Kid Rock Net Worth in 2019 and how did he attain fame and success as an individual? Read on to find out the impressive secrets behind Kid Rock salary, earnings, investment, net worth and success story.
|Source of Wealth||Rapper, producer, Songwriter and actor|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1971|
Robert James Ritchie A.K.A Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, to father William Ritchie a car dealer and mother Susan Ritchie. His father was a landlord. Kid Rock was raised in a 6 acres estate owned by his father. As a young boy, he would regularly help his family pick apples and care for their horses.
He picked interest in hip hop in the ’80s, started breakdancing and taught himself rap and disc jockey. He began performing in talent shows in Detroit and other nearby cities. According to CBS, Kid Rock who taught himself the art of music is reportedly able to play every instrument in his band.
Kid Rock started dating right from his 8th grade. He dated his 8th-grade classmate, Kelly South Russell and the couple had their first child in 1993 named Robert James Ritchie Jr. He and Kelly had two more kids including the one Kelly had from her previous relationship but claimed it was his. However, when the truth revealed itself, it leads to their breakup in 1993. Kid was rumoured to be dating US actress and model Jaime King in 2000 but rumours of their affair was later put to rest when Kid officially began dating American Canadian actress Pamela Denise Anderson in 2001.
Kid Rock has been married only once but divorced. He got married to Pamela Anderson in 2006. Before their marriage, the two had had a twist and turn type of relationship. They dated in 2001, got engaged in 2002. Then they split in 2003 before marrying in 2006. Shortly after, the divorce happened. Kid Rock is reported to have engaged his long-time previous girlfriend Audrey Berry in 2017.
Kid Rock started showing his love for music at a very early age. He began his professional career in the ’80s by joining a group known as ‘The Best Crew’. He was offered opportunities to work with bigger record labels such as “CBS Records”, “Atlantic” and “Jive Records” after he was lifted by music producer Mike Earl Clark in 1988. His signing with Jive Records saw him release his debut studio album titled ‘Gritz Sandwiches for Breakfast’. He also signed for Continuum Records in 1992 and released his second studio album a year later.
Kid Rock formed his rock band named ‘Twisted Brown Trucker’ in 1994, and released his third studio album a year later titled ‘Early Morning Stoned Pimp’. His third album which got over 14,000 sales became his most successful album till date. His fourth album was released on August 1998 titled ‘Devil Without a Cause’.
Kid Rock made his debut film appearance by working in the comedy film ‘Joe Dirt’. He got featured in the Rolling Stone Magazine on July 2007. And in 2017, Kid Rock released his two singles titled “Greatest Show on Earth” and “Po-Dunk”. The former got him entangled in a lawsuit in December 2017 after Circus Company sued him for using its title ‘Greatest Show on Earth”. The case was however dismissed after the court said he had no case to answer. Kid Rock got chosen by the National Hockey League as their main entertainer in the 2018 All-Star-Game.
How Did He Amass so Much Wealth
As of 2019, Kid Rock net worth an estimated $100 million. Kid Rock’s wealth is gotten from his musical career. As of 2015, he had recorded more than 25 million album sales globally. That helped him achieved global recognition, and also given him a face in the Hollywood big names. He also had different record labels, earning him huge greenbacks in the process. And by the look of things, Kid Rock net worth is still set to rise following his continued hard work and Performing in Live Shows.
Quotes From Kid Rock
“I’m in the scalping business, but you know what? We told everyone. A lot of artists have been doing this for years behind fans’ backs, taking all these backdoor deals. We look at StubHub and other places and see what they’re selling them for, and we just undercut them.” – Kid Rock
“I’ve never done songs with people just for the sake of the great combination. I’ve always done songs with friends. Sheryl Crow is one of them. It’s just fun to sing with her. She’s like a cool, gentle breeze and I’m this big snowstorm.”.- Kid Rock
“I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let’s face it, at the end of the day, I’m not that smart of a guy. I play Rock ‘n’ Roll, that’s what I do. – Kid Rock
Who would you trust to make your decisions, Donald Rumsfeld or the Dixie Chicks?” – Kid Rock
“If it looks good, you’ll see it – If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But…If its real…you’ll feel it.” – Kid Rock
Facts About Kid Rock
- He was a Brother in-law to Gerry Anderson.
- He was featured on Robert Bradley (aka Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise)’s album, titled “Time To Discover”, back in 2000 in several songs.
- He is good friends with rapper Eminem. They both did a rap battle against each other while coming up in Detroit.
- The cover art of his live album “Live Trucker” is an homage to the cover art of Bob Seger’s “Live Bullet” album.
- Kid Rock is ranked #97 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
- He was a stepfather to Pamela Anderson’s sons Brandon and Dylan.
- He is Close friend of NHL superstars Chris Chelios and Sergei Fedorov, and “Reverend Run” of Run-D.M.C..
- His biographical song, “Black Chick, White Guy” was made citing his girlfriend as a key subject in the album.
- He is the older brother of Jill Ritchie.
Award and Recognition
Kid Rock has won numerous awards. The following list highlights some of the achievements made by him:
- 2001: American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
- 2009: People’s Choice Award for Favorite Rock Song
- 2009: Echo Award for Song of the Year
- 2008: World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist
- 2008: World Music Award for World’s Best Pop Rock Male Artist