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Axl Rose Net Worth

Axl Rose Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Axl Rose net worth is
$150 Million

Axl Rose Wiki Biography

One of the world’s most famous contemporary vocalists and musicians, William Bruce Rose Jr. is far better known by his stage name – he is Axl Rose, the lead singer and founding member of the world-famous hard rock group “Guns N’ Roses”, his long career in which has netted Axl an estimated net worth of $150 million. By now the one original member of “Guns N’ Roses” left, Axl Rose has had a long and illustrious career as a vocalist, and has enjoyed huge commercial success throughout most of it – releasing a number of chart-topping albums and singles with “Guns N’ Roses”, including their very first debut studio album, “Appetite for Destruction”, which remains to this day the best-selling debut album in the history of the US.

Axl Rose Net Worth $150 Million

All this in mind, and with no regard for the controversy surrounding his personality and private life, Axl Rose has earned a place as one of the most successful – and richest – singers and musicians of all time. Born on 6 February 1962 in the city of Lafayette in Indiana, USA, Axl Rose had a dramatic and often unhappy childhood that is often believed to have propelled him into the world of hard rock. Rose’s father, William Bruce Rose, split with his mother Sharon when Axl was just two years old, and he was raised by a step-father, Stephen L. Bailey. Axl Rose has been quoted claiming that his step-father abused and oppressed him and his siblings – his sister Amy and his half-brother Stuart. Difficult home life pushed Axl Rose to look for an escape in music, and his outstanding vocal talents were already obvious during his high school years. It was in during his youth that Axl first met his future band partner, “Guns N’ Roses” guitarist Izzy Stradlin.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1982 due to repeated troubles with law enforcement in his home city of Lafayette, Axl Rose was soon on the road to success. Initially struggling to make ends meet, Axl soon reunited with Stradlin – and together with the guitarist Tracii Guns, they wound up forming the future world-famous band “Guns N’ Roses”. Tracii was soon replaced as the guitarist by Slash, and Duff McKagan and Steven Adler also joined to form the classic “Guns N’ Roses” line-up. Rose wrote his first hugely popular single, “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, for the band’s debut album “Appetite for Destruction”, contributing to the album’s chart-topping success and setting “Guns N’ Roses” up for their future glory. Future releases would prove equally successful, and by the time “Guns N’ Roses” split up completely in 1997, they were one of the world’s most famous and best-selling groups – which has certainly contributed to Axl Rose’s stunning net worth.

How rich is Axl Rose? Right now, Rose’s net worth is thought to be around $150 million. Most of this impressive amount is due to Axl Rose’s career as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the famous hard rock band “Guns N’ Roses”, of which he is the only remaining original member at the moment. The group released a number of chart-topping singles and albums, with sales figures well in the millions, and Rose’s share of the proceedings certainly went a long way in building up his considerable net worth.

Today, Axl Rose remains an active performer. In 2012, Rose did not attend the “Guns N’ Roses” induction into The Rock&Roll Hall of Fame, allegedly due to disagreements with his former co-members. In the same year, Rose was rumoured to be romantically involved with the popular American singer Lana Del Rey.

Full NameAxl Rose
Net Worth$150 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 6, 1962
Place Of BirthLafayette, Indiana, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionSinger, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Film Producer, Record producer
EducationJefferson High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseErin Everly (m. 1990–1991)
ParentsWilliam Bruce Rose, Sharon E. Rose
SiblingsStuart Bailey, Amy Bailey, Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain, Don't Cry
NicknamesWilliam Bailey , W. Axl Rose , axl_rose , William Bruce Rose Jr. , William Bruce Bailey , Rose, Axl , Axel Rose
AwardsMTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album...
Music GroupsGuns N' Roses (Since 1985), L.A. Guns (1984), Hollywood Rose (1983 – 1985), Rapidfire (1983)
NominationsNME Award for Villain of the Year
1Long red hair
2Outspoken and confrontational attitude
3Well known for his onstage rants often directed at fans
4Leather pants
5High vocal range
6His dancing onstage
7High pitched singing
9Tight-fitting, leather biker shorts
1[in a letter rejecting his nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame] Let sleeping dogs lie, or lying dogs sleep, or whatever.
2We'd rather be unknown and live in Idaho than have someone tell us what to play and how to "make it."
3Some people say I got a chip on my shoulder.
4We want people to realize, man, just play whatever the f*ck you want to play, not what someone else thinks you should play, so that's what we've done.
5My growth was stopped at two years old. And when they talk about Axl Rose being a screaming two-year-old, they're right.
6We're out there to win at what we do. And if that means going on two hours late and doing a good show, I'm gonna do it. I take what I do very seriously.
7I used to use the Internet a lot, but I got tired of reading all the garbage on there about me. The Internet is just a huge garbage can.
8Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.
1By mid-1991 Stephanie Seymour had become involved with Axl Rose. She appeared in two music videos by Guns N' Roses: "Don't Cry" and "November Rain". The couple broke up in February 1993 after Rose accused Seymour of being unfaithful. In August 1993, Rose sued Seymour for assaulting him during a 1992 Christmas party, for mental and emotional abuse, and for withholding $100,000 worth of jewelry. Rose claimed he and Seymour were engaged. In turn, Seymour counter-sued Rose for assaulting her and denied they were ever engaged.
2The album "Chinese Democracy" is currently slated for a November 2004 release. [August 2004]
3W. Axl Rose is back on the road, performing four dates in New York in May, before embarking on a 30+ date tour throughout Europe. [May 2006]
4Has finally completed the long anticipated new Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy". [November 2008]
5Still working in the studio on "Chinese Democracy". The album has now been delayed for over a decade. [April 2007]
6Is still working on finishing the first album of new Guns 'n Roses material since 1991's 'Use Your Illusion' two-CD set. It is titled 'Chinese Democracy,' and is one of the most delayed releases-to-be in music history. [May 2002]
7Is a huge fan of Queen.
8Lives in Malibu, California.
9Is the oldest member of Guns N'Roses, being two months older than Izzy Stradlin.
10Considers Christina Aguilera "The greatest Vocalist of our time".
11Is of Scottish, German, and Irish descent.
12Is a huge fan of Elton John. The two performed a duet of "Bohemian Rhapsody" at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London in 1991.
13Played in a band called Hollywood Rose prior to Guns And Roses.
14Legally changed his name to W. Axl Rose in 1986. The 'W' is legal, not an abbreviation, and was chosen because Rose did not wish to share the name William with his biological father.
15Released two albums at the same time with Guns N' Roses. This was the first time a band had ever released more than one album on the same day.
16Guns N' Roses were voted the 92nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
17"Welcome to the Jungle" is played in The Dead Pool (1988).
18"Sweet Child O' Mine" is played in State of Grace (1990).
19(August 14, 2002) Has kicked off Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" world tour in Hong Kong, China. The band will play a series of shows in East Asia and Europe before resuming their tour in Spring 2003, and will keep the tour going for "two or three years" according to Rose. The album they're supporting, "Chinese Democracy", is in its finishing stages.
20Played with Guns N' Roses in Rock in Rio II (January '91), Rock in Rio III (January '01) and Rock in Rio IV (October '11) as one of the most expected attractions.
21Grew up in a strict Pentecostal (fundamentalist Christian) household. Was kicked out of his house at age 16 for not cutting his hair.
22Has served as his own lawyer and defended himself at his innumerable trials.
23Was found guilty in November 1992 of property damage and assault at a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Was given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to community groups.
24"Axl Rose" is an anagram for "oral sex".
25When compiling song selections for the 1999 Guns N' Roses live album "Live Era", he communicated with Slash and Duff McKagan only through intermediaries.
26Attended high school with former longtime Guns N' Roses bandmate Izzy Stradlin.
27His ex-wife, Erin Everly, is Don Everly's daughter.
28Younger sister Amy and younger brother Stuart.
29His mother, Sharon E. Bailey died on May 28th, 1996.
30Upon signing with Geffen Records in 1986 he had his name legally changed to W. Axl Rose.
31Was born William Bruce Rose, but when his parents split his mother changed his name to William Bruce Bailey, taking his step-father's last name. Axl claims that when he was 17 he learned of his real father and changed it back to William Bruce Rose, but this is disputed. One of Rose's first music managers in L.A. claims that in the early 1980s Rose was still legally William Bailey.
32Is manic depressive.
33Has been arrested over 30 times for various offenses, mostly drunk and disorderly and assault charges.


Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pasapalabra2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Captain Fantastic2016writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Tu cara me suena2013-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How to Be Single2016writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Vai que Cola2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Short2015writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The Interview2014/IIwriter: "Welcome to the Jungle" - as W. Axl Rose
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2012-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roffa2013writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The X Factor2004-2013TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Boom Town2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Warm Bodies2013writer: "Patience"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Paradise City"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Choir: Military Wives2011TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Welcome to the Jungle" - uncredited
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gulliver's Travels2010writer: "SWEET CHILD O'MINE"
Tung metal2010TV Series music - 1 episode
Megamind2010writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Life as We Know It2010writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Madden NFL 112010Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Casal Rock2010TV Series writer - 8 episodes
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Comedy Lab2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cesko slovenská superstar2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Terminator Salvation2009writer: "You Could Be Mine"
WWE Armageddon2008TV Special lyrics: "Chinese Democracy"
Body of Lies2008writer: "If the World"
The Wrestler2008writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Step Brothers2008writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin2007TV Series writer - 10 episodes
L'isola dei famosi2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Australian Idol2005-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gone Baby Gone2007writer: "You're Crazy"
Ha-Shminiya2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game writer: "SWEET CHILD 'O MINE"
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 1993 writer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2006
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston2005writer: "It's So Easy", "Used To Love Her"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle" - as W. Axl Rose
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Child O'Mine"
The Real Cancun2003Documentary writer: "Paradise City"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000Video "Welcome to the Jungle"
End of Days1999writer: "Oh My God"
Big Daddy1999writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Beavis and Butt-Head1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Van1996writer: "Paradise City" - as Axel Rose
The Program1993writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Stars in Their Eyes1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Concierto Guns N Roses1992TV Movie writer: "Civil War", "November Rain", "You Could Be Mine", "Sweet Child O'Mine", "Welcome to the Jungle", "Don't Cry", "Paradise City"
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991writer: "You Could Be Mine" 1991
State of Grace1990writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lean on Me1989writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
The Dead Pool1988writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years1988Documentary performer: "Under My Wheels"
Bad Dreams1988writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"


Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentary
The Midnight Special1992Short
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentary
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentary


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video GameDJ Tommy 'The Nightmare' Smith (voice)
Guns N' Roses: November Rain1992Video shortAxl Rose
Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine1991Video shortAxl Rose
Guns N' Roses: Patience1989ShortAxl Rose
The Dead Pool1988Musician at Funeral (uncredited)
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle1987ShortAxl Rose


Guns N' Roses: You Could Be Mine1991Video short
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle1987Short


Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998Video video "Dead Horse"


The Wrestler2008special thanks


Guns N' Roses Appetite for Democracy 3D Live at Hard Rock Las Vegas2014Himself
That Metal Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Guns N' Roses: Rock am Ring 20062006TV MovieHimself
Behind the Music2004TV Series documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses: Rock in Rio III2001TV Special
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998VideoHimself - Vocals
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentaryHimself (Vocals / Piano / Tambourine / ... (as Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentaryHimself (Vocalist) (as Guns N' Roses)
Concierto Guns N Roses1992TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Guns N' Roses Vocalist
Guns N' Roses-Live in Paris1992TV MovieHimself
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Host
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Arena1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 31989VideoHimself
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentaryHimself (Vocals) (as Guns N' Roses)

Archive Footage

Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts2015TV Mini-Series documentarySinger
Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
The Mike and Dyke Metal Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2012TV SeriesHimself
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Mania2007TV SeriesHimself
Guns N' Roses: The Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star2005Video documentaryHimself
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll2003Video documentaryHimself
The Queen Phenomenon1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

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