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How Lionel Richie Made Music History And Stacked A $200 Million Net Worth

Lionel Richie is arguably one of the most iconic voices, faces, and mustaches in all of music history. The singer-songwriter rose to prominence in the 1970s as a leader of the Motown movement and fronted the platinum-selling funk soul group Commodores before eventually going solo. He has written numerous hit records for himself and other artists, including instantly recognizable tracks such as “Hello,” “All Night Long,” and “Endless Love.” Richie has taken home Grammy Awards , Golden Globes, and even the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. In 2022, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, due to his unmatchable achievements in music and culture. Richie has developed a reputation as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and sold hundreds of millions of records across the Earth over the course of more than 5 decades. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Lionel Richie touts a massive net worth of over $200 million,...

May 2, 2024

Lionel Richie's Three Children Are His Endless Loves — And The Heirs To His $200M Fortune

Lionel Richie may be known, today, for his judging role on “American Idol” — but he’s a bonafide R&B legend (He’s also an HBCU graduate!). After first coming to prominence as part of the 1970s funk & soul collective, The Commodores, he launched a successful solo career in the 1980s. During this solo career, according to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, he became one of the most successful balladeers of the 20th century, racking up sales totaling more than 100 million copies of his albums sold worldwide. In the process, he also secured an Oscar win and four Grammy Awards. And if all that wasn’t enough, he teamed up with the legendary Michael Jackson to record the mega-smash “We Are The World” benefit single. All told, Lionel Richie never had to record another note again — especially once his breakthrough solo album, “ Can’t Slow Down,” was certified diamond by the RIAA. Yet, his career continued on an upward trajectory, earning him the legendary status he continues to enjoy today....