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Gotye Net Worth

Gotye Net Worth is
$5 Million

Gotye Biography

Wouter “Wally” De Backer was born 21 May 1980, in Bruges, Belgium, and under the stage name of Gotye, he is now known around the world as an outstanding instrumentalist and singer, having reached #1 on the US Billboard chart, and winning five Aria Awards.

So just how rich is Goyte? Sources estimate that currently he has a net worth of $1.5 million, accumulated during a career in the music industry which has so far spanned not much over 10 years.

Gotye Net Worth $1.5 Million

Gotye started his musical career at early age. He spent all of his childhood in Australia (the family moved away from Belgium when he was only two years old), and started learning to play various musical instruments at school in Sydney. He met some like-minded young teens and they started a school band called Downstares; one of the band members, Lucas Taranto, still plays in Gotye’s live shows. After another relocation, this time to Melbourne, where the artist finished his Bachelor of Arts, he received an old record collection from a neighbor, and from that point in 2001, his career started picking up.

Goyte recorded his first tracks primarily using samples, designed the cover of the CD himself, and made 50 copies. He sent them to more or less influential radio stations around the country, and made ‘phone calls to make sure they were received. However, a solo career was a while coming, and hasn’t been the only way to fill Gotye’s pockets. Since 2002, Gotye has been a member of indie pop band called “The Basics”, who have released three studio albums along with many other recordings and singles. This, of course, has notably contributed to the artist’s net worth. It is important to mention that Gotye’s vocal abilities are often compared to those of Sting and Peter Gabriel.

As they say, money do not come as easily and quickly as we would wish. Only in 2011, when Gotye released a single called Somebody That I Used to Know which made him a world known star, has his income started reaching those dreams. As mentioned before, the single reached the first place of the Billboard Hot 100 charts and made him famous all over the globe. Gotye as a solo artist has released three studio albums so far. As a strong believer of the indie movement, he never signed contracts with any record label, the albums were released independently. In addition to the three albums, Gotye has released an album combined of remixes of songs written in his early career. The money received from selling the mentioned albums skyrocketed to the overall amount of Gotye net worth.

Gotye is now considered to be one of the most successful musicians of today, as in his adopted Australia he managed to become the fifth artist to reach first place in the Billboard Hot 100 and the second artist from his native Belgium (we compare so because the artist is half- Australian, half- Belgian). Not only is he a great singer, but also a world renowned multi- instrumentalist. He is the best at playing the piano and the drums though.

Money makes the world go round, but acceptance is nice too. Goyte has received five ARIA awards – having been nominated for seven in 2011 alone – as well as three Grammy awards. The three Grammy awards were received at the same ceremony, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards to which the singer’s reaction was: “I often feel more of a tinkerer, less of a musician”.

Little is known of Goyte’s private life, but outside music he is interested in politics, even rumoured to be considering standing for the Victorian parliament. For the sake of his many fans, we can hope that he prefers to continue his music career, full time.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameGotye
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1980
Place Of BirthBruges, Belgium
Height6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Musician
NationalityBelgium
NicknamesWouter "Wally" De Backer , Wouter De Backer , Wally De Backer , Gaultier , Walter de Backer
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/gotye
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/gotye
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/gotye
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/gotye
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotye
AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song, ARIA Music Award for Album of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song, ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist, ARIA Music Award for Single of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release, Echo Award for Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Audio), ARIA Music Award for Best Cover Art, ARIA Music Award for Engineer of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Australian Live Act, ARIA Music Award for Producer of the Year, APRA Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, Porin Award for Best International Song, APRA Music Awards for Song of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Video, ARIA Award for Best Pop Release, MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, APRA Music Awards for Most Played Australian Work, Somebody That I Used to Know, Hearts a Mess, Eyes Wide Open, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song, ARIA Music Award for Album of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song, ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist, ARIA Music Award for Single of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release, Echo Award for Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Audio), ARIA Music Award for Best Cover Art, ARIA Music Award for Engineer of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Australian Live Act, ARIA Music Award for Producer of the Year, APRA Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, Porin Award for Best International Song, APRA Music Awards for Song of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Video, MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, APRA Music Awards for Most Played Australian Work, Somebody That I Used to Know, Hearts a Mess, Eyes Wide Open
Music GroupsThe Basics, The Basics
NominationsMTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, American Music Award for New Artist of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Most Share-Worthy Video, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Asia and Pacific Act, People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Song, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music – Break-Up Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com), Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Somebody That I Used to Know, Hearts a Mess, Eyes Wide Open, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, American Music Award for New Artist of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Most Share-Worthy Video, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Asia and Pacific Act, People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Song, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music – Break-Up Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com), Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Somebody That I Used to Know, Hearts a Mess, Eyes Wide Open


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His birth name is Wouter, which is Flemish for Walter. When he moved to Australia, he began to go by Walter or Wally. His stage name, Gotye, is derived from Gauthier, the French form of Wouter.
2His stage name Gotye is pronounced "go-ti-yeah".
3The Gotye song "Easy Way Out", from his 2011 album "Making Mirrors", was background music in a bar scene from an episode of Prime Suspect (2011) titled Prime Suspect: Shame (2011).
4Performs under the stage name Gotye.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Alternative Music AlbumFor the album "Making Mirrors."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Duo/Group PerformanceKimbra
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearKimbra

François Tétaz (Engineer/Mixer)

William Bowden (Mastering Engineer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Breakout Artist
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Video of the YearKimbra
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best EditingNatasha Pincus

Kimbra (artist)
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Most Share-Worthy VideoKimbra


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice2012-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
888.com World Grand Prix2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena mini - España2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
TransparentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
New GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014
Boyhood2014/Iperformer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" / writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - as Walter Andre De Backer
Arrow2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
VH1 You Oughta Know in Concert2013TV Special writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Block2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paris2013performer: "Eyes Wide Open" / writer: "Eyes Wide Open"
The Simpsons2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Great Gatsby2013writer: "Hearts A Mess"
Steel RiverTV Mini-Series short performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
SuitsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Made in Chelsea2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Your Light2012Video short performer: "In Your Light" / writer: "In Your Light"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Glee2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Gossip Girl2009-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Prime Suspect2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Puzzled Love2011performer: "Heart's a Mess" / writer: "Heart's a Mess" - as Walter De Backer
Going the Distance2010performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Gotye / writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Walter De Backer
Whip It2009performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin" / writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin"
Packed to the RaftersTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008
The Bank Job2008writer: "Hey There"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Your Light2012Video short as Wally De Backer
Gotye: Easy Way Out2012Short music by
Precious Memories2009Short as Wally De Backer
Gotye: Coming Back2008Video short as Wally De Backer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Re-Living Off the Land2009Wally / Gotye (as Wally De Backer)

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Your Light2012Video short singer - as Wally De Backer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Australian Story2014TV Series documentaryHimsellf
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (as Wally De Backer, credit only)
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Singer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself
Gotye Feat. Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know2011Video shortHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Spicks and Specks2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Video
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