Queen, the band, are now richer than Queen, the Queen of the United Kingdom, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. Queen, the rock group, have £445 million the Queen of England has £375 million.
The success of the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, is largely due to the band’s further success.
“While the old rockers continue to earn well – each adding an estimated £25m ($30m) to their wealth this year – the same cannot be said of the 93-year-old monarch,” the Sunday Times reported. “The Queen topped the list for the first five years from 1989 to 1994, but the strict criteria used by the Rich List now excludes the Crown Estate and the royal art collection from her assets, on the grounds that she does not have control over them.
“May’s wealth is put at £160m ($188m) in this year’s Rich List, up from £135m ($159m) in 2018. Taylor’s fortune rises from £130m ($152m) to £155m ($181m). Deacon, 67, who wrote the hit ‘Another One Bites the Dust,’ is considered to be Queen’s ‘silent partner.’ … His wealth is put at £130m ($152m), enough to put him back into the Rich List for the first time since 2006.”
The movie, which won four Oscars this year, has reportedly taken $902.6 million at the box office globally since opening in November 2018. Last month, it was reported that Freddie Mercury’s will determined that his share of earnings from the movie would be divided among his loved ones.