Queen Band Members Net Worth

Formed in 1970, the Queen band was formed by Mercury, Taylor, and May. During the very beginning, Brian May and Roger Taylor were in a band called Smile with their lead vocalist Tim Staffell, soon after when Staffell left the band, May and Taylor contacted Freddie Mercury and Freddie suggested the two change their band name. Thus, the Queen was born.

Queen made their first debut in 1973 with its self-titled album name. Since then, they started to dominate the world of rock. Throughout the band’s 50-year career, they released 15 albums, 72 singles, 2 Eps, and many more.

With some of their popular songs such as “We Will Rock You”, “We Are The Champions”, “The Show Must Go On”, and “Don’t Stop Me Now”, they sold almost 300 million albums across the world as per the charts of 2021. The band’s net worth is estimated to be around $600 million, but what about individuals?

The Net Worths Of Queen Members In 2023

Let’s take a peek at the net worth of the rock and roll legends. Freddie might have been the ultimate backbone of the band with his extraordinary vocals, but his net worth will truly shock you.

Roger Taylor

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Roger Taylor joined the band Smile in 1968 and after Queen was formed Taylor became the drummer of the band. Nevertheless, he is also a singer, musician, and co-writer of Queen.

Taylor was always fond of music, and he even created his band at the age of 7. By the time when he was 15 years old, he had a semi-professional rock band. Although Roger is known for being a drummer, he originally wanted to be a guitarist.

He soon then changed to drummer because he felt like drumming was suited better for him. Keith didn’t pursue music after high school, he went to study biology and graduated from East London Polytechnic.

After the passing of Freddie, Rogers embarked on his solo career journey in 1977. He made his first single debut “I Wanna Testify in 1981. The same year he released his first debut album “Fun In Space” in 1981.

All together, Rogers released six solo albums, and his latest album “Outside” was released on October 1, 2021. Taylor also owns multiple estates in the countryside, including a 70-acre estate that was listed for $6.1 million.

With such a successful career and owning such estates, the estimated net worth of Roger Taylor is about $200 million, making him the second richest member of the band.

Freddie Mercury

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Born on September 5, 1946, the legend Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the Queen. Without a doubt, Freddie is one of the greatest musicians to ever exist in the world.

In 1969, Freddei graduated from Ealing Art College with a diploma in Art & Graphic Design in 1969. After his graduation, he worked at Kensington Market where he encountered Roger Taylor.

Roger Taylor was his co-worker and they were good friends. Soon after, Freddie joined a couple of bands such as Sour Milk Tea, and Ibex. Finally, he was invited to become the lead singer of Smile.

In 1971, John Deacon and Mercury decided to change their band name to “Queen” from “Smile”, and designed their new Queen logo.

Freddie would have continued to dominate the rock & roll world if he had lived longer. According to Jim Hutton, Freddie had been suffering from AIDS since April 1987, but he never made it public about the disease until November 23, 1991.

He fought a long battle against AIDS and just the next day after he made it public, Freddie passed away at the age of 45. Although Freddie is no more with us, his music and vocals will continue to carry on his legacy and inspire many generations.

Freddie wrote many hits for Queen, including “We Are The Winners”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, and “Somebody To Love.”

Outside the band, Mercury also released two solo albums. The first one in 1986 entitled “Mr. Bad Guy”, and the second one in 1988 “Barcelona.”

Freddie had an exceptional journey in his music career, and he also owned real estate of over $40 million. He even owned about $15 million through liquid assets. With all such success, his net worth is estimated to be over $50 Million.

John Deacon

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John Deacon was a bass guitarist of Queen. Since a kid, John enjoyed playing music. When he was 14, he played bass guitar for a local band. Deacon then went on to study Electronics at Chelsea College in London.

Deacon went to see a performance of Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury. The newly created rock band failed to impress him initially.

However, in 1971, John Deacon was introduced to Brian and Taylor, and then he decided to join the newly formed band. John gave an audition for his part and he was successfully recruited.

After joining the band, Freddie gave the band a new name Queen. After the death of Mercury, John decided to retire from the spotlight. He made his public appearance two times after Mercury’s death, once in 1993, during a charity concern and in 1997.

Afterwards, John Deacon permanently retired from music. He didn’t even show up when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen in 2001. Deacon rarely even speaks with his former bandmates, but he is still there for financial decisions.

We don’t undertake anything financial without talking to him. He still keeps an eye on the finances. John Deacon is still John Deacon.” said Brian May.

John was the youngest member of the band and as per the charts of 2024, his estimated net worth is about $180 million.

Brian May

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Brian May, the founding member of Queen and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist is a legendary figure in the world of Rock and music.

Likewise other members of the band, Brian also took a step back after the death of Freddie Mercury. May was always there for the band and, he even left his studies once Queen started to gain popularity in the mainstream.

Although Brian May is struggling with several health issues these days, he lived a healthy musical career. During in interview, Brian revealed that he suffered from depression in the late 80s and even considered doing suicide.

May even suffered from a minor heart attack in May 2020, and he has stated that moment as “very near death.” 

Throughout his career, May released two solo studio albums. He released his first debut album “Back To The Light” in 1992 the released his second one in 1998 titled “Another World.”

Brian has had a fantastic career, and when it comes to his net worth, he is the richest man of Queen, with an estimated amount of $260 million.

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