Richard Ashcroft Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Richard Ashcroft was born on the 11th September 1971, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, and is a singer and songwriter, perhaps still best known as the leader and vocalist of the British band The Verve in which he was a member between 1989 and 1999 – their biggest hits were the songs “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997), “The Drugs Do not Work” (1997), “Lucky Man” (1997) among others. However, since 1999, Ashcroft has been active in the entertainment industry as a soloist.

How rich is the singer? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Richard Ashcroft’s net worth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Ashcroft’s wealth.


Richard Ashcroft Net Worth $2 Million


To begin with, Richard Ashcroft was raised in Wigan, an English city between Liverpool and Manchester. His childhood was shaped by the early death of his father. Ashcroft was educated at Upholland High School, as were future bandmates Peter Salisbury, Simon Jones and Simon Tong, and then at Winstanley College, where he met another future co-musician Nick McCabe. He played soccer at school, and initially dreamed of becoming a professional at Manchester United, but music took over his interest.

Concerning his professional career, he formed the band The Verve in 1989, and they eventually released four albums, including the well known “Urban Hymns” (1997) containing the single “Bitter Sweet Symphony”. The group split up after the release of the 2nd album in 1999. Subsequently, Ashcroft began a solo career, releasing albums “Alone With Everybody” in 2000, “Human Conditions” in 2002 and “Keys To The World” in 2006. He has also provided a part of vocals for “Lonely Soul Album Psyence Fiction” by UNKLE and the voice in “The Test” by the Chemical Brothers. He has also played “Bitter Sweet Symphony” with the band Coldplay aired in “Live 8”, in which he was presented to the crowd by Chris Martin as the Best Singer in the World – his net worth was rising steadily.

In 2007 The Verve reformed briefly and released the album “Forth”, yet separated again in 2009, after which, Richard Ashcroft returned with his new band RPA & The United Nations of Sound, the album of the same name was released in 2010, although some critics thought it was more like a solo project but under a pseudonym RPA. Since the end of 2011, Ashcroft has been working on his 5th solo album, which was originally scheduled to be released by the end of 2012. According to Ashcroft, it was again more song-oriented. Amongst other things as he was supported by guitarist Steve Wyreman (United Nations of Sound), Verve drummer Peter Salisbury, bassist Damon Minchella and Anthony Gorry on keyboards. At the end of 2015, he performed for the first time live at Acoustics Shows in Zurich, Mexico City and Bilbao. In 2016, Richard Ashcroft released his fourth album “These People”, again the result of collaborating with Chris Potter and Wil Malone.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, Richard married the former keyboardist and his manager Kate Radley in 1995. In 2000, their first son Sonny was born, four years later their second, Cassius. In 2005, he publicly admitted suffering from bipolar disorder, and taking medicine like Prozac.

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