Before that, the band also held a critically acclaimed comeback tour in 2005 with Paul Rodgers as vocalist, according to The Guardian.
So, with more than 50 years of history, who is the richest member of Queen today, according to Celebrity Net Worth?
6. Paul Rodgers – $14 million
The 72-year-old English-Canadian singer was approached by Queen in 2004 and asked to tour with the band for the next two years, according to Smooth Radio. Although the group pursued one-off shows with singers such as Robbie Williams and the boy band Five, Rodgers was considered the first semi-permanent frontman after Mercury’s death.
Active in the music industry since 1968 and previously a vocalist with the bands Free, Bad Company, The Firm and The Law, and as a solo artist, Rodgers has amassed a decent net worth of $14 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
5. Adam Lambert – $35 million
Lambert became famous as the runner-up american idol in 2009. His albums have topped the Billboard charts and he has been collaborating with Queen since 2011, Celebrity Net Worth reports.
Today, the 40-year-old LGBT icon has amassed US$35 million, largely thanks to his music career, although he has also starred in TV shows including Pretty little liars, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Joy.
4. Freddie Mercury – $50 million
A cultural icon and the most famous face of all Queen members past and present, Mercury amassed a considerable fortune, believed to be worth $50 million by the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The late star made money from sold-out concerts and chart-topping records, including Queen classics like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Somebody to Love,” as well as solo projects. If he were still alive today, it’s safe to say that his net worth would be much higher.
3. John Deacon – $170 million
The band’s bassist retired in 1997, but still amassed an impressive $170 million celebrity net worth. He wrote some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Another One Bites the Dust” and “I Want to Break Free,” and told The Bassist in 1996 that “there’s no point in going on. It’s impossible to replace Freddie.”
These days, the 71-year-old spends his time away from the limelight and we can imagine it’s a very comfortable life sitting on such a large and well-earned stack of cash.
2. Roger Taylor – $200 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Queen drummer has a whopping $200 million fortune made over all these years with the band and was also the creative mastermind behind the much-loved tracks ‘Under Pressure’ (featuring David Bowie) and ‘ Radio”. Ga Ga”. The 73-year-old has also worked with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi and the Foo Fighters over the years, as well as solo projects.
The 73-year-old toured recently and, when asked about his retirement plans, told Louder Sound: “I doubt I’ll be doing it much longer, but I’m still able to do it, so I’m embracing it true. And I want everyone to enjoy it.”
1. Brian May – $210 million
Coming in at number 1, Queen’s richest member is guitarist (and astrophysicist!) Brian May. The 75-year-old is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and given his longevity in the industry, it’s no wonder he’s amassed a $210 million celebrity net worth.
He too has released solo music, but found time to complete his previous studies in astrophysics, earning a PhD at Imperial College in 2007. The multi-hyphenate also runs a guitar company, Brian May Guitars, and has written fan favorite. “We will rock you”.