Former cat lady Susan Boyle is worth approximately $16 million.
Now that’s alot of Friskies; Not bad for a nearly 50-year-old virgin who got her start on a TV talent show.
Cliff Dane of Britain’s Sunday Times Rich List believes SuBo has amassed an estimated $16.5 million fortune since appearing belting out Les Miserables “I Dreamed a Dream” to superb perfection on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Since then Susan, who will face off against acts like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry at the 2011 Grammy Awards, has released two albums and sold 10 million records. Her triumphs are now reflected in her bulging bank balance, which has swelled thanks to her record-breaking record sales, her official autobiography, and various TV appearances, says Dane.
“Unlike a lot of artists who write songs and have heavy touring commitments, most of Susan’s income has come from old-fashioned record sales, mostly CDs as opposed to downloads due to the nature of her fanbase. I estimate she is currently worth $16.5 million based on royalties and advances accumulated to date.”