George Michael was a famous English singer and songwriter. He became famous for his work in the era of 80’s and 90’s. He was also a member of the music duo ‘Wham!’. Michael was also a record producer and philanthropist. Let’s find out how much is George Michael’s net worth.
George Michael Early Life
Gerogious Kyriacos Panayiotou, commonly known by his stage name “George Michael” was born on June 25, 1963, in East Finchley, London. His father, Kyricos “Jack” Panayiotou was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur and his mother, Lesley Angold was an English dancer. His father immigrated to Britain before getting married.
Michael grew up with two older sisters in Kingsbury, England. He did his schooling from Kingsbury High School and right from the childhood, he loved music. Due to some reasons, when Michael was in his teens, his entire family moved to Radlett. So, Michael changed his high school and went to Bushey Meads School in Bushey.
It was after moving to Bushey, Michael decided to pursue a career in Music. There he met his future ‘Wham!’ partner, Andrew Ridgeley.
George Michael was bisexual. When he was a kid, he fantasized about women and later, once he hit puberty, he started liking men. Although, George had plenty of relationship flings with women when he was a member of ‘Wham!’. According to Michael, he was gay from childhood and hidden the fact because of his mother.
George Michael was in a relationship with Kathy Jeung, a make-up artist for a quite a long time. She was his only girlfriend who knew about his sexual orientation. The couple broke up with a mutual understanding and were very good friends even after their relationship had ended.
George Michael then started dating Anselmo Feleppa, a Brazilian dress designer. The couple was very happy with each, and everything was going perfectly for them. Six months into their relationship, Feleppa discover that he was HIV positive and died after a few months.
Michael started a longtime relationship with Kenny Gross, a former flight attendant, and cheerleader coach. But to due to some reasons couple broke up. His last relationship was with Fadi Fawaz, an Australian celebrity hair stylist. The couple was in a relationship for four years, and they were happy with each other.
George Michael was arrested on a few occasions for violating the public rule and engaging in sexual activities in public places. He was also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and was arrested for the same.
George Michael had chest pains and other minor medical problems. It was Fadi Fawaz who found him dead on Christmas morning in the bed. The cause of his death was not found immediately and took several months to determine his actual cause of death. He died of heart failure with other complications.
George Michael Career
Michael George started his music career when he started DJing at the local youth clubs and schools in England. He then formed a music band with his high school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. The band was short-lived and didn’t get receive much recognition.
One of the breakthroughs of his career came when George Michael formed a music duo group called ‘Wham!’ with Andrew Ridgeley. They had a massive international success with their songs like ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go,’ ‘Last Christmas,’ etc. Their world tour became very successful in Asia, generating a multitude of media coverage.
The duo then split up in 1986, and Michael George set out to pursue a solo career. One of his first singles scored No. 1 spot on both Billboard Top 100 and UK chart. In total, George Michael has four studio albums, one Live album and one posthumous album to his name.
Awards & Achievements
George Michael was one of the most talented artists in the world of music. In his thirty years of music career, he has been nominated on numerous occasions for the major music awards. The list of his achievements is quite big.
Some of George Michael’s achievements include two ‘Grammy Awards,’ three ‘Brit Awards,’ three ‘American Music Awards,’ etc.
Net Worth of George Michael
The net worth of George Michael was approximately $200 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to the world of music.
George Michael was one the greatest musician and singer to ever walked this earth. He faced a lot of problems and had been through numerous ups and downs in his life. His hard work and dedication earned him the success he enjoyed. He achieved a lot in his life and for the fans around the world, he will always be a legend.