Rick Astley
Rick Astley
Real Name/Full Name Richard Paul Astley
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rick Astley
Birth Place: Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 February 1966
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Horace Astley
Mother – Cynthia Astley
Siblings: Jayne Marsh
School: Selwyn James High School
Nationality: English
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse Name: Lene Bausager (m, 2003)
Kids/Children Name: Emilie Astley
Profession: Singer and Songwriter
Net Worth: $20 Million
Last Updated: October 2021

Rick Astley is a popular singer and songwriter. He is most well-known for his albums, “Whenever You Need Somebody”, which was certified 2x platinum in the U.S., and “Hold Me in Your Arms” which earned a gold certification in the U.S. He is equally famous for his singles, “Never Gonna Give You Up” for which he won a BRIT Award and “Together Forever” which brought him a Grammy Award nomination.

Well, how well do you know about Rick Astley? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rick Astley’s net worth in 2021, 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 Rick Astley to date.

Biography and Early Life

Rick Astley, whose full name is Richard Paul Astley, was born on the 6th of February 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England to parents, Horace and Cynthia Astley. His father ran a market-gardening business. His parents got divorced when he was five years old and he lived with his father after that.

However, he stayed in touch with his mother as well. Coming to his siblings, he has a sister, Jayne Marsh. He was drawn to music from an early age itself and had even begun his musical career at the age of 10 by singing in the local church choir.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rick Astley in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Astley’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 17th October 2021 having been born on 6 February 1966. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Rick Astley initially studied at the St Peter’s Primary School following which he received his education from Selwyn James High School. He played in various bands during his school days and also played in the bands, Give Way and FBI after leaving school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rick Astley With Wife Lene Bausager
Rick Astley With Wife Lene Bausager

Rick Astley married the popular British film producer, Lene Bausager in 2003 and the two have been together ever since. Together, they have a daughter, Emilie Astley. Apart from that, there’s no record of his previous relationship(s), if any.

Is Rick Astley Gay?

Rick Astley is single when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor lesbian. Rick Astley has been married to the popular British film producer, Lene Bausager since 2003 and has a daughter with her as well. Apart from that, there is no record of his previous relationship(s), if any. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is a one-woman man and that he is straight.

Professional Career

Although Rick Astley began his career in 1985 as part of the band, FBI but only gained success in 1987 with the release of his single, “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The single not only topped the British charts but also topped the charts in more than 20 countries including, U.S. and Australia. The single also landed him a BRIT Award.

In the same year, he released his debut studio album, “Whenever You Need Somebody” which was certified 4x platinum in the UK and 2x platinum in the U.S. The album sold 15.2 million copies worldwide and is in fact the best-selling album of his career. In 1988, he released the single, “Together Forever” which not only topped the charts in U.S. but also brought him a Grammy Award nomination.

In 1989, he released his second studio album, “Hold Me in Your Arms” which earned a platinum certification in the UK and a gold certification in the U.S. In 1991, he released his third studio album, “Free” which captured the 9th position in the UK and the 31st position in the U.S. charts. In 1993, he released the album, “Body & Soul” whose single “Hopelessly” captured the 28th position on the US Billboard 100.

He took retirement from his music career in 1993 to focus on his family life but returned to the industry 7 years later in 2000. His album, “Keep It Turned On” which was released in 2001 was his first album after returning to the industry. In 2002, he released the compilation album, “Greatest Hits” which not only captured the 16th position on the UK albums chart but also earned a Gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry.

In 2016, he released the album, “50” which topped charts in the UK and also earned Platinum certification from the BPI. In 2018, he released the album, “Beautiful Life” which captured the 6th position on the UK Albums Chart.


  • Rick Astley was the winner of the 2008 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Act Ever.
  • Rick Astley was the winner of the 1988 Brit Award for Song of the Year for “Never Gonna Give You Up”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Astley in 2021

Rick Astley Net Worth
Rick Astley Net Worth

As of 2021, Rick Astley has garnered a net worth of $20 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his music career and from the various tours he has been a part of. He is very successful in his career and therefore it’s no surprise that he has such a great net worth.

Rick Astley has been an amazing singer and his work shows that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining us like he always has.


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