Richard Carpenter
Richard Carpenter
Real Name/Full Name Richard Lynn Carpenter
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Richard Carpenter
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 October 1946
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165.34 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Light brown
Parents Name: Father – Harold Carpenter
Mother – Agnes Carpenter
Siblings: Two
School: Downey High School
College: University of Southern California
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mary Carpenter (m. 1984)
Kids/Children Name: 5 (Mindi Karen Carpenter, Kristi Lynn Carpenter, Collin Paul Carpenter, Taylor Mary Carpenter, Tracy Tatum Carpenter)
Profession: Musician, Songwriter
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Richard Lynn Carpenter, famously known as Richard Carpenter, is a performer in the United States who is known for his works in the late 1970s. He is a musician and tune maker as well. He has some role in the film “The Karen Carpenter Story likewise.”

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Biography and Early Life

Richard Carpenter was brought into the world on 15 October 1946 in New Haven, which is situated in Connecticut, USA. His mom Agnes was a house spouse, and he has akin as well. He would play piano with his more youthful sister Karen. The duo used to listen to plenty of melodies in their youth.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Carpenter in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Carpenter’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 15 October 1946. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.34 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Richard has gone to Downey High School for his essential education. Later his family moved to Downey. He joined California State University and learned music. He met Frank, who used to compose tunes, and both began creating music.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Richard Carpenter With Wife Mary Carpenter
Richard Carpenter With Wife Mary Carpenter

Richard began dating Mary Rudolph, who was adopted as a cousin. They began dating in 1970—the couple dated for quite a while before getting married. The couple has five kids named Kristi Lynn, Traci Tatum, Mindi Karen, Collin Paul, and Taylor Mary. The family dwells calmly in California. Richard consistently likes to avoid debates. After her sister’s passing, he confronted melancholy and uneasiness. It took a great amount of time for his recovery.

Is Richard Carpenter Gay?

No, Richard Carpenter isn’t gay. He is very straight and has five children with his wife Mary Rudolph, and thus, shows no sign of being gay, or having interest in men.

Professional Career

Richard started his vocation in A&M records. He was working there after his graduation. He began teaming up with his sister Karen and created a few hits. In the year 1963, he recorded the melody “They Long to Be Close to You.” The song got a gigantic reaction from the crowd and was valued by numerous individuals. The tune entered the best 100 in US Billboard.

He likewise made melodies for the RIAA-Certified Gold record. The song positioned second inside a month. Later, Richard joined John Bettis and delivered melodies. His tune “Top of the world” is arranged as number one in the diagram. A portion of his mainstream hits is “Goodbye to Love” and “Anderson and Yesterday once more.”

When he tumbles down the stage while performing and was conceded in a clinic, it was a tough time for him. After quite a while in the year 1979, he got back to the music industry yet couldn’t get that vibe. However, his fans upheld him and got hot back his position. Later from the year 1985, he began making singles.


Richard hasn’t won any specific awards, but the carpenters have won and been nominated for many awards. Some of their popular achievements are listed below:

  1. Best Artist (Winner) for “They long to be close to you”.
  2. Vocals of the year (Nominated) for “We’ve only just begun”.
  3. Best Pop Vocal (Winner)
  4. Best Instrumental arrangements (Winner) for Flat baroque.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Carpenter in 2024

Richard Carpenter Net Worth
Richard Carpenter Net Worth

As of 2024, Richard has an expected total net worth of $12 million. He has acquired a great deal from his melodies. His melodies are popular and are consistently trending. He obtains a great deal from composing and forming tunes. He is likewise into acting and did an appearance job as well. He performs at various pieces of the country and adds a decent add up to his pay. He earns most of his money by releasing singles worldwide.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In the year 1965, Richard made a craftsman triplet with his sister and sibling. Richard used to play piano and his sister Karen used to play drummer and Was used to play tuba and bass.
  • His sister experienced anorexia nervosa and kicked the bucket in the year 1983.

Richard Carpenter is one of the famous artists of the country who is known for his vocals for his singing duo The Carpenters. He has formed a few hits for the country and has an enormous fan following. He is a caring individual and extremely devoted to his work. He also appeared in television shows and movies, such as The Karen Carpenter Story and Close To You.


  1. Hi, Richard Carpenter. My name is Nicole. I know that I don’t know you personally. I saw the movie on tv called The Karen Carpenter Story. That was sad and depressing about how Karen suffers an eating disorder and later dies. May I comment how much that I loved your music and hit songs? Close to you was my most favorite. I think that 60s and 70s were sexual and peaceful. that is all I have to say.
    March 9, 2021was written by myself.

  2. Dear carpenters;
    My name is Jennifer, I am a kid from the 2000’s yet feel like I’ve always had an old soul especially when it came to my music taste. I want to thank you for the beautiful and magical melodies you guys provided even if your time was so much before me, I am mentally equipped to understand and appreciate your music and feel the emotions behind the beats and feel the serenity within Karen’s vocals. As someone of a younger demographic I don’t have anyone to share my passion with and the comment section is turned off for most carpenters music on YouTube unfortunately, I do find the ones made by unofficial channels with an active comment section and that’s about as good as it gets. All I see is thankful and grateful compliments and people talking about how much they appreciate the music you guys have made, I love to read the ones from og fans telling their stories from the live shows.. blows my mind how people in their 60’s-80’s know how to use YouTube lol but I’m glad they do because I really enjoy to talk to other people who enjoy the music as well, can be a really nice to read as you reminisce to the sounds of the song. I can relate to some of Karen’s body image issues due to the fact I have body dysmorphia and its only been getting worse as I get older, however I am getting the emotional help I need and am glad I have all the tools I have today, it is so sad and unfortunate how in your time things like body disorders and eating disorders where not too widely talked about or understood. An angel lost too soon as they all say <3 Anyways I just want to thank you and your sister once again for the music and art you guys put into the world, I will forever be wishing to hop into a time machine one day to see you guys preform live in front of the crowds and I would make sure I’m in front row 🙂 words cannot even begin to describe the beauty in your music and how thankful I am for it’s presence in my life. You and Karen’s story has made a huge impact on my life and I will always be a carpenters fan, wish I could meet you Richard while you are still around these days and talk about it all! So many questions… may your guys’s legacy live on! Thank you so much!

  3. Watching show on PBS now you are such a great talent crying at many songs THANK YOU GOD BLESS KAREN AND YOU TO RICH ,THANK THANK THANKS THANKS LOVE MUKE

  4. Grew up listening so you & your beautiful sister make & perform the Carpenters music
    What a team you & Karen were
    Just heart felt beautiful songs
    Thank you for the memories

  5. Every Carpenter song is so filled with beautiful lyrics, great melodies, great singers, musicians and all the other elements of wonderful music.
    I write songs too. Not living in Nashville or New York or California where songwriting is a respected career and with no idea how to sell a song or who might buy one, I got a degree in Nursing at 19 for a job, a degree in Business at 21 to make money and a graduate degree in Writing for the Stage at 23 for the joy of being heard.
    Now when I hear the Caprentr songs, I know why I got that last degree. I did it, not for the money or even fame, but to have my stories and heard and to see my music touch hearts.
    Thank you to the Carpenters for touching my heart with your beautiful music.

    Now I write historical musicals just to get my songs heard. I would love to write great songs, but it’s for the love of touching people’s heart so I’m a success at that.


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