Richard Carpenter is known as one half of sibling duo 'The Carpenters' who received a personal invitation from President Nixon and performed at the White House dinner. His songs dominated the Billboard charts, and after signing with A&M Records, the musical duo became the household name.
During his musical career that lasted for 14 years, the duo released ten studio albums and composed the songs like Goodbye to Love, Close to You, and Only Yesterday.
Find About Richard Carpenter's Net Worth
Richard Carpenter, age 72, has the net worth of $10 million as an American musician. He alongside his sister Karen Carpenter was part of the vocal and instrumental duo The Carpenters.
By 1970, the siblings' produced several hits and Richard made a tremendous net value of $3 million. Following his sister's death, Richard released just two solos and continued to produce several documentaries.
Richard Married, Wife, Children
The Carpenters singer Richard Carpenter is married to his adopted first cousin, Mary Carpenter. They had been dating since 1970, and the singer purposed his cousin in December 1983. The couple had their wedding on 19 May 1984.
With his wife Mary, he welcomed their five children among which four are daughters, and one is a son named Collin Paul Carpenter. Their daughters' names are Mindi Karen Carpenter (born on 7 July 1992), Kristi Lynn Carpenter (born on 17 August 1987), Tracy Tatum Carpenter (born on 25 July 1989), and Taylor Mary Carpenter.
Richard Carpenter and his wife, Mary Carpenter, in Los Angeles in August 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
The couple decided to call their first daughter Kristi in the memory of Richard's sister Karen Carpenter. Karen, who had a tumultuous married life with her husband Tom, wanted her daughter to be called as Kristi. Though the late singer had always dreamt of having children, she was left devasted after she knew that Tom had undergone a vasectomy, that resulted in them to not have any children.
Even though Richard's sister Karen learned Tom's infertility just a few days before the wedding, she married him due to insisting from her mother, Agnes Carpenter. Later, she found out that her husband was a failed property investor and she sustained an emotional abuse from him.
Richard's married life with his wife Mary proves that he is not a gay man. The Carpenter family are residing in Los Angeles with their five kids.
His Bio And Today
Born as Richard Lynn Carpenter on 15 October 1946, Richard is a native of New Haven, Connecticut. In his family, Richard had a sister named Karen Carpenter who died due to heart failure on 4 February 1983. After his sister's death, the musician shielded away from performing and media eyes.
The one half of sibling duo 'The Carpenters' took the academic music course at California State University. As of today, Richard is still alive and writes and produces music at A & M Records. He dedicated his second solo album to his mother Agnes Carpenter, as per wiki.