Brian May
Brian May
Real Name/Full Name Brian Harold May
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Brian May
Birth Place: Hampton, London, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 July 1947
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 67 Kg
In Pounds – 147 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Harold May
Mother – Ruth Lrving
Siblings: N/A
School: Hanworth Road State Primary School, Hampton Grammar School
College: Imperial College London
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Anita Dobson (m. 2000), Chrissie Mullen (m. 1977–1988)
Kids/Children Name: Emily Ruth May, Jimmy May, Louisa May
Profession: Guitarist, Singer, Song Writer, Astrophysicist
Net Worth: $220 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Brian May is a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter who got international fame after being an active member and the famous rock band Queen’s lead guitarist. He was a perfect friend of singer Freddie Mercury.

Well, how well do you know about Brian May? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Brian May’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Brian May to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Brian May is Hampton, London, England. His parents’ names are Ruth Living and Harold May. He is the only child of his parents. His father was a technician and engineer in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Aviation. From a very early age, Bryan was interested in music. At the age of 11-12, while studying in Hampton Grammar School, he made his first music band which was named 1984.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Brian May in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Brian May’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 19 July 1947. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 147 lbs in Pound and 67 kg in Kilograms.


Bryan started to attend his local school named Hanworth Road State Primary School at a very early age. He was always a good student and keenly interested in his studies. After getting a scholarship, he started to attend Hampton Grammar School, where he formed his first music band.

After getting his High School degree from Hampton Grammar School, he started to attend Imperial College London. He studied mathematics and physics there and earned his college graduation degree in physics in 1968.

In 2006 Brian applied to Imperial College London for restarting his doctorate. Where usually people take two years to finish the degree, Brian, despite his age, completed his doctorate degree in one year, and in 2007 he got his Ph.D. degree in astrophysics. He has always carried his love for science side by the side of his music. He also has collaborated with other scientists and contributed to the field of science.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Brian May With Wife Anita Dobson
Brian May With Wife Anita Dobson

In 1974 Bryan got married to his first wife, Christine Mullen. The duo stayed in a relationship for the next 14 years. In 1998 they started to stay separately and finally got divorced. In 1986 Brian met actress Anita Dobson and married later, in 2000. In an interview, Brian revealed that Anita inspired him to write the famous song “I Want It All.”

With his first wife, he has three children. The couple welcomed their first child James in 1978, following their daughter Louisa in 1981. The third child of Brian and Christine is Emily, who was born in 1987.

In 2020 Brian took part in an annual challenge marathon organized by the United Kingdom-based Non-Profit Vegan Organisation and started to live a vegan lifestyle.

In an interview, Brian revealed that his father was a chain tobacco smoker, for which he started to dislike smoking from a very early age. He prohibited smoking inside at his concert halls.

Brian is a huge animal lover, and he wants people to remember him as an animal rights activist rather than a musician or singer.

Is Brian May Gay?

Brian May has been married twice in his life. With his first wife, Kristine Mullen, he shared 14 years of marriage. With his second wife Anita, he has shared 21 years of marriage which is still going strong. Also, with his first wife, he has three children. Brian was never heard of getting linked with any other men ever. These facts prove that his sexual orientation is hetero, and he is straight.

Professional Career

In 1968 Brian made his first official music band name, smile, where Tim Staffel participated as the lead singer and bassist while Roger Taylor was the band’s drummer.

In 1970 famous rock band Queen was formed, which is still considered one of the world’s best rock bands. Bryan was the lead guitarist and lower-range backup vocalist in the round. Besides playing guitar, he has given his voice in famous songs like “someday one day,” “39”, “Good Company,” “All Dead, All Dead,” etc. 4 Queen’s second album ‘innuendo’ May rearrange most of the songs. He also wrote songs named ‘Headlong’ and ‘I can’t live with you’ for his first solo album, which was later collaborated with Queen’s project.

After the tragic death of Freddie Mercury, Bryan devoted himself to work. He first finished his solo album named ‘Back to the Light’ and started to tour worldwide to promote it. In an interview, he revealed that only work could give him mental peace after Freddy’s sudden death.


Brian has been nominated three times in his life for prestigious awards like Anthony’s award for film music in 1981, LEJA AWARD IN 2019, AND OFDA Film Award In 2002 in the category of “BEST MUSIC, ADAPTED SONG.”

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Brian May in 2024

Brian May Net Worth
Brian May Net Worth

As of 2024, Brian May’s net worth, it is revealed that he has an estimated net worth of around $220 million. Besides being one of the best guitarists globally and then an active member of the famous band Queen, Brian is also an astrophysicist who has earned his doctorate in 2007. But mainly through his successful white musical career, he has made this massive sum of money. He still deserves a massive amount of money as a royalty of his musical career.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Brian was a guest researcher at Imperial College.
  • There is an asteroid named after him.

Brian May is one of the best examples of being a person who carries music and science together. His contribution to both music and science is unforgettable. His wide range of talent has brought him a worldwide fan following and fame. He is an inspiration to any guitarist.



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