Darren Hayes Net Worth

Darren Hayes Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darren Stanley Hayes net worth is
$20 Million

Darren Stanley Hayes Wiki Biography

Darren Stanley Hayes was born on the 8th May 1972, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is a singer, composer and music producer, who became famous as the vocalist of the band Savage Garden, formed alongside musician and composer Daniel Jones. After the end of the duo in 2001, the singer continued with a solo career, having released four studio albums until the present moment. Hayes has been active in the entertainment industry since 1993.

How much is the net worth of Darren Hayes? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $20 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2017. Music is the main source of Hayes fortune.

Darren Hayes Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Brisbane, Australia, the youngest of three children. At the age of 5five he began to sing. He wanted to be a teacher until he met Daniel Jones. He did play in some musical performances of his high school: “Man of Steel” in 1988 and “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1989. Hayes and Jones met in 1993 – the latter was indeed looking for a singer for his band Red Edge, and Hayes quickly became the singer of the group.

Darren Hayes became known as a front man and singer of the Australian pop duo Savage Garden, which has set the record of the Best Selling Australian Act Ever. At that time, they had worldwide hits such as “To the Moon & Back” (1996), “I Knew I Loved You” (1999), “Truly Madly Deeply” (1997) and others. In 2001, the band split up, and shortly afterwards, Hayes began a solo career with his debut album “Spin” (2002). In the autumn of 2004, his second solo album “The Tension and the Spark” was released. In 2006, Hayes announced his separate from his record company, and made future releases under his own label.

The first single of his third solo album – “On the Verge of Something Wonderful” – was released in the middle of 2007, produced with the help of, among others, Justin Shave and Robert Conley. It should be said that other famous names appeared in the production, including Guy Chambers, after which Hayes went on the road with his album on the “The Time Machine Tour”. In 2008, Hayes completed the work with “This Delicate Film We’ve Made”, a collection of animated videos of selected tracks from the album “This Delicate Thing We’ve Made”; the singer worked with Richard Cullen (Pixelfing) and Damien Hale. In the middle of 2011, the album “Talk Talk Talk” was released, further helping the rise of his net worth.

In 2014, Darren began a short series of podcasts of radio programs on the internet, entitled “Talk Talk Talk”. Between January and August 2014, Hayes was a columnist for the English magazine Attitude. In 2015, the singer released a new series of weekly podcasts on the internet entitled “The He Said He Said Show”, starring alongside comedian Tim Stanton. In 2016, Darren closed his radio podcast series, however, the singer and producer also announced a new video podcasting with the comedian entitled “Going Dark: A Sith Story”, a comedy inspired by the Star Wars movie series. In 2016, Hayes also released a new series of comedy podcasting videos, entitled “We Paid To See This”, and by the middle of 2017, the series had reached its 51st episode.

Finally, in the personal life of Hayes, he was married to the makeup artist Colby Taylor. The couple separated in 1998 and divorced in 1999. Darren Hayes currently lives in London with Richard Cullen, his companion since 2004 with whom he entered into a civil partnership in the middle of 2006 before marrying him in July 2013 in California.

Full NameDarren Hayes
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthMay 8, 1972
Place Of BirthBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.78 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, comedian, podcaster
EducationThe Groundlings Theatre and School
SpouseRichard Cullen (m. 2013), Colby Taylor (m. 1994–2000)
ParentsJudy Hayes, Robert Hayes, Insatiable, So Beautiful, I Miss You
SiblingsTracey Anne
AwardsAPRA Award Most Performed Australian Work Overseas (2001),APRA Award Songwriter of the Year/Most Performed Australian Work/Most Performed Australian Work Overseas (2000)
Record LabelsRoadshow, Columbia, Powdered Sugar, Universal Music Australia, EMI Records UK/Europe (2011–present)
AlbumsSpin (2002), The Tension and the Spark (2004), This Delicate Thing We've Made (2007), We Are Smug (with Robert Conley, 2009), Secret Codes and Battleships (2011)
Music GroupsSavage Garden (since 1993)
NominationsAlex Music & Movie Awards (2002), ARIA Music Award Best Adult Contemporary Album (2012)
MoviesSuperstars and Cannonballs (2001)
TV ShowsDancing with the Stars (2011), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012), 20 to 1 (2010, documentary), Dancing on Ice (2010), Deutschland sucht den Superstar (2007), Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet (2000)
1[on Peter Gabriel] This man has been such an inspiration to me in my career. His voice and his ability to cut me down with his lyrics is just astounding.
2[on the album "Achtung Baby" by U2] The perfect balance of earnest sincerity and sarcastic megalomania.
3[on "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac] Today I consider this record to be possibly my favorite record of all time. It's a double album and contains all of the experimentation and lack of focus that a good double record should.
1Went to Los Angeles to film the music video for his first single "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" off the upcoming album "This Delicate Thing We've Made." The double album will be released worldwide on August 20, 2007 on his own independent record label, Powdered Sugar. [May 2007]
2Now resides in San Francisco where he just released his first solo album, "Spin", March 19, 2002. [March 2002]
3Filmed the new video for single "So Beautiful" in California. "So Beautiful" was released in October 2005 and features on the new Savage Garden greatest hits collection "Truly Madly Completely" [September 2005]
4Filmed the music video for his single "POPular" in London, England guerrilla style in locations such as the London Undergound, Madam Tussauds and Oxford Street. His second solo album, The Tension and the Spark, was released in September 2004. [June 2004]
5San Francisco, USA [March 2003]
6working on releasing his new solo album "The Tension and the Spark" [April 2004]
7Before becoming a musician, Darren attended University to study Journalism before switching to a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education. He worked as a supply teacher in pre-school for 12 months and resigned the day the music video for 'I Want You' - the first Savage Garden single - appeared on music television.
8In 2004 he moved to the United Kingdom and met animator and director Richard Cullen whom he married in a Civil Partnership in 2006. In 2013 he and Richard were legally married in the State of California, USA. They reside in Los Angeles with their English Cocker Spaniel 'Wally'.
9In 1997 Savage Garden received a record breaking 10 ARIA Awards (The Australian 'Grammys' or 'Brit Awards') for their debut album. This is the record for the highest number of awards ever received by an artist in one evening since the awards began 25 years ago.
10He lived in San Francisco from 1998 to 2004.
11He has worked with Grammy Award winning producers Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston), Rick Nowels (Madonna, Celine Dion), Mark 'Spike' Stent (Oasis, No Doubt, U2) and Marius DeVries (Bjork) amongst others.
12Darren has written songs for other artists including Olivia Newton John, Clay Aiken and the Backstreet Boys.
13Registered his civil partnership with Richard Cullen on 19 June 2006, in the UK. In July 2013 he and Richard Cullen were married in the state of California in the USA.
14Was a vegetarian for 7 years, but currently eats meat.
15Darren Hayes is an avid Star Wars fan and owns a vintage collection of the 1977 Kenner toy figurines.
16Enjoys reading, especially Ann Rice's vampire novels (which is where the name "Savage Garden" came from).
17Attended the University of Queensland.
18Has two siblings: an older sister, Tracey, and an older brother, Peter.
19His father, Robert, is a retired merchant seaman and his mother, Judy, is a retired nurses assistant.


Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV Movie writer: "Truly, Madly, Deeply"
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the StarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Warehouse 132010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Yong jiu ju liu2009lyrics: "Truly Madly Deeply" - as Darren Stanley Hayes
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Murder in Suburbia2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ella Enchanted2004performer: "Strange Magic"
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet2000TV Special documentary performer: "'O Sole Mio" / writer: "I Knew I Loved You"
Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia2000Video documentary writer: "I Knew I Loved You", "Crash and Burn", "Affirmation", "The Best Thing" live, "Break Me Shake Me" live, "To the Moon and Back" live, "The Lover After Me" live, "I Don't Know You Anymore" live acoustic, "Santa Monica" live acoustic, "Two Beds and a Coffee Machine" live acoustic, "You Can Still Be Free" live acoustic, "The Animal Song" live, "Hold Me" live, "Gunning Down Romance" live, "Crash and Burn" live, "Truly Madly Deeply" live, "Chained to You" live, "I Want You" l
Top of the Pops1998-2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Other Sister1999producer: "The Animal Song" / writer: "The Animal Song"
Savage Garden: International Video Collection: The Story So Far1999Video writer: "I Want You", "To the Moon and Back", "Truly Madly Deeply", "Break Me Shake Me", "Tears of Pearls", "To the Moon and Back Dance Remix"
Savage Garden: The Video Collection1998Video short writer: "I Want You", "To the Moon & Back", "Truly Madly Deeply", "Break Me Shake Me", "Tears of Pearls"
Music from Another Room1998writer: "Truly Madly Deeply"


Savage Garden: Live and on Tour in Australia2000TV Movie documentary
Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia2000Video documentary
Savage Garden: International Video Collection: The Story So Far1999Video
Savage Garden: The Video Collection1998Video short


Going Dark2016TV SeriesPhillip
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling2015Video documentary shortReferee


Going Dark2016TV Series 2016

Music Department

The Other Sister1999musician - uncredited


Going Dark2016TV Series executive producer - 2016


The Voice2012TV SeriesHimself - Team Delta Mentor
Spicks and Specks2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The X Factor2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself - Special Guest
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation2011TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
Australian Idol2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself - Guest
Loose Women2005-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Telethon2007TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Zulu Awards '052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2005TV SeriesHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Simply the Best2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20042004TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 17th Annual ARIA Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - performing 'Lost Without You'
Pepsi More Music: The DVD Volume 12003VideoHimself (song: "Crush - 1980 Me")
95.8 Capital FM Christmas Live2002TV Movie documentaryPerformer / Himself
Top of the Pops2002TV SeriesHimself
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialPerformer
Rove Live2002TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Söndagsöppet2002TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
42nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards2000TV SpecialSavage Garden
Party in the Park 20002000TV SpecialPerformer (as Savage Garden)
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet2000TV Special documentaryGuest Performers (as Savage Garden)
Savage Garden: Live and on Tour in Australia2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia2000Video documentaryHimself
Rock of Ages2000TV SeriesHimself
Disney's 2 Hour Tour2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The List2000TV SeriesHimself
Donny & Marie2000TV SeriesSavage Garden / Himself
The Panel1999TV SeriesHimself
Savage Garden: International Video Collection: The Story So Far1999VideoHimself
Savage Garden: The Video Collection1998Video shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself

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