Who is Paul Potts and what is his net worth 2018? The British tenor, Paul Potts is best recognised as the winner of first season of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, which airs on ITV. The singer performed ‘Nessun dorma’ as his final performance. The singer can be best categorised as operatic pop musician. His record album ‘One Chance’ topped album sales in the charts in nine countries. Before getting discovered on the hit television series; Britain’s Got Talent, Potts worked at The Carphone Warehouse, here he served as manager.
Potts has an experience of almost 4 years in Opera, in which he participated during early 1999, and continued till 2003. In 2007, Potts also got the honour to perform in front of the Queen Elizabeth II, at the Royal Variety Performance. The singer is currently signed by Sony Germany, since 2007. His music reflects 3 genres; pop, classical and opera.
Paul Robert Potts was born in 1970 on 13th October, to a bus driver, Roland and a supermarket cashier mother, Yvonne. Potts has three siblings including one sister and two brothers. In May 2003, Paul tied the knot with Julie Anne Cooper. The couple met each other through an internet chat room in 2000, which led to their first meeting in 2001 at the Swansea railway station. The couple currently lives at Port Talbot.
Potts’s life was adapted in a movie titled ‘One Chance’; the project was initiated by The Weinstein Company. James Corden portrays Paul Potts in the movie. Weinstein Book, in order to promote the movie, wrote a memoir under the same name, for the movie. The book described the hard childhood struggles of the singer, including his transformation into a musical star.
Education: He completed his schooling from St Mary Redcliff and Temple School, which planted the seed of music in his heart. In his youth, he spent hours performing with Christ and Bristol churches, Chester Park Junior School. He had a tough childhood and was bullied during his school days, which affected his self confidence.
Potts completed his graduation from University College Plymouth St Mark & St John and got a degree in Humanities Honours.
Before making it big on television, Paul performed at numerous opera production houses. This also helped him learn, and regain his lost self confidence. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, served as a blessing to him. It changed his life completely, by fulfilling his dream. Potts won the first season of the show which aired in 2007. His audition clip from the show has over 149 million views on YouTube.
He released his first album in 2007 which was titled ‘One Chance’, in 2009. He released his second album ‘Passione’, following the release of his third album ‘Cinema Paradise’ the following year. Later he released a second edition to his debut studio album ‘One Chance: The Incredible true Story of Paul Potts’ in 2013. His most recent album ‘Home’ was released in 2014.
Net Worth of Paul Potts
Apart from winning the 100,000 pounds prize money from the talent hunt show, the singer has managed to open various income sources for himself, through his fame. His debut album ‘One Chance’ topped chart sales in almost nine countries, which ensured he would have added quite a few millions in his bank account.
He is a popular face of Britain, considering his television fame; he also earns good fortune from his stage performances and guest appearances. He is a celebrated opera singer, who brings his unique pop taste into the theatrical mixture. The net worth of Potts is estimated to be around $11 million.
In 2007, Potts got criticised, as he was represented as an amateur singer in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, when he actually had prior experience in opera, and was already a part of six opera productions, including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Later Potts dodged these critics by stating that he never claimed the amateur tag, and he can’t be considered as a professional as he never had a singer career before the show.
The singer was discovered by a talent hunt show for a reason, Paul has a great potential and an angelic voice that can make even his enemies fall in love with him. The singer is a great example for all the dreamers out there, that dedication and passion are the true key to fulfilling your dreams.