Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie

A legend who has gifted some of the finest compositions the world has ever heard the award-winning singer and songwriter Richie, or as known as Lionel Brockman Richie Jr, remains a favorite of many music lovers all across the globe. It is a fact that Richie reaches every kind of music fan from rock to pop. Also, the founding member of the band Commodores and with a solo career of long years, Richie is even a versatile genius who portrays the role of actor and a record producer too.

Quick Biography

Lionel was born in Alabama and also founded one of the most popular American folk band Commorades along with Millan Williams, Thomas McClary, and more. The band had a huge success in its initial years, but after few years, Lionel also found his own space as a solo artist.  The first single ‘Truly’ created a storm in the music industry, and it was followed by numerous other hits like Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling, and more.  Lastly, a few years back, his album Tuskegee had a massive hit, and he was invited for being the judge at the reboot of American Idol.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Lionel Richie
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 20 June 1949
Birth Place: Tuskegee, Alabama
Nationality: United States of America
Religion: N/A
Parents: Father: Lionel Brockman Richie Sr

Mother: Alberta R. Foster

Spouse: Diane Alexander (m. 1995–2004), Brenda Harvey-Richie (m. 1975–1993)
Children: Sofia Richie, Nicole Richie, Miles Brockman Richie
Height: 5 feet 10 inch
Weight: 51 kg
Profession: A musician and a multi-instrumentalist and a record producer
Net Worth in 2022: $220 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

The legend has now grown old, but at the age of 73 years, he still has the zeal to perform like the younger days and make his audiences blown away with the evergreen charisma of Richie. Talking about his body measurements, Richie weight 51 kg with a height of 5 feet 10 inches. It is heard that Lionel leads a simple life and maintains his health.

Education, School/College University

Richie was born in Tuskegee and completed his initial education from Joliet Township High School and later graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science from Tuskegee Institute.  Lionel was not a bad student, but he performed well throughout his school and college years, but finally persuaded music for his life. Apart from this music, there is nothing significant to be said about his early years of education.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Lionel is the only son of Lionel Brockman Richie Sr. and Alberta R Foster. He was born in Tuskegee, and his entire childhood was spent on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute. Nothing more is in the news about his parents, but it was a simple family where music sports and education were genuine interests.  Speaking of nationality, Lionel is an American, and as a child, he was baptized and grew up in the Episcopal Church.  There is no information about his political viewpoints.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

It was way back in 1975 that Richie got married to his college sweetheart Brenda Harvey. In a few years, the couple adopted a small girl named Nicole Richie. Everything was going fine until he started to be in a relationship with Diane Alexander.  The marriage with Brenda ended after eighteen of being together, and in 1995, Lionel married for the second time with Alexander. The new couple has a son, Miles, and a daughter Sofia, but even this ended in 2003.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): single
When did he get married? (married date): 18 October 1975
Does he have any relationship affair? N/A
Is Lionel Richie gay? No
Wife/spouse? (name): Brenda Harvey

Diane Alexander

Kids: Sofia Richie, Nicole Richie, Miles Brockman Richie

Professional Life and Career

Talking of his career, it should definitely start from the band Commodores. In late 1960, Richie was an avid saxophone and a piano player who was contributing his vocals for the R&B group, and finally found one of the most popular American folk bad Commorades.

Soon they signed a contract with the Atlantic Records and Motown Records.  With time the band was getting popular among the listeners, and few of their unbeatable compositions that are still heard now are Machine Gun, Easy, and Three Times a Lady.  There Richie was also contributing as a songwriter.

It was not just the band that made Lionel Richie a legend, but with time he also did establish himself as a solo artist. It was in 1982 that his debut album was released. It had three singles by the legend like Truly, which was more of a ballad and there where You are along with My love. Up next came to another commercial and critically acclaimed album ‘Can’t slow down,’ which was two Grammy awards. In this way, Richie continued to record some of the ageless compositions like Hello, Running with the Night, Penny Lover, and more.

All the major hits came out in the ’90s, but Richie didn’t lose fame in recent years.  It was in 2018 that he was invited to be the judge of the reboot of American idol along with people like Katty Perry and hunk Luke Bryan.

Awards & Nominations

Talking of awards, he has won some of the best recognition in the music industry. Richie, in his career, has received Grammy four times and also became the first individual to get the RIAA diamond album award. One of his songs Says you say me also won the academy award for the best original song.

Lionel Richie Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Lionel Richie Net Worth
Lionel Richie Net Worth

As of August 2022, Lionel Richie has a total net worth of $220 million.  He has performed for long years and given some of the best hit albums to his audiences, and with that also earned a big amount of assets.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

The only controversy that revolves around the name of this legend is his ex-wife Brenda went up to an apartment and beat him and his then-girlfriend, Alexander.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Yes, he is active on social media, and his official YouTube page has a fanlike of 4.3 M, while his twitter handle has 320 K followers and Instagram with 905 k followers.

A legend who will always be in our heart and mind for his astonishing compositions.  Still, now, people listen to Richie whenever they get the time and always waits for the star to perform live, which he does very rare. Lionel Richie is someone who came in the limelight with some excellent compositions that will remain ageless till eternity.


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