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Pete Burns Net Worth

Pete Burns net worth is

$500,000



Pete Burns Wiki Biography

Peter Jozzeppi Burns was born on the 5th August 1959, in Port Sunlight, Cheshire England, of part-German descent through his mother, and was a singer and songwriter, best known to the world as the lead singer of the band Dead or Alive, with which he released seven studio albums, including “Youthquake” (1985), “Fan the Flame” (Part 1) (1990) and “Fragile” (2000). He passed away on the 23rd October 2016.

Have you ever wondered how rich Pete Burns was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Burns’ net worth was as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry. Apart from a career as a band member, Pete released two solo singles “Jack and Jill Party” (2004), and “Never Marry an Icon” (2010), the sales of which also increased his wealth.

Pete Burns Net Worth $500,000

Pete was the son of Evelina Maria Quittner von Hudec and Francis Burns. His childhood was troublesome, as his mother had problems with alcoholism and depression, and was bothered by other children in the neighborhood because he knew German since his early days. Once in his teens, Pete started his androgynous look, which he nurtured until his last days. Because of his appearance he was called to headmaster’s office, but instead he left school and never went back. Also, he was raped by a man who picked him up while Pete was hitchhiking.

He found a job at Probe records, working behind the counter; while there, he met several musicians and was slowly getting into the music scene of Liverpool. Before he started the band Dead or Alive, he was a part of Mystery Girls, comprising of Pete Wylie and Julian Cope. After that he joined Nightmares in Wax, with which he released several singles, including “Black Leather”, and “Birth of a Nation”. The group then went through a line-up change and also a name change, assuming the name Dead or Alive. Before their debut album, they released several singles, including the “I’m Falling”, “The Stranger” and “It’s Been Hours Now”. After their initial success they signed a record deal with Epic Records, and in 1984 released their debut album entitled “Sophisticated Boom Boom”, which reached No. 29 on the UK charts, and received positive critiques. The next year Pete and the rest of the group worked on another album, “Youtquake”, which reached No. 9 on the UK Charts, and achieved gold status in both the UK and US, while in Canada achieving platinum status, which increased Pete’s net worth. The album featured band’s biggest hit, “You Spin Me Round” (Like a Record), which topped charts in UK, Canada and Switzerland.

By the end of the ’80s they had released two more albums “Mad,Bad, and Dangerous to Know” (1987), and “Nude” (1988). Since then their popularity began to decline, and Pete disbanded the group officially in 2011, but before that, they had released several more records, including “Fan the Flame (Part 1) (1990), “Nukleopatra” (1995), and “Fragile” (2000).

Pete also authored “Freak Unique: My Autobiography” in 2006, the sales of which also increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Pete was married to Lynne Corlett from 1980 until 2006. The following year he married his boyfriend Michael Simpson, but they divorced the next year.

Pete was known for his androgynous look on which he had worked since his teen years, He underwent numerous plastic surgeries, some of which threatened his life, and he even sued one of his plastic surgeons because one of operations which didn’t go as planned and Pete contracted pulmonary embolisms and near-fatal blood clots. He passed away on the 23rd October 2016 after cardiac arrest.



Full Name Pete Burns
Net Worth $500,000
Date Of Birth August 5, 1959
Died October 23, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Bebington, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession Singer-songwriter
Nationality British
Spouse Michael Simpson (m. 2007–2008), Lynne Corlett (m. 1978–2006)
Parents Eva Burns, Francis Burns
Nicknames Peter Jozzeppi Burns , Burns, Pete
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PeterBurnsESPN
Twitter https://twitter.com/peteburnsicon
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1047772/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pete-burns-mn0000313733
Music Groups Dead Or Alive (1979 – 2016)
TV Shows Celebrity Big Brother, Pete’s PA, The Pop Years
# Trademark
1 Wearing an eyepatch over his left eye
# Quote
1 [commenting on his long and happy marriage to a woman] I look at these marriages between big stars like Sadie Frost and Jude Law and wonder how they expect any relationship to last when they spend most of their time thousands of miles part. Lynne is a massive part of my life – she always has been and always will be. When I go abroad touring, she comes with me.
2 How trashy do I seem? I like deliberate Trash. I collect items like Elvis Presley clock radios and ’50s memorabilia. It inspires a lot of my imagery. I like tasteful trash.
3 You’d never catch me dead in a pair of fishnets! For one thing, they are not practical. And for another thing, it’s just like a tacky drag queen.
4 [when asked about the happiest day of his life] August 8th, 1980. That was the day Lynne and I got married. The only thing that spoiled it was that the man in the registry office had to go and make a feeble joke by asking which one of us was the bride.
# Fact
1 Pete Burns, the singer behind the dark new wave band “Dead or Alive,” died of cardiac arrest on a Sunday, October 23, 2016, reported by his family and management. Pete was 57. Pete Burns rose to prominence with the 1980s pop hit “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” and became a staple of 80s pop fashion. His androgynous approach to clothing and out-sized fashion statements helped influence Boy George and a generation of gender-flexible pop acts. Burns was born in Cheshire, England, to a turbulent home life and turned to pop music at a young age. He started his first band while working at a Liverpool record store before founding the “Dead or Alive” specialty performance band of musicians. He returned to the spotlight as a contestant on television’s “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2006 and released his last single in 2010, “Never Marry an Icon.” He married partner Michael Simpson after divorcing his wife, Lynn Corlett in 2006. In the death announcement, Michael Simpson, Lynn Corlett and Steve Coy, Burn’s manager and a former “Dead or Alive” band member, said, “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star. He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul and will be missed by all those who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with.” Boy George also wrote about Burns’ passing, saying, “Tearful about the passing of Pete Burns, he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!”.
2 Touring with reunited Dead or Alive [September 2003]
3 Formed a civil partnership with photographer Michael Simpson on July 6 2007.
4 His father was British. His mother was German, and left the country during the Nazi regime, because her own father was Jewish.
5 Speaks fluent German.
6 Was very close to his parents and turned down an offer to tour with Madonna in the 80s to be with his mother when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
7 Met his wife, Lynne, at age 15.
8 Left school at 16.
9 Born at Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington, Wirral, England.

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Rock’n Roll 2017 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record”
Strictly Come Dancing TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2014 – 2016 performer – 1 episode, 2014
Britain’s Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Anacleto: Agente secreto 2015 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as P. Burns
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record” – uncredited
Run All Night 2015 writer: “You Spin Me ‘Round Like a Record” – as Peter Jozeppi Burns
Glee 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Pride 2014/I writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Believe 2013/I writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record”
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 2012 TV Movie writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record”
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: “Right Round” – as Peter Burns
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2012 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game arranger: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns / courtesy: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns / music: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns / writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Mongrels 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
EastEnders 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Devil’s Double 2011 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
The A-Team 2010 writer: “YOU SPIN ME ROUND LIKE A RECORD” – as Peter Burns
Chuck 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record” – as Peter Burns
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Couples Retreat 2009 writer: “RIGHT ROUND” – as Peter Burns
Welcome to the 80’s 2009 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
The Ugly Truth 2009 writer: “Right Round” – as Peter Burns
The Hangover 2009 writer: “Right Round” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
CSI: Miami 2009 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Midnight Heat 2007 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record”
SingStar ’80s 2007 Video Game writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record”
Brooklyn Rules 2007 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record”
Narco 2004 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like A Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Party Monster 2003 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: “You Spin Me Round Like a Record” – as Peter Jozzepi Burns
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1996 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series writer – 1 episode

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Rabia 2007 Short Beach Extra

Producer

Title Year Status Character
Dead or Alive: Rip It Up Live 1988 Video documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
No 73 1984 TV Series himself – 1 episode

Self

Title Year Status Character
Trailblazers Of 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Big Brother’s Bit on the Side 2011-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Performer
The Nation’s Favourite 80s Number One 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Wedding Planner 2013 TV Series Himself
The Body Shocking Show 2013 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest Reporter
Come Dine with Me 2011 TV Series Himself
50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Morning 2010 TV Series Himself
Ultimate Big Brother 2010 TV Series Himself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Your Top 20 Celebrity Big Brother Moments 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Noughties… Was That It? 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Welcome to the 80’s 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Podge and Rodge Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Pete’s PA 2007 TV Series Himself
Wife Swap 2007 TV Series Himself
Tubridy Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
Cosmetic Surgery Nightmares 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself – Presenter
Big Brother’s Little Brother 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth 2006 TV Series Himself
Pete Burns Unspun 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
25 Years of Smash Hits 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself
The Pop Years 2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Regular Contributor
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2002 TV Series Himself
The Hit Factory: The Pete Waterman Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Dead or Alive: Rip It Up Live 1988 Video documentary Vocals
Top of the Pops 1984-1987 TV Series Himself
Razzamatazz 1987 TV Series Himself
The Kenny Everett Television Show 1985 TV Series Himself – performer

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