Ringo Starr


Ringo Starr Biography

Ringo Starr is best known as Drummer, Singer , Songwriter, Composer, Actor, Producer, Author with an estimated Net Worth of $350 million. Drummer, musician, actor and singer who was a member of The Beatles until their breakup in April 1970. He wrote “Don't Pass Me By” and “Octopus' Garden.” Born July 7, 1940, Liverpool, England. He sang lead vocals for “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” He was asked to join The Beatles after their former drummer Pete Best fell with the band. He wrote John Lennon 's song “What's On.” He married Maureen Starkey on February 11, 1965, and on April 27, 1981, after their divorce, he married Barbara Bach. He has two sons, Zak and Jason, and Lee 's daughter. His zodiac sign is Cancer

Ringo Starr Bio, Wiki

First NameRichard
Last NameStarkey
Full Name at BirthRichard Starkey
Alternative NameRingo Starr, Sir Richard Starkey
Age80 years
Birthday7th July, 1940
BirthplaceDingle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Height5' 6″ (168 cm)
Weight155lbs (70 kg)
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown – Dark
Zodiac SignCancer
High SchoolSt. Silas Primary School, England, UK, Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School, England, UK
Occupation TextDrummer, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Actor, Producer, Author
Claim to FameThe Beatles, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Music Genre (Text)Rock, Pop, Rock And Roll, Country
Music GenreRock
Year(s) Active1957–present
Instrument (text)Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Guitar
Record LabelParlophone, United Artists, Capitol, Apple, Swan, Vee-Jay, Tollie, Atlantic, RCA, Mercury, Koch, Private Music, Boardwalk, Rykodisc, Hip-O
Associated ActsRory Storm and the Hurricanes, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, The Band, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)Celebrity Talent International
Brand EndorsementTV commercial: With Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones for Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza, TV commercial: Oldsmobile, (1986) TV commercial: Sun Country wine cooler, (2000) TV commercial: Charles Schwab Investing
Clothes Size8
Shoe Size10
Official Websiteswww.imdb.com/name/nm0823592/bio, entertainment.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=55118&mp, www.ringostarr.com/, www.ringotour.com/, www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Ringo_Starr.html, www.nndb.com/people/071/000023002/, www.facebook.com/ringostarrmusic, twitter.com/ringostarrmusic, http://www.ringostarr.com/
FatherRichard Henry Parkin Starkey (confectioner), Harry Graves (step father)
MotherElsie Gleave
Family MemberZak Starkey (son) (drummer), Jason Starkey (son), Flora Evans (daughter-in-law), Lee Starkey (daughter) (fashion designer), Jay Mehler (son-in-law) (musician), Marjorie Bach (sister-in-law), Joe Walsh (brother-in-law) (musician), Francesca Gregorini (step-daughter) (filmmaker), Tatia Jayne Starkey (granddaughter)
FriendKeith Moon, Eddie Miles
Associated PeoplePaul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Pete Best, Stuart Sutcliffe, George Martin, Andy White, Mick Jagger
PetsTiger (Dog – when lived with Maureen)
Favorite PlacesLiverpool, Cranleigh, London, Los Angeles, Monte Carlo, New York
Favorite FoodsVegetarian
Favorite ColorsBlack, White, Green, Blue, Grey, Red, Brown
Favorite AccessoriesSunglasses, Rings, Specs

Early Life

Ringo Starr was born to Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool , England. He was the only child, and while his mother stared at him, his father lost interest in family life at an early age. His parents split up when Starkey was only four, and after that he never saw much of his father. His mother worked as a cleaning woman and then as a barmaid to support them.

At the age of six, Starkey had an appendectomy and then peritonitis, causing him to remain in a hospital for 12 months while recovering. This put him far behind in school, but just as he caught (with a tutor 's help), he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent the next two years in a sanatorium.

One way the staff were trying to distract and occupy their patients was to make a band and young Starkey found percussion here, using a wooden briefcase to hit the cabinets next to his bed. From then on, despite his musical talent for other instruments, he was a drummer.

Born Name

Richard Starkey

Nick Name

Ringo Starr, Ritchie, Lazarus

Ringo Starr as seen in January 2012

Sun Sign


Born Place

9 Madryn Street, Dingle, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom


He splits his time between his residences in Cranleigh, England, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, California, United States; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.




Ringo attended St. Silas, a Church of England primary school and then Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School. However, due to a string of illnesses and hospitalizations, he fell behind his peers and became ineligible for the 11-plus qualifying examination that was a prerequisite for attendance at a grammar school.

After his recovery, he decided against continuing formal education and directly entered the workforce.


Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor


  • Father – Richard Starkey (Confectioner) (d. 1981)
  • Mother – Elsie Gleave (Confectioner) (d. 1987)
  • Others – Harry Graves (Step-Father), John Parkin Starkey (Paternal Grandfather), Henry Parkin Starkey (Paternal Great Grandfather), Annie Starkey (Paternal Great Grandmother), Annie Bower (Paternal Grandmother), Alfred Bower (Paternal Great Grandfather), Margaret Ellen Parr (Paternal Great Grandmother), David Bower (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Joseph Parr (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Catherine Rodenhurst (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), John Gleave (Maternal Grandfather), William Gleave (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Kate Conroy (Maternal Great Grandmother), William Gleave Sr. (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), William Conroy (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Catherine Martha Johnson (Maternal Grandmother), Andrew Johnson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Cunningham (Maternal Great Grandmother), Peter Johnson (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Philadelphia Tait (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), James Cunningham (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Joe Walsh (Brother-in-Law) (Guitarist), Flora Evans (Daughter-in-Law), Jay Mehler (Son-in-Law) (Musician), Marjorie Bach (Sister-in-Law)


He is represented by –

  • Celebrity Talent International, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Jeremy Norkin, Booking Agent, United Talent Agency, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Neil Warnock, Booking Agent, United Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom


  • Parlophone Records Limited
  • United Artists Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Apple Records
  • Swan Records
  • Vee-Jay Records
  • Tollie Records
  • Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • RCA Records
  • Mercury Records
  • Koch (Entertainment One Music)
  • Private Music
  • Boardwalk Records
  • Rykodisc
  • Hip-O Records
Ringo Starr during a performance in February 2013

Race / Ethnicity


He is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Ringo Starr in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Always appears in sunglasses
  • Wears a stud on his left ear with a ‘Star’ marked on it
  • Often poses with the ‘Peace’ sign, representing his catchphrase ‘Peace and Love’

Shoe Size

7 (UK) or 8 (US) or 41 (EU)



Brand Endorsements

Ringo has served as the ambassador for the footwear brand Skechers.

He has appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • Oldsmobile
  • Sun Country Wine Cooler (1986)
  • Charles Schwab Investing (2000)
  • “Rock Out in Comfort” for Relax Fit Shoes from Skechers

Ringo Starr Favorite Things

  • Music Genres – Blues, Skiffle, Rock and Roll, Country, Jazz
  • Musicians/Inspirational Figures – Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Hank Snow, Chico Hamilton, Yusef Lateef, Gene Autry, Lee Dorsey
  • Drummer – Jim Keltner
  • Comedy Series – Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-1974)
Ringo Starr as seen in February 2013

Ringo Starr Dating, Wife, Girlfriends and Relationships

  • Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach have been married for 39 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in Feb 1980 and were married on 27th Apr 1981.
  • Shelley Duvall and Ringo Starr had a relationship from 1978 to 1980.
  • Susan Alpert and Ringo Starr had an encounter in 1977.
  • Samantha Juste and Ringo Starr had a relationship from 1976 to 1979.
  • Ringo Starr and Lynsey de Paul dated from 1975 to 1976.
  • Nancy Lee Andrews (actress/model/photographer) and Ringo Starr were engaged for 1 month. They dated for 5 years after getting together in May 1974. They were engaged in 1980 but later separated in Feb 1980.
  • Chris O'Dell and Ringo Starr dated in 1973.
  • Vicki Hodge and Ringo Starr dated in 1964.
  • Paula Bennet and Ringo Starr had an encounter in 1963.
  • Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey were married for 10 years. They dated for 3 years after getting together in Feb 1962 and married on 11th Feb 1965. 10 years later they divorced on 17th Jul 1975.
  • Patricia Davies and Ringo Starr dated from 1957 to 1962.
  • Geraldine McGovern and Ringo Starr were engaged for 1 year. They dated for 3 years after getting together in 1957. They were engaged in 1960 but later separated in 1961.
  • Uschi Obermaier had an encounter with Ringo Starr.
  • Christine Keeler had an encounter with Ringo Starr.
  • Stephanie La Motta and Ringo Starr had a relationship.
  • Debralee Scott and Ringo Starr had a relationship.

Ringo Starr Children

NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ZakMale13th September, 196555 years oldMaureen Starkey
JasonMale19th August, 196753 years oldMaureen Starkey
Lee ParkinFemale11th November, 197049 years oldMaureen Starkey

Ringo Starr Filmography

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Ringo StarrMovie
The Best of Thomas & Friends Clip2015NarratorTV Show
The Powerpuff Girls Special2013Fibonacci Sequins (voice)TV Show
The Peter Austin Noto Show2012Self photo dreamTV Show
Saint Street2012Homeless 2Movie
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996MummyTV Show
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1992Narrator (segment “Elbert's Bad Word”)TV Show
Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift1990Mr. ConductorTV Movie
Shining Time Station1989Mr. ConductorTV Show
The Simpsons1989Ringo StarrTV Show
To the North of Katmandu1986Elephant Polo Player, Cartier TeamMovie
Alice in Wonderland1985The Mock TurtleTV Movie
Give My Regards to Broad Street1984RingoMovie
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends1984Narrator, Narrator (UK & US), Narrator (UK)TV Show
Princess Daisy1983Robin ValerianTV Show
The Cooler1982Cowboy, PrisonerShort Film
Sextette1978Laslo KarolnyMovie
Ringo1978Ognir Rrats, Ringo StarrTV Movie
Lisztomania1975The PopeMovie
Son of Dracula1974MerlinMovie
Ringo and Harry's Night Out1974Cherub (voice), RingoShort Film
That'll Be the Day1973MikeMovie
200 Motels1971Frank Zappa, Larry The DwarfMovie
The Point1970Father (home video release) (voice), NarratorTV Movie
The Magic Christian1969Youngman GrandMovie
Yellow Submarine1968Ringo (uncredited)Movie
Magical Mystery Tour1967Richard B. Starkey, Talkative Magician (uncredited)TV Movie
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
Help!1965Ringo (uncredited)Movie
A Hard Day's Night1964RingoMovie
The Cavern Club1962Short Film

Ringo Starr Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth 2020$350 Million
Income SourcePrimary Income source Drummer (profession).

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