Rick Astley Net Worth in 2021

Rick Astley
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Rick Astley is a prominent British singer, songwriter, and radio personality who has a net worth of $20 million. He earned his net worth through singing, songwriting, and world tours. Continue Reading to find out what is Rick Astley net worth in 2021.

With his most popular song in 1987, he made a name for himself, and this song “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a major hit in 25 countries. The music video of this song was the theme of the famous internet meme “Rickrolling”.

This classic song undoubtedly kicks off our open-air summer sessions with an 80s vibe.

He’s as much as a part of the internet culture as anyone can be on account of an unanticipated appearance in his famous music video. His popularity is unquestionable because of the large sales of his records.

He has globally sold over 40 million records of his latest album “50”. Moreover, his career was largely influenced by bands like Beatles and Genesis.

Meanwhile, he also plays instruments including Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, and Piano. 

Rick Ashley Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$20 Million
Date of Birth6 February, 1966
Age55 years old
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Source of WealthMusic
Country of OriginEngland
Last UpdatedFebruary 2021

Early Life

Rick Astley’s full name is Richard Paul Astley. He was born on February 6, 1966, in Warrington, Cheshire, in England. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his parents are Horace Astley and Cynthia Astley.

He has three siblings and that includes his two elder brothers and a sister, he’s the youngest one in his family.

Rick’s parents got divorced when he was only five which led him to be raised by his father alone.

He got exposure to their local church choir as his father happened to be a religious person. Plus, he played as a drummer for many bands during his school days.

At that time, he met the legendary David Morris. However, at the age of 16, he dropped out of school and began to work as a driver in his father’s gardening business.

He worked at the Northern Club Circuit during the night as well as won lots of local talent competitions at that time.


Rick Astley started his career by performing with a band called FBI in local clubs. He was then discovered by the famous producer Pete Waterman and hired to work for his company. Rick’s first single song was named “When You Gonna”.

He became popular with his song “Never Gonna Give You Up” which came out in August 1987. This single song was the turning point in his career by being the best-selling single in the UK that year.

Also, it topped the charts in countries like Australia, United States, and Germany.

In the same year, he released his debut album named “Whenever You Need Somebody” which ranked first in the United Kingdom and Australia by globally selling more than 15 million copies of this album.

In the following year, his fourth single “Together Forever” came out and reached the second position in the country. He started working for his soul music which he was passionate about after parting ways with Stock Aitken Waterman.

His album “Free” which was released in 1991 peaked in the ninth position in the United Kingdom. 

He stepped back and retired from the industry at 27 to spend more time with his family after his albums “Cry for Help” and “Body and Soul” came out in the years 1991 and 1993. He resumed his work by returning to the music industry in 2002.

Furthermore, he released many albums and singles like “Portrait’, “Turned On”, and “50”. His latest album “50” ranked in the top position in the United Kingdom and sold over 40 million records.

Highlights and Achievements

Rick Astley won two major awards throughout his career and that’s the Brit Award for British Single, which he got for the most famous song of his time “Never Gonna Give You Up”, as well as the Rick MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Act Ever in the Rickrolling.

Age, Height, and Weight

Rick Astley being born on February 6, 1966, is 55 years old as of today’s date February 11, 2021. He weighs about 70 kg and is 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m) tall.

Personal Life

Rick currently lives with his family in Richmond, London. He has his wife Lene Bausager and daughter Emile in his family. Rick met Lene in 1988 while she worked as a promoter of the “RCA Records”.

After that, she became a film producer, and in 2006 she got nominated for the Best Live Action Short Film “Cashback” and won the award.

Rick and Lene got engaged and married in 2003 and have been enjoying a healthy married life since then. He chose his family over fame and fortune when he took a break from music at the age of 27.

However, this pop star loves to eat fish and chips, and his favorite fruit is Cantaloupe. He’s a fan of ‘Don Cheadle’ and ‘Glenn Close’.

Now as for the color, he prefers black and peach the most, and his favorite destination is San Agustin in Columbia.


He led quite a decent life without facing any sort of criticisms. He’s loved by his fans all over the world for his humility. There’s also no rumor as to his dating other women prior to his marriage.

Rick Astley Net Worth in 2021

Rick Astley Networth
Credits: The Current

Eighties star Rick Astley has been quite successful from the beginning of his career while he performed as a local drummer.

He’s well-known for his modesty and also plays an important part in most charitable activities. Moreover, he likes to stay away from the media’s attention. 

As of 2021, he has a net worth of $20 million and his most earnings came from single hits. Apart from that, the world tours have also contributed to a great extent to his net worth.

His other assets include a Richmond Park House worth $2 million and a Leon car of $25000.

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