Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman
Real Name/Full Name Richard Christopher Wakeman
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rick Wakeman
Birth Place: Perivale, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 May 1949
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 189 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 Kg
In Pounds – 198 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Cyril Frank Wakeman
Mother – Mildred Helen Wakeman
Siblings: N/A
School: Drayton Manor Grammar School
College: Royal College of Music
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Roz Woolford (m. 1970, div. 1977)
Danielle Corminboeuf (m. 1980, div. 1981)
Nina Carter (m. 1984, div. 2004)
Rachel Kaufman (m. 2011)
Kids/Children Name: Oliver, Adam, Benjamin, Jemma Kiera, Oscar, Amanda
Profession: Keyboardist, songwriter, producer, television and radio presenter, author
Net Worth: $10 Million
Last Updated: March 2023

Richard Christopher Wakeman is a pianist, producer, author, television and radio presenter, and songwriter from England. He is more popularly recognized as Rick Wakeman. Across five tenures till 2004 from 1971, Rick is widely popular for being in Yes, a progressive rock band. He is also best known for the releasing of his solo albums in the 1970s.

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Biography and Early Life

Richard Christopher Wakeman is the original name of Rick Wakeman given by his parents. He took birth on the 18th of May 1949, in Perivale, London, in England, and got delivered into the family of Mildred Helen Wakeman and Cyril Frank Wakeman. His father, Cyril, wanted to have a boy, but his mother, Mildred, wanted a baby girl. Cyril was in a dance band where he used to play while he was in the army. His father, then, gradually became one of the directors at the building supplier where once he used to work as a very normal employee.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rick Wakeman in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Wakeman’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 23rd March 2023 having been born on 18 May 1949. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90kg in Kilograms.


Focusing on Rick Wakeman’s education, he is a high school graduate from Drayton Manor Grammar School. For 11 long years, he has taken piano classes from Dorothy Symes every week. Rick started his studies at the Royal College of Music in London in clarinet, modern music, orchestration, and piano in the year of 1968. After a year of attending college, he dropped out of it.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rick had been married four times and has six children from all of his marriages. In 1970, Roz Woolford got married to him. Together, they have two sons, Oliver and Adam Wakeman. After surviving seven years of marriage, the couple finally split up in 1977. Then again in the year 1980.

He got married to Danielle Corminboeuf, with whom he has a son named Benjamin Wakeman. Unfortunately, their marriage ended the upcoming year. Again, in 1984, the very famous model, Nina Carter, chose to get married to Rick. They have a daughter and a son together, Jemma Kiera and Oscar Wakeman.

Sadly, after a couple of decades, the couple got divorced in 2004. In between this, he had an extramarital affair which Denise Gandrup, the very famous designer. He has a daughter with her named Amanda, who he supports financially. Finally, in 2011 in the month of December, he got married to Rachel Kaufman, and they have been together since that moment. Rachel is a very famous journalist.

Is Rick Wakeman Gay?

Rick Wakeman is not gay. His sexual orientation is straight. He has been married four times to Roz Woolford, Danielle Corminboeuf, Nina Carter, and Rachel Kaufman. He has six kids: Oliver, Adam, Benjamin, Jemma, Kiera, Oscar, and Amanda.

Professional Career

In the year 1969, Rick received his initial recognition for being a member of “The Strawbs,” the folk-rock group. He worked with them till 1971. Then the same year, he joined the band “Yes,” a popular folk, where they released the album “Fragile.” In 1972, the next year, “Close to the Edge” got released and became a big Critical and yet commercial success.

In 1973, he did his debut album, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.”The next year, 1974, he left Yes. He released many solo albums like “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.” Rick again came back to Yes band in 1977 and left it in 1980. He, right now, is a member of the band featuring Jan Anderson and Trevor Rabin.


  • In 1974, 1976, and 1977, he was the winner of the NME Award, which he won in the category of  Best Keyboardist.
  • In 2005, the winner of the President’s Award was Rick.
  • In 2015, he lifted the AMI Award, which he won in the category of “Best Progressive Rock Production Work.”
  • In 2017, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admitted Rick for his contribution in the band “Yes.”
  • In 2020, the winner of the Award of Recognition for Best Original Score was Rick.
  • In 2020, the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Film Score- Soundtrack was Rick.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Wakeman in 2023

Rick Wakeman Net Worth
Rick Wakeman Net Worth

As of 2023, Rick Wakeman’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. The major part of his earnings is from his career as a British producer, author, and television and radio presenter.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has been married four times.
  • He has six kids out of 4 marriages.
  • He dropped out of college after one year of attending it.
  • He has survived three heart attacks.
  • He had liver cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis.

Born and brought up in West London, Richard Christopher Wakeman is a very popular British pianist, producer, author, television and radio presenter, and songwriter from Perivale, London in England. He has a tremendous amount of passion for his music. His most popular albums are “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table” and “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.”


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