The remaining members of Queen have been revealed to have more money than our head of state Queen Elizabeth herself.
The Sunday Times Rich List shows Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon have amassed a joint fortune of £445million, largely due to the 2018 box office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody. As for Lizzie, she has a relatively paltry £370million to her name.
The band are thought to have made £25million each this year alone after the biopic earned a whopping $896.4million (£680.4million) globally.
Some of the money made can be attributed to streaming and record sales, as old Queen songs charted after audiences had watched Bohemian Rhapsody.
In fact, the title song was recently named as the most streamed song of the 20th Century.
The real Queen hasn’t had any Top 10 hits.
Fans were listening to Queen songs around the time of the Oscars too, where the movie was nominated for best picture. It lost out to Green Book, though Rami Malek – who played lead singer Freddie Mercury – won the award for best actor.
Rami Malik on the ‘tumultuous set’ of Bohemian Rhapsody
Freddie Mercury’s ex-fiance Mary Austin also made money from the movie’s success as she is the owner of 75% of all his future earnings.
She is also entitled to 17% of any money made by Queen as a whole.
Despite the incredible reception the movie has had from fans of Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody has not been without its pitfalls. Critics slammed it before its release and many were upset by the lack of representation for the gay and HIV/Aids-positive community, a disease which eventually killed the frontman.
Director Bryan Singer was also fired from the movie just two weeks before filming wrapped, following allegations of sexual assault against underage boys.