Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE is the real name of Rod Stewart. The English singer and songwriter is among the best-selling artists with almost 120 million records sold worldwide. 4 of his singles have ranked Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has several awards for his singles and albums. His career was on its peak in the 1970s. he has been a part of several groups and bands including The Hoochie Coochie Men and The Jiffy Beck Group. Rod Stewart net worth is nearly $300 million every year.
His never-ending list of albums and singles include An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down being his debut album and Love Is, Please, Way Back Home being his latest albums that he released in the year 2015.
“I have a very lively and colorful show. It’s two hours of hits and the music speaks for itself.”- Rod Stewart
Early Life of Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart was born on 10 January 1945 in Highgate, London. He is the youngest kid of his parents, Elsie Rebecca Gilbart and Robert Joseph Stewart. They were a family of 7, having 2 elder brothers and 2 elder sisters in his house. His father was a master builder while his mother stayed at home. Born during World War 2, Stewart enjoyed a contented yet spoilt childhood. He went to Highgate Primary School and later studied at William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School.
He left his school when he was just 15 and worked in the silk screen printing field. In 1961, he gave his first unsuccessful singing audition which was judged by Joe Meek. In 1963, Rod started his relationship with Sussanah Boffey which ended one year later. They have a daughter Sarah Streeter born in 1963. From 1965-1967, Rod was in relationship with Jennie Rylance and from 1971-1975, he was partners with Dee Harington. He married Alana Stewart in 1979.
The couple has two kids Kimberly Alana Stewart and Sean Roderick Stewart. The marriage ended in 1984. Before his divorce with Alana, Rod had already started his relationship Kelly Emberg in 1983. They have a daughter Ruby Stewart in 1987 and in 1990 the two parted ways. Rod’s second marriage was with Rachel Hunter in the year 1990. They have two kids Renee Cecili Stewart and Liam McAlister Stewart. The couple got divorced in 2006.
A year later, Rod married Penny Lancaster Stewart and they are still living together as a couple. They also have two kids Alastair Wallace Stewart and Aiden Patrick Stewart. In 2000, Rod was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which was treated immediately after the diagnosis.
Rod Stewart Personal Details
|Real Name||Rod Stewart|
|Date of Birth||10 January, 1945|
|Place of Birth||Highgate, London, United Kingdom|
|Profession / Occupation||British rock singer and songwriter|
Rod Stewart Body Stats
|Shoe Size||9.5 US|
Rod Stewart Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Penny Lancaster (m. 2007), Rachel Hunter (m. 1990–2006), Alana Stewart (m. 1979–1984)|
|Children||Kimberly Stewart, Ruby Stewart, Renee Stewart, Liam Stewart, Sean Stewart, Alastair Wallace Stewart, Aiden Patrick Stewart, Sarah Streeter|
In 1969, Rod was added to the group Faces. Among Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones, Ron Wood, and Ian McLagan, Rod was the lead singer. Before joining Faces, he was associated with The Jeff Beck Group. With Faces he released the album First Step in 1970. Meanwhile he had already released his solo album An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in 1969. Then there was a long series of albums and singles that Rod released and hence, he was ranked number 33 in the list of Top 100 Singers of All Time.
3of Rod’s albums Smiler (1974), Atlantic Crossing (1975), and A Night on the Town (1976) got the top position in the UK. His other famous albums include Gasoline Alley (1970), Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977), Tonight I’m Yours (1981), Every Beat of My Heart (1986), As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II (2003), Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III (2004), Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time (2006), Merry Christmas, Baby (2012), and Blood Red Roses (2018). Rod has also released several singles and compilation albums and also received several awards for his work.
Awards and Achievements
- In the year 2007, Rod was accolated, the most excellent order of the British empire, CBE in the 2007 New Year Honors.
“I have a CBE, and I accepted it with glee because it’s not bestowed on you by the royal family; it’s not bestowed on you by the government; you have to be nominated by the public.”- Rod Stewart
- In the year 1994, he was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was introduced to the UK Music Hall of Fame.
- In the year 2005, he won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Stardust … The Great American Songbook Volume III.
- For selling over 100 million records he was awarded the first ever Diamond Award from the World Music Awards.
- Some other awards that he received include a Legend Award from the World Music Awards, ASCAP Founders Award, and Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Rod Stewart Net Worth and Salary
According to the recent updates, Rod Stewart net worth is over $300 million. His major earning is from the music concerts and shows that he does all over the world. A large number of copies of each of his albums are sold which also contribute to his net worth. He has bought many properties from his income and currently resides in Dorrington House in Essex whose worth is around $7 million.
“I want to go out at the top, but the secret is knowing when you’re at the top, it’s so difficult in this business, your career fluctuates all the time, up and down, like a pair of trousers.”- Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart is a legendary music artist who is still loved by the people. He has given numerous albums and singles which are remembered today as well. Rod Stewart CBE is an inspiration for the new upcoming singers with a record of over 120 million albums sold all over the world.
“I became famous, I think, really because of the interpretation of other people’s songs, way back when, and that’s what I enjoy the most. And I’m a lazy bugger.”- Rod Stewart