Chris de Burgh has released some absolute bangers over the years including The Lady In Red.
What is Chris de Burgh’s net worth?
Chris de Burgh is reported to be worth an incredible $50 million, and has had numerous top 40 hits over his career.
He started out in music in the 1970s, and adopted his mother’s maiden name of ‘de Burgh’ for the stage, but his legal surname is still Davison.
De Burgh’s debut album Far Beyond These Castle Walls was released in 1975, but it wasn’t until 1986 that he had his biggest hit with The Lady In Red (which you probably have stuck in your head now, sorry.)
Following the success of the song, de Burgh expressed confusion as to why some artists hate playing their most popular hits: “I remember years ago hearing a top band talking about a song of theirs that was a monster hit, and they were really dissing it, saying that they hoped they’d never have to play it again. I thought: ‘That’s not right. If people love a song, play it.”
He has since sold over 45 million albums to date, after releasing a massive 20 studio albums.
Not content with writing and releasing music, he also started his own record label called Ferryman Productions, named after one if his songs, Don’t Pay The Ferryman.
Back in 2011 Christies auction house sold off de Burgh’s wine collection.
It was initially valued at more than £200,00, including 320 bottles and 84 magnums of mostly red wines, and the collection ended up selling for £345,000.
Ironically given the collection was mostly red wine, he said at the time: “My wife, daughter and I much prefer to drink white wine, but I’ve greatly enjoyed collecting all sorts of varieties, and vintages, from all over the world. I’ll be having an intense review of my cellar to fill the spaces made by this sale – I can now focus on the remainder of my collection.”
In 2021, his mansion went on sale for a huge €12,500,000. Called Bushy Park in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, the property is a late-Georgian country home.
It featured a large pool, a home cinema, music studio and games room, and the sale also includes his "very special grand piano" which he presumably couldn't be bothered to move.
In February 2022 the price was dropped to €9,500,000 instead. Bargain.