Richard Rudolph Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Death, and Songs

Richard Rudolph Biography

Richard Rudolph (born Richard James Rudolph) is an American songwriter, musician, music publisher, and producer best known for his song “Lovin’ You,” which become a No. 1 hit around the world, as well as one of the most performed songs of all time.

Richard Rudolph Age

He was born on October 27, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Richard is 75 years old as of 2021. He celebrates his birthday every 27th October.

Richard Rudolph Height

Rudolph has not disclosed his height yet.

Richard Rudolph Family

Rudolph was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., and originally from Chicago, Illinois, U.S, the son of Muriel Eileen (Neufeld) and Sidney J. Rudolph. Julius Abraham Rudashevsky, his grandfather, changed his surname from “Rudashevsky” to “Rudolph” and was a founding member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Richard Rudolph Wife

He was married to songwriter Minnie Riperton, who was a singer-songwriter. The two were married from August 1970 until her death in 1979. The couple had two children, son Marc (born 1968) and daughter Maya (born 1972). Rudolph is married to jazz singer Kimiko Kasai (they married on October 20, 1990) and resides between Santa Monica and Tokyo.

Richard Rudolph Children

Richard is a father of two, a son and a daughter. From his previous marriage to the late Minnie Riperton, he has a son named Marc Rudolph and a daughter named Maya Rudolph. Marc was born in 1968 and Maya in 1972, respectively. Maya is an actress, comedian, and singer who rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The Rentals, as well as a Saturday Night Live cast member.

Richard Rudolph Net Worth

Richard has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million Dollars which he has earned through his successful career as songwriter, musician, music publisher, and producer.

Richard Rudolph Education

Rudolph graduated from Tulane University’s School of Arts and Sciences in 1968.

Richard Rudolph Career

Rudolph’s career as a record producer began with the production of Minnie Riperton’s second album, Perfect Angel, with Stevie Wonder. The song “Lovin’ You,” written by Rudolph and Minnie Riperton, was included on this album and went on to become a No. 1 hit around the world, as well as one of the most performed songs of all time. In the course of his songwriting career, he has written well over 200 songs; among his many production and writing credits are recordings by Minnie Riperton and others.

In addition to producing and supervising the music for feature films such as Cocoon, Running Scared, Black Rain, Flatliners, Weekend at Bernie’s, The Black Dahlia, Virtuosity, and Duets, Rudolph has also directed films for cable, miniseries, and television movies. He was the Executive Music Producer on Lifetime Movies’ Whitney, a film about Whitney Houston.

Rudolph also served as HBO Pictures’ exclusive music consultant and as President of Third Stone Records, an Atlantic Records-distributed label he co-founded with partner (actor/producer) Michael Douglas.  Rudolph’s work as a songwriter, record producer, and music supervisor has spanned a wide range of genres. Richard also served as Executive Music Producer on Lifetime Movies’ Whitney, a film about Whitney Houston.

He was also the official music consultant for HBO Pictures and the President of Third Stone Records, an Atlantic Records-distributed label he co-founded with Michael Douglas. His work as a songwriter, music supervisor, record producer, and label executive has resulted in over 30 million records sold globally, as well as numerous song placements in television, film, and advertising.  

Richard Rudolph Songs

  • Les Fleur
  • Reasons
  • Memory Lane
  • Nuyorican Soul Black Gold of the Sun
  • Our Lives
  • Seeing You This Way
  • Lovin’ You
  • Inside My Love
  • Every Time He Comes Around
  • Baby This Love I Have
  • The Edge of a Dream
  • I Am the Black Gold of the Sun