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Rod Stewart


Rod Stewart is a well-known British rock and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer. Rod Stewart is known as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with a record of selling over 250 million records worldwide.

Early Life

Rod Stewart was born on the 10th of January 1945, in Highgate, London, England. It makes him 79 years old as of 2024 and is British by nationality. He has a birth sign of Capricorn and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

Talking about his family background, he is the son of Robert Joseph Stewart (father) and Elsie Rebecca Gilbart (mother). Professionally, his father was a Scottish master builder while his mother Elsie was an English housewife.

Rod Stewart is the youngest of five children of his parent. His siblings’ names are Don Stewart, Robert Stewart, Peggy Stewart, and Mary Stewart.

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Caption: Rod Stewart’s childhood photo (Source: Instagram)

At the age of 14 years old, he began learning to play the guitar even performing on hit songs of Lonnie Donegan and Chas McDevitt with his school friends forming a group, “Kool Kats.”

His father loved football and Rod’s aim was also to become a professional footballer he went for trials at Brentford F.C. but was never signed nor called back by any clubs.

Education and Early Career

Rod Stewart was the youngest and loved and cared for throughout more spoiled as he even couldn’t pass his eleven-plus exam at Highgate Primary School. Later, he went to William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School, Hornsey.

At the age of 15 years old, he dropped out of school and started doing several odd jobs to support his family, working as a silkscreen printer, newspaper delivery boy, grave digger, and fence erector.

Professional Career

Regarding his musical career, he initially started working with different bands; Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, and Jimmy Powell & the Five Dimensions starting in 1961. Having worked hard for almost six years, he finally got his initial break when he joined as a vocalist in “Jeff Back Group” in 1967.
The next year the group released their first album “Truth” which gained much popularity. However, the group split in  1969 following the release of their second album, “Beck-Ola.”
After this, he began his solo career with his debut album in 1969 named “An Old Raincoat Won’t Let You Down.” Then, he joined another band named “Faces” and released their debut album “First Step” in 1970. Moreover, the band earned him much recognition and fame as they began to sell out tickets for their tours and sold-out albums.
In addition, Stewart’s solo career reached a peak with the release of his chart-topping album, “Never a Dull Moment” released in 1973.
The band Faces released their last final album, “Ooh La La”(1073), then made a world tour and disbanded in 1975.
He recorded several hit solo albums after moving to Los Angeles such as; “A Night on the Town”(1976), “Foot Loose & Fancy-Free”(1977), and “Tonight I’m Yours”(1981).  In 1988, he released the hit album “Out of Order” which included several hit singles “Lost in You”, “Forever Young”, “Crazy About Her”, and “My Heart Can’t Tell You No.” Back in 1998, he released his eightieth album “When We Were the New Boys.”

Other album

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Caption: Rod Stewart singing in a concert (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

In 2002, he released “It Had to Be You: the Great American Songbook”, the first album from the songbook series.”Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook 4″ his fourth songbook album was released in 2005.
He released his studio album “Soulbook” in the year 2009. He released his first Christmas album named “Merry Christmas, Baby” in 2012. “Rod: The Autobiography” his autobiography was released that same year.
In 2013, he released his 28th album “Time” which charted no. 1 on several charts.  “Another Country” his 29th album was released in 2015 alongside the single “Love Is.” On the 28th of September 2018, he released his 30th studio album, “Blood Red Roses.”
He released the album “You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” on the 22nd of November 2019. He released his 31st studio album “The Tears of Hercules” in November 2021.


In the year 1993, Rod Stewart was awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. That same year, he received a Legend Award from the World Music Awards. In the year 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Some of the other awards are “The ASCAP Founders Award” (2011), “The Ivor Novello Award” (1999) “The UK Music Hall of Fame” (2006), and many others.

Rod Stewart – Net Worth 2024

As a singer, songwriter, and record producer and working in the music industry for a half decade, he has collected a huge sum of money. His net worth is around $300 million as of 2024 and his salary and income are yet to be disclosed.
In addition, he is also a massive car collector and owns one of the 400 Ferrari Enzos. Meanwhile, he was the 12th wealthiest person in the British music industry back in 2021. Meanwhile, he even lives in the £4.65 million property in Essex, the Grade II listed Durrington House.

Relationship Status

Rod Stewart married thrice till now. Firstly, he married Alana Hamilton in the year 1979. With the marriage, the couple has two kids, Kimberley Alana Stewart, and Sean Roderick Stewart.

After 5 years of their marriage, the couple divorced in 1984. Back in 198, he dated Kelly Emberg, a model for 7 years till 1990. Moreover, the pair has a daughter named Ruby Stewart from the relationship.

Eventually, the couple broke up, and Rod got married for the second time to Rachel Hunter in 1990. With the marriage, the couple has two kids, Renee Cecili Stewart and Liam McAlister Stewart. The relationship lasted for over a decade till they got separated in 1999 and divorced in 2006.

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Caption: Rod Stewart with his wife, Penny Lancaster (Source: People)

Later, he started dating Penny Lancaster, a photographer from 1999. With the relationship, they had a son named Alastair Wallace Stewart, in 2005 and finally got married in 2007. After the marriage, the couple had two sons including the later-born Aiden Patrick Stewart, in 2011.

Back in 2000, Rod was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery the same month. In the past, he suffered from a benign vocal cord nodule. Moreover, he was again diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017.

Body Measurements

Rod Stewart is a good-looking guy with an average body size in his 70s. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78 m) and weighs around 75 kg. In addition, he has blonde hair with light brown eyes color and his other body measurements are still unknown.

Rod Stewart – Social Media

On his Instagram ‘@sirrodstewart’ there are over 1.2 million followers. Likewise, there are over 525.4k followers on his Twitter page ‘@rodstewart’ and over 4.8 million followers on his Facebook page. He has a self-titled YouTube channel and there are over 3.5 million subscribers. On his YouTube channel, he posts his music and videos.