How rich is Chuck Berry?

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How rich is Chuck Berry?

Chuck Berry Net Worth:
$10 Million

Chuck Berry Net Worth:

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.Born into a middle-class family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he served a prison sentence for armed robbery from 1944 to 1947. On his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of blues player T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955, and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records. With Chess he recorded "Maybellene"—Berry's adaptation of the country song "Ida Red"—which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart. By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name as well as a lucrative touring career. He had also established his own St. Louis-based nightclub, called Berry's Club Bandstand. But in January 1962, Berry was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines.After his release in 1963, Berry had several more hits, including "No Particular Place to Go," "You Never Can Tell," and "Nadine," but these did not achieve the same success, or lasting impact, of his 1950s songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgic live performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality. In 1979 he served 120 days in prison for tax evasion.Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance." Berry is included in several Rolling Stone "Greatest of All Time" lists, including being ranked fifth on their 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll included three of Berry's songs: "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene," and "Rock and Roll Music."
Birth date: October 18, 1926
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession: Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Actor, Film Score Composer, Film Producer
Education: Sumner High School
Nationality: United States of America
Spouse: Themetta "Toddy" Suggs (m. 1948)
Children: Ingrid Berry, Aloha Berry
Parents: Martha Berry, Henry Berry, Johnnie B. Goode, My Ding-A-Ling, Roll Over Beethoven
Siblings: Paul L. Berry, Thelma Smith, Henry W. Berry, Lucy Williams, Johnnie B. Goode, My Ding-A-Ling, Roll Over Beethoven
Awards: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986)
Record labels: Chess Records
Nominations: NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality, Johnnie B. Goode, My Ding-A-Ling, Roll Over Beethoven
Movies: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, American Hot Wax, Go, Johnny, Go!, Alice in the Cities, T.A.M.I. Show, Mister Rock and Roll, Sweet Toronto, The London Rock and Roll Show, National Lampoon's Class Reunion, Masters of American Music: Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music, Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker, Rock, Rock, Rock, Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am, Mike Douglas: Moments and Memories, Rock 'n' Roll Jukebox, Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey: A Journey to Music's Heart and Soul, Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley's Rock 'n' Roll All-Star Jam, Chuck Berry: Rock & Roll Music, Rod Stewart: One Night Only
TV shows: The Big Beat, Sid & Marty Krofft's Red Eye Express
Facebook:facebook.com/ChuckBerry
MySpace:myspace.com/chuckberryspace

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