Gotye Net Worth: Gotye (Wouter Andre “Wally” De Backer) is a name that defines an era. He is one of the most sought-after multi-instrumentalists and songwriters with a jaw-dropping and humongous net worth of $ 10 million. Gotye is best known for releasing three independently studio albums that not only earned him worldwide recognition but also a staunch fan base and massive income from numerous sources.
He is one of the founding members of Melbourne Indie-pop trio ‘The Basics’ an Australian band that has independently released four studio albums since 2002. Gotye’s major breakthrough came with the 2011 solo “Somebody That I Used to Know” which hit the Billboard Hot 100 number one spot in 2012. He was only the second Belgium and fifth Australian to achieve this feat.
Gotye won three Grammy awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards show, best pop duo performance, the record of the year, and 5 ARIA awards in his career so far. He also bagged down for the MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific act. The list of Gotye’s achievements is towering and we would cover them in the upcoming sections. Let’s check out Gotye’s net worth and full bio.
Gotye Net Worth & Full Bio
The Belgian-Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalists has amassed a ridiculous amount of wealth by giving hit albums continuously. Let’s take a look at the Gotye net worth and all the personal information related to him.
|Name||Gotye (Stage Name)|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Happy Birthday (Age)||42, (May 21, 1980)|
|Labels||Fairfax, Universal Republic, Independent, Samples ‘n’ Seconds, Inertia, Lucky Number, Eleven, Creative Vibes|
|Height||6ft 3inch (1.92m)|
|Weight||58kg (127 pounds)|
Gotye Early Life
Gotye was born in Belgium and immigrated with his family when he was 2 years old. It was his mother who gave him the name Gotye which is equivalent to the French Dutch.
Gotye was immensely passionate about musical instruments and songwriting since his youth days. He also created a band named The Downstares with three of his high school friends and later separated when high school was over.
Gothe graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of arts.
His band De Backer recorded the first track using samples in 2001 and sent recordings to nearly every major studio in Melbourne. By that time, he also met the singer-songwriter Kris Schroeder and they bother started performing together under the name ‘The BASICS’. They were giving live performances everywhere and continued to tour in Australia while Gotye also released his solo albums.
Gotye’s album ‘Like Drawing Blood’ not only commenced his long-term professional relationship with Danny Rogers but was also featured by Triple J in 2006 and voted no.1 in the listener polls. In 2016, he was nominated for an ARIA award for the best independent album Like Drawing blood. He won the most outstanding new independent artist award at the Australian Independent Awards.
His album Mixed Blood grabbed position no. 44 on the ARIA album chart. In 2008, Like Drawing Blood won iTunes album of the year award. In 2011, Gotye also released Making Mirrors albums that roped him numerous International accolades, and made his American television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
If we talk about the current scenario, Gotye released a live album titled ‘The Songroom’ comprising 2 seasons, and 9 episodes, and planning to release a fourth studio album. Many Australian newspapers declared him one of the top 50 most influential Australians in the arts. The earth-shattering success was majorly because of “Somebody That I Used to Know” which is also considered as one of the most successful songs in Australian music history.
There is barely any information about his personal life of Gotye. Neither much is known about his relationships nor any information about his spouse.