Sharon Osbourne‘s net worth is so impressive! Throughout the years of her Hollywood career, the former Talk cohost has earned more than $220 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This includes the loads of money she shares with her longtime husband, Ozzy Osbourne.
Sharon first got her start in showbiz in the early 1970s when she went to work for her late father, Don Arden, who was an English music manager, agent and businessman. According to Biography, Sharon took on the role of a receptionist and quickly moved up in the business when she started working in promotions.
In 1976, Sharon crossed paths with Ozzy when Don began managing his former heavy metal group, Black Sabbath. Though the TV personality’s father ended up firing the “Crazy Train” crooner in 1979, Sharon moved to L.A. and began managing Ozzy on her own after she took him on as a client to launch his solo career.
Throughout the next few decades, Sharon helped create the Grammy winner’s massively successful music career. In addition to having a direct role in managing Ozzy’s band as they released albums Blizzard of Ozz in 1980, Diary of a Madman in 1981 and tons more, Sharon was instrumental in much of his fame and fortune. To this day, Ozzy has produced over 10 albums under the management of his wife.
After finding success as her hubby’s manager, Sharon created her own management company called Sharon Osbourne Management. Besides spearheading Ozzy’s career, as well as managing their three kids, Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, the X Factor star also handled bands including The Smashing Pumpkins, Queen and Motorhead.
Sharon’s net worth is also thanks to her plethora of TV gigs. In 2002, the world was introduced to her famous family when she landed a deal with MTV to star on The Osbournes. Sharon and Ozzy appeared with their two younger children, Kelly and Jack, throughout the show’s four seasons from 2002 to 2005.
Following The Osbournes, Sharon furthered her TV career when she began hosting her own daytime talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, which lasted from 2003 to 2004. She also appeared as a judge on the British talent show The X Factor from 2004 to 2007, as well as a judge on America’s Got Talent from 2007 to 2012.
Most notably, Sharon made her debut as a cohost of The Talk in 2010. Years after she began hosting the hit CBS talk show alongside former stars Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler, she returned to The X Factor in 2013 and remained there until 2016.
In March 2021, Sharon exited The Talk following controversial comments she made in defense of Piers Morgan. “I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Sharon expressed to cohost Sheryl Underwood during a March 10 episode of The Talk.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her cohosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace,” CBS said in a statement to Us Weekly.
“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts,” the statement continued. “At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the cohosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”