Ozzy Osbourne has a net worth of $220 million and is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. He is well recognized for his work as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, as well as his successful solo career.
John Michael Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England, on December 3, 1948. He has two younger brothers and three older sisters. Since he was in elementary school, he has been known as “Ozzy.” He attributes his desire to pursue a career as a musician to the Beatles and their song “She Loves You” (1963).
He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and worked a number of occupations, including construction site laborer, trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker, and horn-tuner at a car manufacturer, among others.
Osbourne met his first wife Thelma (née Riley) at the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham, where she worked, in 1971. Later that year, they married and had two children, Jessica and Louis, while Osbourne adopted Thelma’s son Elliot. Later in life, Osbourne described his first marriage as “a catastrophic mistake.”
His drug and alcohol abuse, as well as his frequent absences when on tour with Black Sabbath, had a negative impact on his family; his children later claimed that he was a bad parent. Ozzy Osbourne shyly acknowledged in the 2011 documentary film God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, produced by his son Jack, that he couldn’t recall when Louis and Jessica were born.
In Hawaii, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (2004) On July 4, 1982, Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden, and the pair had three children together: Aimee (born September 2, 1983), Kelly (born October 27, 1984), and Jack (born October 27, 1985). (born 8 November 1985).
He later admitted that he chose the well-known “Fourth of July” US Independence Day date in order to remember his anniversary. Despite their regular bickering and the fact that Osbourne was still married to Thelma at the time, guitarist Randy Rhoads predicted in 1981 that the duo would “probably get married someday.”  Ozzy Osbourne has a large number of grandchildren.
Osbourne created a song for his daughter Aimee, which was included on the album Ozzmosis as a B-side. “I’ll always be your angel,” the daughter can be heard saying at the end of the song, referring to the chorus lyrics.
His son Jack inspired the song “My Little Man,” which featured on Ozzmosis. The Osbournes split their time between a property in Buckinghamshire and a home in Los Angeles, California.
Osbourne has been recognized for his services to the music industry with a number of honors. He won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1994 for the song “I Don’t Want to Change the World” from Live & Loud. Osbourne won the award for Godlike Genius at the 2004 NME Awards in London.
Both as a solo performer and as a member of Black Sabbath, Osbourne was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. With Black Sabbath comrades Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler, he was inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 2007, Osbourne was honored alongside Genesis, Heart, and ZZ Top at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors. In addition, when Osbourne was present, a bronze star honoring Osbourne was installed on Broad Street in Birmingham, England. On May 18, Osbourne learned that he would be the first person inducted into the Birmingham Walk of Fame.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham honored him with the prize. “All my family is here, and I thank everyone for this reception—I’m utterly knocked out,” he expressed his gratitude.
In the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in 2008, Osbourne received the prestigious Living Legend honor.
Alice Cooper, Lemmy, and Jimmy Page are among the previous recipients. The prize was delivered by Slash, the former guitarist of Guns N’ Roses.
Ozzy Osbourne got the “Literary Achievement” award at the Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, California, in 2010 for his memoir, I Am Ozzy. Sir Ben Kingsley presented Osbourne with the award.
The book opened at No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction. Osbourne also served as a judge at the 6th, 10th, and 11th annual Independent Music Awards, which encourage the careers of independent musicians.
At a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in May 2015, Osbourne received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.
In his hometown of Birmingham, Osbourne had a tram named after him in 2016.
Osbourne was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame’s celebrity wing on April 6, 2021, for his multiple appearances, including his participation at WrestleMania 2 in 1986.