John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality, today we look at his net worth and lifestyle.
OZZY OSBOURNE NET WORTH – $220,000,000
|NAME: John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne|
|BIRTHDAY: 3rd December 1948|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United Kingdom|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Singing|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom & L.A.|
Born in the Aston area of Birmingham, England, Ozzy Osbourne lived in a small two-bedroom home at 14 Lodge Road in Aston and has had the nickname Ozzy since primary school.
He often dealt with dyslexia at school and suffered sexual abuse from school bullies at the age of 11.
He took part in school plays such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore while in school and was an early adopter to the stage.
Osbourne became a fan of the Beatles at age 14 and he credits their 1963 song “She Loves You” for inspiring him to become a musician.
He left school at 15 and was employed as a construction site laborer, trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker, car factory horn-tuner, and abattoir worker.
He spent six weeks in Winson Green Prison when he was unable to pay a fine after being convicted of burgling a clothes shop, the fine was refused by his father.
Ozzy has lived in a number of large properties throughout his life with his family and these include the expansive new home in the northern reaches of Los Angeles.
Their six-bedroom spread on Doheny Road was where the hit show the Osbourne’s was filmed between 2002 to 2005.
The family’s third home resides in Chalfont, St Giles, Buckinghamshire includes both a pool and spa complex.
The Georgian mansion (now sold) featured seven-bedrooms, long tree lined driveway and very private gardens and grounds.
Osbourne initially served as vocalist in his friends band Rare Breed, however the band played only two shows, then broke up.
In August 1969, Black Sabbath was formed and were managed by Warner Bros Music with albeit a limited investment.
While the band was not very popular with women, huge numbers of albums were sold thanks to a combination of Tony Iommi’s guitar riffs, Geezer Butler’s lyrics, Bill Ward’s dark tempo drumbeats, and Osbourne’s eerie vocals.
Sabbaths albums were later described as masterpieces that were essential to any heavy metal collection.
Fired from Sabbath on 27 April 1979 with reasons of substance use given, Osbourne was signed to Jet Records and he later formed the group Blizzard of Ozz.
Osbourne fell into a deep depression after his band-mates were killed in an aircraft accident on 19 March 1982.
Ozzfest, created and managed by his wife Sharon and assisted by his son Jack was described as one of his biggest financial successes of all time.
He played for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace in 2002 and Osbourne helped judge the 2005 UK series of the X-Factor where his wife Sharon was one of the main judges.
In 2018 he embarked on his final world tour saying that he like to spend some time at home.
Ozzy Osbourne’s mother Lilian was a non-observant Catholic who worked days at a factory and his father was John Thomas “Jack” Osbourne, worked night shifts as a toolmaker at the General Electric Company.
He has three older sisters, Jean, Iris, and Gillian, and two younger brothers, Paul and Tony.
Osbourne met his first wife Thelma during a 1971 visit to a nightclub in Birmingham called the Rum Runner, where she worked.
They married in 1971 and had children Jessica and Louis with Osbourne later adopting her son Elliot.
Later admitting his first marriage was a mistake he next married his manager Sharon Arden on the 4th July 1982.
Children Aimee, Kelly, and Jack followed and the special wedding date was chosen so that he would never forget his anniversary.
Ozzy is friends with most performers in Hollywood and many others throughout the world, but some of his closer friends include Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward.
Other friends of Osbourne include Bam Margera, Billy Morrison, Chris Jericho, Johnny Depp and Sammy Hagar.
Some surprising friends include Rob Halford, James Hetfield, Marilyn Manson and Brian May.
Ozzy Osbourne could often be spotted at a party and his use of alcohol and other substances was well known, but he also liked time relaxing at home.
Ozzy Osbourne has seen and done just about everything there is to do when it comes to living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
His favorite food is Mexican burritos and his favourite color is black, while his favorite movie of all time is Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Finally, Most people find it hard to believe, but Ozzy suffers from terrible stage fright.
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