David Bowie Biography

Published On Jun 08, 2017
Facts of David Bowie
Date of Birth: 1947 , January-8
Date of Death: 2016 , January-10
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Bowie formed his first band at the age of 15, playing guitar-based rock and roll at local youth gathering and weddings as a beginning of his career. He has released studio albums such as The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Lodger, Let's Dance, Never Let Me Down, Reality, Earthing, Outside, The Buddha of Suburbia, etc.

Moreover, David also featured in the movie such as The Man Who Fell to Earth as Thomas Jerome Newton, Into the Night as Colin Morris, Gunslinger's Revenge as Jack Sikora, The Linguini Incident as Monte and much more.  

David earns the tremendous amount of wealth as well as fame during his career.  He was titled with many awards such as a Saturn Award for Best Actor, numerous Grammy Awards, received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music, Royal honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, received nine platinum album certifications, seven gold certification and much more. 

Moving towards his personal life, David Bowie married Mary Angela Barnett at Bromley Register Office in Bromley. They gave birth to a son, Duncan. Sadly, their relation did not last for long, the couple divorced after a year of their marital relationship.

Later, Bowie married to Somali-American model, Iman with a small ceremony in Lausanne. The couple has a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. 

David Bowie earns a good sum of money from his professional career, he has released several songs, featured in movies and concert in different places. Recently he bought an apartment in the New York City for $6.45 million. His current estimated Net worth is around $230 Million.

David Bowie died from liver cancer in his apartment. He died two days after his 69th birthday and his last released album is Blackstar. 

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Born in Brixton, London.

January 8 , 1947

David Bowie was born on 8th January 1947 in Brixton, London. He was born to father Haywood Stenton & mother Margaret Mary and grew up along with his siblings. He holds a British Nationality and belongs to a white ethnicity. 

Formed his Band.

1962

In 1962 at the age of 15, David Bowie formed his first band. At the beginning of his career, he used to play guitar-based rock and roll at local at youth gatherings and weddings. 

Married to Mary Angela Barnett.

March 19 , 1970

In 1970, David Bowie married Mary Angela Barnett at Bromley Register Office in Bromley. They gave birth to a son, Duncan. The couple filed a divorce after a year of marital relationship.  

Started his Solo Career,

1989

From the year 1989, David Bowie started his solo career. He retreated to the relative anonymity of band membership in the early 70s. He is a successful personality in music field honored with many awards.

Married to Iman.

April 24 , 1992

After getting divorced from his first wife, Bowie married to Somali-American model, Iman in a private ceremony in Lausanne. They gave birth to a daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones. 

Died of Cancer.

January 10 , 2016

David Bowie died from liver cancer in his apartment at New York City, after the diagnosis of 18 months. He died two days after his 69th birthday and release of last album, Blackstar.

Current Net worth.

2017

David Bowie earns the tremendous amount of money through his career. He has released several songs, featured in movies and attended many concerts at different places. His current estimated Net worth is around $230 Million.