Paul Potts is an English tenor who is best known for winning ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. He sings operatic pop music and has released five studio albums in his career. He has also released a single and his life was depicted in the movie ‘One Chance’. Potts was the city councillor of Bristol for seven years and has also worked in The Carphone Warehouse. Keep reading to know more about net worth of Paul Potts in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Paul Robert Potts is the son of Yvonne and Roland Potts. He was born on 13 October 1970 in Kingswood, England. He spent his childhood in Fishponds.
He went to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School and later attended the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John. He has been singing right when he was in school.
In 2003, Paul Potts got married to Julie-Ann Cooper after meeting in an internet chat room. He likes watching football and supports the Cardiff City FC.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1996, Paul Potts won the election of the Bristol City Council’s Eastville ward. He was a Liberal Democrat councillor and was the youngest member. He held the position till 2003. In 2007, he entered the first season of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and won it. He resigned from his job in 2008.
In July 2007, Potts released his debut album, ‘One Chance’. This was a commercially successful album and was released on Columbia Records and Syco Entertainment. Two years later, he released the album ‘Passione’.
His third album called ‘Cinema Paradiso’ became available from 2010. This was released on Sony Music. In 2013, he came up with the motion picture soundtrack, ‘One Chance: The Incredible True Story of Paul Potts’. The following year, the singer released ‘Home’.
He has also released the single “Nessun Dorma”. Additionally, Potts has appeared in several television shows across the world. He has appeared in ‘Today’ on NBC and ‘Qualifying Man’, which is a Korean TV programme. He has also done many shows across the world. He appeared in the radio program ‘Day to Day’ in the USA.
Awards & Achievements
Apart from winning the first season of the reality television competition, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Paul Potts has won the Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist at the Echo Awards in 2009. At the 2010 World Music Awards, he was nominated in the category of World’s Best Classical Artist.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Paul Potts is more than $12.5 million. This fortune has been amassed by winning ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. He has sold millions of albums across the world and his debut album was a multi-platinum album in many countries. He has also done TV shows and has done shows in many countries. He has done 97 concerts in 85 different cities in 23 countries. He also appeared on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ which has got more than 92 million views on YouTube.
Paul Potts has been a successful individual right from the beginning of his career. He has successfully won election and talent show. He was The Carphone Warehouse’s manager prior to winning Britain’s Got Talent. He is very talented and has got many fans in the world.