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Ozzy Osbourne Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Ozzy Osbourne worth? $220 Million

How did Ozzy Osbourne earn his money and wealth?

Ozzy Osbourne is a singer, songwriter as well as an actor who was born as John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne on December 3, 1948, in the Aston area of Birmingham, England. He got his nickname “Ozzy” since his primary school days. He was born into a family where he had three older sisters and two younger brothers. During his school days, he suffered from dyslexia and was sexually bullied. He used to take part in school plays such as HMS Pinafore and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. He started listening to The Beatles as a 14-year-old and has since been one of their greatest fans. He has said that he became inspired to become a musician after listening to “She Loves You”. He left school at the age of 15 and began to work as a construction site laborer, apprentice toolmaker, trainee plumber, abattoir worker and car factory horn-tuner. He was sent to jail in Winson Green Prison after he robbed a clothes store. His father did not pay the fine so that his son would learn a lesson.

Osbourne joined “Rare Breed” in late 1967 as their lead vocalist. He was recruited by Geezer Butler. They broke up after performing in two shows only. Osbourne reunited with Butler and along with Bill Ward as the drummer and Tony Iommi as the guitarist formed the band “Earth”. They had to change the name of their band after they were booked for a show accidentally instead of the band with the same name. They decided to call their band “Black Sabbath” in August 1969. It is inspired from the name of a movie of the same name. The band decided that they’d make their style of music more heavy blues style with gloomy lyrics and sounds as people enjoyed being frightened. They were signed by Warner Bros.

Records at a modest investment but they met with the quick success which lasted for many years. Their first album “Black Sabbath” (1970) and second album “Paranoid” (1970) met with huge success. Their next album “Master of Reality” (1971) peaked at number 10 in both the UK and the US. It was first certified Gold and then Platinum and later Double Platinum. They next released “Volume 4” (1972) which sold more than one million copies just in the US and followed it up with “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1973). This album received rave reviews from music critics and was certified Platinum. They next released “Sabotage” (1975) and “Technical Ecstasy” (1976).

Osbourne was dismissed from Black Sabbath in April 1979. He began his solo career after he moved to Los Angeles and released his first solo album titled “Blizzard of Ozz” (1980). The album was first certified multiplatinum and later quadruple platinum status. His next albums were “Diary of a Madman” (1981), “Speak of the Devil” (1982), “Bark at the Moon” (1983), “The Ultimate Sin” (1986), “No More Tears” (1991) and “Ozzmosis” (1995).

Osbourne and his family have starred in the hit reality series “The Osbournes” which featured him with his wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack.

What are the highest rated music albums of Ozzy Osbourne?

  1. Black Rain (2007): #3
  2. Ozzmosis (1995): #4
  3. Down to Earth (2001): #4
  4. Scream (2010): #4
  5. No More Tears (1991): #7

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