David Bowie Net Worth: David Bowie is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and arranger who has a net worth of $230 million dollars. David Bowie has been making music for almost 50 years and is known for writing innovative, experimental work that is also commercially and critically successful. He is considered one of the most influential rock artists of all time and has had 9 platinum albums in the UK and 5 in the US.
Born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, in London, England, he is renowned as an innovator in the world of popular music, particularly for his work in the 1970s. Having developed an early interest in music and already playing the saxophone at the age of 13, he soon started a career as a commercial artist, singing and playing with rock bands in his spare time. By 1966 he had recorded several singles with three different groups. He eventually set out on his own, first catching the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 with his song "Space Oddity". The single became so popular that it reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. The same year, he formed his own mime troupe, Feathers, as well as an experimental art ensemble. This was the time when he adopted the stage name, David Bowie, mainly to avoid confusion with Davy Jones (of pop group The Monkees). Not being as commercially successful as he expected, Bowie inked a deal to record an album, which included the offbeat 'Space Oddity'. Bowie's next effort, 1970s The Man Who Sold the World, was a move toward a harder rock sound. Two years later, he finally made his big breakthrough with "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars", a concept album about a sexually ambiguous rock star from outer space. Bowie, who was famous for his campy cross-dressing and different colored eyes, achieved his first major American crossover success in 1976 with the number-one single "Fame" and the hit album Young Americans. The same year, he also appeared on the big screen in the feature "The Man Who Fell to Earth", a film that was a modest box-office success. Next, he teamed up with musician Brian Eno to work on albums called "Berlin Trilogy", all reaching the UK top five and receiving lasting critical praise. He truly won the world with subsequent hit singles like Ashes to Ashes (1980), "Under Pressure" (a 1981 collaboration with Queen) and the several hits spawned by the 1983 album Let's Dance. In the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, his latest studio album "The Next Day" being released in March 2013. Thanks to his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work, he will be best remembered as a major figure in the world of popular music.