Ric Ocasek Net Worth

Ric Ocasek Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ric Ocasek net worth is
$25 Million

Ric Ocasek Wiki Biography

Richard T. Otcasek was born on the 23rd March 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and is a musician, singer, and songwriter, who is probably best known for being a guitarist in the rock group The Cars. He is also recognized for being a record producer. His musical career has been active since 1973.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ric Ocasek is? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Ric’s net worth is over $25 million, as of mid- 2016, accumulated through his successful career in the music industry as a musician, and record producer.

Ric Ocasek Net Worth $25 Million

Ric Ocasek spent his childhood in his hometown, Baltimore, but at the age of 16 he moved with his family to Cleveland Ohio. He attended Maple Heights High School, and upon matriculation he briefly studied at Bowling Green State University, and then Antioch College before dropping out to concentrate on his musical career.

He soon met Benjamin Orr, and they began to perform together in some local bands. Later, in the early 1970s, they moved to Boston and formed a folk rock band named Milkwood, and signed a recording contract with Paramount label. The band’s debut album entitled “How’s The Weather” was released in 1973, and was a complete failure, so the band broke up.

Afterwards, Ric formed another band called Richard and the Rabbits, however, it did not last long and Ric decided to team up with David Robinson, and they formed the group named The Cars in 1976. The group accomplished major success, as they had a number of hit songs, but they disbanded in 1988. Later, they regrouped to record their debut album “Move Like This” in 2011, increasing the overall size of Ric’s net worth.

Nevertheless, Ric focused on his career as a solo artist, and released his debut solo album entitled “Beatitude” in 1982. His next album “This Side Of Paradise” came out in 1986, and the single “Emotion In Motion” became a No. 15 hit single. Later, in 1991, Ric released “Fireball Zone”, which also failed. Since then, he has released four studio albums, including “Quick Change World” (1993), “Getchertikitz” (1996), “Troublizing” (1997), and “Nexterday” (2005), increasing further his net worth.

Additionally to his career as a musician, Ric began to work as a record producer, and becoming proficient in this job. He produced for some of the most popular bands, such as No Doubt, Bad Religion, D Generation, The Pink Spiders, The Cribs, etc. All of these collaborations added a considerable amount to his net worth.

Other than that, Ric tried himself as an author; he published the book of poetry “Negative Theatre” in 1993, and later in 2012 came out with his book entitled “Lyrics And Prose”, which represents a collection of lyrics from his solo studio albums. His net worth was certainly rising.

If to talk about his personal life, Ric Ocasek has been married to model Paulina Porizkova since 1989. Previously, he was married twice – the name of his first wife is unknown, but his second wife was Suzanne Otcasek(1973=85)). From these three marriages, he has six sons – one of them is Christopher Otcasek, a singer. In his spare time, Ric enjoys drawing, and making photo collages, and he released the exhibit “Teahead Scraps” in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009.

Full NameRic Ocasek
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1949
Place Of BirthBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Film Score Composer, Film Producer
EducationBowling Green State University
SpousePaulina Porizkova (m. 1989), Suzanne Ocasek (m. 1972–1988)
ChildrenOliver Orion Ocasek, Christopher Otcasek, Jonathan Raven Ocasek, Eron Otcasek, Derek Otsacek
NicknamesRick Ocasek , R. Ocasek , Richard Otcasek , Richard T Otcasek , Richard T. Otcasek , The Cars
MoviesThe Cars: Live, Made in Heaven, The Cars: Unlocked: The Live Performances
1Towering height and slender frame
2Dark sunglasses
1People tell me all the time that I look forbidding or aloof. That doesn't bother me much - I am fairly private, withdrawn, and ... distant, I guess. But, um, I think that's okay.
1Senior vice president of A&R for Elektra Records.
2Is not participating in The New Cars.
3Produced the debut album for the pop-punk band Weezer.
4Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the 1970s-1980s New Wave band The Cars.
5Children: (Paulina Porizkova) Jonathan Raven Ocasek (b. May 1993) and Oliver Orion Ocasek (b. May 23, 1998); (with Suzanne Otcasek) Derek Otsacek, Eron Otcasek and Christopher Otcasek.


$ellebrity2012Documentary writer: "Since You're Gone"
Girls Against Boys2012performer: "This Could Be Love"
Bachelorette2012writer: "Moving in Stereo"
New Girl2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
What's Your Number?2011writer: "Just What I Needed"
Hick2011writer: "My Best Friend's Girl"
Cars 22011writer: "You Might Think", "Piensas You Might Think - Spanish Version"
Super 82011writer: "Bye Bye Love"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Total Wipeout2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Skateland2010writer: "SHAKE IT UP"
Glee2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
I Love You, Man2009writer: "Good Times Roll"
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy2009TV Special documentary producer: "Buddy Holly"
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009performer: "Emotions In Motion" / writer: "Emotions In Motion"
Private Practice2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
My Best Friend's Girl2008writer: "My Best Friend's Girl"
Turbocharge: The Unauthorized Story of The Cars2008writer: "Hello Again"
Midnight Heat2007writer: "Drive"
Good Luck Chuck2007writer: "You Might Think"
Transformers2007writer: "Drive"
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nail Polish2006writer: "MAGIC"
The Bubble2006producer: "On The Verge"
Click2006performer: "Everybody" 2006, "Feelings Got to Stay" 1993 / writer: "Magic" 1984, "Everybody" 2006, "Feelings Got to Stay" 1993
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Like Heaven2005writer: "Good Times Roll"
Sky High2005writer: "Just What I Needed"
Nearing Grace2005writer: "Let's Go" - as Richard Ocasek
The Squid and the Whale2005writer: "Drive"
The Prince and Me2004"Shake It Up"
50 First Dates2004writer: "Drive"
Wonderland2003writer: "Good Times Roll" 1978
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003writer: "Good Times Roll"
Mr. Deeds2002writer: "My Best Friend's Girl"
Ed2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sorority Boys2002writer: "My Best Friend's Girl" - as Rick Ocasek
Scrubs2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Not Another Teen Movie2001writer: "Let's Go"
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand2001writer: "Drive"
Lucky Numbers2000writer: "Moving In Stereo"
Where the Money Is2000writer: "You Might Think", "My Best Friend's Girl"
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry1999writer: "Just What I Needed"
200 Cigarettes1999"Just What I Needed"
Jawbreaker1999writer: "Good Times Roll"
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "It's All I Can Do"
Excess Baggage1997writer: "All Mixed Up"
The Saint1997"You're All I've Got Tonight"
Private Parts1997writer: "Since You're Gone"
Chasing Amy1997writer: "Let's Go" 1979
Wedding Bell Blues1996writer: "You Might Think"
The Crow: City of Angels1996"Gold Dust Woman" / producer: "Gold Dust Woman"
The Craft1996writer: "Dangerous Type"
Billy Madison1995writer: "I'm Not The One" - as Rick Ocasek
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Attack of the Killer Refridgerator1990Video short writer: "Heartbeat City"
An American Summer1990writer: "Good Times Roll"
Caddyshack II1988producer: "I Run Right Back"
Date with an Angel1987writer: "You Are The Girl"
Made in Heaven1987performer: "I Still Want You" / producer: "I Still Want You" / writer: "I Still Want You"
Top of the Pops1978-1985TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Drive", "Just What I Needed", "Heartbeat City"
A Chipmunk Reunion1985TV Movie writer: "Shake It Up"
The Fall Guy1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sure Thing1985writer: "You Might Think"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High1982writer: "Moving In Stereo"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979-1980TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Times Square1980writer: "Dangerous Type"
Promises in the Dark1979writer: "MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL"
Over the Edge1979writer: "Just What I Needed", "Best Friend's Girl"
BrainDead2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Good Times Roll"
7 Chinese Brothers2015writer: "Since You're Gone", "Bye Bye Love"
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary writer: "Shake It Up"
Caffeine Madness2014Short writer: "Magic"
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Regular Show in Space2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Marvel One-Shot: Item 472012Video short writer: "Just What I Needed", "Take Another Look"


Geffen Vintage 80s Vol. 11995VideoSinger
Hairspray1988Beatnik Cat (special apperances)
Made in Heaven1987Shark


The Cars: Unlocked2006Video
Cars: Heartbeat City1984Video


The Cars: Unlocked2006Video producer
Weezer: Buddy Holly1994Video short producer


Satan's Playground2006special thanks


Bad Brains: A Band in DC2012Documentary
The Colbert Report2006-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
America's Next Top Model2008TV SeriesHimself - Recording Artist
Sound Off2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest (2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself
Essential Music Videos: Hits of the '80s2003Video shortHimself (segment "Drive") (as The Cars)
Up a Tree with Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkins2003Video documentary shortHimself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Cars: Live2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (lead and backing vocals, guitar)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Fear of a Black Hat1993Himself (scenes deleted)
Simply Mad About the Mouse1991Himself
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as The Cars)
Cars: Heartbeat City1984VideoHimself
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHost
My Best Friend's Girl1978Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

The Cars: Unlocked2006VideoHimself (lead and backing vocals, guitar)

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