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Born on: 20th Jun 49 Born in: United States Marital status: Divorced Occupation: American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor
Born as Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $200 million. His family moved from Tuskegee, Alabama to Joliet, Illinois and Richie graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. He was the star player of the place eventually got a tennis scholarship at the Tuskegee Institute. There, he graduated major in Economics and then went to Auburn University to push through with his graduate studies. While he was at Tuskegee, he formed several R&B groups in the mid-1960s and in 1968 Richie became the singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They were initially signed under Atlantic Records and then moved to Motown Records as the support act to The Jackson 5. Thanks to their exposure, the group was known to be a popular soul group and got to release albums that made their singles “Machine Gun” as well as “Brick House” popular. Richie started to accept songwriting commissions coming from other artists in the late 1970s. One of the more popular ones was “Lady” for Kenny Rogers which ranked first in 1980 and he also produced Roger’s album Share Your Love the following year. In 1981, Richie had the chance to sing the theme song for the movie Endless Love together with Diana Ross. The song became one of Motown’s biggest hits as it sold more than two million copies in the United States alone. The success made Richie decide to go on a solo career and his debut album Lionel Richie and his single “Truly” topped the charts as well.
Family & relationships
- Miles Brockman Son
- Nicole Richie Daughter
- Sophia Brockman Daughter
- Brenda Harvey-Richie
- Diana Alexander
- Bai Ling
Beverly Hills Home
Range Rover L322
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