Rick Astley Net Worth
Richard Paul Astley is an English singer, songwriter, musician and radio personality, who is recognized as the singer of song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The total net worth of Astley is estimated at $8 million. He was born on 6th February 1966 in Newton-le-Willows in Lancashire. During his schooldays, he formed and played the drums in a number of local bands. After leaving school at the age of 16, he was employed as a driver in his father’s market-gardening business. Astley has acquired overall net worth of $8 million through her career as singer, musician and songwriter. After his retirement in 1993, he had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.
While being as the lead vocalist with the band FBI with guitarist David Morris, Astley was noticed by the record producer Pete Waterman, who helped him to come to London to work at Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) recording studio with RCA Records publishing his records. Astley released his first single titled “When You Gonna”, collaboration with Lisa Carter, with little promotion. Unfortunately, the song did not chart. In 1987, he recorded his first solo entitled “Never Gonna Give Up” on New Year’s Day and released eight months later. His distinctive rich, deep voice combined with dance-pop, made the song an immediate success. The song was successful to spend five weeks at the top of the British charts and became the year’s highest selling single. The song was also peaked worldwide number one hit, topping the charts in 24 other countries, including US, Australia and Germany. Hence, his single also became an important factor to increase his net worth.
Astley the owner of BRIT awards from his first solo single, he released his another single titled “Whenever You Need Somebody”. This song became European hit, reaching #1 in seven countries, following the success of his debut single. Similarly, he released his first album “Whenever You Need Somebody” in November 1987 which was certified 4 times platinum in UK and Canada and 2 times platinum in the US. The song sold more than 15.2 million copies worldwide, contributing to increase his net worth. The success followed to Astley by releasing the single like “Together Forever” and albums like “It Would Take a Strong Strong Man” and “Hold Me In Your Arms”. Astley’s first eight singles have all been in the Top 10 charts in the UK. After his retirement, he again joined the music industry in 2007 when his song titled “Never Gonna Give You Up” became popular on internet. In the MTV Europe Music Awards, internet users voted Astley as the “Best Act Ever”. These recognition also help on icing to the cake of Astley. Astley currently resides in Richmond Park Villa which is worth of $2 million and drives in a Leon-Car.
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Full Name: Richard Paul Astley
Date of Birth: 6th February, 1966
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Rick Astley Net Worth: $8 Million