The talent hit the networks in 2009 with an appalling British audition, catapulting him to fame as a talent show and net worth over £20M.
And as Susan Boyle celebrates turning 62 this Saturday, the Scottish singer has managed to keep a low profile since her TV stardom.
With the second-place cast on Simon Cowell’s long-running talent show, he released the best-selling album of all time and also made TV cameos.
From childhood in planning to live in a house to be stuck in a tight box, the singer certainly does not allow luck to go to his head.
As another year marks around the corner, MailOnline takes a look at Susan’s low-key lifestyle.
Modest star: A glimpse into Susan Boyle’s low-key lifestyle as Britain’s Got Talent legend celebrates turning 62 this Saturday
A modest thing
Susanna remained in the same synodal house for 60 years, growing up in a semi-detached house in West Lothian.
It’s not usually the fleshy display that often comes from celebrities, but a simple sense of value gets a lot.
She was not eager to exchange for a more opulent residence or to gain fame and fortune after her British talent was won, but expanded.
The singer wanted to turn his childhood home into a dream home by buying and joining the one next door.
Spending just £111,000, he added properties to preserve the memory of his home while gaining more space.
Susan gave the traditional house a more luxurious makeover in the renovation, creating a piano room and a modern kitchen. but every man kept his own opinion and religious members throughout all his property.
Speaking about his plan earlier, he told OK! magazine: ‘To remember your home and your upbringing, you need to take stock and perhaps see where you come from and where your roots lie.’
It is better to be grounded in your roots. It keeps you grounded and prevents you from saying maybe you shouldn’t.’
Humble beginnings: Susan has lived in the same synod house for the last 60 years, growing up in a semi-detached house in West Lothian.
Improved: Her social media accounts posted a number of videos shot inside her home, which had the producer stunned.
Holidays close to home
While most A-listers were vacationing at exclusive resorts and sunny locations, Susan was recently away in closer-to-home Ireland.
Earlier this month, he enjoyed a lavish birthday trip to the 68-room Knock House Hotel in the village of Knock, County Mayo.
Bosses at the hotel shared a picture of the singer on their Facebook page, writing: ‘We were delighted to welcome Susan Boyle back to Knock House recently.
‘Susan is a fabulous lady and we always love to have her return time and time again to the Knock House Hotel.
Out and about: Earlier this month, he enjoyed a lavish birthday trip to the 68-room Knock House Hotel in the village of Knock, County Mayo.
He earned an estimated net worth of £27,000 from his studio album, one of the UK’s best-selling singles of all time.
But Susanna is quite the economist, and only gives herself a certain amount of food to spend, admitting first that it is saving money “for a rainy day.”
Earlier sharing details of her life before the financially strapped news, Susan explained: “I’m not a big spender because I haven’t had any money for 47 years, so I like to save it for a rainy day.”
With plans to eventually leave his fortune to his family, the singer previously admitted to giving him a weekly allowance of £300.
Saver: Despite having a multi-million dollar net worth, Susan is quite a budgeter and only gives herself certain permission to spend, previously admitting that she saves money for “a rainy day”.
Crazy soap fans
Since he appeared on British talent in 2009 and won America’s talent Champions, he has not been short of TV appearances or offers.
But Susanna rarely appears on the screen these days and has stuck to the roots of what she does.
A long-time fan of the soap, the BGT star was recently over the moon to make a cameo appearance on City TV show Scottish River.
The show’s superstar is said to have watched almost every episode of the show and was delighted to run into Stephen Purdon, who plays Bob O’Hara in the soap.
Both fans said to each other about the race: ‘I’m spotted going straight on. The first words he said to me were “You are my favorite.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
‘I was lucky with this and I swear, man, CV my bow and my bow. What reports I am Susan Boyle’s favorite.
TV appearance: A long-time fan of the soap, the BGT star was recently over the moon to make a cameo on TV show River in the Scottish city