Ric Ocasek
Ric Ocasek
Celebrated Name: Ric Ocasek
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Theodore Otcasek
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 75 years old
Birth Date: 23 March 1944
Date of Death: 15 September 2019
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 95 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Paulina Porizkova (m. 1989–2019), Suzanne Ocasek (m. 1971–1988), Constance Campbell (m. 1963–1971)
Children: Yes (Oliver Orion Ocasek, Jonathan Raven Ocasek, Christopher Otcasek, Eron Otcasek, Derek Otcasek, Adam Ocasek)
Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter
Net Worth in 2024: $80 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Worldwide known as the lead guitarist of the rock band ‘The Cars,’ Ric Ocasek was a musician. He remained with this band for a long period of time. In fact, his music career revolves around it only. He had also worked as a solo artist and managed to gain success.

Maybe you know about Ric Ocasek very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what was his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Ric Ocasek’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

The American singer was born as Richard Theodore Otcasek on March 23, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, US. Other than being a singer, he was also a songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He received his early upbringing in Baltimore, but his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when he was a teenager.

There he attended ‘Marble Heights High School’ and went on attending ‘Bowling Green State University.’ After a few months, he dropped out from here and enrolled at ‘Antioch College,’ but his passion for music didn’t let him complete his graduation.

Personal life

There was not much information about his family background. Moving on to his love life, Ric Ocasek married three times, and presently, he was with his third wife, Paulina Porizkova, who was an actress. The couple got married in 1989, and they have two kids together. Ric had two kids with each marriage. Thus, he was the father of 6 children.

Prior to this marriage, first, he was married to Constance. The couple married in 1963 and divorced in 1971. In 1971, he married his second wife, Suzanne Ocasek. They remained together till 1986.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 March 1944, Ric Ocasek was 75 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.93 m. tall, and weigh 95 kg.


Ric discovered his love for music when he was 16 years old. Thereafter, he couldn’t focus on his studies. During his teenage, he met his future bandmate, Benjamin Orr. At that time, Benjamin was already a professional musician. They met in a local musical variety program but remained in touch.

After a few other meetings, they decided to form their own band. It was a folk-rock band named ‘Milkwood.’ The band turned out to be a disaster. They launched their debut album ‘How’s the weather,’ but it failed terribly. Following that, they left the band and formed a few other bands, but again, success didn’t come to them. To support themselves, they both started working for other bands.

Ric again formed a band called ‘The Cars,,’ but this time, he tasted the success. Though the group released only the single songs, it managed to garner decent publicity. Ric worked as the lead songwriter and guitarist of this band. So far, this band had released only one album titled ‘Move Like This.’

While working for the bands, Ric also tried his hands as a solo artist. He released his first solo album in 1982. After the downfall of the band ‘The Cars,’ he majorly appeared as a solo artist and had released seven solo albums to date.

Awards & achievements

Ric had a fair successful career, but he could never bag any major awards. Though he had been nominated for Grammy Award 6 times, he could never make it happen. 2018 was a good year for him. Lately, he was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of the Fame.’

Net Worth & Salary of Ric Ocasek in 2024

Ric Ocasek Net Worth
Ric Ocasek Net Worth

Ric had a long career spanning in a period of nearly 4-5 decades. Though his career was full of ups and downs, still, 40-50 years are too much to gain something. As of July 2024, he boasts a staggering net worth of $80 million. He had earned this net worth solely through his music career. Though he appeared in a few films too, he couldn’t gain much success as an actor. Talking about his personal asset, Ric owns a luxurious mansion in Millbrook, New York, where he lives with his wife.


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