Roger Taylor
Roger Taylor
Celebrated Name: Roger Taylor
Real Name/Full Name: Roger Meddows Taylor
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 26 July 1949
Birth Place: King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Nationality: British
Height: 1.79
Weight: 61 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Dominique Beyrand (m.1977-1988), Sarina Potgieter (m. 2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rufus Tiger Taylor, Felix Luther Taylor, Rory Eleanor Taylor, Lola Daisy May Taylor, Tiger Lilly Taylor)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Roger Taylor Gay?: No
Profession: Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $230 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Roger Taylor is a British musician, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Roger is best known as the drummer of the legendary rock band ‘Queen.’ Roger formed his first band when he was seven years old. As a kid, he joined a semi-professional school band named ‘The Reaction’ when he was 15 years old.

One day Roger came across an advertisement for a drummer for the band ‘Smile.’ In 1968, Roger joined the band. Roger joined the band ‘Queen’ in the early 1970s and started with the 1973 album ‘Queen,’ Roger played the drums in more than a dozen of the band’s albums.

Maybe you know about Roger Taylor very well, but do you know how old and tall he is and what his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Roger Taylor’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

On 26 July 1949, Roger Taylor was born as Roger Meddows Taylor in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England. His parents were Winifred and Michael Taylor. He grew up with his younger sister Clare Taylor. Initially, the family lived on 87 High Street. Then they moved to Beulah Street in King’s Lynn. There, Roger enrolled at the ‘Rosebury Avenue School.’ Then his family moved to Cornwall, Southwest England.

Roger had a deep interest in music from a very young age. Before he turned to drum, he played the guitar and the ukulele. Roger was thus a multi-instrumentalist even in his younger years. He had a strong urge to become a musician and resulted in forming his first band at the age of 7. The band was called ‘The Bubblingover Boys,’ the band had Roger playing the ukulele.

When Roger was a teenager, he attended ‘Truro School,’ where he joined the school band named ‘The Reaction.’ It was a semi-professional band, and Roger played the guitar in the band. Slowly, Roger started to realize that he was much better at playing the drums. He was inspired by esteemed drummer Keith Moon, and then Roger learned to tune the drums all by himself.

Personal Life

Roger was born in Norfolk, England, and continuously moved around the country as a kid, he did academics in different schools across various cities. Without any serious intent of pursuing a career in music, Roger studied dentistry in London, but he later enrolled at the ‘East London Polytechnic’ to study biology, eventually obtaining a B.Sc.

In 1988, Roger Meadows Taylor married Dominique Beyrand, and together they had two children with her, but the marriage ended in a divorce. Then in 2010, Roger married Sarina Taylor, and they have been together since. He had a great friendship with his ‘Queen’ bandmate Freddie Mercury.

Unfortunately, in 1991, Freddie died of complications resulting from AIDS. After the incident, Roger began working extensively toward spreading awareness about the disease.  In 2018, actor Ben Hardy portrayed Roger Taylor in the biographical film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 July 1949, Roger Taylor is 54 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. He is 1.79 m tall and weighs 61 kg.


Roger noticed an advertisement for auditions for the drummer of a band in 1968. He came in touch with Tim Staffell and Brian May. Then the band ‘Smile’ was formed. A smile played music for two years, until 1970. The band released nine songs and was somewhat successful. In 1969, Roger used to share a flat with Freddie Mercury, who was a huge fan of the band ‘Smile.’ In 1970, ‘Smile’ had split, and Roger started receiving offers to join other bands, such as ‘Genesis,’ but he refused the offer.

Freddie was himself a  musician and thus urged the members of ‘Smile’ to come together to form a new band with him as the lead singer. The band thus formed was named ‘Queen.’ They released their debut album in 1973. Their album name was ‘Queen,’ under ‘EMI Records’ in England. The album had earlier received mixed responses from critics; it was eventually recognized as a great album.

It also got “gold” certified in both the US and the UK. It was a good start for a debut album after this ‘Queen’ started working on their second album immediately. Queen released their second album in less than a year of release of their first album, the second album was ‘Queen 2.’ Their second album performed much better than the band’s debut album and peaked at the fifth spot on the ‘UK Albums’ chart.

It was also “gold” certified in the UK. In recent years, Roger has turned executive producer in Hollywood, producing movies such as ‘Solitary’ in 2013–2014. Roger has also provided original music for the film’s soundtrack.

Awards & Achievements

Roger Taylor has received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s annual New Year Honours list. Taylor received this award for his contribution to music. A UK-based radio station called ‘Planet Rock’ conducted a poll in 2005, in which, as per the votes, Roger was the 8th greatest drummer of all time in the classic-rock genre.

Net Worth & Salary of Roger Taylor in 2024

Roger Taylor Net Worth
Roger Taylor Net Worth

Roger was a very talented musician of all time, and he was also honored with an OBE for his contribution to music. Roger is also a singer and songwriter who has a net worth of around $230 million as of May 2024. Roger Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist and is recognized as the drummer and occasional lead vocalist of one of the best British bands, Queen.

Roger is a great musician this world will ever have, and he is one of the most popular bands “Queen” members in which he was a drummer. Roger also has released his solo albums and is a good singer. He has been producing movies lately and has also given the soundtrack of the movie “Solitary.”


  1. Thanks for all the good info on our Roger Taylor. We have enjoyed all his contribution to Queen and the music world.


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