Richard Marx is an American singer, better known for his contemporary rock and pop music. He is also a record producer and a songwriter. He is famous for songs like ‘Endless Summer Nights,’ ‘Now and Forever,’ and many more that were huge hits in the 80s and 90s. Let’s find out what is the net worth of Richard Marx in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on September 26, 1963, as Richard Noel Marx, in Chicago, Illinois. He was an only child to Dick Marx, who was the founder of a jingle company in the 60s, and also a former jazz musician and singer Ruth Marx.
He was brought up together with three other siblings from his father’s previous marriage. He attained his education from the North Shore County Day School. He began singing commercial jingles at the age of 5. The rhymes were from his father’s company.
Marx got married to Cynthia Rhodes on the 8th of January 1989. Cynthia was then an actress, dancer as well as a singer. The couple welcomed their first child Brandon in 1990. In 1992, they got a second born Lucas and Jesse in 1994.
Marx and Cynthia announced their break up in April 2014. In December 2015, Marx married Daisy Fuentes in Colorado. It was rumored that he was dating Daisy while still married to Cynthia, and that is what ended their 25 years of marriage.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
His career kicked off from a very tender age of 5. He recorded many tapes, and when he was 17, Lionel Richie heard one of his tapes and loved it. He inspired him to relocate to Los Angeles upon completing his studies.
In Los Angeles, he sang back up vocals for several artists including Ken Rogers. He wrote the song ‘Crazy,’ which got to the 1st position on the charts. His other hit song was ‘What About Me,’ which made it to the Billboard Hot 100, as number 15. Marx also wrote songs for Freddie Jackson.
He released his debut album which was self-titled in 1987. The album was well received and sold almost 4 million copies in the US alone. Following the success of the album, he went on a world tour for 14 months.
Other albums were ‘Rush Street,’ ‘Flesh and Bone,’ ‘Paid Vacation,’ among many others. He has managed to release a total of ten albums over the years. Some of the songs he wrote are ‘Dance with my Father Again,’ by Luther Vandross. He won an award for it and many others.
Some of the awards Marx have received so far are Grammy Awards and ASCAP Awards in different categories. On top of that, he has sold over 30 million records in the US alone, and most of his albums were ranked on the top of various charts in America and Australia as well.
Net Worth & Earnings
The musical legend owns a net worth of $20 million. All this has come from his musical career. He has also appeared in a couple of films, and all this amounts to his wealth. Marx is not retired, and it will not be a surprise if we see some increase in his wealth in the future.
Richard Marx is a true legend. His tunes have been huge hits since the 80s. Not only did he write his music, but he wrote for other artists, and they were well received. He followed the footsteps of his parents, and he has had a very successful career. The young people should emulate him.