Feb 10, 2014 11:48 AM EST

Ringo Starr Net Worth: How much is the world's richest drummer worth?

Ringo Starr's net worth remains one of the highest in the world for drummers, all thanks to his long career as the drummer of the world's original boy band, The Beatles.

A British musician and actor, Ringo Starr's net worth has skyrocketed over the years, following his long prolific career.

Ringo Starr's net worth first gained traction when he joined The Beatles in 1962. He replaced Pete Best as drummer of the band.

Known for playing left-handed on a right-handed instrument, Ringo Starr's net worth continued to climb when The Beatles become a massive hit worldwide.

Starr, who wrote and sang lead on several Beatles tracks such as "Yellow Submarine" and "Octopus' Garden," has a quirky style that is said to have influenced modern percussion artists today.

After the band broke up in 1970, Starr began a prolific solo career, releasing 15 studio albums by 2010 and collaborating with a variety of artists, including former band mate Paul McCartney.

Starr's net worth continued increasing after appearing in a number of films, both with the Beatles and in the time after their split, and he narrated the children's television programs Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and Shining Time Station for two seasons each, eventually winning an Emmy Award for Shining Time Station.

So much is this famous drummer worth? CelebrityNetWorth says Ringo Starr's net worth is a staggering US$300 million.

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