|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Dartford, United Kingdom
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|18 December 1943
|80 years old
|In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 149 lbs
|Father – Herbert William Richards
Mother – Doris Maud Lydia
|Wentworth Primary School
Dartford Technical High School
|Sidcup Art College
|Patti Hansen (m. 1983)
|Theodora Richards, Marlon Richards, Tara Richards, Angela Richards, Alexandra Richards
|Musician, singer and songwriter
The rock genre has significantly evolved over the decades, but few people are to be credited for giving the genre a direction and meaning. One of such individuals is Keith Richards. Born on December 18, 1943, Keith is one of the most prominent names in the rock genre during the 60s and 70s. Keith is famous for being the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter for the Rolling Stones’ infamous rock band.
Keith is known for playing both the rhythm and lead guitar frequently in the same song. The Rolling Stones are pretty famous for their guitar plays between Keith and other guitarists for the band that included Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, or Ronnie Wood. During the recording sessions, Keith used to play almost all the guitar parts.
A few of his notable songs are Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy for the Devil, and Gimme Shelter. Keith is also the backing vocalist for the band and has also been on the lead vocals at times, for example, in the 1972 hit single titled Happy.
Well, how well do you know about Keith Richards? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Keith Richards’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Keith Richards to date.
Biography and Early Life
Keith was born on December 18, 1943, to parents Doris Lydia and Herbert Richards, who were then residents of Dartford, Kent in England. Herbert was a factory worker by profession and had suffered a severe injury during the second world war as he was a part of the Normandy invasion.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Keith Richards in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Keith Richards’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 18 December 1943. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 149 lbs in Pound and 68 kg in Kilograms.
Keith and his future bandmate Mick Jagger attended the Wentworth Primary School together. Keith and Mick were neighbors until 1954 when both families shifted. Keith also went to Dartford Technical High school between 1955 to 1959. Unfortunately, Keith got expelled from Dartford on the grounds of truancy in 1959. He then transferred to Sidcup Art College, where he came across Dick Taylor. In 1962, Keith dropped out of Sidcup to focus solely on music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Keith had been dating actress Anita Pallenberg for over 12 years between 1967 and 1979. The couple was blessed with a son named Marlon Sundeep, born in 1969, a daughter named Angela, born in 1972, and another son named Tara Jo Jo Gunne. Tara died on June 6, 1976, due to SIDS. Keith was on a tour when Tara died. Keith received several criticisms for performing on the night his son died.
Keith later explained that it was the only way he could cope with the sadness. Keith later met Patti Hansen in 1983, and the couple later got married on December 18, 1983. Patti and Keith have been blessed with two daughters named Theodora Dupree, who was born in 1985, and Alexandra Nicole, who was born in 1986.
Is Keith Richards Gay?
Keith Richards is not gay. Keith has been highly supportive of those around him irrespective of their sexual orientation. He has reached out to help his community on several occasions. His caring nature is the reason all love him.
Keith Richards has been working actively as a music producer since the 60s. Keith was also the producer and director for the infamous album titled Today’s Pop Symphony released in 1966. The entire Rolling Stones band got credited as the music producer for their popular album Their Satanic Majesties Requests in 1967. From 1974, Keith and his fellow bandmate Mick have been co-producers on various albums for their band the Rolling Stones as well as for other artists. The duo works under the name of the Glimmer Twins.
The Rolling Stone Magazine has also attributed Keith as the creator of rock music’s most excellent single body riffs on the guitar. The magazine also ranked Keith fourth on the list of the hundred best guitarists in the world in 2011. The magazine also placed four songs Keith had written along with his band the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger on their list titled Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Keith Richards in 2024
As of 2024, Keith Richards is worth $550 million. A significant chunk of his earnings comes from his musical career, but he is known to own various other sources of income. He is also a successful author whose books have been best-selling in all parts of the world.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Keith‘s grandparents Eliza and Ernie, were socialists and civic leaders. They both had been the mayor for the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow in Essex.
Keith Richard has been one of the most excellent musicians in the history of rock music. The man has given the genre a shape and form while playing a crucial role in giving it the base on which it stands today. To date, Keith inspires young artists to step out and to follow their ambitions.
He is also the lead vocalist for his side project names X-Pensive Winos. Keith has also made several guest appearances in popular films like Pirates of the Caribbean, where he appeared as Captain Teague, the father of Jack Sparrow. Keith himself inspired his character’s appearance and personality.