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Louis Walsh

Entertainment Manager & TV Personality
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Net worth 2018: $150 Million
Residence: Kiltimagh
Country: Irish
BirthDay: 5 August 1952
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.75 m

Louis Walsh was bornon 5 August 1952 in Kiltimagh, Irish, is Entertainment Manager & TV Personality. This entertainment manager has the credit of shaping the careers of some of Ireland’s big pop performers, like Boyzone and Westlife, who grew to fame in the 1990s. Besides, he is also the guiding force behind other singing sensations, such as Samantha Mumba, Girls Aloud, Johnny Logan and Shayne Ward. This showbiz maestro has earned himself respect and recognition by giving the music industry an impressive 28 number one hits through his singing discoveries. The cheeky Irishman has experienced his share of ups and downs before proving his instinct for great pop. A career which he started off as a teenager paid off after years of consistent hard work and perseverance. By managing shows as well as judging various talent shows, he has successfully portrayed the role of both a part professional and part celebrity. He is one of the three adjudicators on one of the biggest and most popular television talent shows in Europe – The X Factor. He is said to be synonymous with this ever-increasingly well-known show. Among other reality shows where he has enjoyed media exposure by judging and mentoring contestants include ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.


$150 Million


He has been a guest panelist on the special episode of ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (2013) and on various occasions on ‘Celebrity Juice’


He got married to English TV show host Caroline Flack in September 2012


In 2006, he judged its special edition ‘The X Factor: Battle of the Stars’ and won with Lucy Benjamin


In 2005, he quit ‘The X Factor’ mid-series on the pretext of ill-treatment, but returned after a brief break and continues to judge it till date


He has appeared on several television shows, some being ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ (2004), ‘Anonymous’ (2009), ‘Through the Keyhole’ (2013), and ‘Who’s Doing the Dishes?’ (2014)


In 2002, he appeared on ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ as one of the judges, along with Geri Halliwell and Pete Waterman


He debuted on television with the Irish edition of music show ‘Popstars’ in 2001


Keating assisted Walsh in managing Westlife’s first few singles and albums, but decided to part ways with him in 2000


In 1999, Ronan Keating separated from Boyzone to concentrate on his solo career, which was whole-heartedly accepted by Walsh


In 1998, he discovered Westlife, another Irish boy band, which saw success right from its first album and went on to give 14 UK number ones and six number one albums, achieving a record for the most consecutive number one singles


His history-creating break came with the audition of five new artists – Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham, in 1993 which gave birth to Boyzone, as a tough competition to UK rival Take That


His creation, Boyzone, went to taste exceptionally huge commercial success topping the Irish and UK charts and becoming a prominent international boy band in the 1990s


With more successes and less failures falling into his kitty, he left Hayden and joined Carol Hanna at Carol & Associates, in 1989


Upon his request, Logan participated in Eurovision Song Contest in 1980 and won


After struggling for a couple years, he found success when he brought Irish singer Johnny Logan to Tommy Hayden, in 1979


Michael Louis Vincent Walsh was born on August 5, 1952 in Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland, as the second of nine children, to working-class couple Frank Walsh, a taxi driver and milk supplier, and Maureen

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