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Full NameRoger Meddows Taylor
First NameRoger
Middle NameMeddows
Last NameTaylor
Birth NameRoger Meddows Taylor
ProfessionDrummer, Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birth CityKings Lynn, Norfolk
Birth CountryEngland, The UK
Father NameMichael Taylor
Mother NameWinifred Taylor
Mother ProfessionWorked at West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital in King's Lynn
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSarina Taylor
Relation WithDominique Beyrand (divorced), Deborah Leng
No Of Children5
FilmographyBohemian Rhapsody (2018)
EducationRosebury Avenue School, Truro Cathedral School, London Hospital Medical College
Height177 cm
Weight60 kg
Networth$200 M
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Date of BirthJuly 26,1949
Age70 years
Married DateOctober 3,2010

How Much Is Queen's Band Member Roger Taylor's Net Worth?

Famous as the drummer of the legendary band Queen, Roger Taylor is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Taylor is professional since 1968 and is working with the band Queen since its formation in 1970 alongside Freddie Mercury (died in 1991), Brian May and John Deacon.

The English drummer formerly worked for the band Smiley, and now peaks as one of the successful music personalities. As of July 2019, Taylor owns the net worth of around $200 million.

With the band Queen, Taylor has released 15 studio albums and has recorded the worldwide album sales of around 300 million. Queen's famous songs include Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are Champions, We Will Rock You and many more which charted in Billboard.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earnings

Initially, Roger Taylor was a drummer for the band Smiley alongside Tim Staffell and Brian May, however, the band broke up after 2 years in 1970.

The same year in 1970, Taylor in association with Freddie Mercury and Brian May formed the band, Queen. Later, the band was joined by bass guitarist John Deacon and soon after became the hit-band of the 70s as well as band history.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Roger has an estimated net worth of $200 million as of July 2019. Back in the early 2010s, the English drummer owned the fortune of $170 million.

English drummer Roger Taylor of the band Queen is a multi-millionaire
English drummer Roger Taylor of the band Queen is a multi-millionaire

For a fact, his net worth is equal to American singer Bob Dylan (owns $200 million fortune), but owns less than the Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich ($300 million).

With the band Queen, Roger Taylor has released 15 studio albums which proved to be the million dollars shower for the drummer, aided by tours & concerts.

Since the band's formation in 1970, the band briefly went hiatus in 1991 following the Freddie Mercury's death. But later, was joined by Paul Rodgers (from 2004-2009) and Adam Lambert (2011-Present) on live collaboration.

As reported, the Queen has made worldwide albums sales of around 300 million. List of earnings from famous songs:

  1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1979)- $1.67 million
  2. We Are The Champions (1977)- $5.289 million
  3. Killer Queen (1975)- $250,000

Album Sales & Earnings

Check out the earnings of Queen band from studio albums:

AlbumSales/ CertificationEarnings
Made in Heaven (November 6, 1995)4-times Platinum by BPI$10.995 million
Innuendo (February 5, 1991)Platinum by BPI$2.435 million
The Miracle (May 22, 1989)Gold by RIAA$2.02 million
A Kind of Magic (June 3, 1986)2-times Platinum by BPI$2.366 million
The Works (February 27, 1984)Gold certification by RIAA$1.97 million
Hot Space (May 21, 1982)Gold-certified by BPI$645,000
Flash Gordon (December 8, 1980)Gold-certified by BPI$120,000
The Game (June 27, 1980)4-times Platinum (RIAA)$4.445 million
Jazz (November 10, 1978)Certified Platinum by RIAA$1.425 million
News of the World (October 28, 1977)4-times Platinum (RIAA)$6.125 million
A Day at the Races (December 10, 1976)Platinum-certified by RIAA$1.605 million
A Night at the Opera (November 21, 1975)3-times Platinum (RIAA)$4.255 million
Sheer Heart Attack (November 8, 1974)Platinum-certified by BPI and Gold Certified (RIAA)$908,000
Queen II (March 8, 1974)Gold Certified by RIAA and BPI$620,000
Queen (July 13, 1973)Gold certification from RIAA$620,000

Live Albums:

  1. Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live (2012)- $10,000
  2. Queen on Fire (at the Bowl in 2004)- $506,000 (Gold by BPI)
  3. Live at Wembley '86 (1992)- $3.78 million (Platinum by RIAA)
  4. Live Magic (1986)- $2.34 million (Platinum by BPI)
  5. Live Killers (1979)- $4.01 million (2-times Platinum by RIAA)

Compilation Albums:

  1. Queen Forever (2014)- $135,000
  2. Absolute Greatest (2009)- $736,000
  3. The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III (2000)- $6.32 million (6-times Platinum by BPI and 2-times Platinum by RIAA)
  4. Greatest Hits III (1999)- $1.96 million (2-times Platinum by BPI)
  5. Queen Rocks (1997)- $420,000 (Platinum by BPI)
  6. Classic Queen (1992)- $3.5 million (3-times Platinum by RIAA)
  7. Greatest Hits II (1991)- $22.15 million (Diamond certified by SNEP and 8-times Platinum by BPI)
  8. Greatest Hits (1981)- $18 million (8-times Platinum by RIAA)

Curious to know: How Artists Earn From Tours, Concerts & Merch?

Biographical Film & Revenue From Concert Films

The Queen's biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 2018; the movie title is named under the Queen's most famous song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

It features actors Ben Hardy (plays Roger Taylor in the film), Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Joe Mazzello as John Deacon and Mike Myers as Ray Foster.

Well, the movie grossed $903.7 million up to the budget of $50-$55 million.

Earnings From Concert Films:

  1. Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 (2012)-
  2. Return of the Champions (2005)- $52,500
  3. Live Aid (2004)- $1.526 million
  4. Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002)- $313,000
  5. Greatest Video Hits (2002)- $208,000
  6. Queen at Wembley You with the British rock band Queen
    (1990)- $1.008 million
  7. We Will Rock You (1984)- $401,500

Endorsements & Charity Works

With such huge fame with the band Queen, Roger Taylor surely amasses a queue of endorsement approaches. For now, the details on Taylor's sponsorship and its earnings are not out.

Also, the merch sales from Queen also aids his fortune.

The drummer is also active on Instagram and Twitter with over 1 million and 231K followers as of July 2019.

As per Influencer Marketing Hub, Roger earns $2,094- $3,491 per sponsored post.

Well, the Queen drummer is also active in charity works and has associations with other non-profit organizations like Mercury Phoenix Trust, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Nordoff Robbins and Prince's Trust.

Moreover, with the band, he has performed in many charity and fundraising events.

Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses

The multi-millionaire English drummer lives a lavish lifestyle and owns an impressive collection of assets. Currently, he lives in his house in Puttenham, the United Kingdom, estimated to be worth millions of dollars.

Well, the median house price in the UK comes up depending on its structure:

  1. Semi-detached- £225,674
  2. Terraced- £194,167
  3. Flat/maisonette- £228,099

Formerly Roger Taylor owned a 7-bedroom house in Godalming, Surrey, where he lived from 1979 to 2003. The property came in the market in November 2014, asking £7,950,000 ($9.919 million).

Though, the further details on its sale are not out.

Roger Taylor's former house in Godalming, Surrey
Roger Taylor's former house in Godalming, Surrey

Apart from these, Taylor also owns an impressive collection of luxury cars including 1979 Aston Martin V8, Range Rover, Aston Martin DB7, Mercedes and many more.

Back in March 2012, the English drummer kept his 1991 Mercedes 600SEL for auction for £1,500.

Roger Taylor's Mercedes kept for auction
Roger Taylor's Mercedes kept for auction

Alongside expensive assets and daily life luxury, Roger Taylor also spends a huge bill on costly attires, travels, and accommodations.

Tax Payments & Insurance

Since Roger Taylor lives in the UK, he is liable to stamp duty and income tax policies of the nation.

For an individual, the income tax effective range ranges from 0%-45%; the effective income tax for Roger is 45% of his annual revenue.

Income Tax Bracket:

  1. Up to £11,850- 0%
  2. £11,851 to £46,350- 20%
  3. £46,351 to £150,000- 40%
  4. Above £150,000- 45%

On the other hand, the English drummer's property seeks the stamp-duty in the range of 0%-15%; the highest effective rate 15% applies for a property of over £1.5 million.

Also, the annual house insurance premium takes away £161.75 per year.

Roger Taylor's Personal Life: Age, Height, Birthday, Married Life, Wife & Children

Roger Taylor was born Roger Meddows Taylor in 1949 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, the UK. His birthday falls on July 26.

Taylor's mother Winifred Taylor worked at West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital in King's Lynn while father's name is Michael. Raised in 87 High Street in King's Lynn, Roger's family moved to Beulah Stree and attended Rosebury Avenue School.

Later, he moved to Truro, Cornwall at the age of 7 and went to Truro Cathedral School where he was an amateur drummer for the local band Bubblingover Boys.

Even more, Roger went to London Hospital Medical College in 1967 to study dentistry but later changed to biology and earned a BSc at East London Polytechnic.

He holds Brtish nationality and is of white ethnicity. As of July 2019, Roger Taylor's age is 69 and has a height of 5 ft. 9.5 inches (177 cm).

Married Life, Wife & Children

Well, Roger has been married 2 times in his life and currently lives with his wife Sarina Taylor. The duo married on October 3, 2010, and enjoys blissful relationship till date without any mishaps.

For a fact, the couple is yet to share any children.

Roger Taylor and his wife Sarina Taylor
Roger Taylor and his wife Sarina Taylor

Prior to Sarina, the English drummer was in a marital relationship with his first wife Dominique Beyrand. The former had married on January 3, 1988, but divorced quietly later.

They were parents to 2 children: actor Felix Taylor and doctor Rory Eleanor Taylor.

In addition to that, Roger is the father of 3 children: Rufus Taylor (March 1991), Tigerlily Taylor (1994) and Lola Leng-Taylor (2000). with then-girlfriend Deborah Leng a model and actress; they broke up in 2002.

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