From Black Sabbath to In the Black — Ozzy Osbourne's Net Worth In 2023
Unless his wealth goes off the rails on a "Crazy Train," Ozzy Osbourne shouldn't need to tour ever again.
Ozzy Osbourne's net worth shows that his wealth is staggering, even as his health suffers to the point that he's had to permanently retire from touring.
The rock legend and husband to reality and one-time daytime TV staple Sharon Osbourne has amassed a large fortune since first hitting the music scene in the 1970s.
Find out how much Ozzy Osbourne is worth and how he earned his considerable wealth.
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How did Ozzy Osbourne become famous?
Ozzy Osbourne was born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, England, in December 1948. He suffered from dyslexia and traumatic sexual abuse from school bullies as a child, eventually dropping out of school when he was 15 years old. After working odd jobs and in construction, as well as serving time in jail for petty crimes, Osbourne discovered the Beatles in 1963. They inspired him to pursue a career in music.
He joined Geezer Butler's band Rare Breed in 1967, but after two gigs the group disbanded. He and Butler then formed the Polka Tulk Blues with Bill Ward and Tony Iommi, eventually changing their name to Earth, then to Black Sabbath in 1969. They released their self-titled first album on Warner Bros. Records the following year to resounding success. Black Sabbath became one of the biggest bands of all time and a key foundation in the heavy metal genre.
After several successful albums and some solo work with Blizzard of Ozz, Black Sabbath booted Osbourne from the band in 1979 due to his substance abuse and erratic behavior.
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What is Ozzy Osbourne's net worth in 2023?
Ozzy Osbourne's net worth in 2023 is estimated to be $220 million, combined with that of his TV star wife Sharon. His wealth amassed in a variety of ways, but mostly from his musical legacy: He has continually sold a massive amount of albums after more than five decades since first forming Black Sabbath. Osbourne continued his solo career while occasionally reuniting with Black Sabbath.
Add in his ventures from TV, including The Osbournes—considered a pioneer of the celebrity reality TV genre in its time—plus branding endorsements and commercials, and the cash just keeps pouring in for the Prince of Darkness.
How much is the Osbourne family worth?
The Osbourne family is worth an estimated total of about $251 million. Ozzy and Sharon are worth around $220 million, while Jack Osbourne is worth an estimated $15 million and Kelly Osbourne an estimated $16 million.
Who is worth more Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne?
Because their finances are linked—not only are they married, but Sharon served as Ozzy's manager for a number of years—it's difficult to separate Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's respective net worths. For what it's worth, Sharon made an estimated $5 million annually when she hosted The Talk, then got a severance of a reported $5 million to $10 million.
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How much is Ozzy Osbourne worth in 2023?
Combined with Sharon, Ozzy Osbourne is worth an estimated $220 million in 2023.
Who is the richest member of Black Sabbath?
Ozzy Osbourne is the richest member of Black Sabbath when you combine his and Sharon's net worth of $220 million. Close behind is Tony Iommi with an estimated net worth of $140 million.
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How much did Ozzy get paid for Ghostbusters?
Ozzy Osbourne has a brief cameo in Ghostbusters (2016). Watching the titular team capture a heavy metal demon during a concert, Ozzy yells, "Sharon! I think I'm having another flashback!"
It's not known how much Ozzy was paid for the momentary appearance.
How much did Ozzy get paid for Little Nicky?
Ozzy Osbourne's fee for his cameo in Little Nicky isn't publicly known, but his brief appearance in the film is actually a key plot point. He also bites the head off of a CGI bat!
How much does Ozzy Osbourne make per concert?
Ozzy Osbourne's income per concert varies by show and tour, but he made a huge mint from the creation of Ozzfest. The namesake festival-style tour made Osbourne the first rock star to sell $50 million in merch alone, and the tours have grossed more than $100 million and sold more than five million tickets since their inception in October 1996.
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How much does Ozzy Osbourne make a year?
Ozzy Osbourne's annual income varies depending on his projects, including touring—which won't happen anymore. As such, his annual salary will likely drop steeply but still remain in the low seven to eight figures thanks to promotional appearances, TV work, merch sales and streaming revenues.
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How much did The Osbournes make per episode?
For the first season of The Osbournes, each family member—save Aimee Osbourne, who declined to appear in the show—made $20,000 per episode, for a total of $80,000 for the family. Season 1 had 10 episodes, netting the Osbournes $800,000.
The success of the show led them to get significant raises as the series went on, as it was the highest-rated show ever on MTV at that time. Sharon negotiated their contracts for Season 2 to $5 million per family member for the season, plus other perks.