Kevin Richardson is a popular singer, actor, model and songwriter from America who is best known as one of the members of the vocal group Backstreet Boys. Along with his bandmate and cousin, Brian Littrell he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in the year 2015. To know more about the net worth of Kevin Richardson in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Kevin Richardson was born in Lexington, Kentucky on October 3, 1971, Jerald Wayne Richardson, Sr. and Ann C. (née Littrell). His father was a handyman while his mother was a homemaker. Richardson is the youngest of his other three siblings. At the age of four, he learned horse riding and could also ride dirt bikes.
When Richardson was in high school, he was the captain of the school’s football team which was called “Estill Engineers.” He was nicknamed “Train” because he ran faster than his teammates. At a very young age, he was interested in music and learned to play the piano.
Richardson married Kristin Kay Willits who is an actress, model, and dancer in the year 2000. The couple has two sons, Mason Frey and Maxwell Haze.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Kevin Richardson started his career as a ballroom dance instructor in Orlando, Florida. Later, he got a job as a performer and cast member at Walt Disney World where he played various characters including Sebastian the Crab, Prince Eric, Aladdin and many more.
In 1993, He became the member of the music group “Backstreet Boys.” He also brought his first cousin Brian Littrell into the group and his known as the big brother of the group. Along with the group, Richardson recorded five music albums and performed all over of the world. In 1999, he was named the “Sexiest Pop Star” by the People’s Magazine. Richardson left the band in the year 2006 to pursue his solo music career.
He composed a song in the movie “The Spirit Bear” in the year 2013. Along with his friend, Keith McGuffey he opened a music academy known as the “The Music Workshop” in Kentucky.
Richardson has also appeared in many famous movies including Sesame Street, This Is the End, Arthur, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, I Heart Nick Carter and many more. He was also seen in the music video of Krystal Harris, “Supergirl!”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Kevin Richardson has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a singer, actor, and songwriter. He has also worked as a model for the luxury fashion company Versace.
When Richardson was the part of the rock band “Backstreet Boys”, he performed at several live events and shows and signed a $60 million deal with the Jive records in the year 1999. He also did guest roles in many independent movies like The Casserole Club, Unwound, If I Could Tell You, Love Takes Wing and many more.
Kevin Richardson is one of the most renowned musicians in the world. In 2001, he founded the “Just Within Reach” charity in honor of his father to promote environmental education among children.