George Michael net worth: George Michael is a British singer who has a net worth of $170 million. George Michael 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!'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 separate in 1986 and Michael set out to pursue a solo career. One of his first released songs was a duet with Aretha Franklin, with the song "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". Michael has been arrested numerous times in the past for drug charges, and public indecency in the involvement of sexual acts. Since 1996 he has been in an established relationship with sporting goods heir Kenny Goss. They have homes in London and Dallas.