Busking may be an uncommon way to make a fortune, but it’s how Allie Sherlock became a millionaire. She is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. She got famous by recording herself performing on the streets of Dublin and uploading it to her YouTube channel. As of 2022, Allie Sherlock has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Hailing from Cork, Ireland, Allie was born on April 7, 2005. Her mother died when she was age nine, and her father, Mark Sherlock, has been her biggest supporter ever since.
She became a busker at 11 years old. She started out performing in her home city, but later moved to Dublin’s Grafton Street, where she appeared weekly. For her education, Sherlock was homeschooled.
Her dad always accompanied her every time she went out singing on the streets. He became her music manager and had the idea to post her busking hobby on social media.
Rise to Fame
Allie’s personal YouTube channel was launched in 2014 and it slowly gained followers until she went viral after uploading a video of her singing Ed Sheeran’s hit song, Supermarket Flowers.
In 2016, she performed live at the Cork Opera House and following year, she joined Britain’s Got Talent, reaching the second round. She also performed at the 2017 Miss Universe Ireland beauty contest.
She appeared on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One in 2018 and went to America to perform on ABC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This boosted her online profile even more. On YouTube she currently has 5.41 million subscribers, an impressive feat in a competitive space.
Later in 2018, Allie Sherlock signed a five-year deal with Patriot Records, a record label owned by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. She backed up OneRepublic on their 2020 European tour.
In 2020, the Irish singer released an EP and an album titled “A Part of Me”. Sherlock also became a member of an artist collective named “Irish Women in Harmony”.
A year later, she released a total of four singles. In 2022, she was seen working with the rock band Kodaline. All this time, she’s been improving her social media presence and has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and 182,200 on TikTok.
Net Worth and Earnings
Sherlock’s YouTube channel is her most popular social media account. According to SocialBlade.com it makes anywhere from $43,000 to $695,000 from ad revenue. Her considerable following on other networks is also expected to give her extra ways to earn money.
Her deal with Patriot Records should also be a hefty amount, but the artist hasn’t revealed the exact figure. Even so, as long as she continues to advance her music career, her $3 million net worth will grow.
Allie Sherlock is still young, and she hasn’t had much of a dating life yet. It could be that she is still single today. There are rumors surrounding her relationship with Cuan Durkin, a fellow busker who performed with her several times. But neither of the two has shared anything about the issue.