Keith Richards Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Sep, 2019
Facts of Keith Richards
Date of Birth: 1943 , December-18
Age: 77 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Keith Richards
Father Herbert William Richards
Mother Doris Maud Lydia
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Dartford, Kent
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Net Worth $340 million
Married to Patti Hansen
Children 5
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Keith Richards is an English musician, singer, and songwriter who is widely known as the co-founder, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter of the Rolling Stones. His song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was the second Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone.

Early Life, Family and Education

Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943, at Livingston Hospital, in Dartford, Kent, England, to his parents Herbert William Richards and Doris Maud Lydia. He doesn't have a sibling.

His father was a factory worker who was injured in the Second World War during the Normandy invasion. His paternal grandparents, Ernie Richards and Eliza Richards, were socialists and civic leaders.

His dad discouraged him from a music career but his grandfather, who was a big band jazzman, encouraged his desire to play guitar. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

He studied at Wentworth Primary School and Wilmington Academy. He then attended Sidcup Art College from where he completed his graduation in 1962.


Keith Richards was interested in music since his childhood. Following his graduation from Sidcup Art College, he founded the Rolling Stones along with Mick Jagger in 1962.

The other members of the musical group include Brian Jones (1962–1969), Mick Taylor (1969–1975), and Ronnie Wood (1975-present). The band eventually became the longest performing rock band in history.

Renowned Hollywood actor Johnny Depp used the mannerisms and voice of Keith Richards to create his popular Jack Sparrow character.

His song in the group "Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)" was given the title of the second Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone.

Net Worth and Salary

Being a successful American actress, Keith Richards certainly earns a decent amount of money from his music career.

According to the Wealthy Gorilla website, Richards has an estimated net worth of $340 million. The website has put the musician in the list of "20 Richest Rockstars."

Scrolling down his Instagram account, we can find him living a lavish lifestyle. He drives luxurious cars and lives in an expensive house.

Personal Life: Married to Wife Patti Hansen

Moving towards the personal life of Keith Richards, he has been married to an American model Patti Hansen. The couple exchanged the wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony on December 18, 1983.

The husband-wife duo shares two children; daughters, Theodora Richards and Alexandra Richards.

CAPTION: Keith Richards and Patti Hansen Wedding SOURCE: Pinterest

He is also a father of daughter Angela Richards and two sons Marlon Richards and Tara Richards from his past relationship with actress Anita Pallenberg.

Hansen was also previously married to the One Life to Live actor James DePaiva. The former couple tied the knot in 1981 and got a divorce just two years later in 1983.