Pete Burns Net Worth

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Peter Jozzeppi Burns was born on the 5th August 1959, in Port Sunlight, Cheshire England, of part-German descent through his mother, and was a singer and songwriter, best known to the world as the lead singer of the band Dead or Alive, with which he released seven studio albums, including “Youthquake” (1985), “Fan the Flame” (Part 1) (1990) and “Fragile” (2000). He passed away on the 23rd October 2016.

Have you ever wondered how rich Pete Burns was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Burns’ net worth was as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry. Apart from a career as a band member, Pete released two solo singles “Jack and Jill Party” (2004), and “Never Marry an Icon” (2010), the sales of which also increased his wealth.

Pete Burns Net Worth $500,000

Pete was the son of Evelina Maria Quittner von Hudec and Francis Burns. His childhood was troublesome, as his mother had problems with alcoholism and depression, and was bothered by other children in the neighborhood because he knew German since his early days. Once in his teens, Pete started his androgynous look, which he nurtured until his last days. Because of his appearance he was called to headmaster’s office, but instead he left school and never went back. Also, he was raped by a man who picked him up while Pete was hitchhiking.

He found a job at Probe records, working behind the counter; while there, he met several musicians and was slowly getting into the music scene of Liverpool. Before he started the band Dead or Alive, he was a part of Mystery Girls, comprising of Pete Wylie and Julian Cope. After that he joined Nightmares in Wax, with which he released several singles, including “Black Leather”, and “Birth of a Nation”. The group then went through a line-up change and also a name change, assuming the name Dead or Alive. Before their debut album, they released several singles, including the “I’m Falling”, “The Stranger” and “It’s Been Hours Now”. After their initial success they signed a record deal with Epic Records, and in 1984 released their debut album entitled “Sophisticated Boom Boom”, which reached No. 29 on the UK charts, and received positive critiques. The next year Pete and the rest of the group worked on another album, “Youtquake”, which reached No. 9 on the UK Charts, and achieved gold status in both the UK and US, while in Canada achieving platinum status, which increased Pete’s net worth. The album featured band’s biggest hit, “You Spin Me Round” (Like a Record), which topped charts in UK, Canada and Switzerland.

By the end of the ’80s they had released two more albums “Mad,Bad, and Dangerous to Know” (1987), and “Nude” (1988). Since then their popularity began to decline, and Pete disbanded the group officially in 2011, but before that, they had released several more records, including “Fan the Flame (Part 1) (1990), “Nukleopatra” (1995), and “Fragile” (2000).

Pete also authored “Freak Unique: My Autobiography” in 2006, the sales of which also increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Pete was married to Lynne Corlett from 1980 until 2006. The following year he married his boyfriend Michael Simpson, but they divorced the next year.

Pete was known for his androgynous look on which he had worked since his teen years, He underwent numerous plastic surgeries, some of which threatened his life, and he even sued one of his plastic surgeons because one of operations which didn’t go as planned and Pete contracted pulmonary embolisms and near-fatal blood clots. He passed away on the 23rd October 2016 after cardiac arrest.

Full NamePete Burns
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1959
DiedOctober 23, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBebington, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
SpouseMichael Simpson (m. 2007–2008), Lynne Corlett (m. 1978–2006)
ParentsEva Burns, Francis Burns
NicknamesPeter Jozzeppi Burns , Burns, Pete
Music GroupsDead Or Alive (1979 – 2016)
TV ShowsCelebrity Big Brother, Pete's PA, The Pop Years
1Wearing an eyepatch over his left eye
1[commenting on his long and happy marriage to a woman] I look at these marriages between big stars like Sadie Frost and Jude Law and wonder how they expect any relationship to last when they spend most of their time thousands of miles part. Lynne is a massive part of my life - she always has been and always will be. When I go abroad touring, she comes with me.
2How trashy do I seem? I like deliberate Trash. I collect items like Elvis Presley clock radios and '50s memorabilia. It inspires a lot of my imagery. I like tasteful trash.
3You'd never catch me dead in a pair of fishnets! For one thing, they are not practical. And for another thing, it's just like a tacky drag queen.
4[when asked about the happiest day of his life] August 8th, 1980. That was the day Lynne and I got married. The only thing that spoiled it was that the man in the registry office had to go and make a feeble joke by asking which one of us was the bride.
1Pete Burns, the singer behind the dark new wave band "Dead or Alive," died of cardiac arrest on a Sunday, October 23, 2016, reported by his family and management. Pete was 57. Pete Burns rose to prominence with the 1980s pop hit "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" and became a staple of 80s pop fashion. His androgynous approach to clothing and out-sized fashion statements helped influence Boy George and a generation of gender-flexible pop acts. Burns was born in Cheshire, England, to a turbulent home life and turned to pop music at a young age. He started his first band while working at a Liverpool record store before founding the "Dead or Alive" specialty performance band of musicians. He returned to the spotlight as a contestant on television's "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2006 and released his last single in 2010, "Never Marry an Icon." He married partner Michael Simpson after divorcing his wife, Lynn Corlett in 2006. In the death announcement, Michael Simpson, Lynn Corlett and Steve Coy, Burn's manager and a former "Dead or Alive" band member, said, "All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star. He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul and will be missed by all those who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with." Boy George also wrote about Burns' passing, saying, "Tearful about the passing of Pete Burns, he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!".
2Touring with reunited Dead or Alive [September 2003]
3Formed a civil partnership with photographer Michael Simpson on July 6 2007.
4His father was British. His mother was German, and left the country during the Nazi regime, because her own father was Jewish.
5Speaks fluent German.
6Was very close to his parents and turned down an offer to tour with Madonna in the 80s to be with his mother when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
7Met his wife, Lynne, at age 15.
8Left school at 16.
9Born at Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington, Wirral, England.


Rock'n Roll2017writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record"
Strictly Come DancingTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anacleto: Agente secreto2015writer: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as P. Burns
20 Moments That Rocked Pop2015TV Movie documentary writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record" - uncredited
Run All Night2015writer: "You Spin Me 'Round Like a Record" - as Peter Jozeppi Burns
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pride2014/Iwriter: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Believe2013/Iwriter: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record"
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story2012TV Movie writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record"
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "Right Round" - as Peter Burns
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game arranger: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns / courtesy: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns / music: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns / writer: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Mongrels2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Devil's Double2011writer: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
The A-Team2010writer: "YOU SPIN ME ROUND LIKE A RECORD" - as Peter Burns
Chuck2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel2009writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record" - as Peter Burns
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Couples Retreat2009writer: "RIGHT ROUND" - as Peter Burns
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Ugly Truth2009writer: "Right Round" - as Peter Burns
The Hangover2009writer: "Right Round" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
CSI: Miami2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat2007writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record"
SingStar '80s2007Video Game writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record"
Brooklyn Rules2007writer: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record"
Narco2004writer: "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Party Monster2003writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "You Spin Me Round Like a Record" - as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Mystery Science Theater 30001996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1985TV Series writer - 1 episode


Rabia2007ShortBeach Extra


Dead or Alive: Rip It Up Live1988Video documentary executive producer


No 731984TV Series himself - 1 episode


Trailblazers Of2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Wedding Planner2013TV SeriesHimself
The Body Shocking Show2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Reporter
Come Dine with Me2011TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Morning2010TV SeriesHimself
Ultimate Big Brother2010TV SeriesHimself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Your Top 20 Celebrity Big Brother Moments2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Noughties... Was That It?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Pete's PA2007TV SeriesHimself
Wife Swap2007TV SeriesHimself
Tubridy Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Cosmetic Surgery Nightmares2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Big Brother's Little Brother2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Big Brother2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth2006TV SeriesHimself
Pete Burns Unspun2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
25 Years of Smash Hits2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
The Pop Years2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Regular Contributor
Top Ten2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2002TV SeriesHimself
The Hit Factory: The Pete Waterman Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dead or Alive: Rip It Up Live1988Video documentaryVocals
Top of the Pops1984-1987TV SeriesHimself
Razzamatazz1987TV SeriesHimself
The Kenny Everett Television Show1985TV SeriesHimself - performer

Archive Footage

2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
BBC North West Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s2012TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)

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