Freddie Mercury has been and will always remain the idol of entire generations, but do you know how much his fortune is? Let’s find out.
More than thirty years have now passed since the premature death of Freddie Mercury, undisputed leader of the greatest rock band of all times, that of Queen. We recently lived his story again, thanks to the Oscar-winning film – Bohemian Rhapsody – which saw the leading actor triumph Rami Malek. But returning to the iconic singer, everyone knows that throughout his career has amassed a stellar heritage, worthy of the conquered star and reputation. So who did all that fortune go to after his death at the age of 45? Let’s find out together.
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Freddie Mercury – The infinite heritage
The good old Freddie Mercury was not for saving and accumulating money, according to the singer it was in fact useless to set aside exorbitant amounts without spending it: “I like to spend, spend, spend, after all that’s what money is for”. Despite this shopping frenzy, however, Freddie Mercury he managed to put aside a pretty good fortune. 50% of its assets ended up in the hands of Mary Austin, the only real woman Freddie has ever loved. The figure amounts to approx 10 million pounds, including the luxury villa at Garden Lodge (London), where Mary still lives today.
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The rest of the estate was shared by the parents, sister Kashmira Bulsara-Cooke and her friends, including the singer’s former companions. The biggest beneficiary, however, remains Mary Austin, an incredibly important person in Mercury’s life. “I will love her to the last breath. All my lovers ask me why they could never replace Mary, but it is simply impossible […] For me she is a de facto wife. For me, ours was a wedding “. In short, an indissoluble and now eternal love the one between Freddie Mercury and ex-girlfriend Mary Austin, a love that went beyond social conventions, beyond the system at the time even more rigid than our contemporaneity and that same love will be destined to last forever.