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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reading about who is QP came to my mind how many money do Brian, Roger and John, and Freddie, own at the moment. I know this has been discussed before and that there was a list where we could see the top england rich people where Rog and Bri appeared. But I'd like to know all the money they four have nowadays.

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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They each have more than you. Much more.


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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sunday Times Rich List 2005
Brian £60m
John £55m
Roger £55m
Freddie Unknown

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Posted: 18 Apr 05, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM1775 wrote:

Sunday Times Rich List 2005
Brian £60m
John £55m
Roger £55m
Freddie Unknown


I'm from the USA..doesn't L Pounds convert to about DOUBLE that in USA dollars/currency?

Oh my!


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie doesn't have money


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM1775 wrote:

Sunday Times Rich List 2005
Brian £60m
John £55m
Roger £55m
Freddie Unknown


Are there shops in heaven ;-)


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is why I laugh at the fools who say they are just doing this tour for the money.

Yeah, I sure Brian was thinking
"Damn! I'm only worth 60 million pounds?
I better throw a tour together or I'm headed straight to the poor house!"

When all the expenses of the tour are paid out,
Bri, Rog, and Paul will be lucky to net 1 million pounds each.

To us that's huge, but that's a mere pittance to them.

Paul, while not nearly as wealthy as Bri and Rog, was still probably worth anywhere between 10-20m
before this tour. Maybe more. He and his bands have sold over a hundred million records over the years. Now, I know of lot of that is paper wealth and not necessarily liquid, but still. If you were hard up you could borrow against your assets.

The wealth comes primarily from owning the rights to popular songs . Look at how much Jacko paid for the Beatles catalog. The rights to hit songs is pure gold baby! I can't imagaine how wealthy Diane Warren is. That woman has written so many hits.

So you have to realize that this tour was done because they wanted the rush of playing big crowds again and putting on a great show. Like Roger says, there is a lot of satisfaction in that.
It helps to make them feel young again.
What's so wrong with that?

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

freddie doesn't have money
YES HE DOES...! That is unless you stole it! Thief. ;)


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he makes euro 2.7 million a year (compared to other dead celebrities -- ie elvis, euro 18 million)

freddie.

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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On 'Freddie's millions' on BBC3 they said even though he's died he's still earning and is worth around £85 million


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea thats what freddies made from his death up to now£85million. i bet queen are worth a hell of alot more than gets printed the diffo c ompanys they'll have etc so they dont get hit by the tax man,


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

freddie doesn't have money


Yes he does. That's why I asked it.

So, 85 million pounds??


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read that Mary Austin gets a percentage of all future royalties from Freddie's music publishing company, record royalties, etc.

This is from the Article/interview with Mary, "Mercury Left Me His Millions".

"In the terms of his will, Mary was left a 50 per cent share of all his wealth, then estimated at around £10 million, and of future income."


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They really own a lot.

The beautifull thing about Queen is that they always gave so much to make a tour as special as possible that only the last tour they made a little bit of profit.

So I guess, this tour also won't be a really moneymaker for them.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vdo28 wrote:

They really own a lot.

The beautifull thing about Queen is that they always gave so much to make a tour as special as possible that only the last tour they made a little bit of profit.

So I guess, this tour also won't be a really moneymaker for them.


Don't kid yourself. Nowadays the NUMBER 1 moneymaker of a tour for an artist...is the merchandising. Every time a fan buys a t shirt, poster, whatever...all of Queen hears the cash register go Ca Ching!


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I said was really true...

Only the magic tour they made a bit of profit on....


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

-For whoever it was who asked:

A pound is equal the about $1.87 American, although it changes daily.

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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

puzzled86 wrote:

-For whoever it was who asked:

A pound is equal the about $1.87 American, although it changes daily.


BHM1775 wrote:

Sunday Times Rich List 2005
Brian £60m
John £55m
Roger £55m
Freddie Unknown

I'm from the USA..doesn't L Pounds convert to about DOUBLE that in USA dollars/currency?

Oh my!

[Quote Arlene]

Thanks that was me, so it's almost, not quite double the amount...and even in pounds they each have millions...convert it over to USA dollars and like I said each member has almost DOUBLE the amount. Bill Gates watch out!

Know aht it is...I've read through the years in music...that SONGWRITERS who own their own publishing rights...even if they don't even sing their own songs...make more money than from singing, touring, or recording. In the music industry, the money is in music songwriting/publishing...and with Queen they had 4 members who all were great songwriters...who all had hits, and who EVERYONE that covers or licenses a Queen song...then has to PAY a Licensing Fee and Royalties to whichever member WROTE the song.

So Every member of Queen, including Freddie Mercury's estate, will make money...forever, because people, other music artists, movies, TV, commercials, sports teams, whatever pay Licensing fees and pay royalties, and EVERY record that is sold, the songwroters/members get royalties of course as well.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dont kid yourself, queen made a lot of money touring a hell of a lot of money! yeah the magic tour grossed lots but the rest did too, do you honestly think freddie would throw his carcass around for a mere pittance..............


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Posted: 21 Apr 05, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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