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Brian May's $210 Million Net Worth - Massive Earning Through Queen and BMG Guitars

Published Wed Jan 08 2020 By Akki
Brian May's $210 Million Net Worth - Massive Earning Through Queen and BMG Guitars

Brian May has an enormous net worth of $210 million from his profession as a musician, songwriter, and astrophysicist. He is one of the greatest guitarists of all time and a member of the legendary rock band 'Queen'. His contribution to the musical group helped him to an amassed massive fortune. 

May worked as an executive music producer for biography movie; Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). The film became the highest-grossing music biopic of all time with massive box office collection of $903.65 million worldwide. Here are lesser-known facts about May's net worth;

House in London

Brian resides in Windlesham, Surrey and London, England. He lives in a gigantic mansion situated in the town with his wife Anita Dobson. 

According to the Zoopla broker, the luxury family houses in London comes at the price of £600,000.

A picture of Brian May house.
Brian May house in town.
Image Source; Daily Mail

Earning From "Queen"

The English musician, Brian May is the co-founder of the rock band 'Queen' along with the late singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor. The band is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. 

According to the Business Insider report, the musical group ranked #47 with 34.5 million album units.

The versatile artist May is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the band. He wrote and composed a number of the hit song for the band including 'We Will Rock You'. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Frame and has been an anthem for many sports events and ceremonies. 

A picture of Brian May from concert.
Brian May caught on camera performing live.
Image Source: CNET

With the Queen, May has released 15 studio albums including A Night at the Opera (1975) and Innuendo (1991). He gets a good amount of money as a royalty from the record sale of his songs and albums. He generates dollars from the performance in concerts and tours with his bands. 

Queen YouTube

The 'Queen' has an official YouTube channel with 11.3 million subscribers, where they upload documentary, interviews, and concerts and music videos. The band member has good revenue from their YouTube channel. According to the Social Blade, the band earns from $302k to $4.8 million per year from the channel.

Red Special

The Red Special is the name of the signature guitar of Brain May. The electric guitar has been designed and built by guitarist himself and his father Harold May in the early 1960s. The guitar is named after the reddish-brown color of the guitar and also called as a fireplace.

A photo of Brian May.
Brian May posing for a photo with his guitar by side.
Image Source: Music Convention Magazine

The Red Special is admired by a number of renown guitarists and his fans. In the coming future, if Brian will to sell his guitar in need of short of cash. His signature guitar will be definitely sold for a couple of million dollars in the auction.


Brian May started his own merchandise business. He has a website for his signature Red Special style guitars and gears 'Brian May Guitars' (BMG). The BMG Rhapsody guitar cost around £495.00 including vat on online. All his income from the sale of the merchandise directly contributes to his huge bank balance. 

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