Freddie Mercury’s star power and the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic have seen the money roll in for Queen
Freddie Mercury’s star power and the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic have seen the money roll in for QueenILPO MUSTO/REX

It’s certainly a kind of magic. A golden year for the three surviving members of Queen means they are richer than the monarch herself.

The box-office success of the recent biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has left Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon together sitting on a £445m fortune — so their combined wealth is for the first time larger than that of a rather different Queen.

While the old rockers continue to earn well — each adding an estimated £25m to their wealth this year — the same cannot be said of the 93-year-old monarch. Her wealth is thought to have flat-lined at £370m, according to The Sunday Times Rich List, which will be published next weekend.

The Queen’s wealth is overshadowed by that of the Bohemian Rhapsody rockers
The Queen’s wealth is overshadowed by that of the Bohemian Rhapsody rockers