Sharon Osbourne’s recent heated exchange with her ‘The Talk’ co-host over British talk show host Piers Morgan’s comments on Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey didn’t seem to end well. The popular talk show went on a hiatus as the CBS network launched an investigation over the heated exchange between Osbourne and her fellow host Sheryl Underwood over Morgan’s comments on Meghan speaking out about her mental health issues during her time with the British royal family.
While the show continues to be on hiatus, Osbourne has decided to leave the popular CBS daytime show. The network released an official statement stating that Osbourne has decided to leave the show. “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 co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
“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 co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race. During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers,” reads the statement.
Her exit from ‘The Talk’ will not leave Osbourne in a financial lurch. The former ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge has been in the industry for several decades and has worked really hard to amass a decent fortune. Read on to know more about Osbourne’s net worth and where her fortune comes from.
What is Sharon Osbourne’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Osbourne’s net worth is estimated at a whopping $220 million. Although the website does mention that the figure is the combined net worth of her husband Ozzy Osbourne and hers. The website also mentions that she draws a salary of an impressive $5 million.
She was born in 1952, in London as Sharon Rachel Levy. Her father was a popular music promoter- Don Arden. Osbourne met her husband Ozzy when she only 18 years old, as her father managed the rocker’s Black Sabbath band. When her father later fired Ozzy from the band, Osbourne stepped in and took over the role of Ozzy’s manager. She then helped her husband become a cult-figure in the rock world by helping him sell millions of records.
As Osbourne’s career as a manager began to flourish with Ozzy’s success, she founded a management company called Sharon Osbourne Management. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is the only employee of the company, and has managed some well-known bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, and Motorhead. She also helped launch the musical careers of her children, Kelly and Jack Osbourne.
Osbourne then set her eyes on television and landed a reality show on MTV revolving around her family and her called ‘The Osbournes’. The show was a massive success, and soon the Osbournes became a household name. She was reportedly paid nearly $12 million for her appearance on the reality show. In 2006, she landed another a talk show called ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’. Unfortunately although the show didn’t do well, she still managed to bag an impressive $ 2 million from the show. According to Daily Star, Osbourne was paid £1.7 million to be a judge on The X Factor in the U.K. But her biggest success was when she launched an annual music festival called Ozzfest in 1996. The music festival became very popular, and by 2007, the ticket prices for the show were as high as $150, which brought in over $20 million in revenue every year solely through the fest. It looks like Osbourne is set financially and won’t be in a pinch despite quitting ‘The Talk’.
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