Fame & Fortune: Engelbert Humperdinck, the Sixties singer, on dealing with money troubles after tuberculosis
How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude towards money?
I was brought up in India until I was about 10 years old. My father was in the British Army. We had a very comfortable lifestyle. We then returned to the UK, to Leicester. I left school at 15 and, at my father’s behest, undertook an apprenticeship as an engineer. My first pay packet was 28 shillings, the majority of which I gave to my mother for room and board, and so I lived on five shillings a