David Robert Jones is a world famous English musician, actor, song-writer and record producer. The singer has been around in the music industry for nearly four decades. He started attaining his fame from the beginning of seventies decade. He gained global recognition for his1969 hit song “Space Oddity” which rose up to the top 5 in the UK chart-buster list. The hit single “Fame” released in the year 1975 was his first major song to become a hit in the US. David was placed within the top 30 in the list of 100 Greatest Britons in the BBC poll conducted in 2002.
Bowie is one of the richest artists in the globe due to the enormous success he has enjoyed in his musical career spanning 50 years. More than 250 million in record sales of his innumerable hit albums have raked in millions of dollars. Millions more have been made through his live show concerts held around the world. He has also acted in a few films and has appeared in Pepsi advertisement campaigns in the past. His estimated net worth till date stands at a whopping 215 million USD.
David leads a very ostentatious lifestyle financed by his phenomenal personal wealth. He owns expensive mansions in Europe and is reported to possess villas in Lausanne, Switzerland and London, England. The Lusanne residence is a vintage 20th Century château worth millions of pounds. New York City serves as his current residence. He is the proud owner of many luxury cars and drives around in vehicles like a Mercedes-Benz and Rolls Royce. He flies around the world in hired private jets. David spends a lot of his free time doing charity work and strongly identifies himself with children’s causes. The list of charity NGO's supported by him includes Food Bank For New York City, Save the Children, The Lunchbox Fund, Keep A Child Alive, War Child and Mines Advisory Group.
He was born in London in a middle class family. His mother was a cinema theater employee and father Haywood a private sector official. He has twice tried his hand in marriage. Bowie married his first wife Angela in 1970 but unfortunately the couple divorced after 10 years of being together. He has a son named Duncan from his union with Angela. His second wife is a Somalia super model whom he married in 1992. The couple has been together since then. They don’t have any children of their own but he has a step-daughter from his wife’s previous relationship. David stunned people by openly admitting his bisexual orientation.