George Michael Net Worth
George Michael net worth: George Michael was a British singer who had a net worth of $200 million. During his lifetime, George sold over 100 million albums worldwide as member of Wham! and as a solo artist. He was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in Hertfordshire, England. He began getting involved in the music business when he started DJing at local youth clubs and schools around his home in England. Following this was the formation of a short-lived ska band called The Executive with Ridgeley. Michael's success did not take off until he formed the group Wham! With Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. Wham! had massive international success thanks to songs like "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". Wham!'s tour of China in 1985 marked the first tour of China for a popular Western band, generating a multitude of media coverage. The duo officially separated in 1986 and Michael set out to pursue a solo career. One of his first released songs was a duet with Aretha Franklin, called "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me". It scored number one on both the Billboard Top 100 and the UK Charts. Michael won a Grammy Award in 1988 for his collaboration on the song "Careless Whisper". During his life, Michael was been arrested numerous times for drug charges, and public indecency in the involvement of sexual acts. Between 1996 and 2009, he was a relationship with sporting goods heir Kenny Goss. More recently George was been linked to a hairstylist named Fadi Fawaz. Tragically, George Michael died on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53 at his home outside of London. He reportedly died of heart failure.