Ringo Starr is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor best known as the Beatles’ drummer. He sang lead vocals with the band on a few occasions, generally on one song per album.
He’s also had a successful solo career for a long time. The net worth of Ringo Starr is $350 million dollars.
Ringo Starr was born on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Richard Starkey and his mother. Richard and Elsie Gleave, confectioners, are his parents of him.
When Ringo was a small boy, his parents separated and divorced.
After the divorce, Ringo’s father was no longer connected with his kid, and Ringo’s mother worked as a housekeeper before becoming a barmaid.
Ringo underwent an appendectomy for appendicitis when he was six years old.
He became ill with peritonitis and spent many days in a coma. He was admitted to the Myrtle Street Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and spent a year there away from his family.
His mother took him out of school when he was released from the hospital in May 1948. As a result, at the age of eight, Ringo couldn’t read or write. For several years, he was tutored twice a week, and he was able to catch up intellectually.
Ringo became ill with tuberculosis in 1953 and spent two years at a sanatorium. Ringo’s first encounter with percussion was a handmade mallet that he used to strike the cabinets adjacent to his bed. Ringo developed an interest in drumming as a result of this.
Ringo’s mother married Harry Graves, a big band music enthusiast, in 1954. Ringo was introduced to Dinah Shore, Sarah Vaughan, and Billy Daniels’ albums by him.
Starkey did not return to school after being released from the sanatorium in late 1955 and set out to find work, but he lacked drive and discipline, and his first attempts at work were unsuccessful.
His stepfather eventually secured him a position as an apprentice machinist at Henry Hunt and Son, a Liverpool school equipment maker, where he met Roy Trafford. Their shared passion for music brought them together.
During their lunch periods, Ringo and Trafford began practicing tunes. Graves gifted Ringo with used drum equipment for Christmas in 1957.
Ringo continued to improve his drumming skills over the next few years, joining a number of local bands such as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Ringo Starr was his new moniker at the time.
By 1960, the Hurricanes had established themselves as one of Liverpool’s most popular groups.
In October 1960, Ringo met the Beatles while playing with the Hurricanes. On October 15, 1960, he recorded for the first time with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.
He replaced Pete Best as the Beatles’ drummer in 1962. His peculiar drumming style, which he developed by playing a right-handed instrument with his left hand, is frequently cited as an influence by contemporary percussionists.
“With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Good Night,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” “Boys,” and their cover of “Act Naturally” were among the Beatles’ songs on which he sang lead. “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’ Garden” were two of his songs.
Following the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970, Starr launched a successful solo career, releasing fifteen studio albums by 2010 and collaborating with a wide range of artists, including former bandmate Paul McCartney.
He also narrated the children’s television shows “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends” and “Shining Time Station” for two seasons each, winning an Emmy Award for “Shining Time Station.”
He’s toured with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in a dozen different configurations. He is one of just 21 performers who has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame more than once, as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist.
In 1998, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Modern Drummers. Starr was voted the sixth-best drummer of all time by Rolling Stone readers in 2011. He’s the world’s wealthiest drummer.
Ringo Star and Maureen Cox tied the knot in 1965. The best man was Beatles manager Brian Epstein. George Harrison and his stepfather Harry Graves were present. Zak (1965), Jason (1967), and Lee (1970) were the couple’s three children (1970).
After Starr’s several infidelities, the couple divorced in 1975. Later, he confessed to being “an alcoholic, a wife-beater, and an absent father.” Maureen died of leukemia when she was 48 in 1994.
During the filming of the film “Caveman,” Starr met actress Barbara Bach in 1980. On April 27, 1981, they exchanged vows.
Starr is the mother of eight children: one from Zak, four from Jason, and three from Lee. He became the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather in 2016, making him the first Beatle to do so.
Starr eats a plant-based diet and practices meditation on a daily basis. “Peace and love” is his catchphrase and personal mantra.
Starr was paid $3 million in 2013, more than 30 years after the Beatles disbanded.
Starr bought Tittenhurst Park in Sunninghill, Berkshire, from John Lennon in 1971 and moved his family there.
Starr and Bach live in Los Angeles, Cranleigh, England, and Monte Carlo respectively. He also has a house on King’s Road in London’s Chelsea area.