Amy Winehouse‘s fortune was worth just over £2 million when she died.
Although the late singer made The Sunday Times Rich List in 2008 with an estimated fortune of £10 million, the accounts for two companies she owned that were published yesterday suggested her financial value had decreased in the last few years.
The figures showed that Winehouse’s Cherry Westfield company was worth £2,004,963 at the end of last November, which is £20,000 less than it was valued at in 2009. Her CW Touring company, meanwhile, dropped in value from £142,012 to £8,032 during the same period.
According to The Daily Star, a source close to Winehouse claimed that she had spent thousands of pounds on drink and drugs. They said:
Even though Amy spent thousands on drink, drugs and hangers-on, she was still a rich young woman. Had she beaten her issues with drink, she would almost certainly have lived a worry-free and comfortable life. It is sad that having beaten drugs, she never got a chance to enjoy the money she worked so hard to produce.
Amy Winehouse’s album ‘Back To Black’ recently became the UK’s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The second studio LP from Winehouse, which was originally released in 2006, has shifted an extra 175,000 units since the singer was found dead in her London flat on July 23.
Earlier today, meanwhile, it was reported that Mark Ronson paid tribute to Winehouse at his wedding to model/actress Josephine De La Baume over the weekend.