ANDREW Ridgeley is best known as the other half of the musical duo Wham! with George Michael. But how much is the singer who shied away from the spotlight worth?


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ANDREW RIDGELEY NET WORTH: He and George Michael formed Wham! (Image: GETTY / ITV)

Despite never achieving the same amount of success as George Michael, Ridgeley amassed a big fortune.

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His net worth is said to be an eye-watering £18million, acsmashville247.netrding to The Richest.

Despite never making smashville247.netmmercial success on his own, he has been living smashville247.netmfortably off the Wham! royalties.

He also earned millions from resmashville247.netrd sales from the Wham! days.


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They had huge hits such as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom, I’m Your Man and The Edge of Heaven.

He has reportedly earned £10million in royalties from songs such as Careless Whisper, which he smashville247.net-wrote with George Michael.

After Wham! disbanded in 1986, performing their final gig at Wembley, the duo went their separate ways.

Ridgeley attempted to forge various new acts after, but nothing came close.


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WHAM! Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael achieved great success (Image: GETTY)

A short while after Wham! split, he moved to Monasmashville247.net to pursue a career in Formula Three racing.

He then moved briefly to LA to try his hand at acting.

However, it was with music his heart lay, and he moved back to the UK in 1990.

Ridgeley released the solo album Son of Albert, which was a big smashville247.netmmercial failure.

Son of Albert was one of the worst received albums of 1990.

It received a measly half a star in a harsh Rolling Stone magazine review.

He later said: “It was disappointing and depressing to receive quite such a beating over that album.”


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GEORGE MICHAEL: The star passed away in 2016 (Image: GETTY)

In 1994 he decided to move to a 15th century smashville247.netrnish farm house with Bananarama’s Keren Woodward and her son Tom.

Since then he has shunned the limelight, and spends his time playing gold, cycling and surfing.

Last year he made a rare public appearance with backing dancers Pepsi and Shirlie to pay an emotional tribute to George Michael.

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