Axl Rose, an American musician best known as the lead singer of rock band Guns N’ Roses, has an estimated net worth of $150 million. His real name is William Bruce Rose, and he was born in Lafayette, Indiana on February 6, 1962.
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2. Income & Salary
The largest portion of Rose’s wealth comes from sales of Guns N’ Roses’ first album, ‰ÛÏAppetite for Destruction,‰Û released in 1987. To date, almost 30 million copies of this album have been sold. It remains the highest-selling debut record in the history of American rock music.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
After ‰ÛÏAppetite for Destruction,‰Û the band released ‰ÛÏUse Your Illusion‰Û parts one and two, selling 35 million copies between the two albums. All together, Guns N’ Roses has sold more than 100 million albums throughout the world, making them one of the top-selling groups of all time. As Axl Rose is the only original band member currently a part of Guns N’ Roses, he is the only one to earn money from the 2008 album ‰ÛÏChinese Democracy,‰Û which sold over one million copies in the United States and 2.6 million copies worldwide.In both 2012 and 2013, Axl Rose earned an estimated $7 million. He is followed by millions of people on Facebook and Twitter and retains legal rights to use the band name Guns N’ Roses.Axl Rose’s only marriage lasted just eight months, beginning in April 1990 and ending by annulment in January 1991. His former spouse, Erin Everly, is the daughter of Everly Brothers singer Don Everly. Rose composed the early hit ‰ÛÏSweet Child o’ Mine‰Û in honor of his wife, whom he was dating at the time.During the marriage, Erin Everly became pregnant but miscarried her child. Axl Rose has no other children and is not currently married.Beginning in 1993, Axl Rose was accused of domestic abuse by three former girlfriends, including his ex-wife, Erin Everly. He preemptively sued his girlfriend Stephanie Seymour for attacking him and refusing to give back jewelry worth an estimated $100,000, but during the trial, she counter-sued him for slapping, punching and kicking her down a flight of stairs.
How much is Axl Rose’s Net Worth? $150 Million!
Video Transcript:Born William Bruce Rose, Jr. on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, Axl Rose is best known for his tenure as the singer for Guns and Roses, one of the most successful hard rock bands of all time. After teen years as a juvenile delinquent, Rose moved to Los Angeles in 1982, where he spent time in bands including Hollywood Rose and LA Guns before founding Guns and Roses in 1985. The band’s first record, Appetite for Destruction, was released in 1986 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling debut record ever. This accomplishment was only topped by their classic double album set, Use Your Illusion I and II, which was released to much fanfare in 1991. These debuted at number one and two on the Billboard chart and sold more than five million copies each worldwide. Guns and Roses was notoriously volatile, and the band went on a semi permanent hiatus in 1994 at the peak of their fame. However, on the strength of these albums as well as their tireless touring in the late 1980s, Axl Rose has an estimated net worth of $150 million. He did not earn any money on his music in 2013 and 2014, remaining out of the spotlight and even declining to attend the band’s recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2trEcGzCPfo