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Rock band Queen now richer than actual Queen after amassing £445 million fortune

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a group of people on a stage: UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 20:  WEMBLEY STADIUM  Photo of Roger TAYLOR and QUEEN and John DEACON and Brian MAY, L-R John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor performing on stage at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert  (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns) © Redferns UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 20: WEMBLEY STADIUM Photo of Roger TAYLOR and QUEEN and John DEACON and Brian MAY, L-R John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor performing on stage at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

Members of the super rock band Queen are now richer than the actual Queen, a rich list has revealed.

It is estimated that Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are together sitting on a £445 million fortune after the box office success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Their combined fortune is for the first time larger than the 93-year-old Monarch's, which is thought to have remained at £370 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Brian May et al. posing for a photo: The success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody brings huge income to the three band members © NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images The success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody brings huge income to the three band members The Queen topped the list for five years from 1989 to 1994.

However the Rich List has now set a strict criteria, it now excludes the Crown Estate and the Royal Art Collection from the Queen's assets.

The three remaining Queen members each have an estimated £25 million added to their wealth this year after the lead guitarist and songwriter May, 71, and drummer Taylor, 69, served as consultants for the award-winning film.

a close up of Elizabeth II: The Rich List reveals that the Queen's fortune remained at £370m © Getty Images The Rich List reveals that the Queen's fortune remained at £370m Bohemian Rhapsody, which shows the life of charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury who died aged 45 in 1991 from AIDS-related pneumonia, is close to taking $1 billion (£759m) in worldwide ticket sales.

Royalties from Queen’s huge back catalogue continue to roll in with Bohemian Rhapsody recently named as the most streamed 20th-century song.

The success of the film, in which Rami Malek won the best actor Oscar and Bafta for his portrayal of Mercury, has boosted the appeal of Queen’s music.


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