Net Worth: $17.5 Million
- Source of Wealth Singer
- Nationality United Kingdom (Scottish)
Scottish singer, Susan Boyle, has an estimated net worth of £11 million ($17.5m) as of 2010. The amateur vocalist became an overnight sensation after appearing on the first round of 2009′s popular U.K. reality show Britain’s Got Talent. The runner up has enjoyed spectacular success over the last years, since she first wowed the audience, judges and millions of YouTube surfers around the world with her operatic rendition of the “I Dreamed a Dream” song from Les Miserables.
She may have come second on the show but her earnings are first rate. Her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released in 2009 by Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell’s record label Syco (now part of Sony) and reached number one on both the U.S. and U.K. charts, setting a record in her homeland for first-week sales. I Dreamed a Dream was more than an instant success: it wound up as the second-biggest seller of 2009 in the U.S. and topped charts throughout Europe. In only six weeks of sales, the album sold over 9 million copies; the fastest-selling debut album of all time and helped Boyle earned £4.5m in her first year as a professional.
Her wealth is likely to spiral as her new album The Gift, launched in November 2010 debuted at number one in the UK album charts selling 102,000 copies in its first week. Subo was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album category of 2011′s Grammy’s – up against none other than Lady Gaga. She also brought out her memoirs which are likely to boost her coffers further. Her estimated net worth of £11million is based on concerts, royalties and advances accumulated to date. SuBo was born Susan Magdalane Boyle on April 1, 1961 in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland.