Rolling Stones reported yesterday that Little Richard has passed away at the age of 87. He brought so much to the music industry. He was an inspiration to so many great singers. His way of speaking through his music made people remember it all and speak up about it. Richard brought with him, a new era of rock and roll music. He will be remembered. In this article, you will find details on his life, professional and personal including his net worth.
Little Richard Personal Life
Richard was born in Macon, Georgia in 1932. When he was a young kid, he started to develop interest in the field of music. Besides this, his interest developed even more and he began to sing at a church.
Soon, Richard Wayne Penniman also ended up learning the way to play piano. Life took a sad turn for him when his father kicked him out of the home. However, that did not stop Little Richard. He started to roam around the country and he did not do that alone. He was with the Vaudeville Revues.
Little Richard Professional Life
During the 50s, he began to start his career in music. However, it was not much successful, mostly because he was just starting out. Finally, in 1956, he music career began to turn around. At that time, he was a dishwasher. However, one day, he sent one of his demo to Specialty Records.
They liked it and ended up offering Little Richard a deal. After that, we all got to listen ‘Tutti Frutti’. This song was one his biggest hits. Because of it, he gained a huge following. It wasn’t long before he released more of his songs and his number of fans just kept increasing.
People really loved the style he portrayed in his songs. He would wear really gorgeous costumes and fans would just be mesmerized by it. He brought a new era of rock and roll and singers like Bob Dylan were his fans. Bob Dylan sang of Richard’s songs at his high school.
Little Richard Net Worth
Little Richard’s estimated net worth was around $40 million. He gained this much by making his name and working hard.
Danny Penniman, his son, told Rolling Stone about his death. Fans from around the world are mourning and many went on to Twitter to share their memories and love for Little Richard’s songs.