- Birthday22nd Jun, 63
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusSingle
George Michael is a world renowned British artist who is not only one of the world’s leading musicians but also dons innumerable hats including being songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He gained popularity during the 80’s decade by composing the pop album “Wham” with his childhood friend. Then later his popularity was cemented by his solo hit “Careless Whisper” which recorded sales of around five to six million copies worldwide.
Michael has earned a huge fortune of around 90 million USD, most of his earnings coming from performing in private concerts, holding shows and the sales of his records. When singing privately for super rich business tycoons, he reportedly charges in the range of £ 1.5 million to £ 2 million per hour. He rakes in additional money from songwriting not to mention the royalties he receives for his album sales. His worldwide tour from 2006 to 2008 made him one of the world’s richest performing artists by netting around £50million.
George Michael is known to own a vintage 16th Century luxury home on the outskirts of London. He owns a few high end luxury cars like BMW and Ranger Rover. He is involved in several charitable activities & has sung songs to raise funds for famine relief in Africa. He also donated part of his earnings to various causes like education, AIDS, treating terminally ill children. He teamed up with famous singer Ronan Keating in a game show & donated the proceeds to charity. He doesn’t appear to have much hobbies & interests beyond his music & song writing activities.
Born to a Greek Cypriot restaurateur father Kyriacos Panayiotou and mother Lesley an English dancer, Michael has admitted in an earlier interview that he is a gay. He was in a relationship with Anselmo Felappa whom he met in a rock concert but unfortunately he died of brain cancer. Then in the year 1996 he entered in a long term relationship with Kenny Goss a former cheerleader. They were supposed to formalize their relationship in an UK court but had to put it off due to adverse publicity. He was arrested by police in February 2006 for possession of drugs and released later with a warning. In May 2007 his luck ran out & he was arrested again for driving under the influence of drugs as a result of which his driving license was revoked for two years & he had to perform community service. It has got worse since then & he has been arrested a few more times in later years for possessing drugs resulting in him serving a prison sentence in 2010.
- You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.
- I have never felt any ethnic connection between the Greeks and me other than how hairy I am.
- If someone really wants to hurt you, they'll find a way whatever. I don't want to live my life worrying about it.
- I have never thought about my sexuality being right or wrong. To me it has always been a case of finding the right person.
- The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
Did you know?
- He has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
- He was ranked the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list by , Billboard magazine in 2008.
- He has won numerous music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.
- The Radio Academy named Michael as the most played artist on British radio between the period of 1984–2004.
Family & relationships
Whale Beach house
George Michael owns a plush home in the Palm Beach in Australia.
Whale beach house is located at the Palm Beach in Australia. Its price is around $6,000,000 in the market. It is a super posh area where this stunning property is located.
Whale Beach house is a ocean front property with surface area of 3500 square feet. It has five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms. This property has slick three storey n mega -exclusive Whale Beach Road.
Whale Beach house also features a expansive deck and gourmet kitchen where George likes whipping food for himself and his long time partner Kenny Goss.
Whale Beach House features a lap pool, a terrace, a huge deck and glass walls. This home can be desribed as an ideal place for entertaining and singer, George Michael. Actually, George planned to stay for a few nights in this stunning home during his world tour in February, but lates he hanged out her for two months. He also impressed the gay crowd of Sydney with his voracious party power.
This beach house has five bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, glass panels, bathing facility, ensuite terliting and access to exterior. Additionally, this property has two more powder poopers; one is planned near swimming pool and the other is near the entry.
George Michael owns a plush mansion in in South Kensington, which he bought for an estimated sum of 8.25 million Euros. This house was also named as Goldman Sachs Alley.
Victorian corner house is situated in Gilston Road which is a small street in South Kensington, U.K
Victorian corner is listed as one of the most expensive houses of Britain. The former owner of this beautiful house is media mogul Chris Evans. Now, the owner of this estate is singer George Michael. Victorian corner house is a six-bedroom property with tower and walled gardens. But, it has only 4250 square feet of floor area.
Victorian corner house is a beautiful property that features gorgeous garden. It has quite low ceiling because people at the time of it's construction were really short. George also placed a library in this house which was not available when he brought it. ACcording to George Michael, all the books in this library are written by Wordsworth or Shakespeare. Actually, most of the books are antique books that compliment this beautiful property as a type of furniture. The kitchen of this house is in modern style with vintage touches such as an Aga cooker. It is a vital component to any old-fashioned, British kitchen.
The quiet London Street is the home of several celebrities including Camedian Rowan Atkinson, fashion designer Tom Ford and David Bowie. But, their houses are outshone by George Michael's Victorian Corner house.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
George Michael owns a black Ferrari 599 FTB Fiorano. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is an exotic sports car that has latest front engine and 12-cylinder. Its name is derived from its engine displacement that is 5,999 cc. The full form of GTB is "Gran Turismo Berlinetta" in Italian. Also, its test drive track is Fiorano Modenese, Italy.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has a V12 engine that is also used in old F1-inspired Ferrari Enzo. It produces 448 PF of torque and 612 HP. Ferrari claims that this sports car can reach from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
The Goss-Michael Foundation
The British recording artist George founded the Goss-Michael Foundation with his partner Kenny Goss in 2007. The noble foundation is devoted to make effective contributions to Dallas’ flourishing artistic community and increasing the public’s familiarity with the emerging British artists. The common public can observe the work of internationally distinguished artists by means of the Goss-Michael Foundation. Since its inception, the organization has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to the arts and music students to enable them pursue superior education in arts.
George Michael supports the courteous charity association “Red Cross”, which is devoted to bring a spark of hope and respite to the people who have witnessed disasters. The foundation informs the general public about the diverse techniques to counter emergencies in a better and controlled manner. The Red Cross foundation follows the universal humanitarian principles and tries to make the world a better place to live for the agonized people experiencing different pains.
Meals On Wheels Association of America
George stands in support for the “Meals On Wheels Association of America”, abbreviated as MOWAA, which is the principal and oldest organization in US representing the people who offer meal services to the hungry. The foundation works to achieve its goal of physical, nutritional, social, and economic enhancement of vulnerable Americans. MOWAA also offers cash grants to the local meal programs running throughout the country to help them in providing proper, nutritious meals and other related services.
Elton John AIDS Foundation
The British singer songwriter extends full support for the Sir Elton John founded “Elton John AIDS Foundation” (EJAF), which accumulates funds to encourage the revolutionary HIV prevention programs, provide superior health care services to those suffering from the disease, and creating ample public awareness to eliminate the disgrace and prejudice connected with AIDS. Founded in 1992, The Elton John AIDS Foundation has managed to pool approximately $225 million for HIV prevention programs running around the sphere.
Ray-Ban RB 3211
George Michael looks rocking in Ray-Ban RB 3211. The Ray-Ban RB 3211 is one of the best sunglasses from Ray-Ban. It looks cool and stylish on both men and women. Even it is easy to pull off. Moreover, Ray-Ban offers a ton of tints and colors in these sunglasses. These sunglasses are in the trend from previous several years, but still they are quite popular.
During the finale of American Idol Season 7, George Michael wore a pair of Gucci 2785 Sunglasses. Gucci is a luxury fashion brand, which is known as the symbol of status and wealth. It is one of the favorite brand of rich celebrities like George Michael. The elegant design, fancy material and classy styles contribute to this dreamy sunglass.
Nike, Inc. is a publicly traded sportswear. George Michael likes to wear Nike products including cap and T-shirts. The headquarter of Nike is located in the metropolitan area of Oregon, Beaverton.