Kate Bush Net Worth

February 5, 2024
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Born Catherine Bush on the 30th July 1958, in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, Kate is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known to the world for her hit songs “Wuthering Heights”, “The Man with the Child in His Eyes”, “Running Up That Hill”, and a duet with Peter Gabriel “Don’t Give Up”, among many other. So far, she has released ten studio albums and won numerous awards, including the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist in 1987, while in 2013 she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) during the Queen’s New Year Honors list for her services to music, among many other awards.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kate Bush is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bush’s net worth is as high as $60 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a musician, which has been active since the mid- ‘70s.

Kate Bush Net Worth $60 Million

Kate is the daughter of Robert Bush, medical doctor, and his wife Hannah Daly. She grew up in a Roman Catholic family with older brothers John and Paddy. Kate’s mother was an amateur traditional Irish dancer, while her father played piano, which greatly inspired young Kate to pursue musical ambitions from an early age. When she turned 11 she started learning to play the piano by herself, and then moved on to organ, and then violin, soon composing her own music and writing lyrics. Kate went to St Joseph’s Convent Grammar School, a Catholic girls’ school, and it was during this time that she and her family took big steps towards Kate’s professional career as a musician. With the help of her father and mother as well, Kate recorded a demo tape with more than 50 songs that were her own creation and the tape was sent to numerous record labels. Unfortunately, she was denied a contract, however, that turned out to be a good thing, since her tape got into hands of the one and only David Gilmour of Pink Floyd; astonished by her talents, Gilmour immediately contacted the 16-year-old girl and helped her get into the recording business, arranging for Andrew Powell to be her producer, and also obtaining the services of sound-engineer Geoff Emerick. The new tape was sent to EMI executive Terry Slater, and soon enough, Kate got herself a recording contract.

Her debut studio album “The Kick Inside”, came out on the 17th February 1978, and reached No. 3 on the UK chart, achieving platinum status in the UK, and three times platinum in Canada, which increased Kate’s net worth to a large degree, and inspired her to continue with her work. The album spawned the eponymous hit “Wuthering Heights”, which topped the charts in several countries, launching Kate to stardom. She continued with recording, and just nine months later, her second album saw the light of the day. Entitled “Lionheart”, it reached No. 6 on the UK charts, and achieved platinum status in the UK, increasing further her wealth. Two years later, Kate released her third album, and first to top the UK charts. “Never for Ever” achieved only gold status in sales, and produced such hits as “Babooshka”, “Breathing”, and “Army Dreamers”.

Throughout the ‘80s, Kate dominated the rock and progressive rock scene, with such albums as “The Dreaming” (1982), “Hounds of Love”, which became her second album to top the UK chart, and “The Sensual World” (1989). The albums became extremely successful, with platinum and double platinum certification, spawning such hits as “Sat in Your Lap”, “Running Up That Hill” – which became one of her most prominent creations – then “The Big Sky”, “Love and Anger”, and “Deeper Understanding”.

In the ‘90s, Kate became focused more on her family and released only one album, “The Red Shoes”, which reached No. 2 on the UK chart, after which she took a 12-years long hiatus from the music scene. She returned with her eighth album “Aerial”, continuing where she left off, as the album achieved platinum status in the UK, and Canada as well. Six years later, she released her ninth album, which was comprised of remixes of her old songs from albums “The Sensual World”, and “The Red Shoes”. Her experiment proved to be successful, as the album reached No. 2 on the UK chart, and achieved gold status, which only added to her wealth.

Most recently, she released her tenth album “50 Words for Snow”, which landed at No. 5 on the UK chart and again achieved gold status.

During her career, Kate has collaborated with numerous musicians – aside from Peter Gabriel she also teamed up with Scottish rock band Big Country, then Prince, Elton John, Jeff Beck and many others, which also added to her wealth.

Kate is also known for her film projects; she has appeared in several films, including “Les Dogs” (1990), and also composed music for such films as “Dinosaur” (1999), “The Golden Compass” (2007), and many others, further increasing her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Kate has been married to guitarist Dan McIntosh since the ‘90s, and the couple has one son together, Albert, born in 1998.

Kate is well-known for her philanthropic activities, mostly performing in charity concerts, including Comic Relief, and was also featured in a British television advertisement for the charity organization, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, NSPCC, among many other endeavors.

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