Ozzy Osbourne, known to many as the Prince of Darkness, is an English singer-songwriter and musician who has a net worth of $185 million.
About Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in 1970 as lead vocalist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 1982, he left Black Sabbath and pursued a solo career; since then he has recorded 11 studio albums, three live albums, four compilation albums, five EPs and has had 19 UK Top 40 singles including four number one hits on the UK Singles Chart. Osbourne has been married twice and is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease in 2002. His longevity and success have earned him several accolades including a 1987 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as being named 2011 Godfather of Heavy Metal by MTV.
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Earnings from Albums Sales
According to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), albums sales brought Ozzy $450,000 as he didn’t release a new album in 2018. In 2019, it is assumed that Ozzy will earn $3 million from his songs. The British rock legend has sold about 70 million albums since his career started in 1970s and 50 million singles worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists. His single Crazy Train sold over 1 million copies in US alone and over 2.5 million copies worldwide making it one of most downloaded tracks of all time on iTunes Store.
Earnings from Concert Tickets
The singer is known for charging high ticket prices to his shows. He was able to charge as much as $250 per ticket for his Ozzfest Tour. Although it wasn’t that many, fans were more than willing to pay because of who he was and what he could offer them. It might be a few years until another rock band brings in that much money again.
Earnings from Merchandise Sales
Ozzy is a multi-talented guy. He not only has a successful music career but he also has his hand in many other projects. According to news, Ozzy is extremely proud of his merchandise and sales figures related to it. According to news, in 1980 Ozzy earned $5 million through t-shirt sales alone. This information was disclosed by Sharon Osbourne as she revealed that her husband earns another $250k every year from just T-shirts alone. Hence one can conclude that Ozzy’s sales numbers are somewhere between $6 million-$7 million which makes him richer than most people in their early sixties. And he’s still going strong!
Earnings from TV Appearances
Ozzy is a mainstay on reality TV and has appeared on numerous programs over his career. In 2004, he made $11 million from his participation in The Osbournes television series alone. With four seasons of show under his belt, Ozzy brought in about $156,000 per episode for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars. Ozzy’s talk show appearances have been incredibly lucrative as well. He made approximately $2 million per episode during a 2017 appearance on The Talk. Ozzy also makes money off of commercials and endorsements. He’s had multiple endorsement deals with KFC which has resulted in millions of dollars added to his net worth over time. In 2017, he earned an estimated $500k per commercial.
A number of music awards are given to artists each year, but few compare to Grammys. Given out annually by The Recording Academy, The Grammy Awards recognize excellence in a range of musical genres. While many musicians are recognized for multiple awards and wins, it is possible for some to go home empty-handed. Fortunately for Ozzy Osbourne, he has taken home a Grammy on three separate occasions. In 1980 and 1981, he won Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance at The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards and then earned Best Metal Performance at 36th Annual Grammy Awards. Each award was presented in recognition of Ozzy’s album Blizzard of Ozz and single Crazy Train respectively.
Last Updated on January 1, 2022
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