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Full NameNeal E Boyd
First NameNeal
Middle NameE
Last NameBoyd
Birth NameNeal Evans Boyd
Birth CitySikeston
Birth CountryUnited States
Mother NameEsther R. Boyd
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
FilmographyAmerica's Got Talent
EducationSikeston High School
Date of BirthNovember 18,1975
Age44 years

Neal E. Boyd was an American pop opera singer who is well remembered as the winner of the fifth season of America's Got Talent. He was signed to record label Decca with whom he released My American Dream in 2009.

Prior to his death on 10th June 2018 due to liver disease, Boyd performed for the four presidents of the United States, namely George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Neal E. Boyd's Net Worth: $1 million

The American opera singer was estimated to have a net worth of $1 million before the time of his death. His net worth comprised of the $1 million prize money which is awarded to the winner of America's Got Talent.

Late American opera singer, Neal E. Boyd
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The prize money is paid in 40 yearly installments which amounts to $25,000 every year. The winner may also claim for one-time payment of $300,000, before taxes which generally falls in the range of $150,000 - $250,000.

Neal and America's Got Talent

Boyd auditioned for the 3rd season of America's Got Talent in the spring of 2008 and performed New York State of Mind by Billy Joel followed by The Prayer of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.

Out of the 200,000 people who auditioned for the show, Neal was amongst the 40 contestants who got selected for the live quarter-finals. The judges for the show were Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, and David Hasselhoff. He started appearing on TV commercials even before the 3rd season had started.

The season finale was held on 1st October 2008 with only five contestants remaining, and Boyd was crowned that season's winner. 

Following his win, he was declared the $1 million prize winner and a headlining show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, hosted by Jerry Springer.

Neal's Biography

He was born as Neal Evans Boyd on 18th November 1975 in Sikeston, Missouri in the United States. He and his brother were solely raised by her mother Esther R. Boyd. He was of American nationality and his ethnicity was mixed.

Neal E. Boyd, mother Esther R. Boyd, and brother
Caption: Late Neal E. Boyd with his mother Esther R. Boyd, and brother

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He graduated in May 1994 at Sikeston High School. Boyd received his bachelor's degree in music and speech communications from the University of Missouri School of Music and Southeast Missouri State University, respectively in 2001.  

Neal continued to study opera music at the New England Conservatory of Music and earned his master's degree, online form the University of Phoenix

Tragic Death

The America's Got Talent winner died on 10th June 2018. He was 42 when he died as a result of heart and kidney failure which was caused by liver disease. A private funeral was held for him on 15th June 2018.

Updated On Wed Dec 04 2019 Published On Wed Dec 04 2019 By BluePrince