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From Delivery Driver to Private Jets and a £12m Fortune: The Journey of Matty Healy

How Matty Healy Went From Delivery Driver to a £12m Fortune and Private Jets

Matty Healy, the frontman of popular British band The 1975, has had a long journey from his days working as a delivery driver for a Chinese takeaway. Recently, news broke that he is now dating the megastar Taylor Swift, and the two are reportedly “madly in love”. But how did he make it to this level of success?

Growing up with famous parents, including Benidorm actor Tim Healy and Loose Women star Denise Welch, some may argue that Matty had a head start on his road to stardom. However, it was not always easy for him, as he revealed in a 2017 interview with The Times that his band spent a decade in his dad’s garage with “no one caring”. He also revealed that he suffers from impostor syndrome and fears that he would be selling flowers on Brent Cross roundabout if it weren’t for The 1975.

Despite his insecurities, Matty has emerged as a successful musician, with an enviable net worth of £11.9m. He now owns a £1.25m London pad, indulges in private jet trips, and drives a £100k Audi. But how did he go from being sacked from Caffe Nero to owning “cool cars”?

£1.25m Home

Matty bought a three-bedroom house in north London, reportedly designed by Takero Shimazaki Architects, after The 1975’s breakthrough hit Chocolate spent 35 weeks inside the Top 100 in 2013. The swish pad features an arched doorway leading out onto a pebbled courtyard, glass flooring, grey concrete walls, and brass fixtures, and fittings. According to the architects, it offers “an immediate sense of almost monastic calm”, a contrast to Matty’s whirlwind touring lifestyle.

Private Jets

In 2014, Matty and his bandmates treated themselves to a private jet for a flight to Northern Ireland from Ibiza, calling it a “highlight” of their hectic tour schedule. He joked that they wouldn’t start living on private jets, but the indulgence was too tempting. It was fun and showed how decadent their lifestyle had become.

£100k Audi

When it comes to cars, Matty’s taste is not cheap either. He owns three motors but tends to drive his silver Audi E-Tron, ranging in price from £61,275 to £104,935, the most because it’s electric and eco-friendly. Matty claimed it’s the least flashy car he owns and tries not to drive his other two cool cars too much as they’re old, and he doesn’t want to be part of the problem. He is hyper-aware of all that s**t now and doesn’t want to be a champagne socialist.

Related Facts

– Matty Healy grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne but moved to Cheshire when he was nine.

– His family home was a party house, and his first job was working in a Caffe Nero, which lasted only a week before he got the boot, and pretended to work there for another month.

– Matty left school with three GCSEs, went to music college for three months, and wrote songs while working in a Chinese restaurant, The Flame and Wok.

Key Takeaway

Matty Healy’s rise to success has not been easy, despite having famous parents. He has struggled with impostor syndrome and fears that he does not belong in the industry. However, his band’s hard work and dedication paid off, leading to a net worth of £11.9m, a £1.25m London pad, private jet flights, and a £100k Audi.


Matty Healy’s story is a testament to the fact that success is not always easy and never overnight. It requires hard work, dedication, and perseverance, even when faced with insecurities and self-doubt. Matty is a prime example of how one can rise from humble beginnings to become a success story, even surpassing his wildest dreams.

Denk Liu
Denk Liu
Denk Liu is an honest person who always tells it like it is. He's also very objective, seeing the situation for what it is and not getting wrapped up in emotion. He's a regular guy - witty and smart but not pretentious. He loves playing video games and watching action movies in his free time.

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