- Ringo Starr grossed over a quarter of a million dollars at one tour stop in 2017.
- The Beatles musician is the richest drummer in the world.
- He will begin the U.S. leg of his current tour in September 2018.
Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, has been performing for decades, first hitting the music scene as part of the The Beatles in the 1960s. Since then, he’s gone on to release 18 solo albums that have kept his success rolling in.
In fact, his last tour grossed over a quarter of a million dollars at a single stop.
- Ringo Starr Net Worth: $350 million
- Ringo Starr Age: 78
- Primary Source(s) of Wealth: Music
- Career Highlights: Nine Grammys, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice
Read on to find out how much Starr is worth, and how he uses his wealth to pay it forward.
Ringo Starr Net Worth: $350M
Ringo Starr is worth $350 million, making him the world’s richest drummer, according to CNBC. Much of Starr’s multimillion-dollar fortune is the result of his time with The Beatles. The remaining band members continue to profit from ongoing album sales, decades after their original release. The group is the No. 1 selling musical act of all time, with 178 million album units sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
In addition to profits from album sales, in more recent years The Beatles drummer has earned money from the 1995 “Beatles Anthology” documentary and book, the “Beatles Rock Band” video game, the Cirque du Soleil show “Love” and his own tours.
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Ringo Starr Age
Ringo Starr turned 78 on July 7, 2018, and he had people around the globe celebrate by sharing a positive message. Starr encouraged everyone to think, say or post “#PeaceandLove” at noon their local time, People reported. It’s a tradition he began 10 years ago.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than Peace and Love,” he said in a statement to People. “I was blown away last year with how far this idea keeps spreading — we started in New Zealand, had people sending Peace and Love from Antarctica, Japan, Costa Rica, India, Russia, Brazil, Europe, London, Liverpool and Hawaii. It was so far out. So here we are 10 years later and it keeps growing.”
On July 7, Starr was in France, where he celebrated at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nice.
Ringo Starr Tour
Ringo Starr wrapped up the international leg of his current tour on July 11, and he will be kicking off a string of U.S. tour dates on Sept. 1 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Okla. He’ll continue touring throughout the month, and will end his tour on Sept. 29 with a performance at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for the Los Angeles tour range from $50 to $327.
His tour has the potential to bring in millions of dollars. In 2017, a single one of his performances at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta had gross sales of $340,648, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported.
Ringo Starr Music Career
Outside of his astronomical success with The Beatles, Ringo Starr has had an impressive solo career, releasing 18 solo albums to date. As a solo artist, he has had 12 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including two No. 1 Ringo Starr songs: “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen.”
Starr has received nine Grammys, and he’s been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice: both as a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist. His other honors include the French Medal of Honor and a British knighthood for his services to music.
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