Paul Potts is a well-known tenor from the United Kingdom. He rose to prominence after he won the first season of ITV's Britain's Got Talent. He was born October 30, 1970, in Kingswood, the United Kingdom. He was brought up in nearby Fishponds by his father Roland and mother Yvonne. He has two brothers and one sister. As of 2018, he is 47 years old and his birth sign is Libra.
Potts joined St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, where he developed his interest in singing. In 1987, he left his school and worked as Waitrose and Tesco. Later, he joined University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, where he earned a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) Honours degree in Humanities in 1993.
At the beginning of his singing career, Potts sang in numerous soap opera including Turandot, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut etc. On 17 March 2007, he auditioned for Britain's Got Talent at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wales. The show was aired on ITV, a commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. He received a positive response from the audience and was selected by the Judges.
During the semi-final of this show, Potts sang a song by Andrea Bocelli called Time To Say Goodbye. After that, he reached to final with a highest public vote. In the final, he sang a song by Nessun Dorma and became the winner of the competition. After winning this competition, he performed at the Royal Variety Performance along with Sarah Brightman. He reportedly sang Nella Fantasia in front of Queen Elizabeth II.
Later, Potts moved to the United States, where he featured on a National Public Radio programme, Day to Day and also appeared in an American news and talk morning television show Today. The show was aired on NBC, an American English language commercial broadcast television network.
Likewise, Potts also featured in an American syndicated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was created by Oprah Winfrey. Later, he appeared in American biographical comedy-drama movie One Chance, which was directed by David Frankel. The stars of this movie are James Corden and Julie Walters. The total budget for this movie was $12 million and grossed $10.9 million at the box office.
Some of his most notable albums and songs are One Chance, Passione, Cinema Paradiso, One Chance: The Incredible True Story of Paul Potts, Home etc.
Potts is a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is married to his girlfriend Julie-Ann. The couple got married in May 2003. The couple met each other in an Internet chat room. By far, they are happily married. There are apparently no chances of divorce between them. Besides, none of the duos are reported of any extra-marital affairs.
As the winner of the talent show, Potts received 100,000 pounds as a prize money. Likewise, he also earns a huge amount of money from his professional singing career. Similarly, his appearance in movies and television shows are the other sources of his income. As per the report in 2018, his net worth is around $10 million.