Having prominently featured in the music industry for more than five decades, David Bowie is iconic all over the world as a singer, actor and also a songwriter and he was an Englishman. He has released multiple albums in the span of this spectacular career. He has ventured in acting and has won many accolades. Below is a summary of the net worth of David Bowie in 2018 and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
David’s birth name was David Robert Jones and was born in London in the year 1947, January. His father was Haywood Stenton Jones and mother, Margaret Peggy Jones. His education life was to a couple of schools but the most notable one being Bromley Technical High School.
His relationships have been controversial, and it is rumored that he was gay and that he had a relationship with Jagger. His first wife was Mar Angie Barnett in 1970 with whom they were blessed with a son, Duncan. They divorced afterward in 1980. He married a second wife, Iman in 1992 and the couple was blessed with Alexandria Jones in 2000. After battling with liver cancer, David died in 2016, January at the age of 69 at this time. He was cremated in New Jersey.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At the tender age of 15, David had already formed his first band. His debut album came in 1967 which was followed by another two years later, ‘David Bowie/Space Oddity’ and in 1970, the man who sold the world’.
From then there was no turning back for David as he went on to release multiple albums. In the 70’s he released Pin Up, Hunky Dory, Low Heroes, Young Americans, Alladin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Lodger and Station To Station. In the 80’s he released Lets Dance, Tin Machine, Tonight, Scary Monsters and Never Let Me Down.
From 1991, there was Tin Machine II, Blackstar, Heathen, Earthling, Reality, Hours, Black Star and the Next Day. His career has been impeccable with 51 compilation albums, 12 video alums, ten live editions and 68 other albums. He has released 128 singles and music videos. His popular singles are Starman, Sorrow, and Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, and Dancing in the Street, Lazarus, Boys Keep Swinging, The Jean Genie, Perfect Day and Space Oddity.
He has also ventured into acting in films, and television shows like Arthur and the Invisibles, The Image, August, Just A Gigolo, Zoolander, The Hunger, Everybody Loves Sunshine, Into The Night And Basquiat. His career is comparable to very few individuals in which he has accomplished so much in as many many years.
David has been nominated for awards in recent history. He has been nominated for American Music Award, BAFTA Television Awards. He had the won the Grammy awards six times from 17 nominations, 11 NME Awards, 4 BRIT Awards, and Daytime Emmy Award and nominated for Golden awards in 1983. He has also won Grammy Achievement Award, and to the cap, it all was inducted into ‘Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’
Net Worth & Earnings
By the time of his death, David Bowie had accumulated a net worth of over $230 million. This wealth came around through the sale of his albums and singles which generated a lot of money. His career started when he was very young, and this was very significant. A portion of this fortune also comes from making appearances in movies and shows.
David was an iconic figure in the music industry and has left a great legacy. He is arguably one of the most popular known singers in the world. With a record 140 million copies sold worldwide, he has received many honors. He was actively involved in his career either directly or indirectly until his death.