George Listing net worth in 2023 Career & Relationship
|Estimated value:||€15 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Musician|
Georg Listing, also known as the bass player from the well-known band Tokio Hotel, learned to play the bass guitar at music school and therefore came into contact with music at a very early age. His full name is Georg Moritz Hagen Listing, he grew up in Halle in the former GDR and his zodiac sign is Aries. He is 178cm tall and his eye color is grey-green.
He grew up with his parents in Halle, but his parents have since separated during his career as a musician. Georg Listing had actually planned to become a dentist and do an apprenticeship, but his love of music and the early success with his band Tokio Hotel caused his original plans to go in a different direction. He took music lessons at the music school at a very young age and learned to play the bass guitar there. He practiced regularly and for a long time, which is why others noticed his talent at the time. During this time he met Gustav Schäfer and became friends with him.
In 2001 Georg met the two Kaulitz brothers Bill and Tom during a performance and got to know them both, he saw them for the first time in Magdeburg. Both would later become his fellow band members at Tokio Hotel. Since they got along right away, they came up with the idea of founding the band Devilish, but they weren’t very successful with this band. Through a casting show called “Star Search” in which Bill and Tom took part, the boys got more attention for the first time. Shortly thereafter, in 2005, they renamed themselves Tokio Hotel and soon after that they released their first song “Durch den Monsun”, which was also commercially very successful and played in the charts. The band became known overnight and the surprise hit was created with the first single. In the years that followed, the band around Georg Listing thrilled crowds of teenagers worldwide and became known far beyond Germany. Performances have been played in countries such as the USA, Japan, France and many others. Two years later, the band also recorded their well-known titles in English and were also very successful with it. After that, the band took a longer break from the band. Georg and Gustav (the band’s drummer) lived their lives far away from the starting hustle and bustle in Magdeburg, while the Kaulitz brothers moved to LA and lived their lives in the USA, Tokio Hotel reported in 2014 back to a new album. The new album “Kings of Suburbia” was produced quite untypically for the band with predominantly electronic sounds instead of the usual rock sounds. The band’s image also seemed a bit different, since the band members had now matured into young men and no longer served the typical boy or teenage cliché. Georg’s previous trademark (his long hair), which he always maintained himself with his straightening iron, had given way to a short hairstyle.
The highlights of his career were the joint albums with Tokio Hotel. A total of five albums were recorded between 2005 and 2017. The sound changed a lot, especially from the fourth album onwards. A few singles were also released in 2019. The first album, entitled Schrei, was the most commercially successful of all, selling 1.5 million records. The sales figures for the other albums fell sharply and there are no longer any official sales figures for the last two albums. From 2005 – 2011 the band was awarded various music prizes, including the Bambi, the Comet, the World Music Award for the Best Selling German Act and many more.
For a long time, Georg Listing kept a low profile about his private life, gave very little about himself to the public and, like his band colleague Gustav, always appeared very modest. However, in 2009 it came out that Georg has a girlfriend and is in a relationship. Only so much was known about his girlfriend “that she is not famous and does not want to be famous”.
Furthermore, Georg owns a black and white striped guitar which has the band name of Tokio Hotel printed on it.
It is known about his father that he works as a dentist, which is why Georg originally wanted to become a dentist.
One of his big idols is Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and favorite bands include Fall Out Boy and Oasis.
He also likes to cook very often, but once said in an interview that on a date he would rather invite the lady to eat in a restaurant.
His nickname, which he got from friends, is “Hobbit”, but he is also often addressed as “Georch”, a common pronunciation of Georg in German-speaking countries.
|Estimated value:||€15 million|