Yusuf Islam who is widely known as Cat Stevens is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He released his debut album in the year 1967 which reached in the top ten songs of UK. Later on, he released more albums and was able to triple platinum by the United States for his third album. The style of his music includes Rock, pop and Islamic music.
He has earned around two songwriting awards in the year 2005 and the year 2006. He has also given many other hit songs like Wild World, Moon shadow and some more. To know more about life and the net worth of Cat Stevens in 2019, you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 21st July in the year 1948 in London in England. Now, he has converted his religion to Islam in the year 1977, and that’s why he got name Yusuf Islam. In the year 1979, he also auctioned all of his guitars for the charity. He was the child of Ingrid Wickman and Stavros Georgiou.
His father was a Greek Cypriot while his mother was Swedish. Cat Stevens had an older sister and brother also, and they all used to live together above a restaurant opened by his parents. All of the family members used to work in that restaurant. When he was just eight years old, his parents got divorced from each other, but they decided to main their family restaurant and continued to live there.
His wife is Fawziah, and after having children with her, he got involved in the humanitarian and education relief purposes. He hasn’t revealed much about his personal life. He has also founded a Muslim primary school in the year 1983 in London.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At first, he started singing songs in pubs and coffee houses of London. He also tried to create a band, but then he preferred to perform solo songs only. When he was 18, he was able to impress a producer named Mike Hurst and then he got the contract to sign a record deal with him. His first singles ranked on the top US charts, and he became a famous singer soon.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Cat Stevens is around $22 million which he has earned by working as a singer, music-instrumentalist and songwriter. HE earns huge amount of money with his albums, singles and solo performances. He not only earns money but he also loves to donate it, and he is greatly involved in the philanthropic works.
He caught tuberculosis in the year 1969, and he was about to die during that time, but he spent many days in the hospital and was able to get rid of his disease. He started reading about different religions, became vegetarian and also started doing yoga and meditation. He got a change in his musical sounds after his illness, and he continued to release hit songs and albums.