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Darius Rucker Net Worth

Darius Rucker Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darius Rucker net worth is
$14 Million

Darius Rucker Wiki Biography

Darius C. Rucker was born on 13 May 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina USA, into a fairly typical southern US Afro-American family. Darius is a singer, songwriter, as well as a guitarist. He is perhaps best known as a part of the rock band called “Hootie & the Blowfish”.

So  just how rich is Darius Rucker? According to sources, Darius Rucker’s net worth is estimated to amount to $14 million,with the majority of his  wealth coming from his musical career.


Darius Rucker Net Worth $14 Million

Darius Rucker survived chidhood with a hard-working single mother and five siblings. Darius’ education is indeterminate, but he certainly knew that he wanted to be involved in the music industry.

‘Hootie and the Blofish’ was formed in 1986 and consisted of three more members: Dean Felber, Mark Bryan and Jim Sonefeld. The success of the band reallybegan in 1994 with the release of their debut album called “Cracked Rear View”. In 1995, the album sold over 10 million copies and was the highest-selling album of that year. Released to generally positive reviews and certified Platinum sixteen times, “Cracked Rear View” is still seen as the overall best work of “Hootie & the Blowfish”. With the success of their debut work, members of the group became known worldwide and enjoyed the limelight, and the contribution to their respective net worth. Since then, the band has released five studio albums and several singles that peaked on the Billboard charts. Having sold over 21 million copies, “Hootie & the Blowfish” still maintains the status of a legendary rock band.

In 2001, Darius Rucker launched his solo career by recording an R&B album called “The Return of Mongo Slade” under the Atlantic Records label. However, the album was not released until it was purchased by an independent company and presented to the public by the title of “Back To Then”. The album peaked at#1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and the song “This is My World” was even featured on the soundtrack of the movie “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow. This move certainly paid-off with addition to Darius’ net worth.

Rucker’s step aside from the original sound of “Hootie & the Blowfish” paid off, and his experimental nature made him go even further than that. In 2008, after signing with Capitol Records, Rucker released his first country single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”. The song did exceptionally well on the market, while his country album “Learn to Live” was initially certified gold, and then received a platinum certification too. Following the success of “Learn to Live”, in 2010 Rucker came out with his second country album “Charleston, SC 1996”. Peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, the album sold over 489,000 copies, and made an immense contribution to Darius Rucker’s fame, and net worth.

In addition to his singing career, Darius Rucker has made several appearances on television, as he participated in the game show called “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”, as well as contributing to several Burger King commercials. Regardless, all his activities have benefited Darius’ net worth.

In his personal life, in 1995 Darius Rucker’s then girlfriend gave birth to his first daughter. His second daughter was born in 2001 to his wife Beth Leonard,who he married in 2000. They also have a son born in 2005.


Full NameDarius Rucker
Net Worth$14 Million
Date Of BirthMay 13, 1966 (age 49
Place Of BirthCharleston, South Carolina, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician
EducationMiddleton High School, University of South Carolina, Wagon Wheel, Come Back Song, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, Zürich, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hamburg, Germany
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBeth Leonard (m. 2000)
ChildrenDaniella Rose Rucker, Jack Rucker, Caroline Rucker, Wagon Wheel, Come Back Song, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, Zürich, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hamburg, Germany
ParentsCarolyn Rucker
SiblingsL'Corine Rucker
NicknamesRucker, Darius , Darius Carlos Rucker , Hootie & The Blowfish , Hootie
AwardsCountry Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance, Wagon Wheel, Come Back Song, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, Zürich, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hamburg, Germany
Music GroupsHootie & the Blowfish
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Acad...
MoviesShallow Hal
TV ShowsCMT Invitation Only
1Appearing in a series of country-western themed Burger King commercials. [February 2005]
2When Rucker's "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" (2008) cracked the Billboard country charts, Rucker joined Charley Pride and Ray Charles in the trinity of only African-Americans to date (2012) to conquer country music.
3Is a Miami Dolphins fan.
4Two children with his wife Beth: a daughter, Danielle (b. 2002) and a son, Jack (b. 2005).
5Daughter, Caroline (b. 1996).
6Album: "Learn to Live", 2008.
7Ranked in Golf Digest's "Top 100 in Music" (December 2006 issue) as tied for 15th place with Jason Scheff and Justin Timberlake, with a 6-handicap.
8Released his first solo record "Back to Then" on July 30th, 2002. It featured "Sometimes I Wonder", a duet with Jill Scott.
9Lead singer of soft rock/pop band Hootie & the Blowfish.


Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 13 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Annie2014writer: "Only Wanna Be with You"
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV Special lyrics: "What God Wants for Christmas" / music: "What God Wants for Christmas" / performer: "What God Wants for Christmas"
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Bachelorette2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise2012performer: "True Believers" / writer: "True Believers"
Ted2012writer: "Only Wanna Be with You"
Hart of DixieTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Monte Carlo2011performer: "Alright" / writer: "Alright"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" / writer: "Don't Think I Don't Think About It"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Marley & Me2008writer: "Only Wanna Be With You"
Desertion2008performer: "God's Reasons"
CMT Insider2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The TV Set2006writer: "Hold My Hand"
The Still Life2006performer: "God's Reasons"
Shallow Hal2001performer: "This Is My World" / writer: "This Is My World"
MTV Unplugged: Ballads2000Video short writer: "Let Her Cry"
Message in a Bottle1999writer: "Only Lonely"
Dawson's Creek1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hootie & the Blowfish: A Series of Short Trips1996Video documentary writer: "Honeyscrew", "Hold My Hand", "Old Man & Me", "16 Runners and No Jim Beam", "Only Wanna Be with You", "Let Her Cry", "Tucker's Town", "Time", "Sad Caper", "Be the One"
Fetishes1996Documentary writer: "Hold My Hand" - uncredited
Der Schattenmann1996TV Series writer: "Let Her Cry"
Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks1995Video documentary writer: "Hannah Jane", "Not Even the Trees", "I'm Goin' Home", "Let Her Cry", "Running from an Angel", "Time", "Only Wanna Be with You", "Drowning", "Hold My Hand", "Goodbye"


Still the King2016TV SeriesSpecial J
Playing House2015TV SeriesCarlos
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery2015VideoThe Destroyer (voice)
Shallow Hal2001Capital Grille Maitre D'
Arli$$1999TV SeriesDarius Rucker
Fairway to Heaven1996TV Movie




51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter / Himself - Singer, Songwriter / ...
American Country Countdown Top 10 Stories of 20152015TV MovieHimself - Host
American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry2015Himself
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT Artists of the Year 20152015TV MovieHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Themselves / ...
Larry King Now2015TV Series
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
2015 CMT Music Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Soul of Nashville2015ShortHimself
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!2015TV SpecialHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Inside Fame2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Country Music Awards2015TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical guest
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Stars Are Aligned2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Daryl's House2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Vocals & Guitar
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
2013 American Country Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
CMA Country Christmas2013TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
MDA Show of Strength Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
The Bachelorette2013TV SeriesHimself
Darius Rucker: Live from Red Rocks2013TV MovieHimself
2013 CMT Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Top 20 Country Countdown2013TV SeriesHimself
Stagecoach Festival Live2013TV SpecialHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
20/202012TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
2012 CMT Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Welcome to Nash Vegas2012DocumentaryHimself
Lionel Richie and Friends2012TV MovieHimself
CMA Country Christmas2011TV MovieHimself
In Performance at the White House Country Music2011TV SpecialHimself - Singer
The 45th Annual CMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2011TV SeriesHimself
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2011TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Headline Country2011TV SeriesHimself
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years2011TV MovieHimself
CMT Insider2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Correspondent
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
Naked2011TV SeriesHimself
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special2010TV MovieHimself
CMA Country Christmas2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 44th Annual CMA Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
CMA Music Fest 20102010TV MovieHimself
A Capitol Fourth2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Jimmie Jam: Presented by Lowes2010TV MovieHimself
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Confessions: The Life, the Music and the Revival of Radney Foster2009DocumentaryHimself
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
People Country Special on CMT2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Backstory: Darius Rucker2009TV MovieHimself
44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Washington2008TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008DocumentaryHimself
Invitation Only2007TV Series
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #45: 'Only Wanna Be With You' (as Hootie & The Blowfish)
Living the Still Life2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (South Carolina)
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
I Love Toys2006TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Buzz2005TV SeriesHimself
Music 101: The Green Room2005TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
I Married...2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Gardens2003TV SpecialHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (performer)
Politically Incorrect2001TV SeriesHimself
Message in a Bottle: Videoclip Only Lonely2000Video documentary shortHimself - Singer (uncredited)
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
GamePro TV1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rodman World Tour1997TV SeriesHimself
Hootie & the Blowfish: A Series of Short Trips1996Video documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Hootie and the Blowfish
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Later... With Jools Holland1996TV SeriesHimself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (Hootie and the Blowfish)
Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks1995Video documentaryHimself (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar)
Zona franca1995TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009TV SeriesHimself
Top 50 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog2004VideoHimself (uncredited)
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Solo PerformanceFor the song "Wagon Wheel."

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