Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician and songwriter widely known as the lead singer of Led Zeppelin. Plant has had a successful career for over 50 years, and he has been named as one of the greatest rock singers. He was named as the greatest metal vocalist of all time in 2006 by Hit Parader magazine. In 2008, he was ranked number 15 out of 100 best singers in the world. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Robert Plant in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Robert Anthony Plant was born to Robert C and Annie Celia Plant on 20th August 1948 in the town of Staffordshire in England. He was brought up in Worcestershire. Robert attended school at Southbridge’s King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys where he had decided to become an accountant. However, he decided to join the English Midlands.
In 1966, Plant met his wife Maureen Wilson in a concert, and they later married on November 1968. The couple had their first child in 1968 (Carmen Jane Plant) and their second child in 1972 (Karac Pendra Plant) where Plant was present at their births.
In 1975, Robert and his family were involved in an accident. Two years later, their second child Karac died while Robert was at a tour in the States. This was a very big loss to the family, and this led him to stay at home for a very long time.
The loss of his son inspired him to write several songs as a tribute to him. In 1983 Plant and his wife Maureen finally divorced.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Jimmy Page met Plant in 1968 when he was in search of a lead singer. They developed a very strong relationship due to their passion for music, and they began writing songs together. They later formed their Rock Band Led Zeppelin in 1968 which was initially known as New Yardbirds.
The band made their first great appearance in 1969 where they released Led Zeppelin 1 which was greatly credited by both critics and fans. They later released Led Zeppelin 11 in 1969 and their third album Zeppelin III was released in 1970 and was followed by their fourth album Zeppelin IV in 1971. Zeppelin IV was a huge success where they sold 37 million copies.
In 1974 the band launched their record label which lasted only for one year. They later released nine compilation albums, four live albums and 15 singles before they broke up in 1980 due to the death of one of the band members. In the 80’s, Robert was busy as he released his solo Album by the name “Pictures at Eleven.” Other albums were released in the 90’s such as “Now and Then” and “The Principle of Moments.” By 2017, Plant had released 42 singles and nine albums.
The plant has won thrice in the Grammy Awards in 1999, 2008 and 2009 respectively. While in Led Zeppelin, Robert was nominated in the American Music Awards and won. In 2006 the Led Zeppelin despite them having disbanded were awarded the Polar Music Prize.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, Plant’s net worth is estimated to be over $190 million. This is because of the wonderful career as a singer and a songwriter for over a decade. His fortune has also been earned through various tours Plant has made both with his band and solo. Also, he has released his album videos which have greatly accumulated a lot of money for him.
Plant has been named as one of the greatest rock singers in the whole world. He was also named as the greatest metal vocalist of all time in 2006 by the magazine Hit Parader. In 2008, he was ranked number 15 out of 100 best singers in the world.