Dame Shirley Bassey Net Worth

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Dame Shirley Bassey was named as one of the richest celebrities in the world. She came to the music industry as Welsh singer. In fact, Dame has persisted in a singing career for quite a long time, leading her to receive numerous achievements from a number of awards.

Considering Dame has gained her popularity and received a lot of awards, certainly many fans of her are wondering how much Dame earns money. Certainly, the news about her wealth is very much sought after by the public, since she stepped her career on singing.

Dame Shirley Bassey’s Net Worth

As of this writing, Celebrity Net Worth reported that Dame Shirley Bassey’s net worth is approximately $10 million. Her wealth mostly comes from his singing career. Known, Dame is a Welsh singer who gained huge popularity for a very long time.

Aside from earning money through his singing career, she also has several brand endorsement deals. She also run investments, business and other income ventures. So, it does not wonder if Dame is named as one of the richest celebrities in the world.

Dame Shirley Bassey Net Worth,

Dame Shirley Bassey’s Career

Dame started her career when agent Mike Sulivan heard her voice. He was impressed enough with Dame’s powerful expressive voice to start managing her career. At that time, Dame worked at a factory and performed in nightclubs. After getting a lot of appreciation, Dame began to adopt the gowns and cleavage-baring tops which would be her signature look.

In the early 50s, Dame  then appeared in two touring musical productions, but she stepped away from her performance to give birth. By 1955, once catching the eye of Michael Sullivan, she began performing again.

Michael started booking her at numerous venues, leading her to get an offer to appear in the musical, ‘Such Is Life’ in the West End. She was then offered a recording deal based on her work in the musical. Luckily, her first single grossed a huge hit.

Dame released her first single when she was 19 years old called ‘Burn My Caddle’ and her first single reached the Top Ten on the charts. Since then, Dame  has enjoyed a very steady career.

She also had her first hit with ‘Banana Boat Song’ in 1957. She gained her popularity when taking off ‘Godfinger’ song for the 1964 James Bond movie of the same name at the 2013 Oscars, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise.

Dame also sang the theme songs for other James Bond movies, Moonraker and Diamonds Are Forever. Those Bond songs made her career an unmitigated success, along with her interpretations of numbers such as ‘I Am What I Am’ and ‘Big Spender’.

Dame Shirley Bassey’s Achievement

In the year of 2012, Dame was among the British cultural icons which were selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in his most popular artwork. His most prominent artwork is the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Dame appeared in this show to celebrate the British cultural figures of Blake’s life that he most admires. By 2016, Dame was named as one of the ’50 Greatest Welsh Men and Women of all time’. So, here’s a list of Dame’s awards that she received:

Year Awards


Favourite British Female Singer from NME Award
1960 Favourite British Female Singer from NME Award
1972 Best Female Singer of  TV Times
1973 Best Female Singer of TV Times
1974 Best Female Entertainer of American Guild of Variety Artists
1976 Best Female Singer of Music Week


22-day British tour to mark twenty years as a recording artist


EMI Award for twenty years as a recording artist in the United Kingdom




Best British Female Solo Artist in the previous 25 years from BRIT Award


Golden Rose of Montreux nomination for The Shirley Bassey Show

1991 Walk of Fame, Star Boulevard
1993 Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


1994 CBE  of Commander of the Order of the British Empire


1995 Showbusiness Personality of the Year for  Variety Club of Great Britain


Grammy nomination for The Birthday Concert (recorded live at Althorp Park)
1998 Longest run by a solo artist  for Royal Festival Hall, London
1999 Légion d’Honneur in the France


Madam Tussaud’s waxwork unveiled in London


2000 DBE for Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire


Most Successful British Female Singer for Guinness Book of Records


2003 Outstanding Contribution to Music for National Music Awards, UK


Lifetime Achievement Award (inaugural award) for  Western Mail Welsh Woman of the Year Awards




Top ten of “100 Great Black Britons”


Artist for Peace Award for UNESCO


Welsh Legend Award


2005 Avenue of Stars
2008 “Goldfinger” – United Artists single (1964)
2013 Dorian Award, TV Musical Performance of the Year for the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for  World Music Awards

Avenue of Stars


2017 Hall of Fame Award, Jersey Style Awards


Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award




Freedom of the City of Cardiff


Square of Fame at the SSE Arena, Wembley Park, London




Official UK Chart Record as the First female artist ranked top 40 album in seven consecutive decades


Dame Shirley Bassey’s Life

Dame is the sixth and youngest child of Eliza Jane Start and Henry Bassey. She was born on January 8, 1937 on Bute Street, Tiger Bay, Cardiff. Dame was raised in the adjacent community of Splot. Her mother came from Teesside and her father was Nigerian.

Unfortunately, Dame’s family life was not as successful as her career. The most difficult blow for her was the death of her daughter, Samantha in 1985. Her daughter’s death was considered an accidental drowning, but Dame was doubtful of this conclusion.

Here are the personal information about Dame Shirley Bassey:

  • Real Name: Shirley Bassey
  • Occupation:  Singer
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth: 8th January 1937
  • Age: 83
  • First Name: Shirley
  • Last Name: Bassey
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Tiger Bay
  • Genre: Pop music
  • Instrument: Voice
  • Official website: http://dameshirleybassey.com
  • Residence: Monaco

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