English singer and songwriter Sam Smith has an estimated net worth of $19 million (£12m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Born Samuel Frederick Smith on 19 May 1992
London. Smith attended St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford. Smith’s career began when his parents heard the young Sam belting out Whitney Houston songs in the car and they hired a singing coach.
He gained fame in 2012 after he was featured on Disclosure’s single “Latch.” His debut album “In The Lonely Hour” was released in 2014 and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. With tracks “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One,” it was inspired by Smith’s unrequited love for a straight man. His fans all over the world have been lapping up the Cambridgeshire crooner’s heart-rending vocals.
Smith made most of his wealth in 2014 from CD sales, downloads and streams. He writes his own material and so earns songwriting royalties, albeit shared with various collaborators. In 2014 he two Brits awards and four Grammys and three Billboard Music Awards in 2015.