PUBLISHED: 11:05, Tue, Sep 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:05, Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Freddie Mercury openly considered himself ‘married’ to his ex-girlfriend and closest confidante Mary Austin. Their relationship was so powerful, Freddie even left most of his wealth to her, as long as some other beneficiaries. Despite this, he is still earning after his death, especially given the number of Queen tours, exhibitions and movies which have been made in the past 29 years.
After his death on November 24, 1991, Freddie gave his home, 50 percent of his recording royalties and most of his wealth to Mary Austin, with the remainder going to his parents and sister.
Mary was Freddie’s closest friend throughout his life, and they were often seen out together before his illness.
As a result, it is she who has earned the most from his recording royalties, given she was reportedly left a 50 percent stake in them.
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Freddie Mercury - who earns his royalties from Queen? (Image: Getty)
Freddie Mercury (Image: Getty)
His parents and sister share the remaining amount.
However, after the death of his parents, it is believed Mary’s stake went up to 75 percent.
According to a report on This Is Money, Freddie amassed a £50million fortune in the 20 years after his death, which is believed to be double his earnings throughout his lifetime.
As a result, this means in the years up to 2010, Mary would have earned £25million, with the rest going to his family.
Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton (Image: Getty)
The earnings of Queen are still split four ways,