A $15 million singer from the United States, Ricky Bell has a net worth of that much. Ricky Bell, a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, started off performing professionally with his buddy Ralph Tresvant.
Eventually, the pair formed the hugely famous New Edition quintet, which also included Bell, Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, and Bobby Brown.
Bell was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and grew up in the Orchard Park Projects. He was the eleventh and last of eleven children.
In the group Ricky and Ralph, which he formed with his close friend Ralph Tresvant, he started his singing career. Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, and Ronnie DeVoe later made up the group New Edition.
In 1978, the group started a career that lasted for more than 30 years. After Brown left, Johnny Gill joined the group around the middle of the 1980s.
Before Gill joined New Edition, Bell was the oldest person in the group. After the group recorded the album “Heartbreak,” Bell had the chance to go solo, but he chose to join with Bivins and DeVoe to form Bell Biv DeVoe instead.
The music industry first took notice of the “best-kept secret” when record producer Jimmy Jam came up with the idea for a new group called Bell Biv DeVoe, with Bell as the lead singer.
The group, which is usually called BBD, was the first to consistently combine elements of Rap and R&B. They called their style “Hip-hop smoothed out on an R&B tip with a pop feel appeal to it.”
Bell was able to lead BBD to the top of the charts with their first album, which came out in 1990.
Even though Bell was mostly a backup singer for New Edition, he became one of the most popular voices on the singles they put out in the 1990s.