John Rich Net Worth 2024: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

John Rich is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $9 million. Rich is best known as a member of the wildly popular country-rock duet Big & Rich.

He started his career in the early 1990s as a bassist and vocalist alternative for the country music group Lonestar where he played bass guitar. In the late 1990s, he began a solo career with BNA Records after leaving the group in 1998.

By the 2000s, he had teamed up with Big Kenny to create the group Big & Rich, which went on to release 3 albums on Warner Bros. Records as well as 10 singles, including the No. 1 “Lost in This Moment.”

John Rich’s Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth$9 Million
NameJohn Rich
CountryUnited States
Age50 Years
Income (Annual)$500K
Last Updated2024
John Rich’s estimated net worth.

John Rich Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$9 Million
Net Worth in 2023$8.5 Million
Net Worth in 2022$8 Million
Net Worth in 2021$7 Million
Net Worth in 2020$6.4 Million
Estimated wealth growth of John Rich.

Early Life

John Rich was born on January 7, 1974, in Amarillo, Texas to Jim, a Baptist pastor, and Judy Overton Rich. He graduated from Dickson County Senior High School in Dickson, Tennessee, then moved to Nashville to work as a singer at Opryland USA.

Music Career

Not long after, he joined the band Texasee, which later changed its name to Lonestar. One of the band’s singles, “Heartbroke Every Day,” included his lead vocals.

Rich remained a part of Lonestar from 1997 to 1998 and co-wrote two of the band’s singles, “Come Cryin’ to Me” and “Say When,” the latter of which was a number-one song for the group.

Rich collaborated with Big Kenny on 3 studio albums for Warner Bros. Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They released ten country chart hits, including “Lost in This Moment.” In 2012, Big & Rich released their 4th album, “That’s Why I Pray.”

Solo Artist

In 2001, he recorded and self-released Rescue Me, an album inspired by a visit with cancer patient Katie Darnell. He charted two singles for the label BNA Records and created an album that was not released until 2006.

His solo album “Underneath the Same Moon” was released by BNA in 1999, coinciding with the release of Big Kenny’s previously unheard solo album Live a Little.

In 2009, Rich released his first single “Another Yo” the lead-off track from his second studio album “Son of a Preacher Man” which charted at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot chart. He released “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” as a follow-up to this hit.

Songwriter and Record Producer

Rich also dabbled as a songwriter and producer for other musicians during his band, Big & Rich’s success era. He produced music for “Gretchen Wilson, Keith Anderson, Jewel, and John Anderson”.

He co-wrote numerous singles for other artists at that period, including the Number One successes Redneck Woman for Wilson, Mississippi Girl for Faith Hill, Why for Jason Aldean, and The Way I Loved You for Taylor Swift.

Rich and the heavy metal group Black Label Society collaborated on the song “Darkest Days” in 2011. In 2016, Rich lent his voice to a duet on Marie Osmond’s album Music Is Medicine.

TV Career

Rich served as the host of Gone Country, a reality series that aired on Country Music Television. He also appeared as a judge on the NBC edition of Nashville Star in 2008 alongside Jewel, Jeffrey Steele, and host Billy Ray Cyrus.

Rich competed on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011, losing the first round as a project manager. Later, he won two additional projects, helping to raise $1,266,908 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rich and Marlee Matlin battled in the live season finale when Rich has crowned the champion and awarded an extra $250,000 for his charity. In 2012, he was also a mentor on the reality series, The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep.

Personal Life

Rich has been married to Joan Bush since 2008 and they have two children together, Cash Rich and Colt Daniel Rich. Rich has also been a political activist for a very long time now.

Big & Rich backed Fred Thompson and John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He subsequently endorsed Donald Trump and released “Shut Up About Politics” in 2019 which featured hosts of the Fox News Channel show The Five.

Senator Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign introduction also contained the song “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” by him. Rich gained attention in 2020 when he charged Brittany Paschall, with indoctrinating racist views and she was later dismissed.


Rich resides in Nashville’s Mt. Richmore, a three-story home spanning 17,081 sq ft. The 20-room home includes a private club that is 4,000 square feet in size and has its own five bedrooms, ten bathrooms, an elevator, and other amenities.

The property has a stunning view and a sizable entertainment area that includes a stage, a complete bar, and even another room stuffed with influential pieces of country music history.

Car Collection

Rich owns several high-end vehicles in his garage including a:

  • 1968 Cadillac DeVille
  • 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger
  • 1970 Datsun pickup (reportedly learned to drive in)

John Rich‘s Biography

Real NameJohn Rich
Nick NameJohn
Age50 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  5 Feet 9 Inches
In Meters – 1.77 m
In Centimeters – 177 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
FamilyFather – Jim Rich
Mother –  Judy Overton
Sisters – N/A
Brothers – N/A
WifeJoan Rich
Children’sCash Rich, Colt Rich

“If everybody contemplates the infinite instead of fixing the drains, many of us will die of cholera.”

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John Rich’s Net Worth

As of 2024, John Rich’s Net Worth is estimated to be $9 million. Rich is one of the most well-known artists in America who gained popularity in the country band “Big and Rich”.

His success in the music industry greatly influenced his financial situation. He has marked a huge success in the global market and leading to his financial profit of more than $36 million through record sales alone.

Rich also makes millions through TV appearances as a judge and host, royalties, tours, and several other ventures. He has collaborated with many other country music singers, musicians, and composers in addition to Lonestar and Big Kenny.

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