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Full NameJohn Richard
First NameJohn
Last NameRichard
Birth NameJohn Richard Deacon
Professionbassist, musician, songwriter, composer
Birth CityLeicester, England
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Father NameArthur Henry
Mother NameLilian Deacon
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseVeronica Tetzlaff
No Of Children6
Sibilingssister Julie Deacon
EducationChelsea College of Science and Technology, King's College London
Height180 cm
Weight74 kg
Networth$170 M
Date of BirthAugust 19,1951
Age68 years
Married Date18,1975

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Hero Of Bass John Deacon?

A retired English bassist cum musician, John Deacon is popular for his eminent career as a bass guitarist in rock band Queen. He is also a songwriter and composer who have the credits of popular songs like I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, You’re My Best Friend, Back Chat and others.

John Deacon joined the Queen in 1970 as a bass guitarist and retired after the death of frontman Freddie Mercury. He is worth around $170 million as of July 2019. Here know about his net worth, salary, income sources, assets and other details about his whopping fortune.

Net Worth Details- Salary And Income Sources

As of 2019, John Deacon is estimated to have a net worth of around $170 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, whereas, The Richest claims his net worth to be only $115 million in 2019.

John Deacon had a keen interest in solo music since his childhood. In 1965, at the age of 14, he joined his first band, The Opposition. Deacon played for the band till 1969. In 1971, he auditioned for Queen and eventually became the last member of the Queen to join.

Queen was formed in 1970 by Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor. Deacon was the fourth bassist of the band after Mike Gross, Marry Mitchell, and Doug Bogie.

John Deacon Performing

In 1973, they released their first album Queen and John Deacon was credited as Deacon John so that his name would sound more interesting. Later in 1974, in Queen II, he asked to be credited with his real name.

Some of his earnings from the show:

YearsIncome SourcesEarnings
1973Record Sales from the album Queen$620,000
1974Record Sales from the album Queen II ($620,000), Sheer Heart Attack ($908,000)$1.5 million
1975Record Sales from the album A Night at the Opera$4.2 million
1976Record Sales from the album A Day at the Races$1.6 million
1977Record Sales from the album News of the World$6.1 million
1978Record Sales from the album Jazz$1.4 million
1979Record Sales from the album Live Killers$4 million
1980Record Sales from the album Flash Gordon ($120,000), The Game ($4.4 million)$4.5 million
1981Record Sales from the compilation album Greatest Hits$18 million
1986Record Sales from the live album Live Magic ($2.3 million), A Kind of Magic ($2.3 million)$4.6 million
1989Record Sales from the album The Miracle$2 million
1991Record Sales from the compilation album Greatest Hits II ($22 million), Innuendo ($2.4 million)$24.5 million
1995Record Sales from the album Made in Heaven$10.9 million
1999Record Sales from the compilation album Greatest Hits III$1.9 million
2000Record Sales from the compilation box set The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III$6.3 million`
2014Record Sales from the compilation album Queen Forever$135,000

Apart from the album sales, he also makes a huge sum from the merchandise sales, endorsements, concerts, and gigs.

Here see the list of his earning from concerts and live performances.

1984 concert We will Rock You$401 thousand
1990 concert Queen at Wembley$1 million
2002 concert Greatest Video Hits$208 thousand
2002 concert film Greatest Video Hits 1$313 thousand
2004 concert Live Aid$1.52 million
2005 concert Return of the Champion$52 thousand
2012 concert Hungarian Rhapsody, Budapest$10 thousand

Soon after the death of Freddie Mercury on 24 November 1991, Iconic Queen started to grow apart. Deacon only performed thrice with the remaining bandmates, two tribute concert and one-off version of ‘The Show Must Go On’ with Elton John at the Paris concert. After these shows, he decided to retire in January 1997.

John Deacon and his former band mates

He again re-appeared shortly after in October 1997 for recording the last and final Queen song, No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young). Deacon then completely retired from any kind of social contact and band contracts.

Although he was out of contact with his ex-bandmates, Deacon was asked for the permission of making the band’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. His character was played by Joseph Mazzello. As of now, he is staying out of the public eye since his retirement but he is keeping his eyes on the finances of the band, Deacon’s former bandmate Roger Taylor said in an interview.

Musical Style And Gears

John Deacon is often regarded as the King of Bassists. Back in 1973, Rolling Stone reported that the combination of Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor is an explosion, ‘a colossal sonic volcano whose eruption makes the earth tremble.’ Some of the Deacon’s creations lists guitar work in Hot Space, grand piano in Spread You Wings, and many other.

John Deacon with his Guitar

The Rock and Jazz band Queen’s bass guitarist used following gears

Music Man Stingray Bass$5499.99
Fender Precision Bass$3,860.00
Fender Precision Bass Fretless$647.999
Kramer DMZ 4001$719.99
Fender Jazz Bass$2049.99
Rickenbacker 4001$2,299.00
Warwick Buzzard Bass$5,999,00
Fender Precision Bass (Duplicate)$999.99
Wal MK II Bass$2349.00
1981 Fender Telecaster Black and Gold$1,949.99
EKO 290 Barracuda VI$880.85
Roger Giffin Stratocaster (Duplicate)$3,400.00
Fender Telecaster$1,199.99

Some of the amplifiers he used include Orange Amplifiers AD200B 200W Tube Bass Amp Head, The Deacy Amp, Acoustic 370/301 Stack, and Sound City 4x12 cabinet.

Business Venture And Charity Works

Apart from his eminent career, he earns well from his own Production Company and production house. A reliable source reported that he made approximately £11.5 million in the last past six years.

John Deacon with his bandmates supported many charitable organizations and campaigns including 46664, Child Line, Coram, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me, Prince’s Trust and many others. Queen also collected over £1,000,000 for the Terence Higgins Trust. They also performed for free in many concerts.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances

With his gigantic net worth, he is currently residing in London, United Kingdom. Although the details on his house are not revealed, the average house price in London is over $1 million. For sure, the mansion cost him more than $10 million, a source reported.

Coming to his car collection, he bought a Volvo in his 70s for around $35,800. Recently, a few years back he was seen driving a Porsche with his wife and child. As of now, Porsche’s average price is approximately $124,600.

John Deacon moving towards his car

As John was also the financial manager of the band, he cleared all the financial problems, tax issues and investments of the band. Under his overseeing, the band’s main company, Queen Productions made a turnover of £40.5 million in 2009.

Although he revealed all the details of Queen Productions, he has not let any of the sources know about his taxes payments and insurance plans and policies.

John Deacon Personal Life- Age, Parents, Married, Wife, Children, Son, Daughter, Height, Weight

John Deacon aka John Richard Deacon was born on 19 August 1951 to parents; father Arthur Henry and mother Lilian Deacon. He was born in Leicester, England and raised in Oadby, Leicestershire alongside sibling; sister Julie Deacon.

As of 2019, John Deacon is 67 years old. He holds British nationality and belongs to the English ethnic group.

John Deacon Family

Coming to his personal life, he is a happily married man. He has been married to wife Veronica Tetzlaff since 18 January 1975. The couple is blessed with six children; sons Luke Deacon, Cameron Deacon, Robert Deacon, Jousha Deacon, Michael Deacon, and daughter Laura Deacon.

Height And Weight:

John Deacon stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) and weighs around 74 kgs (163 pounds).

Updated On Fri Jul 26 2019 Published On Thu Jul 25 2019 By