale Shelter", "I Believe", "Laid So Low Tears Roll Down", "Mothers Talk", "Change", "Advice for the Young at Heart"
The Karate Kid Part II1986producer: "Fish for Life" / writer: "Fish for Life"
BBC TV Cricket1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Real Genius1985writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Tears for Fears: In My Mind's Eye1984Video documentary writer: "Start of the Breakdown", "Mothers Talk", "Pale Shelter", "The Prisoner", "Ideas as Opiates", "Mad World", "Head Over Heels", "Suffer the Children", "The Hurting", "Memories Fade", "Change"
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arès2016writer: "Mad World"
The Late Bloomer2016writer: "Head over Heels"
Sounds of the 80s2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
French Open Live 20162016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Land Van Lubbers2016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Hap and Leonard2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cuéntame2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Pixels2015writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Sense82015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aloha2015/Iwriter: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Royals2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cyberbully2015TV Movie writer: "Mad World" - uncredited
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ihr seid Helden! Hannes Jaenicke trifft Ärzte im Krisengebiet2014Documentary writer: "Mad World"
Klinik unter Planen2014TV Movie writer: "Mad World"
Tyrant2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grey's Anatomy2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders1985-2014TV Series writer - 11 episodes
Psych2007-2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
White Bird in a Blizzard2014writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
The To Do List2013writer: "Break It Down Again"
BioShock Infinite2013Video Game lyrics: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" / music: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
In a World...2013writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Glee2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Blood2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
902102012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story2011writer: "Mad World"
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Com va la vida?2011TV Series writer: "Món boig"
One Day2011writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer2011Video short writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic2010TV Series short writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010writer: "Head Over Heels"
Malhação2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fringe2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Shout"
30 for 302009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Firm2009lyrics: "Mad World" / music: "Mad World"
Middle Men2009writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II2009Video writer: "Break It Down Again"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video writer: "Break It Down Again"
Watchmen2009writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Medium2008-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!2008TV Movie "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Saints Row 22008Video Game writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Unter Verdacht2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost Islands2008writer: "Mad World"
The Wire2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summerhood2008writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Nip/Tuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Las Vegas2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
World in Conflict2007Video Game writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
SingStar '80s2007Video Game writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Australian Idol2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Colors en sèrie2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jericho2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gears of War2006Video Game writer: "Mad World"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starter for 102006writer: "The Hurting", "Ideas as Opiates"
The Attic2006Video short writer: "Mad World"
The Lather Effect2006writer: "The Hurting" - as R. Ozabal
Click2006writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" 1985
The Goodbye Kiss2006writer: "Shout" 1984
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tjenare kungen2005writer: "MAD WORLD"
Sky High2005writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Fever Pitch2005writer: "Who Killed Tangerine?" 2003
Malcolm in the Middle2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trollywood2004Documentary writer: "Mad World"
I Will Follow You Into the Dark2004Short writer: "Mad World"
Honey2003writer: "Rule"
Smallville2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Pale Shelter" - as R. Orzabal
Like Mike2002writer: "Rule"
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Head Over Heels"
Donnie Darko2001writer: "Head Over Heels", "Mad World"
The Private Public2001writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - as R. Orzibal
Greenfingers2000writer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
Pirates of Silicon Valley1999TV Movie writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Le zombi de Cap-Rouge1997writer: "Everybody Want to Rules the World"
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion1997writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Top of the Pops1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dennis Miller Live1994TV Series writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Threesome1994producer: "NEW STAR" / writer: "NEW STAR"
Boxing Helena1993writer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IHeart80s Party2016TV MoviePerformer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down - Greatest Hits '82-'921992Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Secret World2009Himself - Tears for Fears
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears
20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative '80s - The DVD Collection2004Video shortHimself - Tears for Fears (segment "Everybody Wants to Rule the World") (uncredited)
Música sí2001TV SeriesHimself
Taratata1995TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1982-1993TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears
The O-Zone1993TV SeriesHimself
Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down - Greatest Hits '82-'921992VideoHimself - Tears for Fears (uncredited)
Live at Knebworth1990Video documentaryHimself - Tears for Fears (uncredited)
Rockopop1990TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: In My Mind's Eye1984Video documentaryHimself - Tears for Fears

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pure 80's: The DVD2002VideoHimself - Tears for Fears (segments "Shout" / "Everybody Wants to Rule the World") (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself - Tears for Fears

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