George Michael was a British Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. In 1987, he was considered one of the significant personalities in the MTV era and won a Grammy for best album.
As of 2023, George Michael's net worth is estimated to be $200 million.
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Given Name||Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou|
|Famous Name||George Michael|
|Source(s) of Fame||Singer, Producer, Songwriter|
|Date of Birth||June 25, 1963|
|Place of Birth||East Finchley, London, England|
|Age At Death||53|
|Date of Death||December 25, 2016|
|Cause of Death||Goring, United Kingdom|
George Michael or Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was born in England on June 25, 1963. Kyriacos Panayiotou, his father was a restaurant owner while his mother, Lesley Angold, used to be a dancer. Melanie and Yioda were his two older sisters.
George developed his passion for music and became friends with Andrew Ridgeley at an early age. Both attended Bushey Meads School, where they pursued music as their career and worked as DJ to school clubs.
Michael and Ridgeley dropped out of school and created a band named Executive. They had a few gigs, but the band disbanded early.
Michael and Ridgeley formed the band named Wham! After a few years, their first album was released and easily reached the top 1 in the UK. The duo released a series of albums that became popular and included in the Top 10.
In 1984, the pop duo released their single album entitled “Make It Big” and again reached Top 1 in the UK, US and Australia. The year after, Michael earned the title, Songwriter of the Year by Ivor Novello Award. The band Wham! made history because they were the first British band to play western music in a communist country, China. Michael gained popularity and started his career as a solo artist.
As a solo artist, he acquired his first Grammy Award for the duet song with Aretha Franklin entitled“I Knew You Were Waiting”
In Los Angeles, Michael was captivated by the police for showing lewd conduct in a public washroom which happened in 1998. This incident led him to announce on public television that he was homosexual. In 2006, he was again arrested for possessing illegal drugs and public sex.
He had a long-term relationship with a sportswear executive, Kenny Goss, but ended in 2009. After that, he had a relationship with celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz in 2012.
When he was alive, George Michael was active on social media. He had 2.36M subscribers on Youtube, 19M monthly listeners on Spotify, 483K followers on Instagram, and 542K followers on Twitter.
He was found dead at his house on December 25, 2016, at 53 years old, by his partner Fadi Fawaz. The tests conducted showed that he died of fatty liver and heart diseases. His funeral took place on March 29, 2017 in North London at Highgate Cemetary. He was laid to rest near his mother’s grave.
George Michael was a British Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. He was known as a lead member of the band Wham! His net worth was $200 Million.