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.  

Todd Rundgren is a versatile American singer-songwriterImage Source: Chronogram
Todd Rundgren is a versatile American singer-songwriter   Image Source: Chronogram

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.

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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.  

Rundgren formed the band Nazz alongside Carson Van OstenImage Source: Fox News
Rundgren formed the band Nazz alongside Carson Van Osten   Image Source: Fox News

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:

Album TitleSingles
ToddHow About a Little Fanfare?, The Spark of Life, The Last Ride, Izzat Love?
FaithfulGood Vibrations, Love of the Common Man
HealingTime Heals, Compassion
A CappellaSomething To Fall Back On, Johnee Jingo
No Worlds OrderProperty, Fascist Christ, No World Order
ArenaMad, Afraid, Gun, Pissin
StateImagination, Serious, Angry Bird
GlobalEverybody, Rise, Global Nation
White KnightCome, 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:

Album TitleSingles
Todd Rundgren’s UtopiaUtopia Theme, Freak Parade, Freedom Fighters, The Ikon
RaMagic Dragon Theatre, Jealousy, Hiroshima, Eternal Love
Oops! Wrong PlanetTrapped, Windows, Crazy Lady Blue, Back on
Adventures in UtopiaSet Me Free, The Very Last Time, Second Nature
Deface the MusicI Just Want To Touch You, Crystal, Silly Boy
Swing to the RightSwing to the Right, The Up, Shinola
UtopiaFeet 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. 

Todd performing during his 2019 tourImage Source: Song Kick
Todd performing during his 2019 tour   Image Source: Song Kick

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.  

Rundgren and Michele exchanged their wedding vows in 1998Image Source: Cast Box
Rundgren and Michele exchanged their wedding vows in 1998   Image Source: Cast Box

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.