Engelbert Humperdinck Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Arnold George Dorsey on the 2th May 1936 in Madras, British India, under his stage name Engelbert Humperdinck he is a pop singer, best known to the world for his songs “Release Me”, and “The Last Waltz” in the same year, both singles topping the chart and selling more than one million copies, becoming the first singer to achieve such thing. His career has been active since 1956.

Have you ever wondered how rich Engelbert Humperdinck is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Engelbert Humperdinck’s net worth is as high as $150 million, earned through his successful musical career.

Englebert Humperdinck Net Worth $150 Million

Engelbert is native of British India, now Chennai, India, the son of British Army NCO Mervyn Dorsey and his wife Olive. His parents had nine more children beside him, and moved to Leicester, England, when Engelbert was 10 years old. Soon he became interested in music, and started playing the saxophone. From the late 1940s to the middle 1950s he was a well-known saxophonist in nightclubs, but he wasn`t singing until he was 17 years old, when a group of friends signed him up for a talent contest. He impersonated Jerry Lewis and earned the nickname Gerry Dorsey, and used that name as a performer for almost a decade.

Unfortunately, his musical career was put on hold because of national service in the British Army Royal Corps of Signals in the mid-1950s, but after discharge he returned to nightclubs, and also recorded his first single “I`ll Never Fall In Love Again” in 1958, released through Decca Records. Although his song wasn`t very popular, he didn`t quit, and he continued to perform in nightclubs.

He built a name for himself in the nightclubs, but after teaming with his friend Gordon Mills who was Tom Jones` manager, changed his name to Engelbert Humperdinck, and success was just waiting for him. His songs “Release Me” (1967), and “The Last Waltz” (1967) topped the UK charts, and sold more than a million copies, which increased his net worth, and encouraged him to continue in the same way. Until the end of the 1960s, he had successful singles such as “”There Goes My Everything” (1967), “Am I That Easy To Forget” (1967), “Winter World Of Love” (1969), among others, all of which added to his net worth.

From then, his fame began to decline, although he had a few ups with songs “When There’s No You” in 1971, “After The Lovin” (1976), and This Moment In Time” (1978), which reached No. 1 in popular charts. Although he remains active to the present day, and has released more than 60 studio albums, his recordings haven`t achieved the success of those released in the late 1960s and 1970s. His latest album was released in 2014, entitled “Engelbert Calling”, and featured musicians such as Elton John, Charles Aznavour, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers and many others.

Apart from musical career, Englebert has also tried himself in the real estate industry; through the years he has owned several luxurious hotels, including La Posada de Englebert in La Paz, Mexico, among other residences.
In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate of music from the University of Leicester, and three years later he was given Honorary Freedom of Leicester with other celebrities, including writer Sue Townsend and footballer Alan Birchenall. Furthermore, in 2010 he was honored with a plaque on the Leicester Walk of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Engelbert has been married to Patricia Healey since 1964; the couple has four children. He is a devout Christian, and tries to visit the cathedral in every city he visits on his numerous musical tours.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 2, 1936
Birth place: Madras, British India
Height:1.86 m
Profession:Singer
Nationality:American, British
Spouse:Patricia Healey
Children:Louise Dorsey, Scott Dorsey, Bradley Dorsey, Jason Dorsey
Parents:Mervyn Dorsey, Olive Dorsey
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of Louise Dorsey.
2Las Vegas, New Orleans, where he gave his first Fan Appreciation Party attended by Fan Club members only. He personally signed over 200 pictures! [October 2009]
3He was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20, 2011.
4He was awarded a star on Leicester's Walk of Fame in Leicester, England on April 24, 2010.
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 23, 1989.
6Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Music) from the University of Leicester in January 2006.
7Discovered by his manager, former singer Gordon Mills, after years of obscurity touring and recording as "Gerry Dorsey". Mills founded the MAM record label and also managed Tom Jones, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Lynsey de Paul.
8Born in Madras, India, but raised in Leicester, England.
9As a tax exile, he is only permitted to stay in the United Kingdom a maximum of 90 days a year, while the rest of the year he lives in Los Angeles.
10Is one of the 10 children of Mervyn and Olive Dorsey.
11Is one of the wealthiest musicians in the business - worth around $100 million dollars.
12Took his stage name from the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck.
13He spent his wedding night in a tree house and his bachelor night on a mattress in the front room of Sean Barry-Weske's house in South London.
14Resides at the former Hollywood mansion of blond bombshell actress Jayne Mansfield, which she and husband Mickey Hargitay extensively remodeled in her favorite color and dubbed "The Pink Palace". The famous heart-shaped swimming pool is still there.
15He was found to be the father of a 4-year-old girl in 1980 but refuses to see her, although he does pay child support. In 1988, the mother of the girl accused him of having the AIDS virus.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Rich baritone voice


Quotes

#Quote
1When I was an utter flop, I kept having the same dream - that all my teeth were falling out. I don't have that dream any more.
2(Joking with Arsenio Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)) I hate it when they throw their bras at me - their panties. It's such a waste. None of them fit me.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on October 23, 1989 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 102012TV Movie documentary performer: "Last Waltz", "Please Release Me"
The Eurovision Song Contest2012TV Special performer: "Love Will Set You Free"
Peter2011performer: "Last Waltz"
Album2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008performer: "Fly Me To The Moon"
Weeds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Romance & Cigarettes2005performer: "A Man without Love"
Blackpool2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Drakarna över Helsingfors2001performer: "Last Waltz"
Gangster No. 12000performer: "Ten Guitars"
The Last Yellow1999performer: "A Man without Love", "Walk through This World", "There's a Kind of Hush All over the World"
You're Dead...1999performer: "Release Me"
Retroactive1997performer: "I CAN'T LIVE A DREAM", "DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL"
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday1996performer: "After The Loving"
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996performer: "Lesbian Seagull"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Release Me"
De Flip Fluitketel show1981TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The John Davidson Show1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Neighbors1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1973TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showpalast2000TV Series
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Oddville, MTV1997TV SeriesEngelbert
Even Angels Fall1991TV MovieKevin
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady1991TV MovieEberhardt Bohm
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesEngelbert Humperdinck
The Love Boat1983-1984TV SeriesColin Crawford
Hotel1984TV SeriesDanny Maxwell
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesRobert Smith
De Flip Fluitketel show1981TV Mini-Series
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV MovieRoyal Guard
Dans de hele nacht met ons1966TV MovieSinger

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Engelbert Humperdinck: Live1990Video documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary thanks
Retroactive1997the producers and director wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Entertainer / ...
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Evening Magazine1979TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1978TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille1977TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Especial Nochevieja 1974: Feliz año nuevo1974TV MovieHimself - Performer
It's Lulu1971-1973TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHimself - Host
ZDF Werkstatt1972TV Series documentaryHimself
A Christmas Night with the Stars1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Harry Secombe Show1971TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Jim Nabors Hour1971TV SeriesHimself
Changing Scene III1971TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Bob Hope Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
Show an Bord1970TV MovieHimself - Musician
Laugh-In1969-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Liberace Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Liberace Show1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
The Corbett Follies1969TV SeriesHimself - singer
The London Palladium Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Stars1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Frost on Sunday1968TV SeriesHimself
All Systems Freeman1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Critic / Himself - Singer
Discs a Go-Go1968TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Bruce Forsyth Show1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Dickie Valentine Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Golden Shot1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
Juke Box Jury1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
Europarty1967TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight1967TV SeriesHimself - singer
The Des O'Connor Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Swinging London1967TV MovieHimself - Singer
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961-1964TV SeriesHimself
The 6:25 Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Oh Boy!1959TV SeriesHimself - singer
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
Weekend2014TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 102012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2012TV SpecialHimself - United Kingdom Entry
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Joy of Easy Listening2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHimself
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert: Totally Amazing2006Himself
Generation Fame2005TV MovieHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2005TV SeriesHimself
Musik für Sie2005TV SeriesHimself
Musikantenstadl2005TV SeriesHimself
Best Ever Ads2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHimself
Hell's Kitchen2004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike Baldwin & Me2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our House2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Airport2001TV Series documentaryHimself
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesHimself
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Talk2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikbutikken2000TV SeriesHimself
BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor2000TV SpecialHimself
Stars Sing The Beatles2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Car's the Star1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Owner
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: King of Romance1998Himself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Love Unchained1997TV MovieHimself
The Mrs. Merton Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1995TV SeriesHimself
Live for Peace: A Royal Gala1995TV MovieHimself
Clive James1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
The Chevy Chase Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Blazing a Silver Trail1993VideoHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1993)
The Joan Rivers Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Live1990Video documentaryHimself
Chambre à part1989Himself
Tag des deutschen Schlagers 19891989TV MovieHimself - Singer
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1973-1988TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Glory Years1987TV MovieHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1987TV SeriesHimself
Kinder - wie die Zeit vergeht: 40 Jahre RIAS1986TV MovieHimself - singer (as Engelbert)
Cap d'any a TV31985TV MovieHimself
Engelbert Humperdinck: Spectacular1985Video documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Live from Her Majesty's1984TV SeriesHimself - singer
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul1983TV MovieHimself
Wetten, dass..?1981TV SeriesSinger
Mike Yarwood in Persons1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Favorite Love Songs2016TV MovieHimself
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs2015TV MovieHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - episode The Ed Sullivan Show
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Typisch van Duin2006TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself - Host & Singer

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