Kid Rock Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Salary:||$36 Million Per Year|
|Real Name:||Robert James Ritchie|
|Date of Birth:||17th January 1971|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Rapper|
|Updated:||17th March 2023|
Regarding politics, it’s no secret that Kid Rock is an outspoken Republican. He had met Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump while they were commander-in-chief. He stated ‘Human beings first, and America second,’ and that they’re all friends — whether they’re Republicans, Democrats, or the like. But during his speech at the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Kid Rock, he wanted to ‘body slam some Democrats.’
Kid Rock’s fourth album Devil Without a Cause, put Rock to nationwide fame and recognition in other countries. The album sold over 15 million copies and was certified diamond by RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America).
During the early 1990s’ when Kid Rock went on a nationwide tour to promote his debut studio album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, Rock befriended and developed a friendship with Eminem. Eminem often challenged Rock to rap battles.
What is Kid Rock’s Net Worth?
Kid Rock’s music is well-recognized for its electric sound through the influences he drew from other music genres, including rap and hip hop rock, rap metal, heavy metal, Southern rock, and country, making his music unique of its kind. As of July 2022, Kid Rock’s net worth is estimated at a whooping US$150 million.
Kid Rock is only not capable of singing; he shows immense versatility and is a multi-talented instrumentalist capable of playing most musical instruments thrown at him. Kid Rock oversaw all of his music production except for two albums. Rock is also the owner of Top Dog Records.
Who is Kid Rock?
Kid Rock is a singer, songwriter, and rapper. Kid Rock is also known as Bobby Shazam, but his real name is Robert James Ritchie. He was born in Romeo, Michigan, on January 17, 1971. Club goers gave the 51 years old musician his stage name — the black crowd in a Detroit’s club was impressed with his DJing skills they agreed ‘that white kid rock.‘
His parents, Susan and William Ritchie, owned several car dealerships in Michigan. His younger sister is an actress. In the 1980s, at a time when hip hop is seen as black music and a subculture of African-American youths — the young Kid Rock became fascinated with hip hop. He self-taught how to rap and DJ using talent shows he participated in to showcase his skills.
Kid Rock’s Early Career
During Kid Rock’s early adulthood in the late 1980s, Rock began his professional music career with a hip hop group, The Beast Crew, where he met and developed a relationship with the group’s rapper D-Nice. During this time, Rock tried to develop a working relationship with record producer Mike E. Clark. Being a white rapper, Clark was initially skeptical but was impressed by Rock’s enthusiasm and energy. In 1988, a series of demos they had worked on together led to offers from several major records, including CBS and Atlantic Records.
D-Nice helped Kid Rock to land a record deal with Jive Records at the age of 17. In 1990 Kid Rock released his debut studio album, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast. The album made Rock the top 2 biggest rap stars in Detroit. To further promote his debut album, he on a nationwide tour along with Ice Cube, D-Nice, and YoYo. During the tour, he met another white rapper, Eminem. Unfortunately, this the only album Kid Rock collaborated on with Jive Records. Rock got dropped in favor of another rapper, Vanilla Ice.
In 1992, Kid Rock signed with another record company based in Michigan, Continuum Records. Kid Rock and Clark collaborated; with Clark being the main producer, he put more spin and stronger emphasis on being more rock-oriented sound for Rock’s next album. In 1993 Kid Rock debut his second studio album titled The Polyfuze Method.
In 1996, Rock released another rock-oriented album Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp. The name of the album was inspired by Kid Rock being sleepless and drug and alcohol use. The album went on to sell 14,000 copies. Although with all the excessive partying, drugs, and alcohol, Rock never lost his drive to succeed and famous, and his determination was soon realized.
Kid Rock’s attorney, Tommy Valentino, tried to get Rock more public exposure, but some companies were not interested in signing a white rapper. In 1997 when Kid Rock performed two live demos to the head of Lava Records, Jason Flom, it led rock to a signing with Atlantic Records. Kid Rock received $150,000 upfront as part of his record deal.
In 1997, this became the era where Rock became competent and mature with his music skills. He fully develops his onstage persona and music style. Rock mixed southern rock slash country with rock n roll, and this eventually led to his fourth studio album, Devil Without a Cause. This is arguably Kid Rock’s most successful album; it put him to nationwide fame as well as globally.
In 1999, Rock got invited to 1999 MTV, where he performed alongside Aerosmith and Run-DMC. In that same year, Rock gave an incredible live performance at Woodstock 1999, performing his smash hit single Bawitdaba. His fourth album went on to sell over 15 million copies worldwide.
In 2000, Kid Rock released a compilation album called The History of Rock. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA. Rock’s fifth album, Cocky, was dedicated to his deceased friend Joe C. The album was a big hit with the help of the success of his hit single Picture featuring a popular female musician Sheryl Crow. The collaboration brought Rock’s popularity to an even wider audience.
In Kid Rock’s seventh album, Rock n Roll Jesus it was the first time it hit the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in Rock’s music career. Over 172,000 copies were sold on its first week of release, and over 5 million copies were sold worldwide.
2010 Onwards & Controversies
In 2014, Kid Rock signed with Warner Bro. Records. Rock self-produced his tenth album, Kiss Me. It was debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 354,000 copies in the US. In 2005 a mass shooting happened at an African-American church, Charleston Church in South Carolina. In protest, activists urged Kid Rock to renounce the Confederation flag. In response, Kid Rock wrote an email to Fox news host, Megyn Kelly stating, “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass.”
In January 2020, Rock released a single We The People purposely taking shots at Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the media, COVID-19 restrictions, and the four Tech giants. In the same month, Kid Rock announced he will not perform and will cancel his show at any venues that required masks and proof of vaccination.
Kid Rock’s Personal Life
Kid Rock and his ex-girlfriend Kelly South Russel had an on-and-off relationship for over 10 years since they were classmates in eighth grade. Kelly became a mother in 1993 giving birth to his son, Robert James Ritchie Jr. They have three children in their household; Rock firmly believed two of them are his. But in 1993 only one of the two is his biological child. This led to Rock’s decision to become a single father and raised his son on his own.
In 2001, Kid Rock dated a blonde bombshell of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson. The two had a brief engagement in 2002 and called it off in 2003. They later reconciled and married in 2006. Three months after the wedding on November 10 Andersson had a miscarriage, and on that same month Anderson filed for divorce cited ‘irreconcilable differences.’ But Rock claimed Anderson openly criticized his mother and younger sister in front of his son.
In 2021, Kid Rock called his fans faggot because they were filming his performance while on stage.
At 43, Rock became a grandfather when his son’s girlfriend gave birth to a daughter. And in 2017, Kid Rock got engaged to his longtime partner, Audrey Berry after nearly a decade together.
Interesting Facts about Kid Rocks
- In 2007, it’s the second time Kid Rock was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
- In 2005 Rock was charged with assaulting a DJ at a strip club in Florida. The DJ sued Rock for $575,000.
- In 2006, Kid Rock and the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp filed a lawsuit against a pornographic film company Red Light District to prevent their 1999’s sex tape from distributing to the public where the two are seen partying and receiving oral sex from groupies.
- At the 2007 MTV Music Awards Rock got into a brawl with Pamela Anderson’s ex-partner Tommy Lee.
- In support of Trump’s presidential race, Rock was selling t-shirts imprinted ‘Dumbfuckistan‘ to states that voted against Trump.
Kid Rock FAQs
What is Kid Rock Net Worth?
Kid Rock net worth is currently $150 million USD.
How much money does Kid Rock earn?
Kid Rock earns $36 million per year from various sources.
How tall is Kid Rock?
Kid Rock is 6 ft (1.83 m)
How old is Kid Rock?
Kid Rock is currently 52 years old.
When is Kid Rock birthday?
Kid Rock birthday is on 17th January.