Keith Richards is well known for being the famous guitarist of the rolling stones. His talent does not stop there. In fact, he is also the co-founder, secondary vocalist and songwriter for the well-known rock band The Rolling Stones. Keith is also a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. All this makes him a multi-talented figure in the music industry which is also the reason he gained so much popularity. Moreover, we all know Keith Richards has co-written the 14 best rock songs of all time. The band earned millions even to this day and also make tours every year. To know more about this legend, his childhood, personal life, career and net worth, continue this article. Before that let’s get to some quick facts about him.
Quick Facts About Keith Richards
- Renowned for being a co-founder of The Rolling Stones
- Born on: 18 December 1943
- Age: 77 years
- Profession: Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
- Married to: Patti Hansen
- Kids: Marlon Leon Sundeep, Angela, Theodora Dupree and Alexandra Nicole
- Siblings: none
How He Became famous?
Keith Richards was born in Dartford, Kent, England to Doris Maud Lydia and Herbert William Richards. His father was a factory worker and also a victim of the second world war. It was his paternal grandfather that ignited his interest in guitar. He gave Richards his first guitar. Keith and Mike Jagger had attended primary school together and the two later joined together to form the band. The Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records in 1963. The band members at the time were Brian Jones, Mike Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Keith and Ian Stewart. However, Brian left the band in 1969. After this, Keith and Mike did most of the songwriting jobs. The band has done almost 100 albums and performed over 2000 concerts worldwide.
His career does not stop with the band as he has also done solo projects like “Run Rudolph Run”. Later, he also formed the “X-Pensive Winos” who released albums like the “Talk Is Cheap”, “Main Offender”. Keith Richards has also ventured his career into acting. He has played a role in the third instalment of “At World’s End” as Captain Edward Teague.
Keith Richards is known to have been in a relationship with Anita Pallenberg. The couple has two kids. However, they also had one more child who passed away after two months. After the two broke up, he was involved with Patti Hansen. They got married in 1983 and have two kids together.
Apart from this, he was involved in a lot of legal issues related to using drugs. He was charged five times. As of now, he mentioned about occasional drinking and use of cannabis.
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Net worth of Keith Richards
Keith Richards is known to have a net worth of around $500 million. He has gained this income from his part in the band. The band is known to make millions even today and so it would not be a surprise if the members also have a big fat bank account to themselves.