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Brian Harold May, better known as Brian May, is a famous, if not legendary, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, as well as a guitarist, who is mostly known as a member of a British rock band “Queen”. How rich is Brian May? The sources state that Brian May’s net worth is estimated to be $175 million. The main source of Brian May’s net worth, as well as his income, comes from his involvement in the music industry. Born in 1947, in Hampton, England, Brian May began his career with the formation of the band “Smile” in 1968. The band, consisting of Tim Staffell, May and Roger Taylor, who would later become a drummer for “Queen”, lasted for two years and in the meantime recorded nine songs.

Brian May Net Worth $175 Million

With the departure of Staffell and the arrival of Freddie Mercury the band changed its name to “Queen” and recorded their eponymous debut album shortly after. Brian May served not only as a guitarist for “Queen” but also as a backing vocalist. The debut album that produced two singles enjoyed popularity in the United Kingdom. A year later, the band released their second studio album titled “Queen II” but it wasn’t until the release of “Sheer Heart Attack” in 1974 that made “Queen” an internationally successful band. “Sheer Heart Attack” peaked at #12 on the Billboard charts, and produced some of “Queen’s” first singles to be featured on the top 20 list in the US. The album was also a first major transition to “Queen’s” classic sound. This album was followed by an even bigger commercial success by the name of “A Night at the Opera”. Upon its release, the album topped both the UK and the US charts where it peaked at #4 and was certified Platinum three times with over 3 million copies sold in the United States alone. In the early 1980s, “Queen” was considered to be one of the most popular rock bands in the world, with their single “Another One Bites the Dust” which turned out to be the band’s best-selling single, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. “Queen” has recorded and released eighteen albums and sold over 300 million records, which makes them one of the highest-selling bands in the history. Without a doubt, “Queen’s” success had an immense contribution to the overall success of its members.

Brian May’s net worth and annual salary was on the rise as well. During his time with “Queen”, Brian May has been working on several solo projects. In 1983, May released an album on which he collaborated with Eddie Van Halen called “Star Fleet Project”. After Freddie Mercury’s death, former members of the band ventured on to work on solo projects and sometimes even collaborated to perform some of “Queen’s” most famous songs on various public events. Featured on the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and ranked at #2 as the greatest guitarist by Guitar World, Brian May had a large contribution to the international success of “Queen”. With the net worth of $175 million, Brian May remains among the richest musicians in the music industry.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 19, 1947
Birth place: Hampton, London, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Astrophysicist, Writer, Author
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Anita Dobson (m. 2000), Chrissie Mullen (m. 1974–1988)
Children:Jimmy May, Emily Ruth May, Louisa May
Music groups:Queen (Since 1970)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Shouldn't be confused with Brian May, the guitarist from Queen.
2Liked to orchestrate his own scores.
3The ABC Melbourne Show Band's recording of May's arrangement of the theme for the dramatic TV series, Rush (2008) sold over 100,000 copies in Australia.
4Won the Golden Award from the Australian Performing Rights Association for his musical achievements.
5His favorite film composer was Jerry Goldsmith, who in turn was also a fan of May's work.


Quotes

#Quote
1People are giving you two hours of their time, so you have to give them everything for those two hours.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreMad Max (1979)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreFrog Dreaming (1986)
1982AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreMad Max 2 (1981)
1981AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreRoadgames (1981)


Filmography

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
..Deadline..1982TV Movie
Turkey Shoot1982
Breakfast in Paris1982
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior1981
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr1981
The Killing of Angel Street1981
The Survivor1981
Road Games1981
Stage Fright1980
Harlequin1980
The Last Outlaw1980TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
Thirst1979
Barnaby and Me1979TV Movie
One More Minute1979
Twenty Good Years1979TV Series
Mad Max1979
Patrick1978
Catspaw1978TV Series
No Room to Run1977TV Movie
The Sentimental Bloke1976TV Movie
The True Story of Eskimo Nell1975
New Wave1974TV Series
Countdown1974TV Series
Bellbird1967TV Series
Mad Max Renegade2011Short
Blind Side1993TV Movie
Dr. Giggles1992
Hurricane Smith1992
Dark Justice1991TV Series 6 episodes
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare1991
Tales from the Crypt1991TV Series 1 episode
Bloodmoon1990
Dead Sleep1990
Darlings of the Gods1989TV Movie
A Dangerous Life1988TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Steel Dawn1987
Death Before Dishonor1987
The Last Frontier1986TV Movie
The Quest1986
Sky Pirates1986
Return to Eden1986TV Series 22 episodes
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning1985
Innocent Prey1984
Cloak & Dagger1984
A Slice of Life1983
Kitty and the Bagman1983
Carson's Law1983TV Series
Return to Eden1983TV Mini-Series 3 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Proof1991music score: "Blood Moon" by
Mercenary Fighters1988composer: additional music - uncredited
A Dangerous Life1988TV Mini-Series conductor - 2 episodes
Steel Dawn1987conductor
The Quest1986conductor
Sky Pirates1986conductor
A Slice of Life1983conductor
..Deadline..1982TV Movie conductor
Turkey Shoot1982conductor
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior1981conductor / orchestrator - uncredited
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr1981conductor
Gallipoli1981composer: additional music / conductor
The Survivor1981conductor
Road Games1981conductor
The Blue Lagoon1980music coordinator
Harlequin1980conductor
One More Minute1979conductor
Mad Max1979conductor
Patrick1978conductor
No Room to Run1977TV Movie conductor
Countdown1974TV Series theme music - 4 episodes
Sounds Like Us1969TV Series conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Molly: The Real Thing2016TV Movie documentary writer: "Countdown Theme" - as B.May
Molly2016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Patrick2013performer: "Patrick" Music from the 1978 Motion Picture "tt0078067", "The Survivor" Music from the 1980 Motion Picture tt0083144 / writer: "Patrick" Music from the 1978 Motion Picture "tt0078067", "The Survivor" Music from the 1980 Motion Picture tt0083144
Maxed Out2006Documentary writer: "Under Pressure"
Peaches2004writer: "Countdown theme"
Countdown1974TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 40s in Swing Time1973TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '741974Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown1974TV SeriesHimself

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