Samantha Mumba Net Worth

Samantha Mumba Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Samantha Tamanya Anne Cecelia Mumba net worth is
$5 Million

Samantha Tamanya Anne Cecelia Mumba Wiki Biography

Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba, born on the 18th of January, 1983, is an Irish singer who became famous for her song “Gotta Tell You” that was released in 2000. She is also an actress particularly known for her appearance in the movie “The Time Machine”.

So how much is Mumba’s net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be over $5 million, acquired from her years as a singer and actress, and endorser of various brands, during a career which began in the late 1990s.

Samantha Mumba Net Worth $5 Million

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mumba is the daughter of Barbara, who is Irish, and Peter Mumba, who is originally from Zambia. She got into the show business at a very early age when she joined “Let Me Entertain You”, the TV talent show in which she was spotted by Louis Walsh, a music executive, who signed her to Polydor Records.

Right after being signed, Mumba decided to quit school and dedicated her time to co-writing and recording her debut album “Gotta Tell You”. In 2000, the album was released and her first single with the same title topped the charts in Ireland, and also infiltrated the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Even the single “Baby, Come Over” from the same album became a hi, and the album was certified platinum after selling over a million copies. This success immediately catapulted her to fame and tremendously increased her net worth.

In 2001, Mumba collaborated with Celtic Tenors for the track “You Raise Me Up”. Later that year, she also released a Christmas album “Samantha Sings Christmas”, meantime deciding to venture into films, and was cast in the movie “The Time Machine” in 2001, playing the role of Mara alongside Guy Pearce and her real-life brother Omero. The movie became a box office hit and was even nominated in the Academy Awards for Best Makeup. Her other endeavors and collaborations also helped in her wealth.

In 2002, Mumba came back to music and released the single entitled “I’m Right Here”. Although the song made waves in the charts, it failed to reach the success of her previous singles. She also collaborated with Filipino artist Jay R in the song “Just the Way You Are” in 2005, and then released a compilation album in 2006 entitled “The Collection”.

During the early 2000s, Mumba also became more active in films; some of the movies she appeared in included “Spin the Bottle”, “Boy Eats Girl”, “Johnny Was”, and “Shifter”. She also became a brand ambassador for Dior, Louise Kennedy and Ultimo Per Amore. Her progressing career in acting, singing and product endorsements also increased her net worth.

In 2009, Mumba hinted the release of her second album on the following year, however, she failed to follow up “Gotta Tell You”, and in 2011 indicated that she’d be retiring from music to focus on her acting career. However, in 2013 Mumba released a statement on Twitter that she was back in the music scene with plans of releasing a new album, and in 2014, she also released a new single entitled “Only Just Began”.

In terms of her personal life, Mumba has been married to policeman Torray Sales since 2012, and they have a daughter named Sage.

Full NameSamantha Mumba
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 18, 1983
Place Of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
ProfessionSinger, Actress
SpouseTorray Scales (m. 2012)
ChildrenSage Scales
ParentsBarbara Mumba, Peter Mumba
SiblingsOmero Mumba
AwardsMeteor Music Awards - Best Female Singer (2002), Smash Hits - Poll Winners' Party Best New Female
Record LabelsUniversal Records, Polydor, Interscope, A&M Records
AlbumsThe Collection (2006), Samantha Sings Christmas (2001, EP), Gotta Tell You (2000), Woman
NominationsGrammy Award - Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (2001), MOBO Awards - Best Album/Video
Movies3 Crosses (2007), The Time Machine, Shifter (2007), Loftus Hall (2011), Samantha Mumba: Baby, Come Over (This Is Our Night) (Short, 2001), Once Upon a Time in Dublin (2009), Loftus Hall (2014), Home (2016)
TV ShowsThe 6 O'Clock Show, Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith (2008), EastEnders (TV Series, 2001-2003), Loose Women (2008,UK daytime TV show), Top of the Pops (2000), Samantha Mumba and Aaron Carter in Concert (2001), Family Ties (2000, TV Series)
1She played the elder sister of her real life younger brother Omero Mumba in The Time Machine (2002).
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter named Sage Scales on March 3, 2015. Child's father is her husband, Torray Scales.
3(February 10, 2015) Is recovering after being involved in a terrifying car accident while 37-weeks pregnant.
4Los Angeles, CA: Seeking TV and Film work [2012]
5She is a UNICEF representative.
6Her father immigrated to Ireland from Zambia due to that country's upheaval after independence from Great Britain.
7Voted 85th Sexiest Girl in the World in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. (June 2012) Voted 29th in The 50 Hottest Biracial Women in Complex Magazine. [June 2002]
8Is half Irish and half Zambian.
9Sister of Omero Mumba.
10One of Ireland's most successful singers, with hits like "Gotta Tell You", "Body II Body", and "Always Come Back to Your Love".
11Was part of the Louis Walsh stable (he's also responsible for Westlife and Boyzone).


EastEnders2001-2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Barbie as Rapunzel2002Video performer: "Wish Upon A Star"
The Guru2002performer: "Read My Mind"
Holiday in the Sun2001Video writer: "Us Against The World"
Legally Blonde2001performer: "Baby, Come on Over", "Don't Need You To Tell Me I'm Pretty" / writer: "Baby, Come on Over"
Evolution2001performer: "Baby, Come On Over" / writer: "Baby, Come On Over"
Samantha Mumba and Aaron Carter in Concert2001TV Special performer: "Baby Come On Over", "Gotta Tell You" / writer: "Baby Come On Over"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Laços de Família2000TV Series performer - 1 episode


Casting2017Short post-productionSamantha Mumba
Loftus Hall2014
Cross2011VideoIshka (uncredited)
Stay in the Middle2009Video shortSamantha
Once Upon a Time in Dublin2009Newscaster
Johnny Was2006Rita
Boy Eats Girl2005Jessica
Spin the Bottle2004
The Time Machine2002Mara
Samantha Mumba: Baby, Come Over (This Is Our Night)2001Short


Stay in the Middle2009Video short music written and performed by
Samantha Mumba: Baby, Come Over (This Is Our Night)2001Short


Big Brother's Bit on the Side2014TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
Dancing on Ice2008TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2002-2008TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2008TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night with Miriam2007TV SeriesHerself
Harvey Goldsmith: Get Your Act Together2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Anonymous2005TV SeriesHerself / Sister Felictus
The Panel2005TV SeriesHerself
The Afternoon Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Meteor Ireland Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Off the Rails2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Astounding Celebrities2003TV SeriesHerself
Irish Film and Television Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Close Encounters with Keith Barry2003TV SeriesHerself
The Kumars at No. 422003TV SeriesHerself
The ELLE Style Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Smile2002TV SeriesHerself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Lulu2002TV MovieHerself - Performer
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2001TV SeriesHerself
2001 Top of the Pops Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
SM:TV Live2001TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2001TV SeriesHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20012001TV Special documentaryPerformer
The MOBO Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
CD:UK2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV Select2000-2001TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself - Guest Appearance
GMTV2001TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops Plus2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
Samantha Mumba and Aaron Carter in Concert2001TV SpecialHerself
The Richard Blackwood Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
Boy George: One on One2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest (2001)
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself

Nominated Awards

2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Original SongBarbie as Rapunzel (2002)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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