Freddie Mercury was a famous British singer-songwriter and the lead singer of the rock band ‘Queen.’ From a young age, he had a natural aptitude for music and, according to acquaintances, could play any song’s tune on the piano. People are nowadays curious to know Freddie Mercury’s Net Worth. Farrokh Bulsara was born to Parsi parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in the British colony of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, which is now part of Tanzania.
Freddie was born and raised in India, where at the age of seven, he began learning to play the piano. He began attending the ‘St. Peter’s School’ in Panchgani, near Mumbai, in 1954. When he was a kid, one of his first idols was Indian vocalist Lata Mangeshkar. Farrokh started referring to himself as Freddie while at school, and in 1958, he formed the band ‘The Hectics.’ With the band, Little Richard and Cliff Richard sang rock & roll songs.
Farrokh returned to his country in 1963 to live with his parents, but as the ‘Zanzibar Revolution,’ aimed at deposing the Arab Sultan, began, the family was forced to flee. They moved to Feltham, England, and lived in a small cottage. Freddie enrolled in West London’s ‘Isleworth Polytechnic’ to study art (present-day West Thames College). He received a diploma in art and graphic design from the ‘Ealing Art College.’ After graduating, he supported himself by selling old clothes in London’s “Kensington Market” and working at “Heathrow Airport.” He was also in bands like ‘Ibex’ and ‘Sour Milk Sea,’ among others.
Freddie Mercury’s Net Worth
At the time of his passing from the world in 1991, Freddie Mercury’s estimated net worth was around $50 million USD. (after inflation has been factored in). At the time of Mercury’s death in 1991, Freddie had real estate worth $40 million in inflation-adjusted figures and had $13 million in liquid assets. Mercury’s total net worth was believed to be in the range of $50 to $60 million. Mercury is most known for being the prominent singer of the rock band Queen. Mercury had a four-octave vocal range and was known for his colorful and theatrical stage manner. As a songwriter, he wrote numerous songs for Queen.
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In addition to Mercury’s work with Queen, he had a solo career and occasionally produced songs and appeared as a musician (keyboard or vocals) for other musicians. Since his death from AIDS complications in 1991, Mercury has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2001), the UK Music Hall of Fame (2004), and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2003) as a member of Queen, and the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002.
In 2002, Freddie was named #58 on the BBC’s list of the 100 Greatest Britons. In a survey conducted by “Blender” and MTV2 in 2005, Mercury was chosen the best male vocalist of all time. He was chosen the greatest rock singer of all time in a “Classic Rock” survey in 2008, and he was ranked #18 in “Rolling Stone” editors’ list of the 100 Greatest vocalists of all time.
Awards and Honors
Mercury earned a plethora of awards before his death, including Brit Awards, Ivor Novello Awards, Juno Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Lion Award, and a Worldwide Music Award. Freddie Mercury was awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music after his death in 1992, and his songs “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are the Champions” were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Queen and Mercury received four Grammy nominations.
Freddie had a relationship with Mary Austin from 1970 until 1976, with whom he shared a residence in West Kensington. During the relationship, Mercury had an affair with Elektra Records executive David Minns, and his romantic relationship with Austin terminated when he exposed his sexuality. Freddie and Mary remained close, and he claimed Austin was his only true friend. Later, he had relationships with a German restaurateur named Winfried Kirchberger and a hairdresser named Jim Hutton. Freddie Mercury considered Hutton to be his partner from 1985 until his death in 1991.
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