Kate Bush Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview

Kate Bush is an English singer,  songwriter, musician, and record producer from Bexleyheath, Kent, England who has a net worth of $60 Million US as of 2023. She rose to fame after dropping her very first single titled Wuthering Heights. 

The song was released when Kete was just 19 years old and it became a massive hit by reaching the top of the U.K. charts for a month as well as receiving millions of views on YouTube.

In addition, her debut single led her to become the first female singer to claim the number 1 place with a track she wrote herself in the United Kingdom. The song Wuthering Heights also became the turning point of her career and she released numerous hit songs since then. Some of her hit singles include Babooshka, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, Running Up That Hill, King of the Mountain, and Don’t Give Up. 

Kate Bush’s 80’s hit single “Running Up That Hill” that number has grown immensely as of now, thanks to its placement throughout Season 4 of Netflix’s popular series “Stranger Things”, this nearly 40-year-old song has now jumped back to the very top of the charts in several countries all around the world. Since releasing that single her life changed and she earned a lot of fame in the music world.

Net Worth 2023:

NameKate Bush
Net Worth$60 Million
Age64 years old
Date Of Birth1958-07-30
Annual Income$5 Million
ProfessionEnglish Singer-Songwriter
Zodiac SignLeo

Early Life:

Kate was born Catherine Bush on the 30th of July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England to parents Robert and Bush and Hannah Daly. Her father worked as a doctor and general practitioner and passed away in 2008 while her mother was a staff nurse who died in 1992.

She is of Irish descent from her mom’s side and has English ancestry on her dad’s side. Ket is the youngest of three children and her elder brother Patrick is a musician, producer, and artist, while her second brother John Bush is a poet as well as a photographer.

Kate spent her childhood at a former farmhouse in East Wickham, located after the city of Welling. She was raised as a Roman Catholic by an amateur traditional Irish dancer mother and her dad was an amateur pianist. 

Kate Bush attended St Joseph’s Convent Grammar School, and that was the same time when her older brother John helped her to study karate at Goldsmiths College. Later she took interpretive dance from Lindsay Kemp who is a dancer, actor, and teacher. Shortly after her A-level mock exams, she left her school.


While growing up most of her childhood friends were out practicing ballet or gymnastics after school Kate did something different, she wrote songs. Kate would record a demo of more than 50 tracks as a teen with the help of her family’s mutual friend. She gets it in front of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. This led to her very first record contract with EMI Records at the age of 16.

By 1978 Bush would shoot on the top of the charts with the release of her first hit single Wuthering Heights off of her debut album titled The Kick Inside. It was such a hit that the label EMI pushed Kate to record a follow-up project later that year titled Lionheart.

 Kate was then persuaded to quickly embark upon a grueling promotional and performance tour known as Ironically Enough called The Tour of Life. Kate was involved in every part of a production from choreography to set and costume design to hiring as well. At the age of just 20 years old, Katedecidedn to retire from touring. 

From that point forward she took a more hands-on approach than ever to music. In 1980 she dropped her album Never for Ever and then began producing her stuff. She followed that up with the 1982s album The Dreaming in which she further refined her creative control by self-producing the entire project.

When Kate’s fifth studio album Hounds of Love was released in 1985 it became the UK’s fourth biggest-selling album of the year thanks to his tracks such as The Big Sky, Cloudbusting, and most notably Running Up That Hill. Kate finally returned to the United States in hopes of broadening her audience for a promotional tour in November of 1985 which helped her single “Running Up That Hill” reached the Billboard top 30.

Her long absence during this period had led to rumors of weight gain, nervous breakdown, drug addiction, plastic surgery, and rehab. But this new album put the majority of that to rest as the media returned their attention to her singing skills.

On the back of the project and its top 40 tracks, Kate became the biggest female artist in Britain. In 1989 Bush suffered a massive personal loss when her good guitarist Alan Murphy died just as her sixth album The Sensual World was being dropped.

During that tragic time, Kate had been working on her studio album called Red Shoes and it would take four years to record before finally released in 1993. Later in 2005, Kate returned with her new album titled Aerial which was critically acclaimed and became the last of her projects to go platinum. 

Kate Bush Biography, Lifestyle

From 2005 to 2011 many myths circulated about what had happened to Bush. Some claimed she had mental health problems and others that she was a compulsive overeater. In the original Kate was spending time with her husband Danny McIntosh a guitarist whom she met in 1992 and watching their son grow up. 

Kate continued to release more albums like Director’s Cut, and 50 Words For Snow, the first of which was reworked versions of her former hits while the second featured all-new compositions. Additionally, she made her public appearance to accept a South Bank Arts Award for Best Album in 2012.

In March 2014, Kate eventually worked for her first live concert series in decades. The concert called “Before the Dawn” became a 22-night residency in London in which tickets sold out in only 15 minutes and each performance earned universal acclaim. Again in 2022 Kate gained earned worldwide attention when her former breakthrough single Running Up That Hill was featured in the Netflix series Stranger Things, season fourth.

Also, the track became the most streamed song on Spotify in the United States, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and half a dozen other countries. It charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart on June 22, of that year. That surpassed its original peak of number three in 1985. 

Awards and Achievements:

Kate Bush started her professional music career at an extremely early age and she received numerous awards throughout her career. The singer received 13 Brit Awards nominations and won a 1987 Best British Female Artist Award.

She also earned 3 Grammy Awards nominations and was honored with an Ivor Novello Award in the category of Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2002. Furthermore Bush earned the 2013 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award. In 2014 Kate came up as the only female artist to chart projects in the top 5 in five consecutive decades in the United Kingdom. 

Personal Life:

From 1978 to 1993 Kate Bush and bassist and engineer Del Palmer had been in a long-time relationship. 

In 1993 Bush married Danny McIntosh and the two also have a son named Bertie. 

Kate Bush Net Worth:

As of 2023, Kate Bush Net Worth is estimated to be around $60 million, making her one of the richest artists in the country. She has a super successful music career and established herself as one of the biggest singers of the 80s. 

Bush first came to the limelight after dropping her debut single Wuthering Heights in which she managed to earn a lot and also hit several charts. The singer has dropped a total of ten studio albums and thirty-six tracks, twenty-five of which were in the top forty. 

The majority of her income comes from her album sales, live concerts, songs, and brand endorsements. She has done commercial work for several high-profile brands such as Seiko and Aerial, etc. Kate Bush’s annual income is $5 million. She has a YouTube channel where she uploads her music videos and garners millions of views. 

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Kate Bush's net worth is currently 60 million dollars.

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Catherine Bush on the 30th of July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, she is 64 years old.

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