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Charlotte Maria Church was born as Charlotte Maria Reed on 21 February 1986, in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Maria and Steven Reed, and is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter, but best known for both her classical and pop recordings.
A noted pop and opera singer, how rich is Charlotte Church? According to sources, Church has earned a net worth over $12 million, as of mid-2017. Her wealth has been established during her music career which now spans over 20 years.
Charlotte Church Net Worth $12 million
Church grew up in Llandaff; her parents divorced shortly after she was born, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, James Church, who adopted her. She attended Llandaff’s Cathedral School, and later enrolled at Howell’s School Llandaff, but eventually dropped out, as her interest in music from an early age took over. She rose to prominence in her teenage years, singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” over the phone on the television show “This Morning”, and then appearing in the “Big, Big Talent Show”, becoming an overnight sensation. She went on to land many television appearances as well as perform in various concerts. All contributed to her net worth.
In the late ’90s, she signed with Sony Music, releasing her debut album, “Voice of an Angel” in 1998, a collection of sacred songs, arias and traditional pieces, which reached No. 1 on the British classical crossover charts, making Church the youngest artist ever to achieve so, aged 12. It sold millions of copies around the world, significantly increasing her wealth.
The following year saw the release of her self-titled second album, and her third album, “Dream a Dream”, in 2000, followed by the 2001 “Enchantment”, her last classical album with original material. Her four best-selling albums of popular classics made her a star, earning her a significant fortune.
Embracing the fame, Church went on to earn good money by doing ads, such as that for the Ford Motor Company, singing its anthem “Just Wave Hello”, for which she was reportedly paid £300,000, which gain boosted her net worth.
In the early 2000s she moved on to the pop genre, releasing her next album, “Tissues and Issues” in 2005, her last album with Sony Music. She then took several years off from her singing career to focus on her private life. She returned in 2010, with a new album called “Back to Scratch”, under the independent label Dooby Records, then held various performances, and released her first EP, “ONE”, in 2012. Three more EPs followed by 2014, all adding to her net worth.
Church has also pursued an acting career, appearing in television series such as “Touched by an Angel”, “Heartbeat”, “The Catherine Tate Show”, “Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show” and “Have I Got News for You”. She also had her own TV entertainment show called “The Charlotte Church Show”, which aired from 2006 to 2008, and for which she received a British Comedy Award. Her wealth grew larger.
Church starred as Olivia Edmonds in the 2003 comedy drama film “I’ll Be There”, and played Polly Garter in the 2015 drama film “Under Milk Wood”, her acting being another source of her net worth.
Church has also written two autobiographies, the 2001 “Voice of an Angel (My Life So Far)” and the 2007 “Keep Smiling”, no doubt also contributing to her rising wealth.
Speaking about her private life, Church has two children with her former boyfriend Gavin Henson, a Welsh rugby player. Sources believe she is single at present.
The singer has struggled with Britain’s media for a long time, often stating that it has invaded her privacy and damaged her life and career. The unscrupulous press once even illegally hacked her phone to get information about her, for which she eventually received a £600,000 settlement.
Church is involved in charities too, serving as a patron of The Topsy Foundation UK, a charity organization focused on raising awareness of and funds for rural communities in South Africa.