Ricky Bell Net Worth: Ricky Bell is an American R&B singer and actor from Roxbury, Massachusetts, who has a net worth of $15 million US as of 2022. The singer first gained popularity after being the lead singer of the popular American music group known as Bell Biv DeVoe.
Ricky Bell is one of the founding members of the R&B/pop group called New Edition. As a child, Bell started his professional singing career with his buddy Ralph Tresvant. The two expanded their music career by creating his New Edition which featured many other artists including Ricky, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Tresvant, and Michael Bivins.
The music group started dropping music in 1978 and they amassed a lot of fame in the past thirty years. In 2000 the singer decided to release his first solo album entitled Ricardo Campana.
As an actor, Ricky Bell has acted in more than 24 television shows and movies along with Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition, including Knight Rider, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, New York Undercover, Family Matters, the film Krush Groove, and many awards shows as well as done music.
As one of the lead members of the New Edition Bell earned the 2008 Golden Note Award as well as received the Black Reel Award nomination in the category of Outstanding TV Movie. The group New Edition has sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
Net Worth 2022:
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Annual Salary||$4 Million|
|Source of Income||Tracks, Brands|
Ricky was born Ricardo Bell on the 18th of September 1967 in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, to parents Daniel A and Dorothy Mae. Bell is of Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jewish descent. As the youngest of 11 children, Bell grew up in Orchard Park Projects. His siblings are including Mark, Dorothy, Marcel, Bettina, Kevin, Loretta Bell-Lewis, Tyrone, Wayne, Daniel, Lawan, and Anthony Bell.
Ricky started his singing career with the help of his close friend named Ralph Tresvant and the two began recording music under the moniker, Ricky and Ralph. Then in 1978 came up with the idea of founding a music group called “New Edition” along with his friends Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, and Ronnie DeVoe.
The group started their career in the same year and has been together for almost 30 years. In the mid-1980s another member Johnny Gill entered the group after Brown’s departure. In the “New Edition,” Bell was the senior member before Gill joined the group. Bell was allowed to come up as a solo after New Edition recorded the project Heartbreak but instead to chose to enter Bell Biv DeVoe.
Bell Biv DeVoe known as BBD became the first group to constantly mix elements of Rap and R&B. The breakthrough moment of Bell’s career came in 1990 when BBD’s debut established Ricky as a lead vocalist skilled in chart-topping sensation.
Bell’s career started in the New Edition as a backup singer, and slowly but surely he established himself as one of the band’s lead artists and provided the most popular voices on songs. Bell sang lead or co-lead on the remainder of the band’s charting tracks, except for the ensemble singles including Hit Me Off, and the Brown-led You Don’t Have to Worry.
Along with BBD and New Edition, Ricky Bell has sung in various television and film projects and also teamed up with Ne-Yo to perform the BBD’s hit single “Poison” at the Bet Awards in 2009. In the past 15 years, BBD dropped its first album, Three Stripes, in 2017.
As of today, the popular group New Edition has dropped a total of 7 studio albums, 8 compilation albums, 2 Holiday albums, as well as 29 tracks.
New Edition’s albums are including Candy Girl (1983), New Edition (1984), All for Love (1985), Under the Blue Moon (1986), Heart Break (1988), Home Again (1996), and One Love (2004). The hip-hop group Bell Biv DeVoe released their debut album Poison in 1990 which went Platinum 4 times. Since then they continue to drop more projects such as Hootie Mack (1993), BBD (2001), and Three Stripes (2017). In 2000 Bell released his solo album titled Ricardo Campana.
In 2004 Ricky Bell married an actress Amy Correal Bell in a double marriage with Tresvant.
Bell had fought substance abuse in the mid-1990s. He began taking marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, alcohol, and oxycontin. He even went so far as to lose his house and sold all of his private belongings to feed his addiction.
As a result, he finally overdosed on cocaine and was almost close to the end of his life, leading him to enter rehab. Bell has stayed sober after completing therapy from rehab. Bell’s addiction struggles were not disclosed until the release of the miniseries back in 2017.
|Full Name||Ricardo Bell|
|Age||54 years old|
|Date Of Birth||18 September, 1967|
|Birth Place||Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, |
|Hometown||Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Height||5 feet 5 inch (165 cm)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
|Mother||Dorothy Mae Bell|
|Wife||Amy Correa Bell|
Ricky Bell Net Worth:
As of 2022 Ricky Bell Net Worth is estimated to be around $15 million. The singer has accumulated a good sum of money from his music successful career and secured his future. The primary source of his income comes from his profession as a singer such as album sales, live concerts, numerous R&B music tours, and a few solo releases.
His work in the music groups paid off very well and along with the New Edition and BBD he garnered a lot of fortune. Bell is regarded as one of the best singers in the American music industry. He was also the recipient of the 2008 Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 21st Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards as a member of New Edition. Ricky Bell’s annual income is around $4 million.
People Also Ask FAQs
How old is Ricky Bell?
How much does Ricky Bell make in a year?
How much does Ricky Bell have in his bank account?
You May Like:
Slick Rick’s Net Worth
Nikki Sixx’s Net Worth
Bam Margera’s Net Worth