Little Richard’s Net Worth: Little Richard is an American musician who has a net worth of $ 40 million. Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia, in 1932, Little Richard earned his nickname because of his small frame. He began to sing in the choir of his local church, and when he was 14 years old, he was invited to sing with a nun during his concert. Little Richard began playing with several bands, including the Buster Brown Orchestra, and achieved a recording contract in the early 1950s, although he had to wait several years to achieve overall success. His 1955 single “Tutti-Frutti” was almost an instant hit, which he followed with popular songs like “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Send Me Some Lovin ‘”. He released his debut solo album, “Here Little Little Richard,” in 1957, which entered the top 15 on the US charts. Little Richard is credited with being the pioneer of the early rock ‘n’ roll movement. During the 1950s, he appeared on screen in several films, including “Do not Knock the Rock” in 1956, “The Girl Can not Help It” in 1957, and “Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1957. In In the second half of the decade, Little Richard surrendered to rock music to focus solely on gospel songs, with his debut religious album, “God Is Real,” which he recorded in 1959. Five years later, he returned to rock ‘ n ‘roll. Little Richard became addicted to cocaine and then to heroin and other drugs in the early 70s; a combination of frightening experiences, including the death of his brother, convinced him to abandon drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. He entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and won a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame four years later. In 1993, Little Richard was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.