Who Is Ringo Starr?
Ringo Starr is a very popular actor, songwriter, singer, and musician who has a net worth of $350 million. He is widely known for being the drummer of The Beatles, one of the most famous bands in his time. He sometimes sings for the band, one song for each of their album, including Act Naturally, Yellow Submarine, and With a Little Help From My Friends. He also co-wrote several songs of The Beatles, including Octopus’s Garden and Don’t Pass Me By.
After The Beatles broke up, he went on to have a solo career. Some of his most famous singles are Back Off Boogaloo, You’re Sixteen, and Photograph. His album Ringo that was released in 1973 was one of the top ten album releases in both the US and the UK.
Celebrity Name: Ringo Starr
Full Name: Sir Richard Starkey MBE
Birth Date: July 7, 1940
Birth Place: Dingle, Liverpool, UK
Weight: 68 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Maureen Starkey Tigrett, married 1965-1975; Barbara Bach, married since 1981
Children: Jason Starkey, Lee Starkey, Zak Starkey
Profession: Actor, singer, drummer, and songwriter
Net Worth: $400 million
Originally born as Sir Richard Starkey MBE, Ringo Starr was born on July 7, 1940, in Dingle, Liverpool. His parents are Elsie Gleave and Richard Starkey. He is an only child. Before he was born, his parents loved going out and dancing in local ballroom circuits. But when he came to this world, everything changed for his parents and were no longer able to enjoy free time.
His mother became overprotective of him and his father lost interest in his family. His father, fondly called as Big Ritchie, spent much of his time at pubs dancing and drinking. It was not long that his parents separated. His mother worked several jobs to support Ringo before becoming a barmaid, a job that she had for many years.
Ringo Starr suffered from several illnesses that caused him to go in and out of hospitals. This led him to be behind from his studies.
In 1965, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox. The best man was Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatles while George Harrison and Harry Graves (his stepfather) were the witnesses. Their marriage was the inspiration of the Chicklettes’ novelty song, Treat Him Tender, Maureen. They have three children together; Lee, Jason, and Zak. However, due to Starr’s numerous infidelities, the couple got a divorce in 1975.
In 1980, Starr met Barbara Bach, an actress, during the filming of Caveman. The two got married on April 27, 1981, at the Marylebone Town Hall. In 1985, he became a grandfather after his son Zak’s daughter was born. The name of her granddaughter is Tatia Jayne Starkey.
Ringo and Barbara own three properties located in Monte Carlo, Los Angeles, and Cranleigh.
In 201, Starr was proclaimed as the richest drummer worldwide with an estimated net worth of £150 million.
In 2015, the couple actioned some of their professional and personal belongings through Julien’s Auctions in LA. The auctioned items of the couple include Starr’s instruments given to him by Marc Bolan, John Lennon, and George Harrison, as well as his Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl drum kit.
In 2016, Starr showed his support for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Ringo Starr follows a vegetarian diet and is known to meditate every day.
Ringo Starr Career
In 1962, Starr became a member of The Beatles as the drummer replacement of Pete Best. His eccentric drumming style, which is a result of playing the left hand on a right-handed instrument, is known to be a great influence on many percussion artists today. Sometimes, he will play lead for the band and sang some of the band’s tracks, including Boys, I Wanna Be Your Man, Good Night, With a Little Help From My Friends, and Yellow Submarine.
When the band disbanded in 1970, Starr pursued a solo career. In 2010, he has released a total of 15 studio albums with collaborations with other famous artists, including Paul McCartney. Aside from his music career, he is also a good actor. He has been featured in various films. He was also the narrator of children’s TV programs, Shining Time Station and Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.
Awards and Achievements
As being one of the members of The Beatles and having a successful solo career, Ringo Starr received numerous awards and honors. Some of these are:
- Along with the other The Beatles members, Starr was appointed as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1965 Birthday Honours
- The band received an insignia from Queen Elizabeth II
- The Beatles were nominated for Best Newcomer in the BAFTA Awards for their performance in the 1964 movie, A Hard Day’s Night
- 1971 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the movie Let It Be
- The 4150 Starr that was discovered in August 1984 as named after him
- 1989 Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015
- In 2008, on behalf of The Beatles, he received a Diamond Award from the World Music Awards
- Appointed a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours in 2018
Ringo Starr Total Net Worth 2020
Ringo Starr has a net worth of $350 million. His wealth comes from the continuing success of The Beatles as well as his solo career. Even if the iconic band has been long time gone, their songs continue to be a hit today and many of them are considered huge influences of notable artists today. In 1971, Ringo purchased Lennon’s home, Tittenhurst Park at Sunninghill. Apart from that, he and Barbara own three properties in Montecarlo, Los Angeles, CA, and Cranleigh, England. He also owns a home located in the Chelsea District in London.