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Full NameRichard Wright
First NameRichard
Last NameWright
Birth NameRichard Wright
ProfessionMusician
NationalityEnglish
Birth CityMiddlesex
Birth CountryUK
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
HoroscopeLeo
No Of Children3
Date of BirthJuly 28,1943
Age76 years

What Is The Net Worth Of Richard Wright?

Richard Wright was an English musician, composer, singer, and songwriter with a net worth of $70 million. He is best known for being one of the original members of the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd. He played on all Floyd albums except the Final Cut.

Besides his career in Floyd, he rarely played live shows but does have 2 solo albums to his name. 

Net Worth Details: Career and Income Sources

Wright had met Roger Waters during their time in college. Wright accepted Waters’ invitation to Pink Floyd and became one of the primary songwriters of the band. 

The lineup of Wright, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and David Gilmour would be the pioneers of the experimental and progressive sound of the 70s giving rise to newer bands. 

Pink Floyd for an album photoshoot
Pink Floyd for an album photoshoot

Floyd became one of the best-selling and respected bands of all time, selling over 250 million records. This lent to Wright’s net worth of $70 million.  

AlbumsRelease YearSales (units)
The Dark Side of the MoonMarch 1, 197345 million
Wish You Were HereSeptember 12, 197513 million
AnimalsJanuary 21, 19775 million
The WallNovember 30, 197919 million
The Division BellMarch 28, 19943 million 

Wright also worked as a session musician for a short time for Floyd, having taken a break from the band. Hence, not appearing in The final cut album. The members considered Wright a close friend and the silent driver of the band, comparing him to George Harrison of the Beatles. 

Wright also released two solo albums: 

Wet dream – 1978

Broken China – 1996

Richard Wright Assets

Richard lived in France for most of his later life. However, after his death, his house has been put on sale for $1.55 million. 

Richard Wright's house in France
Richard Wright's house in France

The house spans 1.3 acres and features private gardens, a swimming pool, a pool house with a built-in-kitchen area and barbecue, boules play area, a tennis court, and a wine cellar.

Charity

Wright supported Crisis, Live 8, Nordoff Robbins, Syd Barrett Trust, and countless others, also supported by fellow Pink Floyd members. 

The Personal Life Of Richard Wright

Richard Wright was born on July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, Middlesex, UK. His father was a biochemist at Unigate dairies. He taught himself to play guitar, trumpet, and piano at 12 years old while recuperating from a broken leg.

He was encouraged and helped by his mother to play the piano. He also studied music at Eric Gilder School of Music learning theory and composition.

He was influenced by the jazz revival happening at the time and learned to play the trombone, saxophone and the piano. Not taking risks with music, he also enrolled in the University of Westminster where he met fellow Floyd bandmates Waters and Mason. 

Relationships

Richard married his first wife, Julliett Gale in 1964. The couple blessed with two children divorced in 1982. He tied the knot to Franka Wright which lasted for 10 years from 1984 to 1994.

After his divorce with Franka, he married Mildred Hobbs in 1995 with whom he has a son Ben. His 1996 solo album, Broken China was written about her depression.   

Roger with his wife Mildred
Roger with his wife Mildred

Wright was in love with the Greek islands ever since his first visit in 1964. He moved to Greece in 1984 and lived there for some time, briefly retiring from music. In his later years, he lived in Le Rouret, France, and spent time on a yacht, he owned in the Virgin Islands.

Death And Funeral

Wright died on September 15, 2008, at his home in London. The cause of death was Lung cancer. He was paid a visit by the band members who officially ended the band in 2008, claiming that it would be wrong for them to tour without him. Elton John dedicated the song “believe” in his Canada concert to Wright.  

He left $34 million on his will to all of his children.

Updated On Sun Sep 01 2019 Published On Sun Sep 01 2019 By Sparsh

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