James Arthur, 30, won the ninth series of X Factor in 2012, and makes a return to the show to perform with finalist Dalton Harris this weekend. Born in Middlesbrough, James was no stranger to the entertainment business, with both of his parents working in the industry. His father was a musician and DJ while his mother was a fashion model in her youth. He garnered an interest in music as a teenager, and began writing and recording songs, uploading them online.
X Factor was not the first talent competition he applied for, and he made it to the top 200 on The Voice in 2011.
But he had to wait another year for success, winning a place as one of Nicole Scherzinger’s contestants on the X Factor.
He beat another of her performers, Jahmene Douglas, to win, releasing what went on to be the fastest selling single of all X Factor winners in December 2012.
Since his win, he has released two albums and continues to make music.
So after several years in the spotlight and with a big fanbase, what is his net worth?
James Arthur net worth
At the tender age of 30, James has amassed a £3.9million fortune according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He is not the only performer on the X Factor tonight who enjoys a big bank balance.
Ellie Goulding, 31, will also sing on the show, and she has built up an impressive net worth.
Ellie found fame after dropping out of her English and Drama degree at the University of Kent.
A musical child, Ellie played the clarinet and guitar and started songwriting during her time at college.
Her first song, Under the Sheets, was released in November 2009 and ranked on the UK singles chart.
Ellie went on to release two more albums after her first – Halcyon in 2012 and Delirium in 2015.
She has made her cash from her three albums and the accompanying tours.
On top of this Ellie is a face for Pantene hair products, starring in adverts for them.
But what is her net worth? The amount may surprise you.