Ricky Wilson Net Worth

Ricky Wilson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ricky Wilson net worth is
$10 Million

Ricky Wilson Wiki Biography

Born Charles Richard Wilson on the 17th January 1978, in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, Ricky is a singer, songwriter and music coach, probably best known to the world as the lead singer of the award-winning indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, with which he gained world fame. Some of the most successful songs of the band include “Ruby” (2007), “Never Miss a Beat” (2008), and “Coming Home” (2014).

Have you ever wondered how rich Ricky Wilson is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wilson’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career in the music industry, which has been active since the late ‘90s. Aside from fronting the indie rock band, Ricky has also served as judge/coach on the competition show “The Voice UK” (2014-2016) and had several other TV appearances, which also contributed to his wealth.

Ricky Wilson Net Worth $10 Million

Ricky is the son of TV producer Geoff Wilson, and his wife Glynne. He went to Leeds Grammar School, and after matriculation enrolled at Leeds Metropolitan University, graduating with a BA degree in Graphic Arts and Design, after which he worked for around a year at Leeds College of Art and Design, before he became fully focused on music.

Ricky’s music career really started in 1999, when he joined the band called Runston Parva, which already consisted of Nick Hodgson and Andrew White, and soon joined by Simon Rix and Nick Baines. They changed the name to Parva, and after several years of performing and building-up a name for themselves, they managed to secure a record deal with Mantra Recordings. Their debut album came out in 2003, entitled “22”. Unfortunately, Mantra Recordings soon closed, and Parva was left without a record label. The members decided to change the name of the band and start anew, and so Kaiser Chiefs were born, and soon signed a recording contract with the B-Unique Records.

Their first album came out in 2005, entitled “Employment”; the album became an immediate success, reaching No. 2 on the UK charts, and achieving six times platinum status in the UK, which increased Ricky’s net worth to a large degree. They continued in the same rhythm, and in 2007 released their second album “Yours Truly, Angry Mob”, which became their first album to top the UK chart, and it achieved double platinum status in the UK, further increasing Ricky’s wealth. The album spawned such hits as “Ruby”, “Everything is Average”, and “The Angry Mob”, all which helped increase the sales of the album. Now, nationally successful, they had several concerts of England, most notably two sold out shows at Earl’s Court in London, with a total crowd of nearly 60,000 people.

They entered the studio in mid- 2008, and their third album came out in October that year, entitled “Off with Their Heads”, which peaked at No. 2 0n the UK chart, and achieved gold status. Nevertheless, the band had one of their most successful tours after the release of the album, which certainly added a considerable amount to Wilson’s wealth. They played alongside Green Day, Republic of Loose, and U2 among other bands, in a tour lasting from February to August 2009, concluding the tour with a show at Reading and Leeds Festival.

After the tour ended, the band took a 2-year break and returned in 2011 with their album “The Future Is Medieval”, and three years later another studio album came out, entitled “Education, Education, Education & War”, which became their second No. 1 UK chart album. Most recently, the group released their sixth album “Stay Together”, which debuted at No. 4 on the UK chart and it was released by Caroline Records.

Aside from Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky has worked on several other projects; he was a part of the TV show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”, then “Shooting Stars”, and also appeared in the talent show parody created and hosted by Peter Kay, “talent show parody, Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice”, among many other appearances, all of which added to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Ricky has been known for his high-profile relationship with Lesley Williams with whom he was in a relationship from 2010 until 2015. He is currently in a relationship with stylist and costume designer Grace Zito.

Over the years, Ricky became known for his crowd surfing, which resulted in several minor injuries, including torn angle ligaments during the band’s performance in Portugal.

He has further jeopardized his health when he was hit by a car in Leeds; luckily he only sustained a broken toe and bruising, when he performed his trademark jump and was hit by windscreen, instead of the front of the car.

Full NameRicky Wilson
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1978
DiedOctober 12, 1985, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthKeighley, United Kingdom
ProfessionSinger, Singer-songwriter, Musician
EducationLeeds Beckett University
NicknamesCharles Richard Wilson , Wilson, Ricky
AwardsNME Award for Best Dressed, NME Award for Best Dressed
Music GroupsKaiser Chiefs (Since 2000)
MoviesThe Voice UK, Kaiser Chiefs: Yours Truly, Angry Mob
TV ShowsBring the Noise, The Voice UK, Bring the Noise, The Voice UK
1It's nice to make a bit of room on Saturday-night TV for alternative acts like myself.
2Coldplay are one of the biggest groups in the world, but I still consider them an alternative band.
1Lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs.
2He had been an art lecturer at Leeds College of Art and Design for a year before Kaiser Chiefs formed.


Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kilo Two Bravo2014writer: "Modern Way", "You Can Have It All" - as Wilson
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cockneys vs Zombies2012writer: "I Predict A Riot" - as Wilson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid2010writer: "NEVER MISS A BEAT" - as Charles Richard Wilson
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold2009writer: "I Predict A Riot" - as Wilson
Whip It2009writer: "I Predict a Riot" - as Charles Richard Wilson
Dear Deidre2007TV Movie documentary writer: "Everyday I Love You Less & Less"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Ruby"
Run, Fatboy, Run2007writer: "Everyday I Love You Less And Less" - as Wilson
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker2006writer: "I Predict a Riot"
Driver: Parallel Lines2006Video Game writer: "Oh My God"
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV Series writer - 1 episode


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Dirk Cresswell (uncredited)
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold2009Rockstar
Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice2008TV MovieRicky Wilson

Music Department

Zig and Zag2016TV Series composer: theme music - 2016


Later... With Jools Holland2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Brit Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2005-2006TV SeriesGuest Host / Himself
Top of the Pops: Reloaded2006TV SeriesHimself
Kaiser Chiefs: Enjoyment2005Video
Popworld2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Friday Night Project2005TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show2017TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Graham Norton's Big Chat Live2017TV MovieHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005-2017TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Room 1012017TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SeriesHimself
The Voice UK2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Coach / Himself - Judge
Bring the Noise2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
The One Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One2015TV MovieHimself
The Saturday Night Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Coach, The Voice UK
TFI Friday2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2015TV SeriesHimself
The Brit Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2014TV SeriesHimself
Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself - Contributor
What's Up2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Revolt Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Voice: Louder on Two2014TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2014TV SeriesHimself
The Voice Louder2014TV SeriesHimself
The BRITs Are Coming2014TV SpecialHimself
Fraktura2012TV SeriesHimself
The Student Pocket Guide2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Music Nuggets2012TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Lead Singer, Kaiser Chiefs
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Singer, Kaiser Chiefs
Shooting Stars2009TV SeriesHimself
Reading and Leeds Festival2009TV SeriesHimself
Èxit2008TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Too Much TV2016TV SeriesHimself - Coach, The Voice UK

Known for movies

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