About Lionel RichieLionel Richie, full name Lionel Brockman Richie Jr., is a popular American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He rose to fame with the band Commodores, which worked with Motown Records label. After nearly fifteen years with this band, Lionel released his eponymous solo album. Lionel Richie reached the stores in 1982. It featured numerous hits, including “My Love”, “You Are” and “You Mean More to Me”. The album’s lead single, entitled “Truly”, became an instant success, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and significantly increased the sales of the whole album. Lionel Richie net worth is currently estimated at $200 million, making him one of the wealthiest singers in older generation.
Lionel was born in Alabama, in a family of Lionel Brockman Richie Sr. and Alberta R., nee Foster. The boy was raised in Tuskegee and later moved to Illinois, where he attended Joliet Township high School. While studying here, Lionel excelled at tennis and earned sports’ scholarship for college.