The Rock and Roll Hall of fame David Bowie was an English based songwriter, a singer and an actor. Before meeting his demise, Bowie was the king of popular music for over 50 years, and during his time he released 26 albums and 120 singles. Its recorded the man sold more than 140 million records which automatically placed in the list of world’s best-selling music artist.
With such a legacy one might ask before his death what was David Bowie net worth and how rich was David Bowie by then? Well here is more to David Bowie net worth as of 2018 and in addition, a few things you probably don’t know about the legend David Bowie.
David Robert Jones who goes today by the stage name David Bowie is the son of John Haywood Stanton and Margaret Mary. He was born in 1947 in Brixton, South London and brought up in Stockwell. Sadly, David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016 due to liver cancer. He pursued his studies at Stockwell Infants and Burnt Ash Junior School where he portrayed his talent in music and joined the school chorale. He later attended Bromley technical high school and pursued music, design, and arts.
Although he declared himself a bisexual, David wedded his first spouse, Mary Angela Barnett in 1970 and they bore a son, Duncan (1980). They divorced in 1980, and he got married to Iman in 1992 where they had a daughter, Alexandria (2000).
Bowie began his career professionally in 1962 while singing in different bands at wedding ceremonies where his stage name was Davy Jones. Their group was managed by Leslie Conn, and they released their first song, ‘Liza Jane’ which didn’t perform well leading Bowie to exit the band. He later went solo after being in several other bands where he changed his stage name to his current and released his singles, ‘David Bowie’ and ‘The Laughing Gnome’ which failed to be acclaimed. In 1967 he pursued his passion in dancing and registered for dance lessons where he used to dance in several occasions.
As an actor David Bowie has appeared in debut films including; Everybody Loves Sunshine 1999, Zoolander 2001, The Prestige 2006 and Bandslam 2009. His gift in artistry and painting made him gain recognition in the 90’s wherein 1998 after affiliating The Modern Painters, he competed in the Nat Tate competition. After his passing, his kin auctioned most of his art pieces in an exhibition which was attended by 1,750 bidders, and in general, they grossed $41.5million.
In his entire career, Bowie had released 26 albums which are David Bowie (1967), David Bowie (1969), The Man Who Sold the World (1970), Hunky Dory (1971) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973), Pin Ups (1973), Diamond Dogs (1974), Young Americans (1975), Station to Station (1976), Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977), Lodger (1979), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980), Let’s Dance (1983), Tonight (1984), Never Let Me Down (1987), Black Tie White Noise (1993), Outside (1995), Earthling (1997), Hours (1999), Heathen (2002), Reality (2003), The Next Day (2013) and Blackstar (2016).
On Awards and achievements: For his work in music and film, Bowie was awarded dozens of awards totaling to 25 and received 63 nominations. Some of these accolades are 4 BRIT Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 11 NME awards among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
David Bowie net worth was estimated to be at $230 million as of the day of his death. The source of David Bowie net worth was his music sales as he sold around 140 million albums making him one of the best-selling artist of all time. Another of David Bowie net worth fortune booster is his concert tours which were sold out and packed in full.
5 Facts You Need To Know About David Bowie
When the legendary David Bowie succumbed to liver cancer at the age of 69, the whole world mourned for he was not an ordinary musician. However, there must be a few things you probably don’t know about David Bowie.
1. He was the founder of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men.
2. A spider is named after him “Heteropoda Davidbowie”.
3. He was the first artist on earth to release a downloadable single on the internet “ Telling Lies”.
4. He had his own internet service provider called BowieNet which was based in the UK.
5. Who would decline as Commander of the British Empire and Knighthood from the Queen well he did.
David Bowie worth just reflects how successful he was and we shall greatly miss him and always remember him. May his soul rest in peace.