Ronnie Spector Net Worth

Ronnie Spector Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Veronica Yvette Bennett net worth is
$1.5 Million

Veronica Yvette Bennett Wiki Biography

Veronica Yvette Bennett was born on the 10th August 1943 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA of Irish and American descent and is a singer perhaps still best known as the front woman of the girl group The Ronettes in the 1960s and ‘70s. As the member of the above mentioned band, Ronnie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More, Spector has had a relatively successful solo career. Ronnie has been active in the music industry since 1959.

So just how rich is Ronnie Spector? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $1.5 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the main source of Spector’s net worth and popularity.


Ronnie Spector Net Worth $1.5 Million

To begin with, the sisters Ronnie, Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley made their first joint performances in 1959, won a talent contest and were regularly on the stage as the Darling Sisters. In 1961, they released their first single, and shortly afterwards they changed their name to The Ronettes. From 1963, The Ronettes were produced by the well known producer Phil Spector (the future husband of Ronnie). With the proven composer Jeff Barry, they wrote an extremely successful single with “Be My Baby” (1963), and what is more, the five following singles in a row landed in the Billboard Top 40, and four of them were also placed in the UK charts. The album “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” (1965) was not so successful on the charts, but was later ranked 427 of the 500 Best Albums of all Time in Rolling Stone magazine. However, the following singles did not meet expectations. After both Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley were married in 1966, the group finally split up, but Ronnie’s net worth was established.

Moreover, Ronnie Spector continued her musical career with changing success. In 1973, she united with two other singers as Ronnie and the Ronettes, but then continued solo with her own recordings, in the background accompanied by Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Money, with whom she recorded his biggest hit “Take Me Home Tonight” (1986). In 1999, she released the EP album “She Talks to Rainbows” which was critically acclaimed yet poorly received by public. Then, she collaborated with such bands as The Misfits “Project 1950” (2003) and with The Raveonettes “Pretty in Black” (2005). In 2009, Ronnie released her own album “Last of the Rock Starts” which did not enter the music charts. Recently, Spector released the studio album “English Heart” which peaked in 6th position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Ronnie Spector’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer, she married Phil Spector in 1968, and they adopted three children. However, the two decided to part ways in 1974. In 1982, Ronnie married Jonathan Greenfield; they have two children, and the family now resides in Danbury, Cennecticut.

Full NameRonnie Spector
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1943
Place Of BirthEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 1 in (1.562 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician
SpouseJonathan Greenfield (m. 1982), Phil Spector (m. 1968–1974)
ChildrenGary Phillip Spector, Donte Phillip Spector, Jason Charles Greenfield, Louis Phillip Spector, Austin Drew Greenfield
ParentsLouis Bennett, Beatrice Bennett, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, Best Christmas Ever, Ronnie Spector Interview, New Hope, PA, United States, Riverhead, NY, United States, Boca Raton, FL, United States
SiblingsEstelle Bennett
NicknamesVeronica Bennett , The Ronettes , Veronica Spector , Veronica Yvette Bennett
Albums“Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica” (1965), “Take Me Home Tonight” (hit song,1986), “The Best of The Ronettes” (1992), “She Talks to Rainbows” (EP, 1999), “Project 1950” (2003), “Last of the Rock Stars” (2006), “Something's Gonna Happen” (2003), “Pretty in Black” (2005), “Last of the Rock Starts” (2009), “English Heart” (2016)
Music GroupsDarling Sisters "The Ronettes", The Misfits “Project, The Raveonette
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2017 She Rocks Awards (2017 NAMM Show)
MoviesChapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends, Brian Wilson: On Tour, New Hope, PA, United States, Riverhead, NY, United States, Boca Raton, FL, United States
1It's about me; I'm the girl from the ghetto. It was originally "Girl from the Gutter", and I thought: "I'm not from the gutter. I may have been from the ghetto, but not the gutter," so I changed it. Elvis Presley sang "ghetto" and that was OK. But I stick to my hits, mostly, in the show. When I go to see old shows where people don't play their hits, I'm so disappointed. You have to please your audience. When I hear that applause, it's like I'm having an orgasm.
2[Amy Winehouse] was too shy to meet me, but she was so sweet to me. I read articles where she said: "I love girl groups, especially The Ronettes." I think she liked us because we were different. I had a black and Cherokee mom and a white father, and that was different. And we were pretty. We didn't have wigs like the other girl groups, it was our real hair. We gave Dusty Springfield a beehive - she'd come in and say: "Can I have a blast of Aquanet [hairspray]?" All that hair is mine today. As you get older (8) your hair thins a little, so you get extensions in the back.
3[We made money] when we were performing live. As a matter of fact, we got paid more than any other act for our show. We did the Brooklyn Paramount, the Apollo for a week ... We made money from personal appearances, not record royalties. We were the most popular girl group ever for bar mitzvahs - people wanted The Ronettes.
4{John Lennon'] loved my voice and the way I performed and Phil was the opposite - he didn't like guys in the audience screaming at me. Maybe I would've been better off marrying John Lennon or Keith Richards. I always fantasise about that. I would cry myself to sleep at night because Phil wouldn't let me perform. My [second] husband and I have been married for 31 years and together for 34. He helped me reclaim my life.
5I talk about Phil Spector, but I say good things about him, too. I did love him. I just tell the truth. It's the difference between ripping someone's head off and telling the damn truth, and I tell the damn truth. Before Phil got involved, we were already going over better than some of the other acts, and I had my style way before Phil came along. He did one thing - he gave us hit records.
6The "bad girl" came from when the Ronettes would walk out onstage and we didn't have a hit record yet and all the other groups did - Marvin Gaye, The Crystals. We didn't have a hit record, but we had attitude. When the three Ronettes walked onstage, people went nuts because we were different. We wore tight dresses when everyone else wore those flared dresses, we had long hair when people had short hair; it was like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones wearing suits - that's what made them different. The Stones got the long-hair idea from us, when they supported us on tour in the UK in 1964. I love having attitude onstage, and the "bad girl" thing still runs through my entire show.
7Nobody calls me Veronica unless I go to California. A few people there only knew me as Veronica, such as my ex-husband's (1) secretary - I was out there [recently] and she left me a card saying: "Hello, Veronica!" But my relatives called me Ronnie. I used to read the Betty and Veronica comics, and Veronica was called Ronnie, so I wanted to be Ronnie too. It's a cute name.
8I think I was [the godmother of punk]. In the '70s it started, and I'd go to [Manhattan music venue] CBGB and see Blondie and the Ramones, and they were calling me up onstage. I didn't know punk, but they knew me. Everybody knew me, but I didn't know anybody - Patti Smith and all those people who were punkers. I didn't get it. It was like Amy Winehouse, they wanted to be like me.
9I used to wish I could get my hands on [Amy Winehouse] and show her how to do a proper beehive. She came to one of my shows. I was singing "Back to Black" and there was a tear in her eye.
10You'd have to ask Phil Spector [about the glass coffin in the basement.] He told my mother he had it, but I never went down to the basement. Do you think I'd go down there and look at my own coffin?
1First wife of Phil Spector.
2Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of The Ronettes, on March 12, 2007.
3Ranked #67 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
4Two sons with Greenfield, Austin Drew and Jason Charles.
5Lead singer of the 1960s group, The Ronettes.
6Cousin of Nedra Talley
7Younger sister of Estelle Bennett.


Glastonbury 20162016TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie performer: "Don't Worry Baby" - as Ronnie Spector & The Divine Comedy
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010performer: "Take Me Home Tonight" incorporating part of "Be My Baby"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary performer: "Don't Worry Baby"
The Santa Clause 22002performer: "Everybody Loves Christmas"
Jingle All the Way1996performer: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
The Howard Stern Show1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Allnighter1987performer: "DANGEROUS"
Just One of the Guys1985performer: "Tonight You're Mine Baby"


Zoo1999Hotel Manager

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Little Rosey1990TV Series theme song sung by - 1 episode


Glastonbury 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop2011TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Support
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2007TV MovieHerself
Brian Wilson on Tour2003Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHerself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo2001Video documentary shortHerself
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends2000TV SpecialHerself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True1995TV Movie documentaryCaptain of the Winkie Guard
A Street Carol1992TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHerself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll1988TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1987TV SeriesHerself
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHerself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Deja View1986VideoHerself
New American Bandstand 19651986TV SeriesHerself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHerself
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Phil Spector: He's a Rebel1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Big T.N.T. Show1966DocumentaryHerself (as The Ronettes)
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHerself (as The Ronettes)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHerself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHerself (as Ronnie Spector & The Divine Comedy)
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector2009DocumentaryHerself
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHerself
U2: Window in the Skies2007Video shortHerself

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