Quick Facts of
- First NameTodd Rundgren
- Net Worth$ 12 million
- CareerSinger, Songwriter
Todd Rundgren, 72, is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who is widely known for his diverse range of styles as a solo artist as well as a member of the band Utopia.
Rundgren is popular for his singles like We Gotta Get You a Woman, Hello It’s Me, I Saw the Light, Bang the Drum All Day, and many more. In a similar way, his notable production credits include Badfinger’s Straight Up, New York Doll’s New York Dolls, Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band, and XTC’s Skylarking.
Life About Of Todd Rundgren
Todd Harry Rundgren was born on 22nd June 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Ruth Fleck and Harry W. Rundgren. He comes from mixed (Swedish, Austrian, German) descent and holds the American nationality.
He grew up in the bordering town of Upper Darby and went to Upper Darby High School, graduating in 1966.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Todd is estimated at around $12 million as of January 2020. Most of his fortune comes from his successful career as a musician.
Throughout the career of 54 years, Rundgren has released numerous albums with several hit songs. As per various sources, a singer makes $47.89 per hour to $43,450 per year in the United States of America.
Journey To Fame & Fortune
Following his graduation, he went to work in Woody’s Truck Stop, a blues-rock group in the style of Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He stayed with the band for about eight months and became the most popular group during that time.
In 1967, he, along with Carson Van Osten, formed the rock band Nazz. In 1968, the band was signed by Atlantic Records’ subsidiary Screen Gams Columbia. The band got minor recognition with their debut record titled Open My Eyes backed up with Hello It’s Me.
Nazz subsequently released three albums entitled: Nazz in October 1968, Nazz Nazz in April 1969, and Nazz III in 1971. He left the band in late 1969 due to their frustrations with his intimidating behavior.
Following his departure from the band, he briefly worked as a computer programmer. Todd released his solo album entitled Runt in mid-1970, however, the album was not originally credited to him due to his anxieties.
His first officially issued album Something/Anything was released in February 1972. The album includes some of his hit songs like I Saw the Light, Hello It’s Me, Wolfman Jack, and Couldn’t I Just Tell You.
His fourth album A Wizard, a True Star, was released in March 1973 with singles like International Feel, Never Never Land, You Need Your Head, Flamingo, and Zen Archer.
Some of this other solo albums with singles are listed below:
|Todd||How About a Little Fanfare?, The Spark of Life, The Last Ride, Izzat Love?|
|Faithful||Good Vibrations, Love of the Common Man|
|Healing||Time Heals, Compassion|
|A Cappella||Something To Fall Back On, Johnee Jingo|
|No Worlds Order||Property, Fascist Christ, No World Order|
|Arena||Mad, Afraid, Gun, Pissin|
|State||Imagination, Serious, Angry Bird|
|Global||Everybody, Rise, Global Nation|
|White Knight||Come, Fiction, Sleep, Buy My T|
In 1973, Todd formed an American rock band Utopia alongside Kasim Sulton, Roger Powell, and John “Willie” Wilcox.
Here is a list of albums and singles by Utopia:
|Todd Rundgren’s Utopia||Utopia Theme, Freak Parade, Freedom Fighters, The Ikon|
|Ra||Magic Dragon Theatre, Jealousy, Hiroshima, Eternal Love|
|Oops! Wrong Planet||Trapped, Windows, Crazy Lady Blue, Back on|
|Adventures in Utopia||Set Me Free, The Very Last Time, Second Nature|
|Deface the Music||I Just Want To Touch You, Crystal, Silly Boy|
|Swing to the Right||Swing to the Right, The Up, Shinola|
|Utopia||Feet Don’t Fail Me Now|
In 2018, Cleopatra Press published his self-titled penned memoir titled The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams, and Dissertations, which contains 181 chapters.
Likewise, in 2019, he toured alongside Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff, Christopher Cross, and Joey Molland.
Who Is Todd Rundgren’s Wife?
The versatile musician married Michele Gray, who is a dancer for The Tubes. Gray also performed with Todd as a backup singer on tour for his album Nearly Human.
The couple tied the knot on 22nd June 1998 in the presence of their family and friends. They share a child named Rebop.
Prior to his marriage with Gray, Todd was in a romantic relationship with Karen Darvin, whom he shared two sons named Rex and Randy.
Where Does He Reside?
Todd reportedly resides in Kauai Hawaii, the United States of America, along with his wife and child. The median house in Hawaii ranges around $795,000.