Rod Stewart now 2023: Age, net worth + compounded grief, biggest heartbreak at the start of the New Year

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 12: Singer Rod Stewart performs at CBS's 8th Annual "A Home for the Holidays" at Ren-Mar Studios on November 12, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. The show will air December 22, 2006. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Sir Rod Stewart is a 60-year-old British singer and songwriter.

His name has appeared on The Sunday Times Rich List several times. Here’s how he made his money. Rod Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million, or just under £250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his singing career, making him one of the best-selling musicians in history.

Stewart, the youngest of five children, was born in London in 1945 as Roderick David Stuart. His childhood was consumed by hobbies like model railroad construction and football, which he still enjoys.

Rod became interested in music in the 1960s, when he began learning harmonica and then piano.

Rod dropped out of school at the age of 15 with the goal of becoming a professional football player.

Rod began busking in Leicester Square with folk singer Wizz Jones in 1962, and they toured for the next 18 months.

Rod’s first official job as a musician was as a vocalist and harmonica player with The Dimensions, a London-based R&B group, in October 1963.

Rod went on to perform in a number of musical acts over the years, becoming known as Rod The Mod due to his punk-rock alternative style and appearance.

Rod joined the Faces in 1969 and took over as lead singer. He was also signed as a solo artist by Mercury Records, and he began producing music on his own.

Rod’s breakthrough came with the release of his 1971 solo album Every Picture Tells a Story, which featured the hits Maggie May and Reason to Believe.

Sir Rod Stewart lamented the loss of his two brothers within a few months of each other in an emotional social media post.

The legendary singer-songwriter said his final farewell to his 87-year-old brother Bob, who died in November of last year.

Stewart said in a post on Instagram:

“I said Farewell to my Brother Bob today, with his coffin draped in a Rangers flag (life long Glasgow Rangers fan),”

“We loved our game days up in Scotland together.”

“Now he joins Brother Don, rest in peace boys. Two of my best mates gone within just a few months.”

Stewart’s oldest brother Don died in September 2022, around the time Queen Elizabeth II died. Unfortunately, he is no stranger to compounded grief.

He wrote in the caption of a post with an illustration of Queen Elizabeth’s crown at the time:

“It has been a devastating 48 hours. We lost my brother Don on Tuesday at 94 and today we have all lost Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 96.”

Stewart was knighted by the Queen in 2016, after being named one of Billboard’s top 100 artists of all time.

Mary and Peggy, two of his sisters, are still alive; he is the youngest of five siblings.

He has previously spoken about their encouragement and contribution to his successful music career, including on his sister Mary’s 90th birthday.

The Sun reported from the 2019 celebrations:

“I’ve got to tell you, these guys were instrumental in supporting me, helping me get into music, and just being there for me,”

He added:

“Whether it was football or washing my dirty underpants, I can’t speak highly enough about these guys.”