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Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart in Oslo (1976)
Background information
Birth name Roderick David Stewart
Also known as Rod the Bod
Rod the Mod
Born 10 January 1945 (1945-01-10) (age 74)
Origin London, England
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica
Years active 1962-Present
Labels Vertigo, Mercury, Riva, Warner Bros., Atlantic, J
Associated acts Faces, The Jeff Beck Group, Bryan Adams

Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British pop singer. He was born in London to an English mother and Scottish father.

When he started singing in the 1960s, he was player for Brentford F.C., a football team. He started singing in local R&B groups with his distinctive raspy singing voice and in the 1970s he began a solo career which made him very famous.

Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

Personal life

Stewart is a model railway enthusiast. His 23 ft × 124 ft (7.0 m × 37.8 m) HO scale layout in his Los Angeles home is modeled after the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads during the 1940s.

An auto collector, Stewart owns one of the 400 Ferrari Enzos.

Rod Stewart was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours for services to music. Collecting it in July 2007 at Buckingham Palace, Stewart commented: "It's a marvellous occasion. We're the only country in the world to honour the common man." He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for "services to music and charity".

Stewart was estimated to have a fortune of £180 million in the Sunday Times Rich List of 2018, making him one of the 20 wealthiest people in the British music industry.

Stewart has 8 children.

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