Gotye Net Worth

Gotye is a popular Australian singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released several albums in his distinguished career. He has also won many awards in his inspiring career. Read on to find out about Gotye net worth.


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Gotye Wiki

Full NameWouter “Wally” De Backer
Date of Birth21 May 1980
Place of BirthBruges, Belgium
NationalityAustralian, Belgian
OccupationSinger, songwriter, musician
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse/PartnerTasha Parker
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight58 kg
Gotye Net Worth$10 Million

Early Life

Wouter “Wally” De Backer aka Gotye was conceived on 21 May 1980 in Belgium. When he was just 2 years old, his family relocated to Australia. When Gotye was young he developed an interest in music and started taking music and piano lessons. In his teenage years, he formed a band named Downstares with 3 other guys. The band dissolved after high school. Gotye graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA degree.


Gotye started his musical career in 2001 by releasing a song titled Out Here in the Cold. He formed a band named The Basics with singer Kris Schroeder. They released several albums together and toured a lot of countries all over the world. In 2003, Wally released his debut album titled Boardface which brought him some attention.

In 2006, Gotye released another album titled Like Drawing Blood which was a critical and commercial success. It sold over 70,000 copies in Australia alone. Gotye received several awards for his album. In 2011, he released his third album Making Mirrors which fetch him several significant awards. The album was critically acclaimed and sold very well. It sold over 500,000 copies in the USA, 210,000 copies in Australia, and 100,000 records each in France, United Kingdom, and Germany.

His song ”Somebody That I Used to Know” brought him worldwide fame. Gotye has appeared in many Television programs and reality talk shows. He has performed all over the world including the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, Italy, and Japan. He is also a philanthropist and donates a lot of money to charities. He has also written songs for other artists and has appeared in their music videos.

In 2020, Gotye release a live album named Live at The Songroom. He is still going strong and working on his upcoming studio album. Gotye has made millions of fans all around the world. He is one of the most famous Australian singers at the moment. Not much is known about his personal life as he prefers to keep his private life out of media and public view. We can report that he has fathered a girl with a woman whose identity is unknown.

Gotye has worked with several artists such as Yum Cha Sessions, Kimbra, Jean-Jacques Perrey, The Basics, R.T.P. Da Dream, Bibio, Spender, Depeche Mode, Don Meers, Monty Cotton, and Perfect Tripod. His genres are indie pop, indie rock, trip-hop, and alternative rock. He has signed with Eleven, Inertia, Lucky Number, Samples ‘n’ Seconds, Fairfax, and Universal Republic.

His most famous songs are Hearts a mess, State of the Art, Somebody that I used to know, Save me, I feel better, Bonte, What do you want?, Eyes wide open, Easy way out, Thanks for your time, Dig your own hole, The only thing I know, Coming Back, Wonder why you want her and Here in this Place.

Awards and Achievements

Gotye has been the recipient of many awards in his amazing career. In 2006, he was awarded the AIR Award for Most Outstanding New Independent Artist. In 2007, he won the ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist. In 2011, Gotye grabbed the ARIA Music Awards for Engineer of the Year, Producer of the Year, Single of the Year, and Best Male Artist.

In 2013, Wally won the Grammy Awards in the categories of Record of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. He has also been nominated for the People’s Choice Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

How much is Gotye Net Worth?

According to various sources, Gotye Net Worth is evaluated to be $10 Million. He has accumulated his wealth through his singing career, songwriting, and live concerts.

Facts about Gotye

  • Gotye’s real name is Wouter “Wally” De Backer.
  • He has a huge social media following. He has over 110,000 Instagram followers and his Twitter profile has more than 300,000 followers. His Facebook profile has over 1.8 million likes and his YouTube channel has over 1.9 million subscribers.
  • He has won 3 Grammy awards in his career. Gotye has been included in the 2003s ”top 50 most influential Australians in the arts” list.
  • There is no information available about the dating life of Gotye. There is no confirmation about the girlfriend or wife of Gotye. He has one daughter with an unidentified woman.
  • He is one of the most famous and sought-after Australian musicians in the world.
  • Gotye is a very tall man having a height of 6 ft 3 in.