ROLLING Stones superstar Keith Richards helped to found the rock-and-roll band in 1962.
Born on December 18, 1943, Richards turned 78 years old in 2021.
What is Keith Richards' net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Keith Richards has an estimated net worth of around $500million.
The Stones have sold over 200million records worldwide, and Richards is a primary songwriter on many of them.
He both plays guitar and sings in the band, which has been active for over fifty years.
In 2018, The Rolling Stones made over $117million from performing 14 shows over the course of the year. They continue to tour, although drummer Charlie Watts passed away in August of 2021.
Aside from his own musical performances, Richards is known to produce records and has worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Ronnie Spector.
Richards played the role of Captain Edward Teague in the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, released in 2007. He reprised his role in the fourth movie, released in 2011.
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Who is Keith Richards?
Keith Richards was born in Dartford, England, in 1943.
Richards met fellow bandmate Mick Jagger as a child, and grew up in the same neighborhood before both families moved away.
The two met up again in college, and joined an amueteur blues band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
When the two met Brian Jones at a pub to discuss music, they ran into Ian Stewart. Soon after, The Rolling Stones was formed.
In 1962, Richards dropped out of school to pursue music full time. The band was signed the following year to Decca Records.
Credited as the Glimmer Twins, Richards and Jagger share responsibilities when it comes to songwriting and production for the band.
Richards has homes in both England and the United States, and frequently travels between the two.
He has released three solo studio albums: Talk Is Cheap (1988), Main Offender (1992), and Crosseyed Heart (2015).
Is Keith Richards married?
Keith Richards has been married to actress and model Patti Hansen since December 18, 1983. The two were married on Richards' 40th birthday.
Prior to his marriage to Patti, Richards was in a long-term relationship with former "it girl" Anita Pallenberg from 1967 until 1979.
With Anita, Richards has two children: Marlon Leon Sundeep Richards and Dandelion Angela Richards.
He also has two children with Patti, Theodora Dupree Richards and Alexandra Nicole Richards.
RIchards is a grandfather to six children, three from his son Marlon, two from his daughter Angela, and one from his daughter Alexandra.
In 2014, Richards and his daughter, Theodora, released a book together: Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.
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