Lionel Richie began his career as a singer and saxophonist with the American funk/soul band, Commodores. Then after, Lionel released his solo album, Lionel Richie, which became one of the successful achievement of his career.
Thereafter, Richie co-wrote the charity single, ‘’We Are the World’’ along with the famous American singer, songwriter, and dancer, Michael Jackson, which sold more than twenty million copies. Further, it created a history by selling more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Besides, Lionel performed at National Memorial Day Concert, AFL Grand Finale Replay in Australia and many others. Along with this, Lionel has donated more than $3 million for the ''Breast Cancer Reseach'' foundation.
Moreover, Lionel also appeared in numerous movies, documentary and television series such as Scott Joplin, The Preacher’s Wife, Pariah, The Simpsons, Who Do You Think You Are? and much more.
From his amazing career, Richie honored with ‘’Grammy Award’’ five times. Besides, Lionel also won the Songwriters Hall of Fames. Currently, Lionel has officially became a new judge in ‘’American Idol’’ in 2017.
Taking bout his personal life, Lionel married beautiful wife, Brenda Harvey-Richie on October 28, 1975. From their relationship, the couple welcomed their first child, Nicole Richie. After spending 18 years together the husband and wife got divorced, and the information regarding their separation has still hidden to the media and web.
Later on, Lionel married Diana Alexander Richie on December 21, 1995. From their relationship, the couple gave birth to children, Sofia and Miles Brockman Richie.
The couple spent togetherness of nine years, unluckily, their second marriage also turned to divorce. Besides, his married life, he was involved in a love affair with his ex-girlfriend, Bai Ling, a Chinese-American actress.
Accounting his financial status, he earns a decent amount of salary through his career through which he has a net worth of $200 million by which he finances his living and as a judge on the American idol he signed a contract with the salary of $25 million.