Ozzy Osbourne net worth: Ozzy Osbourne is a British reality TV star and musician known as the Godfather of Heavy Metal who has net worth of $140 million. Born John Osbourne but known as Ozzy since grammar school, he was raised in Birmingham, England and left school at fifteen to work. An enthusiastic fan of the Beatles, Osbourne formed a blues-influenced rock band with a former classmate; the band later incorporated elements of horror into their music and changed their name to Black Sabbath in 1970. While in the band, Osbourne played a key role in defining heavy metal as a viable force in rock music, and their releases Black Sabbath and Paranoid are consistently ranked among the most important in modern music history.
Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and began a prolific solo career, including nine studio albums. In the mid-1990s, he pioneered the metal festival tour Ozzfest, which he continues to organize and at which he has performed on an occasional basis. Osbourne later found fame in another arena with the reality TV show The Osbournes, which focused on Osbourne, his wife Sharon Osbourne, and their children Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne; the series ran until 2005 and spawned a competitive reality show called Battle for Ozzfest. Osbourne splits his time between Los Angeles and Buckinghamshire, England.