Keith Richards Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Urvashi Singh
Jul 31, 2023 By Urvashi Singh
Originally Published on Apr 29, 2022
Edited by Aditi Gupta
Fact-checked by Shreya Yadav
Keith Richards is a singer, songwriter, and record producer, and is considered among the greatest rock n roll musicians of all time.
All ages
Read time: 3.7 Min

About Keith Richards

Keith Richards is best known as a member of the Rolling Stones, the band he formed with Mick Jagger.
Richards is an English musician born in Dartford, Kent, England, on December 18, 1943. He has also released many solo albums and collaborated with many other artists throughout his career.
He began learning how to play the guitar at a young age and soon developed a style that would be influenced by rock, blues, and country music.

Keith Richards Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Keith Richards' net worth?

Keith Richards is known to be one of the most famous, influential, and richest musicians of all time. He has an estimated net worth of a staggering $500 million.

How much does Keith Richards earn per year?

Keith Richards is speculated to earn up to $42 million annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Keith Richards?

Keith Richards is 5 ft 8 in (177 cm) tall.

How old is Keith Richards?

Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943. He is 78 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Richards was born in Dartford, Kent, England, on December 18, 1943. He learned how to play the guitar at a young age and genres like rock, blues, and country music heavily influenced his style. Richards was raised in a working-class household in England and went to Wentworth Primary School. He turned to music as a way of self-expression. He graduated from Sidcup Arts College in 1962.
Richards began his solo career in 1988 with the release of Talk Is Cheap. He has since released two more solo albums, 'Main Offender' (1992) and 'Crosseyed Heart' (2015). Ivan Neville joined Richards during his solo run when his band 'X Pensive Winos' was on the road touring.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Keith Richards’ partner?

Richards has been married twice, first to Anita Pallenberg from 1967 to 1980 and then to Patti Hansen from 1983 to the present. He has three children with Pallenberg and two with Hansen.

Career And Professional Highlights

Richards met Mick Jagger at a train station in 1961, and the two formed the Rolling Stones shortly thereafter.
The band rose to fame in the '60s with hits like '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' and 'Paint It, Black'. They continued with their tours and music releases throughout the following decades. Richards has also released three solo albums: 'Talk Is Cheap' (1988), 'Main Offender' (1992), and 'Crosseyed Heart' (2015).

Best Known For…

Along with his work as a Rolling Stones member, Richards has also collaborated with artists like Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, and Johnnie Johnson. Richards is one of the most iconic and influential guitarists of all time. His style has been described as ‘riff-oriented rock & roll... with a side order of blues.’
Richards played the role of Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) father, Captain Teague, in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End' (2007) and 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' (2011). He also made a cameo in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (2006).
Keith Richards had also learned to play blues music early in his career, and it has been a major influence on his style. He has said that he was "blown away" by the music of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf when he first heard them. Richards has also credited Robert Johnson as being a major influence on his playing. Richards also taught the other members of the Rolling Stones how to play blues music.

Charity Work

Keith Richards is a philanthropist who openly supports different causes and organizations.
Richards has been actively donating to four charities- MusiCares, Jazz Foundation Of America, World Food Program, and UNICEF.

What awards has Keith Richards won?

Richards has won several awards throughout his career, including induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989 and a knighthood in 2003.
He has also been named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Richards has won two Grammy Awards, both for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The first was for his solo song 'Cross-Eyed Heart' in 1996, and the second was for the Rolling Stones song 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' in 2002.
He has also won MTV Video Music Awards along with NME Awards to state a few.

Other Interesting Keith Richards Facts And Trivia

  • Some of Keith Richards' most famous collaborators include Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, and Johnnie Johnson.
  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had a fallout that caused the Rolling Stones to disband for a brief period but were back together in no time.
  • Other Rolling Stones band members besides Richards and co-founder Mick Jagger, were Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts and Brian Jones.
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989 and was awarded a knighthood in 2003.


Keith Richards Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Keith Richards

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




0 cm

Child Star?



Musician, Record Producer, Actor


Sidcup Art College

Net Worth



Patti Hansen
We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You


See All

Written by Urvashi Singh

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

Urvashi Singh picture

Urvashi SinghBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

She is an experienced article writer with expertise in academic, business, and entertainment content. Urvashi holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and has worked with several companies to create engaging and informative articles. She is passionate about researching new topics and providing high-quality content.

Read full bio >