Richie Sambora is a well-known rock guitarist who has served as the lead guitarist for the band “Bon Jovi” for over 30 years.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Richie was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on July 11, 1959, as the son of Adam C. Sambora and Joan Sambora. He grew up in Woodbridge Township and graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1977.
Sambora began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was influenced by many musicians, including Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, BB King, George Harrison, and Joe Perry. He was also a fan of Spanish classical music.
Richie used to play a variety of instruments, including the saxophone, drums, saxophone, and bass. As a teenager, he gave his first performance at the Catholic Youth Organization.
Richie Sambora’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Richie Sambora was born on July 11, 1959, and will be 62 years old on July 8, 2022. His height is 1.84 meters and his weight is 96 kilograms.
Richie Sambora’s Profession & Career
Sambora began his career as a guitarist for the Message label. In 1995 and 2000, he released two albums with this band, Message, and Lessons. In addition, he was a member of Mercy (Swan Song Records), Duke Williams & the Extremes (Capricorn Records), and Richie Sambora & Friends.
In the 1980s, he embarked on his first professional tour with Joe Cocker. After auditioning unsuccessfully for many years, he finally got a chance to join the band Bon Jovi in 1983. He took over for their original lead guitarist Dave Sabo, who had left the band. Sambora was a member of this band for over 30 years before leaving in 2013 before the Because We Can Tour.
He has achieved great success as a solo artist in addition to his group career. His debut solo album, “Stranger In This Town,” was released in 1991 and peaked at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart. Richie’s second album, “Undiscovered Soul,” was released in 1998 after a seven-year hiatus and peaked at number 24 on the UK Album Chart.
In 2012, he released his third solo album, “Aftermath of the Lowdown,” which debuted at number 35 on the UK Albums Chart.
Achievements and Awards
Richie Sambora won the majority of his awards as a member of the band Bon Jovi. The group has received numerous American Music Awards, including Favorite Rock Band and Award of Merit in 1998 and 2004, respectively. Since 2008, they have also received the Humanitarian Award, Eventful Fan’s Choice Award, Top Tour Award, and Legend of Live Award at Billboard Touring Events.
Bon Jovi also won “Collaborative Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards twice, in 2006 and 2008. Richie Sambora was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
Richie Sambora’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Richie previously married popular actress Heather Locklear on December 17, 1994, but the couple divorced in 2007. They have a lovely daughter named Ava Elizabeth Sambora, whom they raised together. He is currently engaged to guitarist Orianthi, who is 26 years his junior.
Richie Sambora’s Salary and Net Worth
Richie Sambora’s net worth is $120 million as of July 2022. He has spent more than half of his life as the lead guitarist for the band Bon Jovi, which has helped him earn a lot of money. Furthermore, the sales of his solo albums increase his net worth significantly.
|Celebrated Name||Richie Sambora|
|Real Name||Richard Stephen Sambora|
|Age||62 years old|
|Birth Date||11 July 1959|
|Birth Place||Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States|
|Wife||Heather Locklear (m. 1994–2007)|
|Children||Yes (Ava Elizabeth Sambora)|
|Profession||American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer|
|Net Worth||$120 million|