Ric Ocasek Net Worth 2021: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Ric Ocasek was an American music producer born in Maryland and with a net worth of $40 million (combined with his wife’s supermodel Paulina Porizkova). According to his will, that included at the very least, $5 million worth of copyrighted intellectual property among other liquid assets on hand and he died in 2019.

The supermodel was cut out of The Cars frontman’s will before his death in 2019, but she has now been granted a settlement although she declined to reveal how much she received. Reports claimed at the time of Ocasek’s death that the musician was only worth $5 million. Today in this post we are going to tell you about Ric Ocasek’s total net worth, his income, salary, and many other facts.

Ric Ocasek Net Worth

Full Name:Ric Ocasek
Net Worth:$40 Million
Country:United States
Born:March 23, 1944
Salary:$5 Million (Annual)
Last Updated:2021

Ric Ocasek Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2021$40 Million
Net Worth in 2020$40 Million
Net Worth in 2019$40 Million
Net Worth in 2018$38 Million
Net Worth in 2017$30 Million



Ric Ocasek was born on March 23, 1944, in Maryland. Initially, he shifted to Cleveland and he completed his graduation from Maple Heights High School. After college, he worked in a band called Milkwood which released a record under the Paramount label and that album flopped. Shortly thereafter he started a new band, Rick and the Rabbits, and enjoyed it at a local restaurant.

Ric Ocasek founded the band, Cap’n Swing, in 1970, which later became known as The Cars. In 1988, the group went cannabis, but before that, the band made a lot of headlines and achieved tremendous success. The Cars sold nearly 23 million albums in the United States alone. Ric Ocasek wrote the majority of their material and served as co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist.

Ric Ocasek would go on to produce hit albums for groups like Rick Weiser, No Doubt, Black 47, Whole, and Bad Religion after The Cars disbanded. From where he got a very good response. He produced the album for the Weezer movie known as the Blue Album and sold 15 million copies. Ric Ocasek has produced many great albums during his career.

Personal Life

Ric Ocasek had a total of 3 marriages in his life, his second wife’s name was Suzanne Ocasek, they got divorced in 1984. In 1984, Ric Ocasek met 18-year-old model Paulina Porizkova while he was shooting a music video for The Cars. The two married in 1989, and Paulina made an endorsement deal with Estée Lauder that paid her $6 million per year through 1995. She earned $42 million from just one deal (without taxes). According to today’s currency rate approx ($80 million). They were legally married up until Ric’s death in 2019 but had been “peacefully separated” since May 2018.


Ric Ocasek and Paulina bought a 6,000 square feet townhouse that cost $2.5 million in 1989 ( New York ). In January 2019, it was listed for $15.3 million. Ric Ocasek and Paulina bought a 5.5-acre country property in NYC, 90 miles away from Millbrook, New York, for $650,000.

Favorite Things

Favorite ActorRobert Downey Jr.
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Favorite AppYouTube
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Favorite SportsmanNeymar
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Favorite CricketerRohit Sharma
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Net Worth$40 Million
NameRic Ocasek
Height(1.82 m)
Weight70 KG (Approx)
Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1944
BirthplaceUnited States
Income$5 Million

Wealth Dependency

Ric Ocasek’s net worth mainly depended on his albums and earned millions of dollars by selling copies of albums. His wife Paulina is also an actress who has earned a lot of money. He did not need to depend on anyone for income, he already had enough money that he could give luxury life to many people. Sadly, Ric Ocasek passed away in 2019.


As of 2021, Ric Ocasek’s estimated net worth was around $40 million. He was the co-founder of Cap’n Swin known as The Cars in 1970.

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