Net Worth: $1.5 Million
- Source of Wealth Music, Songwriting, Singing
- Birth Place Bruges, Belgium
- Full Name Wouter "Wally" De Backer
- Nationality Belgian, Australian
- Date of Birth May 21, 1980
- Ethnicity Belgian
Gotye’s net worth is $1.5 million. He was born in Bruges in Belgium but spent most of his growing years in Melbourne in Australia. Not only did Gotye who is also known as Wouter De Backer, show an early interest in music, he also had a high aptitude for the same and learnt to play several musical instruments.
He formed Downstares, his first band, in high school itself. After the group gained recognition across Melbourne, his songwriting skills were praised as well. Post graduation, the members of Downstares went different ways but Gotye continued to make music on his own. After promoting himself in the college circuit, he got the opportunity to perform on different independent radio stations. During this time, he also collaborated with fellow musician Kris Schroeder and started another venture called The Basics.
In 2003, he was finally offered a distribution deal and since then he has become quite a rage in the international music industry. He received several ARIA awards in Australia and his song ‘Somebody that I Used to Know’ reached the number one slot on multiple music charts across the world. Currently he plans on attending different summer music festivals and make appearances on television as well.