The winner of the third season of The X Factor, singer Leona Lewis. Due to her diverse works in the entertainment industry, she has amassed a huge number of followers all over the world. She is a British singer, songwriter, actress, activist, and also model. Lewis was born on the 3rd of April 1985 in Islington, London, England. Her father is of Afro-Guyanese descent, and her mother has Welsh, Irish and Italian ancestry. She also has an older half-brother named Bradley and a younger brother named Kyle. After her parents noticed her passion for singing. They enrolled her at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and later on at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
They also sent her to the Ravenscourt Theatre School and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology until they could no longer afford to do so. Her parents also made cutbacks whenever it was necessary to help their daughter to become a singer. Lewis lived in Hackney, East London, and is a vegetarian from the age of 12. She also started a vegan diet in the September of 2012. Lewis has also won the PETA’s sexiest Vegetarian in the year 2008, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. She is also Europe’s sexiest vegetarian the following year with the actor Scott Maslen.
In the month of September in the year 2014, she revealed that she felt extremely depressed after her departure from Syco. But she later also cleared that it was not clinical depression, and her practice of meditation and also her professional separation from Conwell had helped ease all the madness. Lewis married her long-time fiance Dennis Jauch in July 2019 in Tuscany, Italy. The two were dating since the year 2010.
Career and More
Lewis first started her career with the win in the third season of the X Factor in the year 2006. And won 1 million dollars and recorded a contract with Syco Music. Her winning single was a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s A Moment Like This. This single was on the UK singles charts for four weeks and made the world record of 50,000 digital downloads within 30 mins. In 2007 she signed a five-album contract in the US with Clive David’s Record label J Records. The same year she released her first record album, spirit and it became the fourth best-selling album of the 2000s and also certified as 10x platinum in the UK. The lead single of this album, Bleeding Love was also in the US Billboard Hot 100. And this was also a best-selling album of the year 2008.
The following year she released her second studio album Echo. This album also included the theme song for I See You for the film Avatar. In the year 2011, she released the single Collide, which was a collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii, and also her debut extended play, Hurt The EP. The following year she released her third studio album. In the year 2013, she started working on her first Christmas album. She has also worked in the fields of acting and modeling. Lewis is also entitled to awards and honors. She has been nominated for seven Brit Awards and three Grammy Awards and has sold over 30 million albums all over the world. She is also the best-selling X Factor act in the United Kingdom.
Leona Lewis Net Worth
Lewis’s total net worth after all these years in the industry is around 10 million dollars. This includes all her possessions and assets, and real estate. Her main source of income is from the sales of the albums and from the acting and modeling endorsements. In the year 2013, she paid 1.2 million dollars for an equestrian ranch in Glendale, California.
She sold this property for 2.5 million in 2019. And around the same time, she also purchased a home in Hidden Hills for 3.7 million. In March 2021, she also bought a home studio for 2.6 million dollars in Studio City, California. And regarding her home in Hidden Hills, she sold it to Simon Conwell in late 2020 for 3.9 million dollars. Conwell also listed the house for 3.7 million dollars only two weeks after the purchase. And a month later, the house was sold for 3.6 million dollars.