Richard Wayne Penniman better known as Little Richard is an eminent singer, musician, songwriter and also an actor of America. He made several music compositions including twenty-seven studio albums among which some are the massive hit. He achieved several prestigious awards and recognition in his extensive musical career. Now let’s find out how much is the net worth of Little Richard in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Little Richard was born on 5th December 1932 in Macon of Georgia in the United States of America to Leva Mae and Charles Penniman. Little’s father was a deacon of a church and also an owner of a nightclub. Little was the third child among the twelve children of his parents. He was brought up in the Macon area. Little has a deformity in his left leg, and it is a little shorter than another leg, so he faced pranks of his friend in his childhood.
Little’s family members were very religious and Little also used to enjoy the ambiance of the church especially the Pentecostal church for its fascinating worship and devotion and also its live music. From the very young age, Little used to sing in the churches.
Little Richard’s personal life is quite different from others. In childhood, he had little inclination in being feminine. In 1956 Little got in a relationship with a college student Audrey Robinson. Later when Little was done with his religious conversion, their relationship came to an end. Little met Ernestine Harvin in 1957 and started dating with her. Both got married in 1959, but due to some problem, they got divorced in 1963.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe gave the first chance to Little Richard to sing a song in public when Little was only fourteen years old. Little started his career at the beginning of the 1950s with several bands like the Buster Brown’s Orchestra but got the chance in mainstream music quite later. The songs Tutti-Frutti, Good Golly Miss Molly, Send Me Some Lovin are the hit songs of Little. His solo debut album Here’s Little Richard released in 1957 was a massive hit.
Little Richard is accredited for inventing the primary rock ‘n’ roll effort. In the 1950s Little Richard appeared many movies like in Don’t Knock the Rock, The Girl Can’t Help It, Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc. in late 1950s. In, 1986 he was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and became able to earn a star in the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. Little Richard got the Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1993.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Little Richard is an eminent singer cum musician and spellbound the whole world with his singing and music. He got numerous awards and honors like Grammy, the Life-Time Achievement, etc. in his broad career. The main source of his income is his singing and music. The net worth of Little Richard is $45 million.
Little Richard is an excellent singer and musician and worked with his extreme capability and expertise which placed him at the top of the musical career. He worked up to 2016 and got retirement from work due to his health problem and age, but his fans and followers still remember him for his immortal music.