Richard Perry Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Nov, 2019
Facts of Richard Perry
Date of Birth: 1942 , June-18
Age: 79 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Richard Perry
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn
Ethnicity White
Profession Record producer
Net Worth $10 million
Affair with Linda Thompson(1986)Jane Fonda(2008)
Girlfriend Linda Thompson(1986) Jane Fonda(2008)
Married Yes
Married to Rebecca Broussard (m. 1987)
Divorce Rebecca Broussard (Div.1988)
Education University of Michigan
Awards Grammy Trustees Award, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year
Movies American Hot Wax
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Richard Perry is an American record producer. His successful modern releases are Carly Simon and Rod Stewart. With over a dozen gold records to his credit, Perry became one of the highly successful record producers in the 1980s. He also became an owner of a record label, Planet Records.

Early Life 

Richard Perry was born on 18th June 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. He grew up in New York with his family. His flair for music emerged at a very early age. He eyewitnessed the first Alan Freed's live rock shows at the Paramount Theatre at the age of 12. 

Richard attended and completed graduation from the University of Michigan. At the age of 12, he attended his first live rock show of Alan Freed.

Richard holds an American nationality and falls on the white ethnicity group.


Richard Perry began his career during his adolescence as a local performer. By 1970, he became a well-established producer. His popular albums of the decade were Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Harry Nilsson, Barbra Streisand, Leo Sayer, Manhattan Transfer, and Percy Faith.

Richard’s notable projects in 1973 were album Ringo. He launched his own label Planet Records in 1978. It ran only for six years and sold to RCA. Richard Perry continued to produce some of his acts after leaving the Planet Records which include Pointer Sisters.

The producer Perry spent a latter part of the 1980s pulling together a passion project. He played a part of a record producer in a film named American Hot Was in 1978. The film was based on a life of a disc jockey named Alan Freed.

Richard reunited with Carly Simon in 2004. With him, he worked earlier during his career.

What Is His Net Worth In 2019? 

Richard Perry has racked up a considerable amount of money from her music career. As per some sources, her net worth is $10 million, in 2019. 

Perry has three houses across the United States of America. He owns a penthouse in Manhattan. His other mansion is nestled in Palm Beach.  

He sold his Beverly mansion for $8.535 million, in early 2018. 

Who Is He Dating Now After His Ex-Girlfriend Jane Fonda 

The 77-year-old Richard Perry is not dating anyone at present. He is once a married man but has a long dating history. He once was in a relationship with Tracy Richman. The couple began dating in 1986. After a couple of years, the couple broke up.

After that in 1986, Perry dated an American actress named Linda Thompson. The relationship also could not last long and the couple dated from January 1986 to August 1986.

He then got married to an American actress named Rebecca Broussard. The couple married on 18th December 1986. Only after two years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1989. The reason behind their divorce is yet to be known.

After his divorced, the record producer began dating an American actress Jane Fonda. The couple started dating in October 2008. In the following year, they got engaged. But in 2017 the couple called their engagement off.

In an interview, with E! News Richard Perry said that it is not a breakup but it is a shift in the direction of their lives. He also added that even though their romantic relationship is over still they are very good friends and care for each other. The couple even bought a Beverly Hills mansion in 2012 which cost $7.3 million.