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Robert Smith Net Worth

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Robert Smith net worth is
$15 Million

Robert Smith Wiki Biography

Robert James Smith was born on the 21st April 1959, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and is best known for being the co-founder and lead singer of English punk-rock band The Cure. He is also a songwriter and guitarist, whose career began during the 1970s. He is also recognized as a member of the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Robert Smith? Sources estimate that Smith’s net worth is $15 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his professional career in the music world.

Robert Smith Net Worth $15 Million

Robert Smith was brought up in a musical family, with father James Alexander Smith a singer, and mother Rita Mary Smith a pianist, so at a very young age he took not only piano lessons, but also guitar lessons. He attended St. Francis Primary School, later transferring to St. Francis Junior School in Crawley, West Sussex, as his family moved there. After elementary education, he went to Notre Dame Middle School and St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive School. As a 13-year-old boy he was already a member of several bands; along with brother Richard, sister Janet and their friends, he was a member of the band called The Crawley Goat Band, and even before founding this band, Smith has performed with friends from Notre Dame Middle School in the band named The Obelisk, which later became The Easy Cure in 1976, and then just The Cure.

Beside Smith, The Cure featured Paul Thompson, Michael Dempsey, and Lol Tolhurst. With the band he has released 13 studio albums, a number of live recordings and also EP’s and compilations albums, all of which, have increased Smith’s overall net worth. The band has changed several members; however Smith remained the only founder member through the years of its existence. The band’s first full length album was released in 1979, entitled “Three Imaginary Boys”, but a different version of the album was released for the USA market, with a different name – “Boys Don’t Cry”. Although it received positive critiques from various music magazines, Smith wasn’t quite satisfied with the debut album. Nevertheless, he continued making music, and the next year, Robert and the band released their second album, entitled “Seventeen Seconds” (1980), on which they focused more on a gothic sound, and which they continued to incorporate in their next few albums, making Smith the “Godfather Of Goth” and extending his overall net worth by a large margin.

The Cure released two more albums, before their name hit with the public, “Faith” (1981), and “Pornography” (1982), after which Smith changed the genre of the band’s music, switching from goth to pop rock, with the first album which entered into the top 10 UK chart list, “Top” (1984).
The album also managed to enter into the US Billboard top 200 chart on the No. 180. Since then, Robert has became one of the more noted musicians in pop history. With the Cure, he has released eight more studio albums, such as “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” (1987), “Disintegration” (1989), “Wish” (1992), which also reached No. 1 on the UK Top Albums, and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in US, “Bloodflowers” (2000), and their last studio release “4:13 Dream” (2003).

Apart from his successful career with the band Cure, Robert has also collaborated with numerous musicians and bands of the rock music scene, which also increased his net worth. Robert performed and recorded with acts such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Billy Corgan, Placebo, and numerous others.

Regarding his personal life, Robert Smith has been married to Mary Theresa Poole, his high-school sweetheart, since 1988, but they mutually agreed at the beginning of the marriage not to have any children.

Full NameRobert Smith
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthApril 21, 1959
Place Of BirthBlackpool, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight95 kg
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Organist, Actor, Lyricist, Keyboard Player
EducationOhio State University
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseMary Poole (m. 1988)
ParentsRita Smith, Alex Smith, Friday I'm in Love, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry
SiblingsMargaret Smith, Richard Smith, Janet Thompson, Friday I'm in Love, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry
NicknamesRobert James Smith , Smith, Robert , Siouxsie and the Banshees , Robin , Rob
Music GroupsThe Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Glove, The Easy Cure, Malice
NominationsBrit Award for British Male Solo Artist
MoviesThe Cure
1His distinctive voice
2Red lipstick, black eyeshadow and 'big' hair
1[1996; on football/soccer and asked about Jason Cooper supposedly being the only Cure member not interested in it] Boris [Williams] wasn't interested in it either. Jason is so much alike to him in many ways that sometimes I think that it is Boris in a stupid disguise. He is a cricket fan, just like Boris. Perry [Bamonte] isn't really interested in football either, that is just for Simon [Gallup], Roger [O'Donnell] and myself. And Simon and Roger don't understand anything about football really, as Arsenal and West Ham fans. That certainly isn't football.
2[on what would have happened had Laurence Tolhurst stayed in The Cure] Simon [Gallup] would have thrown him off a balcony. And then my best friend would be in jail and Lol would be dead. It was much easier for him not to be in the band.
3[on Winnie the Pooh] The bear of very little brain.
4[Asked if he plays the national lottery] Sometimes at the studio - I tried 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!
5[1990; on the circumstances of Roger O'Donnell's departure from The Cure] Very simply - Simon [Gallup] and Boris [Williams] didn't really get on with him... no real reasons, just a simmering unease... so someone had to leave. It ended up being Roger.
6[Asked how familiar he is with the Cure cover band 'Fat Bob and The Cure Heads'] I've heard the name - not strangely enough I'm not the slightest bit tempted to see them play live!
7[on playing at Glastonbury Festival in 1990] Glastonbury was ok, but its organisation does leave an awful lot to be desired. There should have been crush barriers in the main field - the one particular incident down the front with the girl being given the kiss of life shocked us a bit too much to really get into the set.
8[1995; asked if he surfs on the internet] I tried it once.
9[1990; asked why he and the other Cure members call Perry Bamonte 'Teddy'] He hangs his head like one.
10[1990; asked if The Cure are usually drunk before going onstage] No. Only me!
11[on being godfather to Eden, bandmate Simon Gallup's son] His spiritual future is assured.
12[Asked what type of The Cure fan he likes] All of them! Except the ones who feel they are owed something.
13[on Paula Abdul's song 'Forever Your Girl] I must admit - I like that record!
14[Asked what is his favourite proverb] 'He who tries to please all pleases none.'
15[Asked if The Cure were all drunk when performing 'Pictures of You' on 'Top of the Pops'] Yes! Well spotted!
16[on the 1990 Fifa World Cup] Me and Simon [Gallup] ran riot in a bar in Austria the night Germany stole England's win - but apart from that one result I enjoyed the World Cup immensely.
17If you hate the musician you might end up hating the cause he or she is supporting; this is the danger...
18[Asked if he has ever experienced any kind of supernatural event] Only under the influence of mind altering drugs. Does this count? I thought not.
19[Asked what he would do if wife Mary asked him to give up The Cure] She wouldn't ask me to!
20[Asked what his favourite joke is; referring to former bandmate Lol Tolhurst's new band] Presence.
21[Asked if he has ever been arrested, and if so, why] Once in Holland for public indecency. Once in Luxembourg for criminal damage. Once in Japan for threatening behaviour. All 3 times I was let off with a 'warning'!
22[Asked if he has murderous instincts] Not as often as I used to... but then I don't see as many people!
23[Asked what people would learn about him just by observing his closest friends] I really don't know. Probably nothing.
24[Asked what makes him sad] People, mainly.
25[Asked if he usually confronts or avoids difficult situations] I usually confront, but I often wish I had avoided!
26[Asked what was the most terrible event or day in his life] Leaving school. And passing 30!
27[Asked how he reacts to rejection] I'm used to it! And it doesn't really bother me at all!
28[Asked if he has ever seen a ghost] Sometimes I think I do.
29[Asked how he feels knowing that he has changed people's lives, and whether it scares him] Sometimes it scares me, mostly it helps me...
30[Asked if he has any phobias] I hate big spiders and windows that don't open. And guard dogs.
31When we released "The 13th" as a single, part of me thought it was good because it was different, and half of me thought that it was totally ridiculous.
32"Wild Mood Swings" was one of the weirdest records we'd ever made. I actually wanted it to be like a Nick Drake album. We approached this producer called Haydn Bendall, who'd worked with Kate Bush and done the strings for Nick Drake at some point. I wanted to do the album with a string section and acoustic guitars. In the end, only "Bare" and "Numb" were like that.
33In 1997, we played a massive festival on the West Coast of America, and Oasis and The Chemical Brothers were our support bands; anyone who was anyone in Britain supported us. NME managed to review that show and not mention that we were playing, let alone headlining. Britpop might have had a huge effect over here, and it might have marginalised us in a way we hadn't suffered since the early '80s, but everywhere else people were laughing about it. In the UK, we were portrayed as part of some old guard, and I remember thinking, 'I'm fucked if I'm going to let that happen to me.' This is what punk did, or was at least meant to do, to The Rolling Stones. I just thought it wasn't fair. We were actually younger in spirit compared with all those bands.
34With "Wild Mood Swings", it was like starting again. We were written off, but we still sold a million records. I was really happy with it; I think it's a very underrated record. It was savaged over here and Cure fans were a little wary of it because it wasn't what they wanted.
35"Wish" went in at No 1 around the world, so there wasn't anywhere to go. Porl (Porl Thompson) and Boris (Boris Williams) left because they realised they weren't enjoying it any more, but somehow I couldn't admit that to myself.
36"In Between Days" was the first hit that I was really proud of. Everything up until then I considered quirky, almost like novelty records. "In Between Days" was the first song of ours that people played everywhere. It was fresh and upbeat and full of life. It was a massive song for us.
37[on "The Top"] It had "The Caterpillar", which was a really bizarre single, and the rest of it was totally demented.
38Around the early Eighties, there was The Teardrop Explodes, the Bunnymen (Echo & The Bunnymen) and us, who people always used to lump together. The Bunnymen and the Teardrops both had hits before us and I can remember thinking, 'We're never going to have a hit.' I thought I was going to have to get used to the fact that what we were doing was making underground music. Then we did "Let's Go To Bed" and suddenly we were off.
39[on "Closer" by Joy Division] I remember hearing "Closer" for the first time and thinking, 'I can't ever imagine making something as powerful as this.'
40I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn't want anyone to know who I was.
41[on his wife Mary] She knows I'm not perfect, she loves me as I am.
42There have been very few virtuosos in the history of the group, but there have been a lot of really nice people. The Cure backstage is a notoriously fun-filled zone.
43What we do I think attracts a certain type of person. I don't think age has much to do with it, you either get into it or you don't. You could be 16 or 60 and you're either gonna like us or not depending on your sensibilities.
44You know, the Internet's made us more aware of what people think about us.
1In London, England, UK. Recording The Cure's 12th studio album. [March 2004]
2The Cure has been in the studio working on a 14th album, which should be released later this year or next year. [February 2011]
3They are recording a new album that comes out in summer 2006. [February 2006]
4Winner of the 2005 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
5The Cure won the Brit Award for British Video in 1990 for their song "Lullaby".
6Worked with Siouxsie and the Banshees from around 1980 to 1982 and appears on the Live CD and VHS "Nocturne" and also the album "Hyaena".
7The Cure were originally called, Easy Cure
8Lead singer of English band The Cure


The Mind of a Chef2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dead of Summer2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Regular Show in Space2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sing Street2016writer: "Lovecats", "Inbetween Days"
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Luther2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Master of None2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
iZombie2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Califórnia2015writer: "The Caterpillar", "Killing an Arab"
Ant-Man2015writer: "Plainsong"
Now Add Honey2015writer: "Lovesong" - as Smith
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bis2015"In Between Days"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Behaving Badly2014writer: "Close To Me" - as Robert James Smith
Daily Ukulele2013-2014TV Series short writer - 4 episodes
Bates Motel2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2013-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
White Bird in a Blizzard2014writer: "Dazzle Glamour Mix", "Pictures of You" - as Robert James Smith
Thunder and the House of Magic2013writer: "The Lovecats"
Misfits2013TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
About Time2013/Iwriter: "Friday I'm in Love"
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Americans2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divorce2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aqua Seafoam Shame2012Documentary writer: "Plastic Passion"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Io e te2012writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Laurence Anyways2012writer: "The Funeral Party"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Vow2012writer: "Pictures Of You"
Underworld: Awakening2012writer: "Apart Renholdër Remix"
205 - Zimmer der Angst2011writer: "A Forest"
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Degrassi: The Next Generation2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends with Benefits2011writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer2011Video short writer: "Just Like Heaven"
902102011TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2010TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neue Vahr Süd2010TV Movie writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Going the Distance2010writer: "Just Like Heaven"
The Sons of Tennessee Williams2010Documentary writer: "Plain Song"
Tempos Modernos2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2003-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eastwick2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Cut2009TV Series short writer - 1 episode
La doppia ora2009writer: "In Between Days"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight2009TV Movie documentary writer: "A Forest"
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2006-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Awaydays2009writer: "10:15 Saturday Night"
Adventureland2009writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Lucky Numbers2008Short writer: "In Between Days"
True Blood2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist2008writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
NCIS2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summerhood2008writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007writer: "Why Can't I Be You?", "Close To Me"
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters2007Documentary writer: "Pictures of You"
Son of Rambow2007writer: "Close to Me - Remix"
Prête-moi ta main2006writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
The History Boys2006writer: "A Forest"
How I Met Your Mother2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starter for 102006writer: "Boys Don't Cry", "In Between Days", "Six Different Ways", "Pictures of You", "Love Song"
Accepted2006writer: "Close to Me"
To and from New York2006Video writer: "Close to Me"
John Tucker Must Die2006writer: "Close to Me"
Tu vida en 65'2006writer: "In Between Days"
Marie Antoinette2006writer: "Plainsong", "All Cats are Grey"
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: "Friday I'm In Love"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "A Forest"
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Like Heaven2005writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic2005TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
C.R.A.Z.Y.2005writer: "10:15 saturday night"
A Lot Like Love2005writer: "Mint Car" - as Robert J. Smith
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV Special writer: "Arbor Day Song"
Take Me Somewhere Nice2004Short writer: "Pictures of You"
Meine schönsten Jahre2004TV Series writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Jersey Girl2004writer: "High"
Che ne sarà di noi2004performer: "Da Hype"
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004 music - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2004
One Perfect Day2004performer: "Pictures of You"
50 First Dates2004writer: "Friday I'm in Love", "Love Song" - as Robert J. Smith
D.E.B.S.2004writer: "The Love Cats" - as Robert J. Smith
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Boys Dont Cry"
Verschwende deine Jugend2003writer: "A Forest", "Fire in Cairo"
A Man Apart2003writer: "Nothing to Lose"
Aurora2002Short writer: "Edge of the Deep Green Sea", "Wendy Time", "Maybe Someday"
The Sopranos2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction2002writer: "Six Different Ways"
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002Documentary writer: "Fascination Street"
Charlotte Sometimes2002writer: "Charlotte Sometimes"
Not Another Teen Movie2001writer: "In Between Days"
Gypsy 832001writer: "Just Like Heaven", "Doing the Unstuck"
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opposite Sex2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loser2000writer: "Mint Car"
American Psycho2000lyrics: "Watching Me Fall Underdog Remix" / music: "Watching Me Fall Underdog Remix"
Shabatot VeHagim2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boys Don't Cry1999writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Midsummer1999Short writer: "Plainsong", "A Forest"
Judas Kiss1998writer: "Just Like Heaven"
The X Files1998writer: "More Than This" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Boys Don't Cry"
Career Girls1997writer: "The Lovecats", "The Upstairs Room", "The Walk", "Let's Go To Bed", "The Caterpillar", "Just One Kiss"
Busenfreunde1997TV Movie writer: "Boys don't cry"
Grosse Pointe Blank1997writer: "In Between Days"
The Evening Star1996writer: "Just Like Heaven"
Top of the Pops1980-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Judge Dredd1995producer: "The Dredd Song" / writer: "The Dredd Song"
The Crow1994writer: "BURN"
Lost Angels1989writer: "Fascination Street"
Shadows on the Wall1986performer: "The Big Pink Truck", "The Cowboy in the White Hat Always Wins" - as Bobby Smith
Times Square1980writer: "Grinding Halt" - as Smith


The Cure: 4Play in Charlotte2008TV Movie
Being Dom Joly2001TV Movie
South Park1998TV SeriesRobert Smith
Bananas1984TV Series
The Offenders1980


The Cure Show1993Documentary


The Cure Show1993Documentary


The Cure: Trilogy2003Video executive producer


Aqua Seafoam Shame2012Documentary additional thanks
Wingrave2007Video this film is dedicated to
Starter for 102006thanks


Beautiful Noise2014DocumentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees2007VideoHimself (as Siouxsie and the Banshees)
The Cure: Festival 20052006VideoHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV Icon: The Cure2004TV MovieHimself (vocals / guitars) (as The Cure)
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Cure: RockWalk Induction2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Cure: Trilogy2003VideoHimself
Nosolomúsica2002TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Greatest Hits2001VideoHimself
Jam1996-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cure: Galore - The Videos 1987-19971997VideoHimself
David Bowie: An Earthling at 501997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Live on Stage with Bowie
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1996TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Cure
MTV's Most Wanted1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces1993TV SeriesHimself
The Cure Show1993DocumentaryHimself
The Mary Whitehouse Experience1992TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Play Out1991VideoHimself
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Cure in Orange1987DocumentaryHimself
A tope1987TV SeriesHimself
The Cure: Staring at the Sea - The Images1986Video documentaryHimself
Play at Home1984TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Glove)
Oxford Road Show1983-1984TV SeriesHimself
Live aus dem Alabama1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Nocturne1983VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Sputnik2008TV SeriesHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - The Cure
Atmos the Addict2016TV SeriesLinedropper
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHimself

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