Robert Plant is an English musician, singer and a song composer with an estimated net worth of $170 million (£100m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. He was born in Staffordshire, England on August 20, 1948. He has been enjoying a successful solo music career for about 40 years. He is known as one of the best singers in rock & roll history due to his powerful vocals and singing. He has made a big impact on the singers of today’s generation such as Chris Cornell and Axl Rose and Freddie Mercury. He is most famous for his rock band Led Zeppelin in which he served as the lead singer as well as the lyricist.
Robert Plant was ranked among the Greatest Singers of all time in the magazine Hit Parader of the year 2006. He was also voted the best in a poll carried out by the renowned Planet Rock magazine in 2009. Rolling Stones put him in the No.15 slot in 2008. He was voted as the No.1 singer ever in the same magazine in the year 2011.
Plant has collaborated with many bands including The Crawling King Snakes where he met the late drummer John Bonham. Together they formed a band called the Band of Joy. Plant then became the lead singer of a new band which was formed by guitarist Jimmy Page. The band was initially known as the New Yardbirds and was formed in the year 1968. The name changed to Led Zeppelin, whose debut album hit the stores in 1969. The band was famous for its heavy metal and became an instant chartbuster.