By Ciara

30th October 2018

Olly Murs Net Worth – How The Essex Boy Earned His Wealth!

Olly Murs’ net worth – could you guess how much Britain’s most loved entertainer (sorry, Robbie) is worth?!

From Deal or No Deal and dancing to albums and autobiographies; after coming 2nd on The X Factor, Olly Murs quickly became a national treasure – so, how much is the pop singer’s net worth?

Olly Murs

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The singer-songwriter is thought to be worth more than $6 million or £4.5m, making him one of the wealthiest pop stars in the UK. So, how did he get all of that cash to splash? Let’s go back to the start…

Since his arrival on The X Factor to his many number one singles, he’s one of the most likeable guys in pop.

Olly’s Family History

Olly was born in Witham, Essex in 1984 with his twin brother Ben to parents Vicky-Lynn and Pete Murs; he’s also got a big sister Fay.

Olly murs and his twin brother

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He started off his career playing semi-professional football for Division One North side Witham Town; however, he had to give up the sport following a bad injury.

He also worked as a recruitment consultant before his showbiz days.

His First TV Appearance Was On… Deal Or No Deal!

In 2007, the now-singer appeared on Noel Edmond’s Deal or No Deal, coming away with… £10!

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Then Came The X Factor

Olly auditioned for the 2009 (sixth series) talent show twice in front of The X Factor’s producers before he made it to onto the programme’s TV segment.

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Unfortunately for the singer, he lost out to Joe McElderry finishing in second place, but he certainly didn’t let it get in the way of his singing career.

He Released His First Album

The pop star’s debut album followed his time on The X Factor and was called Olly Murs. It entered the charts straight in at number two and in the first week, it made history as having the biggest sales for a debut album that year – selling 108,000 copies!

Olly Murs album

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The hitmaker then went on to have four UK number one singles: Please Don’t Let Me Go, Heart Skips a Beat, Dance With Me Tonight and Troublemaker.

With so many popular albums and singles, it’ll come as no surprise that Olly has had five headline tours in the UK –  In Case You Didn’t Know Tour (2012), Right Place Right Time Tour (2013), Never Been Better Tour (2015), 24 Hrs Tour (2017) and You Know I Know Tour (2019).

Olly’s Net Worth Was Added After He Wrote Two Autobiographies

Adding to his net worth, Olly has also penned two life stories: Happy Days (2012) and On The Road (2015) (at the tender age of 35).

Olly Murs signing books

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His Made His Presenting Debut As An X Factor Host

In 2015, Olly landed the role as X Factor host alongside Love Island host Caroline Flack (yep, where he made that blunder), following Dermot O’Leary’s departure.

Olly and Caroline hosting x factor

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He Became A Coach On The Voice UK

Olly’s role on The Voice began on the show’s seventh season (2018).

Olly Murs on the voice

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Olly might’ve earned a fortune from successful albums, presenting roles and TV appearances, but the singer admits he’s careful when it comes to money.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he revealed he pays himself a ‘plumber wage’:

“I’ve given myself a salary recently because I think it’s important.

“For the first two years I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll buy that and this. Mum, what do you want? I’ll get it for you.’

“But then you watch shows like The Big Reunion and it opens your eyes to realise that this can all go so quickly, and you’ve got to be wise with your money.”

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