About Little Richard
It has been calculated that the total amount of Little Richard net worth today is as much as 40 million dollars. Little Richard has earned his net worth through his career as a musician. Little Richard was born in 1932 in Georgia and his real name is Richard Wayne Penniman. He earned his nickname Little Richard because of his small posture. When he was younger, he belonged to his church choir. When he was 14 years old, Little Richard was invited to sing with a nun in a concert. After that, he was invited to join some bands. One of such bands was “Buster Brown’s Orchestra”.
In the beginning of the 50s, Little Richard signed his first record deal. However, he still had to wait a long time till he got success in mainstream music. In 1955 he released a song called “Tutti-Frutti” which became an immediate success. The sales of the hit made him famous and also added up to the total estimate of Little Richard net worth. Soon, a couple of other well known hits were released, such as “Send Me Some Lovin” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”.
In 1957, Little Richard released his first studio album called “Here’s Little Richard”. The album landed in the Top 15 in the charts in the United States. The sales of his first album have also increased the total size of Little Richard net worth. Little Richard is also considered as the one who has started the early rock and roll movement.
In the 50s, he expanded his career into show business with becoming an actor, too. Some examples of films in which he appeared include “Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Don’t Knock the Rock. Thus, his career as an actor has also increased the total sum of Little Richard net worth.
Later in his career, Little Richard decided to focus on his career as a gospel singer instead of being a rock and roll music singer. In 1959 he released his first religious music album, which was called “God Is Real”. However, five years later after the release of this album, Little Richard decided to come back to signing rock and roll music. In the beginning of the 1970s, Little Richard got notorious for drug abuse. However, after the death of his brother, Little Richard quitted using drugs and also stopped performing rock and roll music.