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Freddie Mercury


Freddie Mercury was a famous British singer-songwriter. Freddie Mercury was also the lead artist of the rock-and-roll band, Queen. According to some sources he was interested in music from a very young age. Let us know more about the late prominent celebrity’s professional as well as personal life.

Early Life

The musician, Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946. His birth name is  Farrokh Bulsara. Also, he was born to Bomi and Jer Bulsara. Mercury’s birthplace is in the British territory of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, Tanzania. According to his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to British nationality.

Jer Bulsara

Caption: Freddie Mercury’s mother Jer Bulsara (Source: Instagram)

Besides, he had a younger sibling, Kashmira. Freddie grew up in India. And, he used to learn the piano at the tender age of seven. He had attended St. Peters School in Panchgani, near Mumbai. During that time, his earliest idol was Indian singer, Lata Mangeshkar. During his school days, he formed a music group, The Hectics. Then, the band performed rock and roll songs sung by Little Richard and Cliff Richard.

In 1963, he and his family settled down in the town of Feltham, England. Later on, he pursued a course in art at West London’s ‘Isleworth Polytechnic. Furthermore, he graduated with a diploma in Art and Graphic design from the ‘Ealing Art College.

Freddie Mercury – Professional Life and Career

After completing graduation, Freddie used to earn his living by selling old clothes in London’s Kensington Market. Also, he started working at ‘Heathrow Airport’. Moreover, he also performed for various music bands, such as ‘Ibex’ and ‘Sour Milk Sea.

In 1970, the singer along with English drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May formed a band. They named the band Queen.  Also, he changed his name from Farrokh Bulsara to Freddie Mercury. During that time, he used to work as a singer-songwriter for several albums by Queen. Some of the albums of the bands were  ‘News of the World,’ ‘The Game,’ ‘ A Day at the Races, and ‘Greatest Hits’.

Between 1981 and 1983,  he collaborated with Michael Jackson on soundtracks such as There Must Be More to Life Than This,’ ‘State of Shock’, and ‘Victory.’ Side by side, he also worked on ‘Emotions in Motion by teaming up with Queen. In 1984, he also tried to go solo with the song. ‘Love Kills’. After one year, Queen performed at the ‘Live Aid’ concert on July 13, 1985.

Freddie Mercury's band Queen

Caption: Freddie Mercury’s band Queen (Source: Instagram)

Further Career

In 1986, he also released his first solo album, Mr. Bad Guy, by collaborating with keyboardists instead of playing the piano himself. Likewise, in the same year, he performed with his band, Queen at Budapest. In  1988,  he released his second studio album, Barcelona.

Freddie Mercury – Net Worth 2024

During the time of his death, his estimated net worth was approximately around $50 million. But, his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements are not available through any sources of information.

Freddie Mercury – Personal Life

In the 1970s, Mercury was in a relationship with Mary Austin. He met her through guitarist Brian May. They lived together for several years in West Kensington, London. Later on, he began his relationship with David Minns in the mid-1970s. David Minns is an American record executive at Elektra Records.

Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton

Caption: Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton (Source: Instagram)

Unfortunately, their relationship ended when Mercury talked about his sexuality.  After some time, he reportedly was seeing Barbara Valentin, an Austrian actress. During that time, it was also rumored that he was dating German restaurateur Winfried “Winnie” Kirchberger. In 1985, he started another long-term relationship with Irish-born hairdresser Jim Hutton.

Unfortunate death

Sadly,  Hutton tested HIV positive in 1990. Mercury and Hutton stayed together for the last seven years of Mercury’s life.  Mercury peacefully left the world on November 24, 1991. Also, he nursed him during his illness.

According to sources, Mercury considered Hutton as the true love of his life. Until the end of his life, he wore a gold wedding band which he got from Hutton in 1986.

Afterward, Hutton later relocated from London to the bungalow he and Murcery had built for themselves in Ireland.

Body Measurements

During that time, Mercury was 5 feet and 9 inches tall. Also, he used to weigh 74 kg. His chest, waist, and biceps are 43 inches, 32 inches, and 14 inches respectively. And, his shoe size is used 10 (US). Moreover, his eyes were dark brown and he had black hair color.

Social Media

Regarding social media, Freddie Mercury has verified fan pages on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Instagram, his fan page’s username is @freddiemercuryfanclub with more than 171k followers. Similarly,  his verified Twitter fan page has over 292k followers with the username @freddie_mercury. Talking about his Facebook fan page, his username is @freddiemercuty and he has more than 7 million followers.