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Ozzy Osbourne - Career & Financial Facts

Trivia questions about Ozzy Osbourne. Personal financial and career trivia facts about rock star Ozzy Osbourne.1. (Similar to the Carters), Ozzy Osbourne's family used old newspapers for toilet paper because they were so poor.

2. In 1964 18 year old Ozzy was arrested for stealing 25 worth of shirts. 40 years later he fought a burglar in his own home who got away with $2,000,000 worth of jewelry. Source

3. In the school's metal workshop Ozzy Osbourne's favorite prank was to get a penny very hot with a blowtorch and leave it on the teacher's desk waiting to see if he would pick it up. It worked. Page 15 Source

4. Ozzy had many part time jobs as a teenager. He worked as a plumber's helper, degreasing machine operator, car horn tuner, and slaughterhouse worker. Source

5. In order to help Ozzy get his band started his father gave him a 250 loan for a PA system, an amplifier and two speakers. Source

6. In 1968 Ozzy Osbourne said he was so broke that he would steal vegetables from people's gardens in the middle of the night just for something to eat. Source

7. In 1970 Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath got a record deal and paid each member an advance of 105. The first things Ozzy bought with the money was aftershave and shoes! Source

8. Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and had little savings. He essentially was starting all over again. Sharon and Ozzy borrowed enough money to buy out his $1.5 million contract from Sharon's father's company, Jet Records. However, that also meant they were responsible for Ozzy's 7 figure IRS bill. It took time but the Osbournes made enough money to pay off all their loans and tax bills. In the 1980s Ozzy Osbourne remembered getting a $750,000 royalty check, the most he had received at once in his life.

9. The Osbournes were reportedly paid $20,000 each for each episode of The Osbournes. Ozzy Knows Best: The Amazing Story of Ozzy Osbourne, from Heavy Metal ... By Chris Nickson

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