Net Worth $140 million
Ozzy Osbourne is a musician and British reality star with an estimated net worth of $140 million. He is regarded as the Godfather of heavy metal music and known as the Prince of Darkness for his time as the lead singer of Black Sabbath and penchant for outlandish and often violent stage performances. He is five feet and 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. John Michael Osbourne was born December 3, 1948 in Birmingham, England. His father as a toolmaker and his mother a factory worker and Osbourne dropped out of school at an early age to star work at a series of nondescript jobs. He would eventually run afoul of the law and wound up in jail.
After his brush with the law, Osbourne was asked to sing for a band that played mainstream rock that was nothing like the music he would go on to become famous for. The band, Earth, did not make much noise, literally or figuratively, until it started playing a new wave of rock that would go on to become known as heavy metal. The band changed its name to Black Sabbath and released its self-titled debut album in 1970 that sold well in England and beyond despite the fact that it was roundly criticized. Encouraged by their growing popularity they released their second album, Paranoid, in 1971, and it would feature several songs that have become genre-defining anthems, including “Iron Man” and “War Pigs.” More albums and followed in the next several years and the band grew to international acclaim and controversy over its use of religious symbols and wild stage shows.
Osbourne continue to release albums and tour well into the 1990s and new century with his traveling tour Ozzfest and has become an undisputed heavy metal icon. Although he was already a worldwide celebrity, his stature would go even further when he was introduced to a whole new audience with debut of the reality television show, The Osbournes, in 2002 which documented the offbeat life of his family. The series ran for three years and won an Emmy. Osbourne has been married twice and has six children.