Quick Facts of

  • First NameBoy
  • Last NameGeorge
  • Net Worth$ 35 million
  • CareerSinger

Boy George is a 58-year-old musician and fashion designer-best known as the lead singer of the soul band Culture Club.    His more than 40 years as a professional musician have made him one of the biggest stars of soul music.

In addition to his career as a singer, he is also an author with widespread fame. The star has also done a lot of work as a DJ since the late 1990s.    

How Much Is Boy George’s Net Worth In 2020?

George is worth $35 million as of February 2020. He made his multi-million fortune mainly from a career as a singer.  

Some other sources have also claimed that he is worth $33.6 million. He reportedly has a salary of $5.6 million per year.

Earnings From Record Sales

As one of the biggest blue-eyed-soul singers in the world, George earns millions of dollars from record sales. The following table is a list of his earnings from record sales and are some of the successful albums in his career.

1998$300,000Greatest Moments
1993$100,000At Worst… The Best of Boy George and Culture Club
1987$100,000This Time – The First Four Years with Culture Club
$60,000Sold (solo)
1986$60,000From Luxury to Heartache
1984$1,940,000Waking Up with the House on Fire
1983$6,720,000Colour by Numbers
1982$1,600,000Kissing to Be Clever

In addition to this, bands and band members also make a lot of money from tours and gigs. 

Houses And Estates Of Boy George

Boy has a house in London, where the average price for a house is around $375,953 (£290,200).

In addition to this, he rented out a residence in Sydney, Australia, paying $27,500 a month in 2017. Similarly, the star also rented another property in Sydney for $5,500 per week.      

Controversies: Drug Abuse  

George was heavily involved in drugs in the past. As a matter of fact, in the 1980s, he was addicted to heroin and would try and perform under the influence of the substance. In addition to this, he was also abusing methadone and Valium.    

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In 1986, the police arrested him for heroin possession. The same year, a friend of George’s died of an overdose. 

Then on 7 October 2005, he was arrested again for possession of cocaine, but the charges of possession of a controlled substance were later dropped.

After falsely reporting a burglary under the influence of drugs, he was arrested and made to pay a $1000 fine and do community service.

Physical Assault

Boy George once assaulted a Norwegian model and male escort, Audun Carlsen, after handcuffing him to a spot on a wall and beating him with a metal chain.    

He was convicted of physical assault charges and sentenced to 15 months in jail on 16 January 2009. He only served 4 months of the 15, getting out early on good behavior.               

Short Biography-How Old Is Boy George?

Boy George was born George Alan O’Dowd on 14 June 1961 (age 58 as of February 2020) in Barnehurst, Kent, England to Dinah O’Dowd and Jeremiah O’Dowd.   

He was raised in Dublin with 3 brothers, Kevin, Gerald, and David, along with a sister named Siobhan.

George is openly bisexual and has dated a lot of people in the past. Some of the well-known names are Jon Moss, Culture Club drummer. As of February 2020, he is unmarried and does not have children.