Cat Stevens Net Worth

Cat Stevens Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stephen Demetre Georgiou net worth is
$5 Million

Stephen Demetre Georgiou Wiki Biography

Yusuf Islam, born Steven Demetre Georgiou, and best known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, humanitarian and philanthropist born on 21 July 1948 in Marylebone, London, England. He has amassed five platinum and six gold albums, plus two certified triple platinum by the RIAA. He has received two ASCAP songwriting awards, and the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.

Have you ever wondered how rich Cat Stevens is? According to sources it has been estimated that Cat Stevens’ overall net worth is $5 million, accumulated by managing a highly successful musical career for more than 50 years, significantly increased by becoming one of the most acknowledged and awarded musicians and songwriters. Since he is still an active musician, his net worth continues to grow.

Cat Stevens Net Worth $5 Million

Stevens was born the youngest of three children to a Greek father and Swedish mother, who were restaurateurs and ran the Moulin Rouge restaurant on Shaftsbury Avenue, London. Although raised as a Greek Orthodox, his parents decided to send him to a Roman Catholic school. As a child, he learned to play the piano and showed a natural artistic talent. In 1963, as an ardent fan of The Beatles, Stevens convinced his father to buy him a guitar, and quickly began composing and playing his own songs. He made his debut at a local bar in 1964, while he was studying at Hammersmith Art College, and this event launched his career as he was offered a publishing deal as a songwriter, taking the name Cat Stevens as his stage name.

It was in this period that he sold “The First Cut is the Deepest” to P.P. Arnold, which became a hit making it to No. 18 on the UK Singles Chart. At the age of 18, Stevens released his first album “Matthew and Son”, with hits such as “I Love My Dog”, “Here Comes My Baby”, and the title track charted at No.2. Although he began experiencing success as a pop star, he wanted to release tracks of different genres, however, his record label declined as they wanted him to appeal to teen audiences with pop style. This threw Stevens into depression and alcoholism, which led to additional health problems in 1968, when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

After three months spent in hospital, Cat reviewed his approach to life and decided to start over. In 1970 he released the “Tea for the Tillerman” album and its American release made him a star in the US as the album went gold. New hits followed including “Moon Shadow, “Peace Train” and “Morning Has Broken”, and Stevens even recorded tracks for the “Harold and Maude” film. His following album “Catch Bull at Four” came out in 1972 and stayed at the top of the charts for three weeks, becoming his most successful release in the US too. Three years later, he released a successful greatest hits compilation, and then followed his tenth album “Izitso” which also went gold. His net worth was rising rapidly.

A meaningful event happened to Stevens, around this time; the singer almost drowned while swimming at Malibu beach, and he made a vow that he would devote his life to honoring God as a divine creature that saved his life as an answer to his prayers. His brother gave him a copy of the Koran for his birthday and the book made a deep impact on him. Steven converted to the Muslim faith in 1977 and changed his name to Yusuf Islam. He also decided not to record secular music any longer, and the following year A&M records released his “Back to Earth” album, a backlog of previous tracks.

In the mid–90s, he began releasing albums of spiritual lectures and Islamic-themed music. However, Stevens returned to his previous musical style in 2004, and was named “Songwriter of the Year” in 2005 and awarded “Song of the Year” by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his 1967 hit “The First Cut is the Deepest”. For his efforts to increase understanding between Western and Islamic cultures, Stevens was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter. He released his most recent album “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” in 2014.

When it comes to his private life, Stevens has been married to Fawzia Ali since 1979 with whom he founded a Muslim school near London. The couple currently resides in London, and have five children.

Full NameCat Stevens
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1948
Place Of BirthMarylebone, United Kingdom
Height1.78 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Philanthropist, Humanitarian
EducationEaling, Hammersmith and West London College
SpouseFauzia Mubarak Ali
ChildrenYoriyos, Abd al-Ahad Islam, Asmaa Islam, Aminah Islam, Hasanah Islam, Maymanah Islam
ParentsStavros Georgiou, Ingrid Wickman
SiblingsDavid Georgiou, Anita Georgiou
AwardsMan of Peace, World Award, Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement Award International, Wild World, Father & Son, Morning Has Broken
NominationsJuno Award for International Album of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Wild World, Father & Son, Morning Has Broken
MoviesDear Mr. Fantasy: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi, Moonshadow, Allo, Melsbroek!
1More often than not sports a beard
1Considering that the judges have actually voted for someone who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't throw televisions out of hotel rooms and only sleeps with his wife, I'd say it was a very brave decision. And one which was unexpected, and strangely, outrageously rock & roll. [on his induction to rock and roll hall of fame]
2[Would you give Salman Rushdie shelter?] Yes, I'd then phone the Ayatollah Khomeni and tell him where this man is. [Would you go to a demonstration where an effigy would be burnt?] I would hope it was the real thing.
3And if you want to be you, be you./ And if you want to be me, be me./ 'Cos there's a million things to be,/ you know that there are.
1Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
2Abandoned the music business in 1978 and converted to Islam.
3Is a vegetarian.
4Following the 9/11 attacks, he issued a statement "expressing his horror at the attacks on the innocent people of the United States". He also stated that "no right thinking Muslim would ever condone such Acts".
5Refused to license his song "Father and Son" for use in Moulin Rouge! (2001). It was the first musical number in the original script. Because of his current religious beliefs, he objected to the sexual content in the film. The scene featuring "Father and Son" was to have been between Christian and his father in his father's office, with all his father's employees joining in for the chorus. This was to be the segue into his leaving home for Paris. The scene is included in the complete script on the Special Edition DVD.
6Wrote "Sweet Scarlet" for love interest Carly Simon and she wrote "Anticipation" for him.
7On a flight from London on September 21, 2004, he was refused entry to the United States on national security grounds. The flight had already taken off before his name was spotted as being on the American "watch list". The plane was diverted to Bangor, Maine, where he was taken off and returned to London.
8Released in November 1968 after spending three months in hospital recovering from tuberculosis.
9Universally derided in 1989 when he allegedly went on record supporting the Ayatollah Khomeini's death sentence against The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. Stevens's records were burned and taken out of stores, and many radio stations permanently boycotted his music. Nearly a decade later, Stevens claimed he was highly misquoted, that he did not support the Ayatollah's sentence. Rather, he merely reiterated the Koran's teachings about those who "defame the prophet". Stevens says he bears no ill will towards Rushdie, and did not wish for him to be killed.
10Family: Is of Greek Cypriot heritage - his father is Greek, mother is Swedish. Has four daughters and one son.
11Re-recorded hit song "Peace Train" for the collective album "Hope" (April 2003) in support of peace for Iraq.
12Parents are Stavros Georgiou and Ingrid Wickman.
13Changed his name from Stephen Georgiou to Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam.
14Decided to pursue religion after nearly drowning off the coast of Malibu, California. He converted to Islam after his brother took a trip to Jerusalem.
15Released his first album in 17 years - "Life of the Last Prophet" (1995); It contains 66 minutes of narration about the life of Mohammad plus three traditional Islamic songs.


Finding Fatimah2017performer: "The First Cut is the Deepest" - as Yusuf Islam / writer: "The First Cut is the Deepest" - as Yusuf Islam post-production
Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Sing2016performer: "The Wind" / writer: "The Wind" - as Yusuf/Cat Stevens
When Elephants Were Young2016Documentary performer: "Wild World"
Walking2016/IShort performer: "The Wind" / writer: "The Wind"
Jak se zbavit nevesty2016writer: "Wild World"
The Brontes at the BBC2016TV Movie documentary performer: "Wild World" - uncredited / writer: "Wild World" - uncredited
Rock the Kasbah2015performer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - as Yusuf / performer: "Pop Star", "Peace Train" / writer: "Pop Star", "Peace Train" / writer: "Trouble", "Wild World" - as Yusuf Islam
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The ReturnedTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
One More Time2015writer: "Fight Test"
Elementary2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl2015performer: "Trouble" / writer: "Trouble" - as Yusuf Islam
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 arranger - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV Movie performer: "Father and Son", "Wild World", "Peace Train" / writer: "Father and Son", "Wild World", "Peace Train"
My Mad Fat Diary2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Coach Trip2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Finsterworld2013performer: "The Wind" / writer: "The Wind"
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ray Donovan2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jappeloup2013performer: "Father and Son" / writer: "Father and Son" - as Yusuf Islam
Quellen des Lebens2013performer: "Morning Has Broken"
Jobs2013performer: "Peace Train", "You Can Do Whatever" - as Yusuf / Cat Stevens / writer: "Peace Train" / writer: "You Can Do Whatever" - as Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Becoming Redwood2012performer: "Changes IV" / writer: "Changes IV"
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lamma shoftak2012performer: "THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST" / writer: "THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST"
Seven Psychopaths2012lyrics: "The First Cut Is the Deepest" - as Yusuf Islam / music: "The First Cut Is the Deepest" - as Yusuf Islam
Frisch gepresst2012lyrics: "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" - as Yusuf Islam / music: "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" - as Yusuf Islam / performer: "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out"
How I Met Your MotherTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Banda sonora2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pablo2012performer: "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" / writer: "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out"
The Imposter2012Documentary performer: "The Wind" / writer: "The Wind" - as Ysuf Islam
We Bought a Zoo2011performer: "Don't Be Shy" / writer: "Don't Be Shy" - as Yusuf Islam
House M.D.2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Time2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bringing Up Bobby2011performer: "Trouble" / writer: "Trouble"
Independent Lens2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Day I Saw Your Heart2011performer: "Wild World" written by nm0828310 as Yusuf Islam
Dancing StarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Immigrants' Children Will Always Break Their Parents Hearts2011Short writer: "Father and son"
One Night StandTV Series short performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Oranges and Sunshine2010performer: "Wild World" / writer: "Wild World"
Multiple Sarcasms2010writer: "The Wind", "Maybe There's a World" - as Yusuf Islam
Miranda2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Invention of Lying2009writer: "Sitting" 1972 - as Yusuf Islam
Pirate Radio2009performer: "Father and Son" 1970 / writer: "Father and Son" 1970
Alle Anderen2009performer: "How Can I Tell You " / writer: "How Can I Tell You "
ZOS: Zone of Separation2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Life on Mars2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Brothers Bloom2008performer: "Miles from Nowhere" / writer: "Miles from Nowhere" - as Yusuf Islam
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Teen2008Documentary performer: "Trouble" / writer: "Trouble"
Little Mosque on the PrairieTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2007 music - 1 episode, 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium2007performer: "Don't Be Shy" / writer: "Don't Be Shy" - as Yusuf Islam
Martian Child2007performer: "Don't Be Shy" / writer: "Don't Be Shy" - as Yusuf Islam
The Heartbreak Kid2007writer: "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
Slacker Uprising2007Documentary writer: "Don't Be Shy" - as Yusuf Islam
Sicko2007Documentary performer: "Don't Be Shy" / writer: "Don't Be Shy" - as Yusuf Islam
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charlie Bartlett2007writer: "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out"
Skins2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Year of the Dog2007/Iperformer: "I Love My Dog" / writer: "I Love My Dog"
MADtv2007TV Series 1 episode
We Are Marshall2006performer: "Peace Train" / writer: "Peace Train" - as Yusuf Islam
ExtrasTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2005 - 2006 performer - 6 episodes, 2005
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Deep Water2006Documentary performer: "Crab Dance" / writer: "Crab Dance"
The Sopranos2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series music - 1 episode
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints2006performer: "Trouble" / writer: "Trouble" - as Yusuf Islam
Idols2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Must Love Dogs2005writer: "The First Cut Is The Deepest" - as Yusuf Islam
The Fearless Freaks2005Documentary writer: "Fight Test" - as Yusuf Islam
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Thumbsucker2005writer: "Trouble"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 22004Video Game as Yusef Islam, "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
Cat Stevens: Majikat2004TV Movie lyrics: "The Doves" Majikat Tour Theme, "The Wind", "Moonshadow", "Where Do The Children Play", "Hard Headed Woman", "Miles From Nowhere", "King Of Trees", "C79", "Lady D'Arbanville", "Banapple Gas", "Majik Of Majiks", "Tuesday's Dead", "Oh Very Young", "The Hurt", "Sad Lisa", "Two Fine People", "Fill My Eyes", "Father & Son", "Ruins", "Peace Train" / music: "The Doves" Majikat Tour Theme, "The Wind", "Moonshadow", "Where Do The Children Play", "Hard Headed Woman", "Miles From Nowhere",
One Tree Hill2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sheryl Crow: C'mon America 20032003Video documentary writer: "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
Nip/TuckTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
How to Deal2003performer: "Wild World" / writer: "Wild World"
Gilmore Girls2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
ScrubsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary performer: "Wild World" / writer: "Wild World" - as Yusef Islam
Alias2001TV Series 1 episode
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise2001TV Movie writer: "Peace Train" - uncredited
Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Morning Has Broken" - uncredited
Remember the Titans2000performer: "Peace Train" / writer: "Peace Train"
Almost Famous2000performer: "The Wind" / writer: "The Wind"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '70s2000TV Movie performer: "Peace Train" - uncredited / writer: "Peace Train" - uncredited
Bravo Profiles1999TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rushmore1998performer: "Here Comes My Baby", "The Wind" / writer: "Here Comes My Baby", "The Wind"
Mystery Science Theater 30001996-1998TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes1997-1998TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dolly Parton: Treasures1996TV Movie documentary writer: "Peace Train"
Kingpin1996performer: "Oh Very Young" / writer: "Oh Very Young"
Top of the Pops1977-1996TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Pontiac Moon1994performer: "ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT" / writer: "ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT"
The War1994performer: "Peace Train" / writer: "Peace Train"
Ordinary Magic1993writer: "Peace Train"
Lauran huone1988writer: "First Cut Is the Deepest"
Flucht mit Luzifer1987TV Mini-Series "If you want to sing out"
Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth1987TV Movie writer: "Here Comes My Baby"
The A-Team1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Airwolf1984TV Movie "Moonshadow"
Just Good FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Omero1982performer: "FATHER AND SON" / writer: "FATHER AND SON"
Olivia1978TV Special writer: " Remember The Days Of Old Schoolyard"
Polizeiinspektion 1TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1977 writer - 1 episode, 1977
First Love1977performer: "Child for a Day"
Direktion City1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girl Scout Cookies1976writer: "Moon Shadow" - uncredited
The Graham Kennedy Show1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Apartment Girls1972writer: "Wild World" - uncredited
Moonshadow1972Short performer: "Moonshadow" / writer: "Moonshadow"
Harold and Maude1971performer: "Where Do the Children Play?" 1970, "On the Road to Find Out" 1970, "Trouble" 1970, "Don't Be Shy" 1971, "Tea for the Tillerman" 1970, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" 1971, "I Think I See The Light" 1970, "I Wish, I Wish" 1970, "Miles from Nowhere" 1970 - uncredited / writer: "Where Do the Children Play?" 1970, "On the Road to Find Out" 1970, "Trouble" 1970, "Don't Be Shy" 1971, "Tea for the Tillerman" 1970, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" 1971, "I Think I See The Light" 1970,
BoboquivariTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1971 writer - 1 episode, 1971
Deep End1970music: "But I Might Die Tonight" - uncredited / performer: "But I Might Die Tonight" - uncredited

Music Department

The Tiger Hunter2016musician
Arabia 3D2011Documentary short musician
Lola1997Short composer: song "Father and Son"
Harold and Maude1971composer: songs / performer: songs
Boboquivari1971TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
Deep End1970music by


Cat Stevens: Majikat2004TV Movie
Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.1976
Boboquivari1971TV Series documentary 1 episode


Harold and Maude1971Man in Front of Maude at Funeral (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Allo, Melsbroek!1967TV Movie


Rock the Kasbah2015special thanks - as Yusuf Islam
Cat Stevens: Majikat2004TV Movie acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of


Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins2016DocumentaryHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself
Weekend Sunrise2012TV SeriesHimself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialHimself (as Yusuf)
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from Abbey Road2009TV SeriesHimself
Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
III nach neun2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Colbert Report2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimself
A Conversation with Yusuf and Alun Davies2009Video shortHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2006-2009TV SeriesHimself (also Interview) / Himself
The Chris Isaak Hour2009TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
Yusuf's Café2007TV MovieHimself (as Yusuf Islam)
Peace One Day2007TV MovieHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself (as Yusuf Islam)
Yusuf Islam: A Few Good Songs2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Yusuf Islam)
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2006TV MovieHimself (as Yusuf)
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
20/202004TV Series documentaryHimself
Cat Stevens: Majikat2004TV MovieHimself
Beckmann2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dolly Parton: Treasures1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Everyman1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Disco1976TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1966-1972TV SeriesHimself / Guest
In Concert1971TV SeriesHimself
Rock Masters: Cat Stevens in Concert1971TV MovieHimself
The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour1971TV SeriesHimself
Out Front1971TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Presenter
Boboquivari1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1967-1970TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Himself
Eddy, Ready, Go!1970TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Tienerklanken1968TV SeriesPerformer
All Systems Freeman1968TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Meeting Point1968TV Series documentaryHimself
Crackerjack!1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Evening!1967TV SeriesHimself
Twice a Fortnight1967TV SeriesHimself
Cat Stevens-Show1967TV SpecialHost / Performer
Juke Box Jury1967TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Dee Time1967TV SeriesHimself
As You Like It1967TV SeriesHimself
Beat! Beat! Beat!1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Doddy's Music Box1967TV SeriesHimself
Tom Jones-Show1966TV MovieHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1966TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Get All That, Ant?2015Documentary
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Was wurde aus...?2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesHimself
MusicalMENT2008TV MovieHimself
Rock City1973DocumentaryHimself

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