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Robert Smith Net Worth

Robert Smith Net Worth is
$15 Million

Robert Smith Biography

Robert James Smith was born on the 21st April 1959, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and is best known for being the co-founder and lead singer of English punk-rock band The Cure. He is also a songwriter and guitarist, whose career began during the 1970s. He is also recognized as a member of the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Robert Smith? Sources estimate that Smith’s net worth is $15 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his professional career in the music world.

Robert Smith Net Worth $15 Million

Robert Smith was brought up in a musical family, with father James Alexander Smith a singer, and mother Rita Mary Smith a pianist, so at a very young age he took not only piano lessons, but also guitar lessons. He attended St. Francis Primary School, later transferring to St. Francis Junior School in Crawley, West Sussex, as his family moved there. After elementary education, he went to Notre Dame Middle School and St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School. As a 13-year-old boy he was already a member of several bands; along with brother Richard, sister Janet and their friends, he was a member of the band called The Crawley Goat Band, and even before founding this band, Smith has performed with friends from Notre Dame Middle School in the band named The Obelisk, which later became The Easy Cure in 1976, and then just The Cure.

Beside Smith, The Cure featured Paul Thompson, Michael Dempsey, and Lol Tolhurst. With the band he has released 13 studio albums, a number of live recordings and also EP’s and compilations albums, all of which, have increased Smith’s overall net worth. The band has changed several members; however Smith remained the only founder member through the years of its existence. The band’s first full length album was released in 1979, entitled “Three Imaginary Boys”, but a different version of the album was released for the USA market, with a different name – “Boys Don’t Cry”. Although it received positive critiques from various music magazines, Smith wasn’t quite satisfied with the debut album. Nevertheless, he continued making music, and the next year, Robert and the band released their second album, entitled “Seventeen Seconds” (1980), on which they focused more on a gothic sound, and which they continued to incorporate in their next few albums, making Smith the “Godfather Of Goth” and extending his overall net worth by a large margin.

The Cure released two more albums, before their name hit with the public, “Faith” (1981), and “Pornography” (1982), after which Smith changed the genre of the band’s music, switching from goth to pop rock, with the first album which entered into the top 10 UK chart list, “Top” (1984).
The album also managed to enter into the US Billboard top 200 chart on the No. 180. Since then, Robert has became one of the more noted musicians in pop history. With the Cure, he has released eight more studio albums, such as “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” (1987), “Disintegration” (1989), “Wish” (1992), which also reached No. 1 on the UK Top Albums, and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in US, “Bloodflowers” (2000), and their last studio release “4:13 Dream” (2003).

Apart from his successful career with the band Cure, Robert has also collaborated with numerous musicians and bands of the rock music scene, which also increased his net worth. Robert performed and recorded with acts such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Billy Corgan, Placebo, and numerous others.

Regarding his personal life, Robert Smith has been married to Mary Theresa Poole, his high-school sweetheart, since 1988, but they mutually agreed at the beginning of the marriage not to have any children.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert Smith
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthApril 21, 1959
Place Of BirthBlackpool, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight95 kg
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Organist, Actor, Lyricist, Keyboard Player
EducationOhio State University
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseMary Poole (m. 1988)
ParentsRita Smith, Alex Smith, Friday I'm in Love, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry
SiblingsMargaret Smith, Richard Smith, Janet Thompson, Friday I'm in Love, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry
NicknamesRobert James Smith , Smith, Robert , Siouxsie and the Banshees , Robin , Rob
Music GroupsThe Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Glove, The Easy Cure, Malice
NominationsBrit Award for British Male Solo Artist
MoviesThe Cure




The Mind of a Chef2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dead of Summer2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Regular Show in Space2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sing Street2016writer: "Lovecats", "Inbetween Days"
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Luther2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Master of None2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
iZombie2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Califórnia2015writer: "The Caterpillar", "Killing an Arab"
Ant-Man2015writer: "Plainsong"
Now Add Honey2015writer: "Lovesong" - as Smith
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bis2015"In Between Days"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Behaving Badly2014writer: "Close To Me" - as Robert James Smith
Daily Ukulele2013-2014TV Series short writer - 4 episodes
Bates Motel2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2013-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
White Bird in a Blizzard2014writer: "Dazzle Glamour Mix", "Pictures of You" - as Robert James Smith
Thunder and the House of Magic2013writer: "The Lovecats"
Misfits2013TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
About Time2013/Iwriter: "Friday I'm in Love"
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Americans2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aqua Seafoam Shame2012Documentary writer: "Plastic Passion"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Io e te2012writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Laurence Anyways2012writer: "The Funeral Party"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vow2012writer: "Pictures Of You"
Underworld: Awakening2012writer: "Apart Renholdër Remix"
205 - Zimmer der Angst2011writer: "A Forest"
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Degrassi: The Next Generation2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends with Benefits2011writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer2011Video short writer: "Just Like Heaven"
902102011TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2010TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neue Vahr Süd2010TV Movie writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Going the Distance2010writer: "Just Like Heaven"
The Sons of Tennessee Williams2010Documentary writer: "Plain Song"
Tempos Modernos2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2003-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eastwick2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Cut2009TV Series short writer - 1 episode
La doppia ora2009writer: "In Between Days"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight2009TV Movie documentary writer: "A Forest"
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2006-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Awaydays2009writer: "10:15 Saturday Night"
Adventureland2009writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Lucky Numbers2008Short writer: "In Between Days"
True Blood2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist2008writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
NCIS2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summerhood2008writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007writer: "Why Can't I Be You?", "Close To Me"
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters2007Documentary writer: "Pictures of You"
Son of Rambow2007writer: "Close to Me - Remix"
Prête-moi ta main2006writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
The History Boys2006writer: "A Forest"
How I Met Your Mother2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starter for 102006writer: "Boys Don't Cry", "In Between Days", "Six Different Ways", "Pictures of You", "Love Song"
Accepted2006writer: "Close to Me"
To and from New York2006Video writer: "Close to Me"
John Tucker Must Die2006writer: "Close to Me"
Tu vida en 65'2006writer: "In Between Days"
Marie Antoinette2006writer: "Plainsong", "All Cats are Grey"
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "A Forest"
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Like Heaven2005writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic2005TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
C.R.A.Z.Y.2005writer: "10:15 saturday night"
A Lot Like Love2005writer: "Mint Car" - as Robert J. Smith
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV Special writer: "Arbor Day Song"
Take Me Somewhere Nice2004Short writer: "Pictures of You"
Meine schönsten Jahre2004TV Series writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Jersey Girl2004writer: "High"
Che ne sarà di noi2004performer: "Da Hype"
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004 music - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004
One Perfect Day2004performer: "Pictures of You"
50 First Dates2004writer: "Friday I'm in Love", "Love Song" - as Robert J. Smith
D.E.B.S.2004writer: "The Love Cats" - as Robert J. Smith
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Boys Dont Cry"
Verschwende deine Jugend2003writer: "A Forest", "Fire in Cairo"
A Man Apart2003writer: "Nothing to Lose"
Aurora2002Short writer: "Edge of the Deep Green Sea", "Wendy Time", "Maybe Someday"
The Sopranos2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction2002writer: "Six Different Ways"
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002Documentary writer: "Fascination Street"
Charlotte Sometimes2002writer: "Charlotte Sometimes"
Not Another Teen Movie2001writer: "In Between Days"
Gypsy 832001writer: "Just Like Heaven", "Doing the Unstuck"
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opposite Sex2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loser2000writer: "Mint Car"
American Psycho2000lyrics: "Watching Me Fall Underdog Remix" / music: "Watching Me Fall Underdog Remix"
Shabatot VeHagim2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry1999writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Midsummer1999Short writer: "Plainsong", "A Forest"
Judas Kiss1998writer: "Just Like Heaven"
The X Files1998writer: "More Than This" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Career Girls1997writer: "The Lovecats", "The Upstairs Room", "The Walk", "Let's Go To Bed", "The Caterpillar", "Just One Kiss"
Busenfreunde1997TV Movie writer: "Boys don't cry"
Grosse Pointe Blank1997writer: "In Between Days"
The Evening Star1996writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Top of the Pops1980-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Judge Dredd1995producer: "The Dredd Song" / writer: "The Dredd Song"
The Crow1994writer: "BURN"
Lost Angels1989writer: "Fascination Street"
Shadows on the Wall1986performer: "The Big Pink Truck", "The Cowboy in the White Hat Always Wins" - as Bobby Smith
Times Square1980writer: "Grinding Halt" - as Smith


The Cure: 4Play in Charlotte2008TV Movie
Being Dom Joly2001TV Movie
South Park1998TV SeriesRobert Smith
Bananas1984TV Series
The Offenders1980


The Cure Show1993Documentary


The Cure Show1993Documentary


The Cure: Trilogy2003Video executive producer


Aqua Seafoam Shame2012Documentary additional thanks
Wingrave2007Video this film is dedicated to
Starter for 102006thanks


Beautiful Noise2014DocumentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees2007VideoHimself (as Siouxsie and the Banshees)
The Cure: Festival 20052006VideoHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV Icon: The Cure2004TV MovieHimself (vocals / guitars) (as The Cure)
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Cure: RockWalk Induction2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Cure: Trilogy2003VideoHimself
Nosolomúsica2002TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Greatest Hits2001VideoHimself
Jam1996-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cure: Galore - The Videos 1987-19971997VideoHimself
David Bowie: An Earthling at 501997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Live on Stage with Bowie
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1996TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Cure
MTV's Most Wanted1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces1993TV SeriesHimself
The Cure Show1993DocumentaryHimself
The Mary Whitehouse Experience1992TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Play Out1991VideoHimself
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Cure in Orange1987DocumentaryHimself
A tope1987TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Staring at the Sea - The Images1986Video documentaryHimself
Play at Home1984TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Glove)
Oxford Road Show1983-1984TV SeriesHimself
Live aus dem Alabama1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Nocturne1983VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Sputnik2008TV SeriesHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - The Cure
Atmos the Addict2016TV SeriesLinedropper
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHimself
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