Rick Derringer
Rick Derringer
Real Name/Full Name Ricky Dean Zehringer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rick Derringer
Birth Place: Fort Recovery, Ohio at United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 August 1947
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In pounds- 149.91 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name:  Father: John Otto Zehringer
Mother: Janice Lavine Thornburg
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jenda Derringer (m. 1998)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Guitarist, vocalist, producer and a songwriter
Net Worth: $600 Thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

Ricky Dean Zehringer, commonly known as Rick Derringer, is by profession is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter too. He came in the 1960s as a founding member of his band named The McCoys, and he then rose as a public figure.

Well, how well do you know about Rick Derringer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rick Derringer’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 Rick Derringer to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ricky was born on the 5th of August 1947 at Fort Recovery, Ohio, in the United States. His parents had a middles class lifestyle. His father’s name is John Otto Zehringer, and his mother’s name was Janice Lavine Thornburg. His father was a section foreman at the nickel plate railroad by profession, and his mother was a homemaker. He was also having a brother named Randy. He was Ricky’s elder brother.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rick Derringer in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Derringer’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 5 August 1947. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 149.91lbs in Pound and 68 kg in Kilograms.


Ricky once mentioned that his parents were not having a believe that he could make his living out of his music career. He also mentioned that he never went to school. Rather, he went to New York City to fulfill his parents’ dream and prove his parent’s wrong thoughts because, as for them, it was impossible to make a career out of music.

So Ricky never joined a school; instead, he went to New York City to pursue his passion as a career option to make a living. So the name of his school or any college or university is not mentioned.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rick Derringer With Wife Jenda Derringer
Rick Derringer With Wife Jenda Derringer

Rick Derringer first got married to Liz Derringer, who was a music journalist by profession and was the first wife of Ricky. Their marriage was celebrated the most in rock and roll history because one legendary music journalist married a very famous and legendary guitarist. Later on, they got separated due to some personal issue.

Ricky married Liz Brewer for 22 years, then Ricky married Jenda Brenda Jean, commonly known as Jenda, who was also the vocal partner for Ricky on his music videos. They continue to have a beautiful married life till now and built a happy family with their relationship.

Is Rick Derringer Gay?

Rick never got into controversies over his sexual orientation part, and he is pretty public and open about this. Ricky is gender a male, and Ricky is straight in that category when it comes to sexual orientation. Ricky does have a happy and settled married life with Jenda, and he was also rumored with many famous ladies. So we can clearly say that he is a male and straight in his sexual orientation part.

Professional Career:

During his eighth grade, his family moved to Union City, Indiana, where he started to form his band and named it McCoys. Then, later on, he gave another name to his crew, and it was like Rick Z Combo and then Rick and later on The Raiders. Then the original name of that band remained as the final one. He got inspired by his uncle Jim Thornburg in entering this music world. He came into the public as a famous face in the late 1960s, being the founding member of his band.

He then recorded many hits like HANG ON SLOOPY, FEVER, and COME ON LET’S GO. His genres were hard rock, blues-rock, funk rock, pop-rock, Christian rock, blues, and jazz fusion. He was most renowned as a vocalist and guitarist. He gained success since the year 1965 and till now continuing to give more hit albums. He had also performed three world tours.


  • He got Grammy Award for his hit album EAT IT and FAT.

Apart from this, he never received any prominent award or accolade in his career.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Derringer in 2024

Rick Derringer Net Worth
Rick Derringer Net Worth

Ricky has a stable net worth of $600 thousand as of the year 2024. He maintains a good, healthy, and wealthy life out of it. Being a guitarist, musician, songwriter, record producer, and also a singer, he finds a better way of stable income and earns well. By taking music as a career option, he proved his parents wrong that it can be an option to make a living out of it, and his income stated it all. He became one of the most legendary guitarists and earned both name and money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • As by profession, Ricky is a famous guitarist, and thus he has a vast collection of various types of guitars in his home.
  • His YouTube channel has around 15,000 subscribers and is verified by YouTube.
  • He loves to travel to new places and finds it attractive to learn new things, especially new music styles.
  • He once performed in a concert that was aimed to support anti-bullying in the year 2019.
  • He is pretty interested in adventure sports whenever he gets time. He always tries these things out.
  • He had planned to open a music academy for the newcomers into this field. But he mentioned that he never gets chances to this stuff as he gets wholly indulged in his music world, for which he is famous.

Deciding on a career as an option and putting efforts to get success, both of these are in our own hands. So it matters where we will go and into which career as an option. So did Ricky did; he chose his career as per his choice and proved it to be worthy by his consistency, and all his complex works with a lot of effort and out shined in his career.


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