If you are familiar with the famous song world of English then obviously you won’t miss out on Ozzy Osbourne who is known as a singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. He is a multi-talented person who has greatly excelled in both the career of solo music and also with a heavy metal band Black Sabbath as the lead vocalist. His net worth is also quite remarkable as he earns a net worth of 220 million dollars.
John Michael Osbourne is quite famously known as Ozzy Osbourne. He was born on December 3, 1948, in Birmingham, England. He also has 5 siblings, were 3 older sisters and 2 younger brothers. He was a fan of the Beatles and also gives credit to the Beatles and their song, “She Loves You” (1963) as his turning point as a musician.
His name “Ozzy” was gifted to him when he was in primary school. He tried several jobs from construction site laborer, trainee plumber, and apprentice toolmaker to car factory horn-tuner, after leaving his school at the age of 15.
During the time of 1967, Ozzy was recruited by Geezer Butler to be the vocalist of the band named Rare Breed. But this band broke soon after playing only 2 shows. Later on both the Geezer and Osbourne reunited for creating a new band named the Polka Tulk Blues, with the guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward as their co-members.
In August 1969 they changed their band name into Black Sabbath, the name which inspired them after the release of a movie with the same title. Their music style was quite different, as they focused on heavy blue style music, which had gloomier and darker lyrics. Their first single was released in January 1970 named “Evil Woman”.
Their band was a pure commercial success, their albums paranoid, master of reality, and volume 4 had great commercial success. Both the master of reality and volume 4 got certified the gold status within a very few time after its release. The first album which brought a very positive review was the album named “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” which was released in 1973, and this was also known as the 5th consecutive platinum album in the United States.
But due to misfortune Ozzy was fired from his band in April 1979 by his bandmates; they claim their reason behind this decision was his unreliable behavior and excessive or abusive usage of drugs. After that Ozzy became a part of jet records with the recommendation of Don Arden. And in 1979 itself Ozzy created a new band named Blizzard of Oz in Los Angeles, California.
Their debut album “Blizzard of Oz” was released in 1980 which was solely and completely credited to Osbourne and also which became the opening to his solo career. After that, he had released lots of works, and his solo work was released on February 21, 2020, named ordinary man.
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During the time of mid-1990s Ozzy was the one who started a metal festival named ozzfest, which he continued and also tried to perform on an occasional basis. The main manager of this fest is his wife/ manager Sharon Osbourne and assisted by his own son Jack. This fest has already welcomed around five million attendees which will add up to a price of 100 dollar million.
Because of this fest, Osbourne became the first hard rock and heavy metal star to hit 50 million dollars in merchandise sales. This particular family also had their own television reality show which was named the Osbournes on MTV. Which played for around 3 years from 2002 -2005.
The first season of this show grew to great popularity as it was credited as the most-viewed series ever on MTV during those times. He also did his own autobiography named I am Ozzy in October 2009.
In 1971, in a nightclub in Birmingham Osbourne met his first wife named Thelma Riley and they got married that very same year. They have 2 children and Ozzy also adopted Thelma’s son from her previous relationship but during the course of time, they divorced.
Afterward, Osbourne married Sharon Arden who was his own manager in the year 1982, and together they have 3 children. And this couple is known to be one of the richest couples according to the Sunday Times rich list.
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The talented person Ozzy Osbournes life was quite filled with a lot of twist and turns, hence don’t forget that hardships in life is quite common but hope is what makes the wait worth it. Ozzy never left his hope and fought for his life and dreams and at last, he was a great success as he dreamed and now, despite his failure people are trying hard to be like him and to achieve in his position of his.