Who would think that a small town boy who grew up to be a dirty rap DJ would one day be up there playing in front of the President?! Sounds pretty much like the American dream, doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what Kid Rock thinks about his journey to fame.
Kid Rock or Robert James Ritchie Sr. is an American singer, rapper, actor and a songwriter who rose to fame with his unique musical blend of country rock, heavy metal and rap. Besides being a successful music artist, he is an activist, having liberal views on gay marriage and abortion. He is a great advocate of legalizing drugs like cocaine and heroin. He has also campaigned for various US presidents in their elections.
From the early controversy over sexualised lyrics to selling 35 million records worldwide and marrying (and divorcing) Pamela Anderson, it’s been a wild ride for Kid Rock. Intrigued to know more about the enigma named Kid Rock? Wondering how a Michigan boy reached the skies? Let’s delve more into the life of the rapper, his life before and after fame and his net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Robert James Ritchie|
|Age||47 years (2018), Born on 17 January 1971|
|Height||6ft 0 (182.9 cm)|
|Girlfriend||Audrey Berry (2018)|
|Children||Robert James Ritchie, Jr.|
|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer|
Kid Rock was born on 17 January 1971 in Romeo city of Michigan, United States. His dad had dealership of multiple cars and had a big apple farm where Kid grew helping his family pick apples. His interest in music and hip-hop grew in 1980. He learnt the rapping styles and plying DJs and began participating in local talent shows. He even made his group and started to perform in clubs. Before initializing his music career, he used to sell cocaine to make money.
Kid Rock Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children & Family
Kid Rock was born to William Ritchie and Susan Ritchie. From his eighth grade only, he began dating his classmate Kelley South Russell. In 1993, the couple gave birth to a boy named Robert James Ritchie Jr. Kid had two more children from Kelley including the one with her previous relationship, but Kelley told Kid that it was his child. When Kid came to know the truth, the couple got split in 1993. In 2000, it was reported that Kid was dating a US actress and model Jaime King. In 2001, he began dating a Canadian American actress Pamela Denise Anderson. They got engaged in 2002 but soon in 2003; they broke up. Again in July 2006, they got married and after four months got divorced. In November 2017, Kid got engaged with his long time previous girlfriend, Audrey Berry.
Kid began his professional music career in 1980 by joining a hip-hop music group “The Beast Crew”. In 1988, a music producer Mike Earl Clark launched Kid in a series of demos after which Kid was offered to work in the major record labels like “CBS Records”, “Atlantic” and “Jive Records”.
He signed with Jive and in 1990, launched his debut album “Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast”. In 1992, he signed with “Continuum” and a year later aired his 2nd album titled “The Polyfuze Method”. In 1994, he formed his rock band “Twisted Brown Trucker”. In 1996, he released his 3rd studio album “Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp”. This was his most successful album till date with selling 14000 copies of it.
On 18 August 1998, he released his 4th album titled “Devil Without a Cause“. The album was so hit that its 14 million copies were sold. In 2000, he was nominated for “Grammy Award” in the category of Best New Artist. In 2001, he debuted in the film industry by working in the comedy film “Joe Dirt”.
His 5th album titled “Cocky” was released in November 2001. The album’s track “Picture” collected a wider audience and was the most liked track of the album. In July 2007, Kid was featured on the cover page of “Rolling Stone” magazine. In 2017, he released his two singles titled “Greatest Show on Earth” and “Po-Dunk”. In December 2017, Kid was taken to court by a circus company for using its title “Greatest Show on Earth“. However, the court ruled out the charges against Kid, and he was discharged innocent. In January 2018, Kid was chosen by the “National Hockey League” as their main entertainer for the “All-Star Game”.
Kid Rock Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, The total estimated net worth of Kid Rock to date is $100 million. He has acquired this immense wealth mostly by his musical career. Up till 2015, Kid Rock had recorded 27 million album sales internationally thereby, establishing himself amongst the who’s who of the Hollywood music industry. His live performances gather a huge crowd and therefore, earn well from tickets. He has also invested in various record labels earning a considerable capital from there too. This wealth is further expected to increase in the coming days as Kid has not stopped working and continues to perform his live shows. In his own words Kid is not just wealthy, he is LOADED.
5 Interesting Facts That You May Not Know About Kid Rock:
Kid Rock has a reputation for being shameless about breaking the rules. However, besides his wild side, there is no denying the fact that Kid Rock is a versatile artist and has made his mark in the industry. Despite his fame, there are still some things that most people don’t know about Kid Rock. Here, we present some intriguing facts we bet you didn’t know about Kid Rock.
• Before initializing his professional music career, Kid worked as a drug peddler.
• At a concert, he sold vulgar T-shirts supporting Donald Trump which sparked enormous controversy.
• He was an outspoken supporter of involvement of US army in the Iraq War of 2003.
• Kid is known to have a good relationship with many former and current US presidents like Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barak Obama and Donald Trump.
• In 2007, he was arrested for fighting with a restaurant customer.
Kid Rock has always been in media headlines either for his outstanding musical works or his activism and political views. Some may not agree with him at every point, like that of legalizing drugs, but the audience loves his songs and music. His live concerts are worth every penny and gross high at all times!