Net Worth: $10 Million
- Source of Wealth Singer
- Nationality United Kingdom
About Gareth Gates
Gates was the runner-up to Will Young in the first Pop Idol series in 2002.
He nevertheless won a £750,000 contract to promote Pepsi soon afterwards, and after a slow start on the music front (his confidence was affected by a life-long stammer) ended up selling 3.5 million records in the UK.
His version of Unchained Melody was the second best selling single of the 2000s. More recently he moved into musicals, last year playing the title role in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and this year appearing as Marius in the International 25th Anniversary World Tour of Les Miserables (he is also on the cast recording). The 26 year old underwent therapy for his stammer and is now also a qualified course instructor.
Gates, who lives in a £1m house in Chiswick with his dancer wife Suzanne Mole and 18 month old daughter Missy, has topped up his income from other sources, taking part in shows such as ITV’s Dancing on Ice contest in 2008 and appearing in panto.