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Teddy Richards


Facts of Teddy Richards

Full NameTeddy Richards
First NameTeddy
Last NameRichards
Professionsinger, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameTheodore Richard White
Father Professionbusinessman, songwriter and producer
Mother NameAretha Louise Franklin
Mother Professionsinger, songwriter, and actress
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SibilingsClarence Franklin, Edward Franklin, and Kecalf Cunningham
Date of BirthFebruary,1964
Age60 years

Teddy Richards's real name Ted White Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer

He is best known as a son of legendary singer, songwriter, and actress late Aretha Franklin.

He served more than 25 years as a guitarist to his mother, Aretha Franklin.

His Married Life And Children

His marital status is unknown. His bio doesn't contain the information about his wife and children to date. 

He prefers to keep his personal life private.

Mother, Aretha Franklin.

Aretha Franklin's full name Aretha Louise Franklin came to prominence after releasing songs such as 'I Never Loved a Man' and 'Respect' in 1967.

She was born on 25 March 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Her parents were Barbara, a singer and Clarence Franklin, Baptist minister, and civil rights activist

She had three siblings. Her parents separated when she was six years old. 

After separation, she, along with her siblings, was raised by their father, but their mother often came to visit them. 

Her parents were never divorced. In 1952, her mother died due to a heart attack

She began her singing career at the age of ten. At the age of 12, her father began managing her singing professionally. 

Her debuted album was 'Songs of Faith' in 1956. 

Teddy Richards's mother late Aretha Franklin
Teddy Richards's mother late Aretha Franklin. Source: Houston Defender

Parents Married And Divorced

His father's name is Theodore Richard White, professionally known as Ted White

He is a businessman, songwriter and producer

The couple first met with each other through singer Della Reese in the club in Detroit. 

After few weeks of dating, they got married in 1961 while touring Ohio

After spending eight years of marriage, they got divorced in 1969.

After divorce, Teddy was raised by Ted family. Teddy is a third child of Aretha.

Teddy Richards's parents
Teddy Richards's parents. Source:

Death Of His Mother

His mother died at the age of 76 on 16 August 2018 at home in Detroit. 

She was battling Pancreatic cancer for a long time. She took her last breath in front of her family and close friends. 

It was such a devastating time for the family and the whole music industry. 

After her death, several celebrities paid tribute to her. 

Her memorial service was held at New Bethel Baptist Church on 19 August.

Teddy Richards with her legendary mother, Aretha Franklin
Teddy Richards with her legendary mother, Aretha Franklin. Source: Pinterest

Net Worth

He has huge net worth and salary, but he hasn't revealed it yet. 

He manages to earn that sum of money from his three-decades-long journey in the music field. 

He is a very talented musician and singer. He used to perform with his mother as a guitarist in numerous concerts.

He adds in his income by performing in several clubs, festivals, and concerts. 

He has done many tours in countries like Germany, Spain, Switzerland and many more.

He has already released three albums under stage name Teddy Richards. He is one of the experienced performers. 

His mother had a net worth of 80 million dollars. She had earned that sum of money from her singing career

Seventy-five million records of her are already sold globally to date. She was one of the best performers

Her final performance was at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York on 7 November 2017. 

She died without a will.

She won several prestigious awards throughout her life, such as 18 Grammy Awards, Hollywood Walk a Fame, and many more.

She has released 39 studio albums. Some of her albums are shown below.

1963Laughing on the Outside
1966Soul Sister
1969Soft and Beautiful
1989Through the Storm 
1998A Rose Is Still a Rose


  1. He was born in February 1964 in the United States. His birthday is not available on his wiki sites.
  2. He was named after his father.
  3. He is American by nationality.
  4. He has three half-siblings from his maternal side viz. Clarence Franklin, Edward Franklin, and Kecalf Cunningham.

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Updated On Mon Mar 28 2022 Published On Tue May 26 2020 By shaumya

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