Quick Facts of

  • First NameRick Astley
  • Net Worth$ 16 million
  • CareerSinger, Songwriter, Musician

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Rick Astley? 

Rick Astley is an English singer, songwriter, and musician who was discovered by the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman (Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman) in 1987. 

Rick is best known for his biggest hit songs such as Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody, Together Forever, My Arms Keep Missing You, and others. Astley’s net worth is estimated at $16 million as of May 2020. 

Earnings From Social Media

Millionaire singer Rick created his YouTube channel title, Official Rick Astley, on February 1, 2015. The channel has 903K subscribers and 6,468,203 total views altogether.  

According to the Social Blade, Astley earns $87 to $1.4K per month and $1K to $16.6K annually. Similarly, he has 512,051 followers on Facebook and 133K followers on twitter. 

Additionally, Rick Astley has 94.7K followers on Instagram with an engagement rate of 3.65%. As per the Influencer Marketing Hub, he earns between $380.25 to $633.75 per sponsor post. 

Journey To Million-Dollar Fortune

The production trio Stock Aitken Waterman discovered English singer Rick Astley in 1987. That year, he released his first single, Never Gonna Give You Up on July 27, which was an overnight success. The song became number one at the chart worldwide and won the award for the Best British Single in 1998.   

To date, Rick has eight studio albums, including 12 compilation albums and 24 singles. Some of his albums’ earnings are listed below: 

AlbumsRelease DateEarnings
Whenever You Need SomebodyNovember 16, 1987$4 million
Hold Me in Your ArmsNovember 26, 1988$1,500,000
FreeMarch 12, 1991$100,000
50June 10, 2016$300,000

The talented singer was separated with Stock Aitken Waterman by 1990. He then released the album, Free collaborating with Elton John. The singing sensation retired from the music industry from 1994 to 2000.  

Again in 2001, he returned to the music industry and released various songs and albums. Some of his notable songs include Together Forever, Take Me to Your Heart, Hold Me in Your Arms, Every One of Us, Never Knew Love, The Ones You Love, and others. 

Music Video As A Part Of Viral Meme

In 2007, 5 feet 10 inches tall singer Rick’s music video titled Never Gonna Give You Up was a part of a viral meme, rickrolling, which used to redirect viewers to Rick’s music video whenever online hyperlinks were clicked.                    

Later, on April 1, 2008, YouTube pranked the viewers by rickrolling link. After that, on November 27, Astley even was a part of the live rickroll on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Although the video earned millions of hits on YouTube, the singing sensation received almost no sums from the meme.     

As per some reliable source, in 2010, he gained $12,000 in royalties from YouTube for his performance in the viral meme. However, this news was denied by Rick.  


Rick Astley was born on February 6, 1966, in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England, to parents Horace Astley and Cynthia Astley. He grew up along with his sibling, sister named Jayne Marsh.  

Married To Actress: Shares A Child

Together Forever singer Rick has been married to actress Lene Bausager since 2013. The couple met when Bausager was serving as a promoter with RCA Records in 1988.     

Astley’s wife is also a movie producer who was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Cashback. Together, the pair welcomed a daughter, Emilie Astley, in 1992.