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David Bowie was a British actor, singer, and a songwriter. He was one of the world's best-selling music artists as his albums sold 140 million worldwide.

David Bowie Early life and Education

Bowie was born as David Robert Jones on 8th January 2016 in Brixton, England. He was born to father, Haywood Stenton "John" Jones, a promotions officer for the children's charity Barnardo's, and mother, Margaret Mary "Peggy", a waitress, and grew up along with his siblings.

David Bowie's childhood picture

David attended Burnt Ash Junior School and enroll at Bromley Technical High School. He was interested in music so he studied art, music, and design and started playing the ukulele, piano, tea-chest bass.

David Bowie Career

David formed a band at the age of 15 and started performing at local youth gatherings and weddings. He got his breakthrough in 1969 after releasing his single Space Oddity which peaked at the No. 15.

His album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy and the Spiders from Mars made him a superstar and certified platinum in Uk and gold in the USA.

David Bowie holding award

During his career, Bowie won two Grammy Award and three Brit Awards which includes Best British Male Artist twice and Outstanding Contribution to Music, Ivor Novello Special Award for Originality and also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

David Bowie Personal life

Regarding David Bowie personal life, he married twice. Firstly, he married to Mary Angela Barnett on 19th March 1970 at Bromley Register Office in Bromley, London.

The couple welcomed their first child Duncan on 30th May 1971. After having a decade of a marital relationship, the couple got divorced on 8th February 1980.

David Bowie with Mary Angela Barnett

After first unsuccessful marriage, David married to Iman, Somali-American model in a private ceremony in Lausanne on 24th April 1992.

The couple welcomed a daughter Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones in 2000. The couple used to live happily together along with their children in New York City. The couple was together until the death of David. David Bowie was also a bisexual and had a relationship with Mike Jagger

David Bowie with Iman

David Bowie Death

On 10 January 2016, David Bowie died from liver cancer in his own New York City apartment. He was diagnosed since 18 months but his illness news was not public until his death.

David Bowie Net worth

David earned the good sum of money in his career. His several songs were successfully hit and won the heart of millions of people.

He earned $250,000 from his album The Next Day, $2,500,000 from the album Heathen, $30,000,000 from EMI Records Contract, $7,100,000 from album Let's Dance, etc.

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Bowie had done several tours around the world and performed in several concerts through which he obtained a huge sum of money. It is estimated that his net worth was $230 million before his death.

Updated On Fri Dec 15 2017 Published On Fri Dec 15 2017 By Jharna Prasai

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