Sharon Osbourne vs. Ozzy: Who Has Earned More in Their Careers?

by Halle Ames

In a battle of the Osbournes, we take a look at who has made more money throughout their careers, Sharon or Ozzy.

When you and your spouse both rake in millions of dollars, the competition for who makes more loses its luster. Or at least we assume it does.


Ozzy Osbourne has had a very successful career as a rocker, earning the name “The King of Darkness.” At 72-years-old Ozzy has earned himself millions.

On the other hand, his 68-year-old wife, Sharon, isn’t hurting for money either. With her own career as a TV personality, author, producer, and Ozzy’s manager, Sharon Osbourne also has millions in her bank account.

The two have been married for over 40 years after tying the knot in July of 1982. They welcomed the now 37-year-old Aimee Osbourne, 36-year-old Kelly Osbourne, and 35-year-old Jack Osbourne during their happy marriage.

How much have the two made? The answer might surprise you.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have made very similar amounts of money according to their net worth.

Ozzy Osbourne

According to Express, Celebrity Net Worth reports, Ozzy Osbourne has nearly $220 million. Talk about a rainy day fund!

He earned a lot of his money as the lead singer for the rock band Black Sabbath. He was with the band until 1979, when he was fired for alcohol and drug abuse. He next launched a very successful solo career that continues to this day.

What really helped Ozzy shovel in cash was the start of his musical festival, named Ozzfest, in the 1990s. He grossed around $100 million from the show.

In addition, Ozzy Osbourne was the first heavy metal act to sell merchandise. This added another $50 million to the account.

Sharon Osbourne

However, Sharon Osbourne should not be overlooked. Celebrity Net Worth has her coming in with an impressive $220 million. The same as her husband.

Sharon grew her empire by starting out as Ozzy’s manager when he launched his solo career. The London native also is the founder and brains behind Ozzfest. Her husband was just the talent.

Next, she created her own talent company, accordingly named Sharon Osbourne Management. Under the company, she worked with bands such as Motörhead and The Smashing Pumpkins.

In addition, Sharon starred in the MTV reality series, The Osbournes for five years. The show, which followed the lives of the famous couple, accounted for nearly $16 million.

In 2006, she signed a $3 million deal with ITV to host her own talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show. She has also worked on numerous game and talk shows like The X Factor UK and The Talk.

Needless to say, I think the Osbournes have their hand in a little of everything and won’t be hurting for money anytime soon.