Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in a Michigan village called Romeo. He is a rapper, songwriter and singer.
Kid’ Rock’s real name is Robert James Ritchie, and he is also known as Bobby Shazam. He is a self-taught musician with a genre-defying musical style that oscillates between heavy metal, country, hip hop and rock.
He is a multi-instrumentalist and can play every instrument in his backing band, adding personality to his tracks in a variety of ways. Kid Rock also likes to stay involved and keep control over his musical production.
He was embroiled in various controversies throughout his life for his outspoken views on politics and his bold statements and actions.
How much is Kid Rock worth? Kid Rock’s net worth is estimated at $150 million, mostly from music and touring sales. His career spans over 30 years, and given his annual income, which is estimated to be around $13.07 million, Kid Rock’s overall net worth is unsurprising.
He also undertook several acting projects and wrote various numbers as well. He is also known for his investments in various businesses including real estate properties.
The value of the Kid Rock estate is estimated at over $10 million as it has a huge Manor in a suburb of Detroit, a beachfront home in Jupiter, Florida, a multi-ownership equestrian complex outside of Detroit, and a 70-acre property in a suburb of Nashville.
He also owned a huge, luxurious mansion in Malibu that he bought for $11.6 million in 2006 but sold it for. $9.5 million in 2017.
He spent $3.2 million buying his home in Jupiter. However, Kid Rock currently lives in a double-wide trailer but apparently loves luxury as he owns a C650 private jet and a private airstrip near his home.
Some accounts estimate that Kid Rock’s net worth has reached $160 million at the start of 2022.
Kid Rock’s father, William Ritchie, was a car dealership, while his mother, Susan Ritchie, was a homemaker. Kid Rock has one brother and two sisters.
He became interested in breakdancing and rap music when he was a kid out of boredom as there wasn’t much to do around where he grew up.
His family was Catholic and he had to go to church every Sunday. He has researched and participated in several talent hunting programs in and around Detroit.
Kid Rock attended Romeo High School and became a party DJ with Michigan’s Groove Time Productions.
Kid Rock’s net worth started to swell quite early in his career after he became a member of a hip hop group called Boogie Down Productions..
It was an impressive performance with the same band that ran Jive Records for sign a contract with Kid Rock for an album. In 1990, Kid Rock released their first album titled Oatmeal sandwiches for breakfast.
Kid Rock left Jive Records and signed a contract with Continuum Records in Brooklyn. He produced his second album in 1993, titled The Polyfuse method.
It was this album which featured the controversial Rock song “Balls in Your Mouth” which received heavy criticism for its explicit lyrics. However, the album also garnered praise for its unique and distinctive musical style.
Rock also left Continuum Records and started his own label under the name Top Dog Records. He released an album under it titled Stoned pimp early in the morning in 1996.
Rock also formed a band called Twisted Brown Trucker. In 1998, devil without a cause was released with Atlantic Records.
Kid Rock’s fourth album included hit songs, like “First of Rage”, “Only God Knows Why”, and “I Got One For Ya”.
Kid Rock starred in MTV fashionable loud in 1998 in Miami and released his deeply acclaimed single “Bawitdaba” there. Another Kid Rock single, “Cowboy”, achieved great success and made it to the top 40 list.
Rock in the year 2000 became part of the Summer Sanitarium Tour with bands like Metallica, System of a Down and Powerman 5000.
In 2006, live trucker came out, which was Rock’s first live album. He produced a song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets”, with Bob Seger the same year.
Between 2010 and 2012, Rock released three albums, namely Born Free, Care and Rebel Soul. Care concerned the political activities of the United States.
He partnered with Warner Bros. for the release of his 10th studio album, titled first kiss, in 2015. His eleventh album was released in 2017, named Southern sweet sugar.
Greatest Hits: You Never Saw It Coming is Kid Rock’s first greatest hits album, released in 2018.
Kid Rock began an on-and-off relationship when he was in eighth grade with classmate Kelley Russell. The couple had a son in 1993, named Robert James Ritchie Jr.
Rock dated model Jaime King for a time before getting engaged to actress Pamela Anderson in 2002. The couple separated in 2003 but were not reunited and married until 2006.
Their marriage ended just months after Anderson filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Rock got engaged to longtime girlfriend Audrey Berry in 2017.
Kid Rock is also a grandfather as his son’s girlfriend gave birth to a daughter in 2014.
Kid Rock’s net worth has another source of increase, which is his restaurant and bar in Detroit specializing in Southern cuisine.
Rock was accused of desecrating the American flag when he wore it like a poncho with a slit down the middle during his 2014 performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
His performance at George W. Bush’s inaugural address upon his re-election also drew criticism for Rock’s lyrics. He also became an NAACP honoree in 2011, sparking protests due to past examples at his rock concerts displaying the Confederate flag.
In 2015, a photograph of Rock holding a dead cougar surfaced and earned him huge criticism. In 2019, controversy gripped Rock when he made a series of inappropriate statements, including comments about Oprah Winfrey, while under the influence of intoxication.
In 1991 and 1997, Rock was arrested in Michigan and faced misdemeanor charges. He was charged with assault twice in 2007 after getting into a fistfight with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and a client at Waffle House.
Red Light District, a California-based pornographic film company, attempted to distribute a sex tape of 1999 in which Kid Rock and Scott Stapp endured groupie oral sex.
Kid Rock is also a philanthropist and oversees a charity, The Kid Rock Foundation, which raises funds for a number of different causes.
In 2020, he released a single called “Quarantine” and pledged to donate all proceeds from its sales to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kid Rock is known for taking rap music to different new levels. His singles, such as “Prodigal Son”, “U Don’t Know Me” and “Back From the Dead”, have garnered widespread praise from around the world.
He composed a very mature song, “My Oedipus Complex”, in memory of his estranged father, and “I Am”, which talks about his vision of being an artist as well as his own freedom as a than American.
Kid Rock released one of his most popular albums, Kid Rock, in 2003, which included a number of admirable songs, like “Rock n Roll Pain Train” and “Cold and Empty.” It was this album that featured one of Kid Rock’s most moving songs, “Single Father,” which is about the issues of being a single father as well as his love for his son.
In 2000, Rock released The history of rock which was a compilation album containing new songs, as well as songs from his previous albums, including Stoned pimp early in the morning and The Polyfuse method.
The album that testifies to his success as a composer of southern rock is Arrogant which he released in 2001 under Atlantic Records. In the United States alone, millions of copies of the album have been sold.
Kid Rock was nominated for the 2000 Grammys for “Best New Artist” and won the “Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock” American Music Award in 2001. He also won “World’s Best Pop Rock Male Artist” and “World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist” World Music Awards, “Favorite Rock Song” People’s Choice Award and “Song of the Year” Echo Award.