How much is Axl Rose worth?
|Net Worth:||$200 Million
|Date of Birth:||February 6, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is 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.
American musician Axl Rose has a net worth of $200 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Axl Rose Get So Rich?
Currently Axl Roses’ net worth is calculated to be sitting at least $200 million. 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 owns a mansion in Malibu, California. This cost him $3.6 million in 1992.
Why Is He So Famous?
Axl Rose had a tough childhood, and claims he was physically abused by his stepfather. His family – he has two siblings – had a strict, religious upbringing, where the only music in his life was as a member of a 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 also criticized some members of the Trump administration. He has been vocal in criticizing the Trump response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
What Makes Him So Successful?
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.
Axl Rose is a great singer with a huge fortune that he has accumulated due to his musical talent. His public persona belies his private approach to life. He is not a habitual drug-user, and he shows respect where it he feels it is due. Life is there for living, and Axl Rose does live his to the full, but he knows that success only comes from working hard and showing persistence in the face of difficulties.