Freddie Mercury was a popular British singer who was the lead singer of the band Queen. He is also a record producer and songwriter and has written many hit songs like “Killer Queen”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are the Champions”, and “Somebody to Love”. He has received several awards and died at a very young age. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Freddie Mercury in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Farrokh Bulsara, Freddie Mercury was born in September 1946 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. He was the son of Jer Bulsara and Bomi Bulsara. His parents were Parsis from India’s Gujarat. He also had a younger sister named Kashmira. At a very young age, he started taking piano lessons. He studied at St. Peter’s School in Mumbai.
He went to Ealing Art College and received a diploma in Art and Graphic Design. In 1987, Freddie was tested positive for HIV/AIDS. He died on 24 November 1991, after having bronchial pneumonia due to AIDS. He was 45 years old at the time of his death.
In 1969, Freddie Mercury was in a relationship with Rosemary Pearson. He was in a long-term relationship with Mary Austin from 1974 to 1980. He was an openly gay person and has also dated Joseph Fannelli in the past. From 1983 to 1985, he was in a relationship with Austrian actress Barbara Valentin. He was in a living relationship with Jim Hutton from 1983 to 1991. He was influenced to music by Lata Mangeshkar.
Career, Award & Nominations
In the beginning, Freddie Mercury joined a number of bands. He was a member of Smile in 1970. That same year he joined the rock band, Queen. The band released their eponymous album in 1973. The following year, they came up with ‘Queen II’. In November 1974, Queen released ‘Sheer Heart Attack’. This was followed by ‘A Night at the Opera’ in 1975. Soon they released ‘A Day at the Races’.
Queen released ‘News of the World’ in 1977. They then came up with ‘Jazz’. This was followed by the albums ‘The Game’, ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Hot Space’ and ‘The Works’. In 1986, his band released ‘A Kind of Magic’. They then released ‘The Miracle’ in 1989. His last album with the band was ‘Innuendo’ in 1991. He posthumously received the Ivor Novello Award in 2005. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Brit Award (posthumously).
With Queen, Freddie has also released various live albums, compilation albums, box sets, and singles. Their popular singles include “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “We Will Rock You”, “Bicycle Race”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “The Invisible Man”, and “Under Pressure”.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect a person who released a number of successful albums during his career? He was a very popular singer and songwriter, and at the time of his death, his net worth was an estimated $60 million. He has been portrayed on several films, television shows, and stage plays. As a solo artist, he has released the albums ‘Mr. Bad Guy’ and ‘Barcelona’. He has also released a box set, six compilation albums, and 16 singles.
Freddie Mercury was a very talented person. Although he is not alive today, he has left behind a legacy. His songs have listened across the world even in this date. His association with the band Queen made the band one of the most successful bands in the world.