Ozzy Osbourne Net Worth
Ozzy Osbourne Net Worth: Ozzy Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, actor and television personality who has a net worth of $220 million. He is best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, as well as for his successful solo music career.
Early Life: John Michael Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948, in Birmingham, England. He has three older sisters and two younger brothers. He has been known by the nickname "Ozzy" since he was in primary school. He credits the Beatles and their song "She Loves You" (1963) with inspiring him to pursue a career as a musician. He left school at age fifteen, and worked a variety of jobs from construction site laborer and trainee plumber, to apprentice toolmaker and car factory horn-tuner, among others.
Music Career: Osbourne was recruited by Geezer Butler to be the vocalist for the band Rare Breed in late 1967. Although Rare Breed broke up after playing only two shows, Osbourne and Butler reunited to form the bank Polka Tulk Blues, along with guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward. They changed their band name to Black Sabbath in August 1969, inspired by the film of the same title. They began playing a heavy blues style of music, including gloomier and darker lyrics. Black Sabbath signed to Philips Records in November 1969, and released their first single "Evil Woman" in January 1970, with their debut self-titled album releasing the following month.
Although their first record did not receive a positive critical response, and their US record label Warner Bros. Records only invested modestly in the band, their debut was a huge commercial success. Their successive albums "Paranoid" (1970), "Master of Reality" (1971) and "Volume 4" (1972) all received similar unfavorable critical reviews, but were resounding commercial successes. "Master of Reality" was certified gold in less than two months after its release, and "Volume 4" achieved gold status within a month. Their 1973 album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" was their first album to receive positive reviews from the mainstream press, and was their fifth consecutive platinum album in the United States. Other albums Osbourne worked on with the band include "Sabotage" (1975), "Technical Ecstasy" (1976) and "Never Say Die!" (1978).
In April 1979, Osbourne was fired from the band by his bandmates. They cited their reasons as his unreliable behavior and excessive substance abuse issues. After leaving Black Sabbath, the band's manager Don Arden signed him to Jet Records. Osbourne formed the band the Blizzard of Ozz in late 1979 in Los Angeles, California, and they released their debut album "Blizzard of Ozz" (1980), which was credited solely to Osbourne and marked the beginning of his solo career. Other albums of his include "Diary of a Madman" (1981), "Speak of the Devil" (1982), "No Rest for the Wicked" (1988), "No More Tears" (1991), among others. His first solo album in more than ten years, "Ordinary Man," was released on February 21, 2020.
Osbourne has sold more than 100 million albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath and he is also in the UK Music Hall of Fame both as a member of the band and a solo artist. Osbourne has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the Birmingham Walk of Stars. In 2014 he received the Global Icon Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Other Ventures and Projects: In the mid-1990s, Osbourne pioneered the metal festival tour Ozzfest, which he continues to organize and at which he has performed on an occasional basis. It is managed by his wife/manager Sharon Osbourne, and assisted by his son Jack. The first Ozzfest was held in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 25, 1996. It has since welcomed five million attendees, and grossed over $100 million. Thanks to the success of Ozzfest, Osbourne was the first hard rock and heavy metal star that hit $50 million in merchandise sales.
Additionally, Osbourne and his wife Sharon starred in the 2004 MTV reality show "Battle for Ozzfest," which featured several unsigned bands competing for a spot in the 2005 Ozzfest. The Osbourne family also had their own reality television show "The Osbournes" on MTV, which ran from 2002 to 2005. The show's first season was credited as the most-viewed series ever on MTV at the time. Osbourne and his son Jack also starred in the reality series "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" on the History Channel from 2016 to 2018.
Other projects Osbourne has been involved in include the publication of his autobiography "I Am Ozzy" in October 2009. He has appeared in television commercials for brands and products such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! and video game World of Warcraft. He is also featured as a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.
Personal Life: Osbourne met his first wife Thelma Riley at a nightclub in Birmingham in 1971, and they married that same year. Together, they have two children, and Osbourne also adopted Thelma's son from a previous relationship, although they eventually divorced. Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden in July 1982, and they have three children together. The Osbourne family divide their time between their homes in Buckinghamshire, England, and Los Angeles, California. Osbourne and his wife Sharon are one of the UK richest couples according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Osbourne has earned his net worth from recording, touring, and his various television shows.
|Net Worth:||$220 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 3, 1948 (71 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Author, Lyricist, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor|
Ozzy Osbourne Earnings
- The Osbournes$200,000