About Roger Waters
It has been reported that one of the most popular and successful musicians from the United Kingdom Roger Waters net worth reaches an estimate of 230 million dollars, which also makes him one of the richest. Roger Waters has accumulated his net worth through being a musician, singer, song writer and composer.
In 1965, Roger Waters was one of the main founders of the popular band “Pink Floyd”, which is known as a progressive rock band. In “Pink Floyd”, Roger Waters was playing the bass guitar as well as being one of the leading singers. It is obvious that “Pink Floyd” has been one of the most important sources of Roger Waters net worth. Moreover, when Syd Barrett left the band, Roger Waters took on responsibility to be the band’s main lyricist, songwriter as well as the leading singer. Soon, “Pink Floyd” became the most well known band internationally, with gaining a lot of financial success with the releases of albums such as “Wish You Were Here”, “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Final Cut”. The sales of these albums increased the overall amount of Roger Waters net worth a lot.
However, in 1985 Roger Waters decided to leave the group because of the arising differences between the band’s members. Therefore, the band members started a legal battle against each other because of the use of “Pink Floyd” name and other material related to the group. Nevertheless, the band was one of the most successful progressive rock band with selling over 250 million albums on an international scale. More than 74 million copies of albums were sold in the United States alone.
After leaving the band, Roger Waters started his career as a solo singer. He released three solo albums, which were entitled “The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking”, “Radio K.A.O.S” and “Amused to Death”. As a composer, Roger Waters worked on the soundtrack of the animation called “When the Wind Blows”.
In 1990, he was one of the main organizers of the biggest rock concert in history, which was named “The Wall – Live in Berlin”. The concert brought a lot of financial success to the overall amount of Roger Waters net worth. The audience of 200 thousand people attended the event, as it has been announced. In 1996, the musician’s name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the band “Pink Floyd” in both versions of the United States and the United Kingdom.