Ozzy Osbourne is a songwriter an actor and known by many as an English singer. He came into the limelight in 1970 as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. After his departure from Black Sabbath he went ahead to forge successful solo career releasing 11 studio albums that have been awarded multi-platinum certifications, and to date, he has sold over 100 million album units.
His accomplishments and longevity earned him a title ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal”. Apart from music Osbourne is also a reality television star who makes appearances in The Osbourne’s reality show and Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour. Having made an introduction on exactly who Osbourne is let’s get into more details regarding Ozzy Osbourne net worth as of 2018 and a few things you probably don’t know about the Godfather of Heavy Metal Ozzy Osbourne.
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is the son of Lilian and John Thomas Osbourne. He was born in Birmingham England, and he is the fourth born among his five other siblings. During his primary school years, he used to be nicknamed “Ozzy” and he suffered from dyslexia while at school. Osbourne didn’t complete his high school education as he dropped out when he was just 15 years old and secured a job as construction site laborer. It was these teen years that Osbourne committed burglary and jailed for six weeks at Winson Green prison.
Osbourne had a wife by the name Thelma whom she married in 1971 and had with her two children and adopted Thelma son Elliot but they broke up and divorced. He went ahead in 1982 to marry Sharon Arden with whom he has three children with and still the wife as of today.
Osbourne career into music kicked off when he was recruited by Geezer Butler as the band vocalist. Black Sabbath back then consisted of Polka Tulk Blues, Tony Lommi, and Bill Ward and they adopted Black Sabbath name in 1969. Today the band consists of Ozzy Osbourne as a vocalist, Zakk Wylde as the lead guitar, Rob ‘Blasko Nicholson as the bass, Adam Wakeman on keyboards and Tony Clufetos on drums.
Together with the band members of Black Sabbath, he has been able to release 9 studio albums. These are Black Sabbath released in 1970, Paranoid released in 1970, Master of Reality released in 1971, Vol. 4 released in 1972, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath released in 1973, Sabotage released in 1975, Technical Ecstasy released in 1976, Never Say Die! Released in 1978 and 13 released in 2013.
In April 1979 Osbourne was fired from the Black Sabbath band, and he went ahead to forge a successful solo career. Osbourne to date has released eleven solo studio albums, and out of the 11 of them, 7 have received multi-platinum certifications. Some of the Osbourne solo albums are Blizzard of Ozz (1980), , Diary of a Madman (1981), Bark at the Moon (1983), The Ultimate Sin (1986), No Rest for the Wicked (1988), No More Tears (1991), Ozzmosis (1995), Down to Earth (2001), Under Cover (2005), Black Rain (2007) and Scream (2010).
Other production works related to Osbourne is reality television series called The Osbourne’s which aired between 2002 and ended in 2005 on MTV. Others are God Bless Ozzy Osbourne documentary, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour reality television series, among others. He has also appeared in a number of films, and some of his latest appearances are in Howard Stern on Demand (2013), Ghostbusters (2016), The 7D (2016), Sherlock Gnomes (2018) among others.
On Awards And Achievements: Received by Ozzy Osbourne they comprise of a Grammy Award, NME award, induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame twice, Induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Birmingham Walk of Stars, received the Global Icon Award and Ivor Novello Award among many other awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Ozzy Osbourne net worth stands at $250 million. The source of Ozzy Osbourne net worth fortune is his music career earning where he earned much of his fortune. To date, Osbourne as a member of Black Sabbath and as a solo artist has re-released 20 studio albums and many of these have received multi-platinum certifications. The combination of his album sales while at Sabbath and his solo work has yielded sales of more than 100 million album units being sold globally. Another of Ozzy Osbourne net worth booster is tours and his television and films career.
10 Facts You Need To Know About Julia Ozzy Osbourne
Other than Ozzy Osbourne net worth figures and perhaps his fame, his controversies and maybe being accused of promoting Satanism, suicide and other nasty controversies here are a few things you probably don’t know about the Godfather of Heavy Metal the one and only Ozzy Osbourne.
1. Did you know that the initials in Ozzy song “S.A.T.O.” stand for Sharon Arden who by then was his manager, and Thelma Osbourne her first wife?
2. At the age of 15, he was a Plumber’s apprentice.
3. Diary of A Madman which was Ozzy’s second solo studio album was a title he took from the 1963 horror movie bearing the same name.
4. When he was a teenager, he worked at a slaughterhouse, and his main job was to kills the cows by shooting them in the head.
5. He hates lateness with passion.
6. He really doesn’t like cooking, but he enjoys making French fries.
7. Showering twice a day is something he does.
8. He does love the Johnny Cash music.
9. He has never watched himself on The Osbourne’s.
10. If he were to choose his favorite mode of transportation, he would go for a boat.
Looking at Ozzy Osbourne net worth fortune, you will see it only reflects success, and now you can understand why he is the Godfather of Heavy Metal. We hope he will drop something soon for his fans in 2018-2019.