How much is Axl Rose worth?
|Net Worth:||$195 Million
|Date of Birth:||February 6, 1962 (age 61)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
About Axl Rose
Axl Rose is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer from Indiana, USA. He has been the lead singer of the rock band Guns N’ Roses since it was founded in 1985. The bulk of this has come from his earnings as a member of Guns N’ Roses. He owns the exclusive use of the band’s name, and so has been able to dictate its membership over the years. While this has caused strain with band members, the band has survived with Axl Rose as leader.
Guns N’ Roses earnings come from both album sales and the income from touring. Although there have been gaps in the band’s touring record, they are known as essentially a live performance band.
Axl Rose had a tough childhood. Yet it was likely what helped stoke the flames of his creative nature and go to dark places therefore being able to realize his true light and genius as a musician. He grew up in Lafayette, Indiana not knowing his real father William Rose Sr, but rather believing that it was his stepfather Stephen Bailey who was his biological father.
When he finally found out at 17 he changed his name back to Rose from Bailey. It was obviously a troubling revelation and after undergoing regression therapy, claimed he was sexually abused as a two-year-old by his biological father, according to a 2008 article in The Guardian. He has also said that he was physically abused by his stepfather, as were his two younger half-siblings.
He had a strict religious upbringing, where music was limited to singing in the church choir and performing with his brother and sister as the Bailey Trio. He left his home town of Lafayette, Indiana for Los Angeles when he was 20 years old.
In Los Angeles he joined the band Rapidfire, then formed a band called Hollywood Rose. When that band disbanded he joined L.A. Guns. Guns N’ Roses was founded in early 1985, and went through several personnel changes before settling. The line-up settled at Slash as lead guitarist, Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist, Duff McKagan as bass player and Steven Adler as drummer. In 1986, the band signed with Geffen Records. This was followed by the release of an EP Live ?!*@Like a Suicide.
The band’s first album was Appetite for Destruction which was a critical success, and went on to become the top-selling debut album ever in the United States. Guns N’ Roses became known as a touring band, and were on the road appearing at festivals and concerts worldwide for much of the late 1980s and early 1990s. A period of controversy followed the Use Your Illusion Tour which began in 1991.
There had been changes to the band’s lineup and tensions developed within the band after they released the Use Your Illusion and Use Your Illusion II albums. The instability of the band, and the bad feelings that were created as a result of Rose’s hiring and firing of band members meant that between 1994 and 2000 Rose withdrew into a self-imposed exile at his Malibu mansion. He spent these years experimenting with new band line-ups and writing and rehearsing new material.
2001 saw the start of the ill-fated Chinese Democracy Tour, which stretched over ten years. The tour began with an appearance at the Rock in Rio 3 festival, However, many scheduled tour concerts did not take place, and on at least one occasion Rose failed to turn up for a concert resulting in a riot. The band continued to tour, but no accompanying album materialized until late 2008.
The band picked up on their touring from November 2009, which included an appearance at the Rock in Rio 4 festival. 2012 saw Guns N’ Roses inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, although Rose did not make an appearance at the induction ceremony.
The band launched a tour called Appetite for Democracy in 2012, taking up residencies at The Joint in Las Vegas both in that year and in 2014. 2016 saw a long-anticipated reunion when Slash joined Axl Rose for the Not in this Lifetime …Tour. The band also comprised Dizzy Reed, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer, most of whom had appeared with Guns N’ Roses at some time in the past. A completely new member was Melissa Reese. This tour was one of the most successful tours to date.
Subsequently, Axl Rose spent some time as lead singer for AC/DC, the Australian band, replacing lead singer Brian Johnson, who was suffering hearing difficulties. Axl Rose has been named as the greatest singer of all time. This honor was conferred as a result of studies of vocal ranges. Rose himself is not absolutely convinced he deserves the accolade. He happily lists many singers he rates very highly and considers to be great singers.
Axl Rose has appeared in one film, The Dead Pool in 1988, in an uncredited role of a musician at a funeral. He has also performed as a voice artist on two occasions. In the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas he voiced a DJ, and in New Looney Tunes on TV, he voiced himself. In recent years, Axl Rose has made political statements in support of humanitarian causes, and he has been vocal in criticizing Steven Mnuchin regarding the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as per BBC.
Axl Rose is an enormously successful singer. He was gifted with a great voice, and this showed when he was just a young child. For Axl, there was comfort to be had in music when he was young, and that love and respect for music has carried through his whole life. He saw music as a way of achieving some fulfillment in his life, and rock music was the route he chose. He certainly chose well, and has enjoyed a magnificent career. True, there have been problems during his career, but he has never allowed them to destroy his love of music.
Determination is an important factor in the career success of anyone, regardless of the choice of career. Axl Rose has maintained his determination to be a success and his dedication to his chosen field. He has, however, always kept an eye on the commercial aspect of his career.
His advice today to any youngster hoping to make money from their career is to take up business studies classes. Learn about the commercial side of the world you hope to enter. That way, you won’t be scammed.
Rose’s Total Net Worth
Axl Rose has earned estimated total career income of $350 million dollars. The Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime Tour” became the third-highest-grossing concert tour of all time with gross revenue of $584.2 million dollars.
As Rose lives in the state of California, he will have had to pay around 49% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $178.5 million dollars, having paid $171.5 million dollars in taxes. Axl Rose owns a mansion in Malibu, California. He bought it for $3.6 million in 1992.
Axl Rose married Erin Everly 1990 and they divorced a year later, in 1991. It is estimated that about $1 million dollar was paid to Erin, as part of a settlement agreement. In his personal life Axl has likely spent $10-11 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $30-40 million dollars from his investments. Rose will have also had to pay around $5-6 million dollars in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Axl Rose has a net worth of about $195 million dollars.
Axl Rose is a great singer with a huge fortune that he has accumulated due to his musical talent and hard work. With a tough childhood and limitations put on music he later channeled this pent up energy into one of the most successful music careers of all time.