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Adam Duritz Net Worth

Adam Frederic Duritz net worth is

$40 Million

Adam Frederic Duritz Wiki Biography

Adam Fredric Duritz was born on 1 August 1964, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is a producer, songwriter and musician best known for being the vocalist and founder of the rock band Counting Crows. He’s also made music for films, notably writing the song “Accidentally in Love” for the film “Shrek 2”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Adam Duritz? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He owned two record labels, and is responsible for writing numerous songs for other popular bands. He’s also done production work for films, and as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.

Adam Duritz Net Worth $40 million

Prior to becoming part of Counting Crows and becoming famous, Adam performed with various bands at the San Francisco Bay Area. He wrote songs and was a part of the band Sordid Humor. Eventually, he met David Immergluck and they went on to record a song before forming the band The Himalayans. He started to gain recognition as a songwriter, and after a year the band would record a demo tape in hopes of finding a major record label. They also submitted another demo tape consisting of stripped-down songs, and called themselves Counting Crows. That second demo tape was accepted and soon they would release their first album “August and Everything After”, which included the hit song “Round Here”. They also performed their song “Mr. Jones” on “Saturday Night Live”, and it gained them a significant amount of popularity.

As the band’s career continued, Adam found himself collaborating with other artists such as The Wallflowers. He also helped Peter Stuart, Ryan Adams and Dashboard Confessional, mostly writing songs for their albums. He also worked with Nanci Griffith on songs such as “Talk To Me While I’m Listening” and “Going Back to Georgia”. Duritz then wrote songs for the films “Josie and the Pussycats” and “Shrek 2” which won several awards. Recently, he has been seen as a judge in the Independent Music Awards.

In 1997, Adam founded the record label E Pluribus Unum; three years later it would be purchased by Interscope Records, but meantime the names he signed under the label performed with Counting Crows on various tours. He also created Tyrannosaurus Records in 2007, but it eventually became defunct in 2015.

With his musical career extending to film, Adam also decided to try his hand in that industry, becoming the executive producer of “The Locusts”. He also made an appearance in “Farce of the Penguins”, which was a mockumentary. One of his recent projects was as executive producer of “Freeloaders” which stars Clifton Collins Jr., and Olivia Munn.

For his personal life, it is known that Adam has been romantically linked with Jennifer Aniston, Samantha Mathis, Monica Potter and Courteney Cox. He dated Emmy Rossum in 2009, and she was often part of his band’s tours. However, Adam has never married, and no information is available on any current relationship.

Full Name Adam Duritz
Net Worth $40 Million
Date Of Birth August 1, 1964
Place Of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height 6′ (1.83 m)
Profession Musician
Education University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis
Nationality American
Parents Linda Dee, Gilbert Duritz
Siblings Nicole Duritz
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0244154/
Music Groups Counting Crows, The Himalayans, Sordid Humor, Accidentally in Love, Mr. Jones, Round Here
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song
Movies Farce of the Penguins
# Trademark
1 His dreadlocks
# Quote
1 [on his hair style] I spent my life looking in the mirror and thinking, I don’t get it – that’s not me. The first time I got dreads, I caught my reflection in a window. and it was the first time that I saw me. It was like the first time I wrote a song.
2 Maria is the only one who’s not completely real. She’s just an idea of someone I came up with when I was writing “Round Here.” I mean, she’s me. It’s through the eyes of a girl, but it’s someone very much like me struggling at the edge, not sure if she’s going to fall off on one side or the other. It’s a theme that’s stuck through songs. So she keeps popping up.
# Fact
1 Had a brief relationship with actress Emmy Rossum.
2 Has a sister named Nicole. She is mentioned in his song “Children in Bloom”.
3 After the overnight multi-platinum success of the Counting Crows debut album (“August and Everything After”). Adam decided to find a real job for a “reality check” between albums. So he bartended at the The Viper Room in Hollywood, which at the time was still owned by Johnny Depp.
4 Once rented Christina Applegate‘s house (Late 1990s)
5 Lead singer for the band Counting Crows.


Title Year Status Character
Mommy 2014/I writer: “Colorblind”
Atop the Fourth Wall 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Freeloaders 2012 writer: “Hanginaround” – as Adam F. Duritz
Something Borrowed 2011 writer: “Round Here”
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Valiant 2005 writer: “Accidentally in Love”
Taiko: Drum Master 2005 Video Game lyrics: “American Girls” – as Adam F. Duritz / music: “American Girls” – as Adam F. Duritz
Searching for David’s Heart 2004 TV Movie writer: “Hard Candy”
Shrek 2 2004 writer: “Accidentally in Love” 2004
Scrubs 2002-2004 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
One Tree Hill 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction 2002 lyrics: “Anna Begins” / music: “Anna Begins”
Mr. Deeds 2002 lyrics: “Goin’ Down To New York Town” – as Adam F. Duritz / music: “Goin’ Down To New York Town” – as Adam F. Duritz
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 writer: “Spin Around”, “You Don’t See Me”, “You’re A Star”
Cruel Intentions 1999 lyrics: “Colorblind” – as Adam F. Duritz / music: “Colorblind” – as Adam F. Duritz
Rounders 1998 writer: “Baby, I’m A Big Star Now” – as Adam F. Duritz
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Unhook the Stars 1996 writer: “Raining in Baltimore”
Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series writer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine Live 2012 TV Movie
Freeloaders 2012 Adam Duritz
Farce of the Penguins 2006 Sensitive Guy Penguin (voice)
Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Live at Red Rocks TV Movie


Title Year Status Character
Public Law 2012 Short associate producer
Freeloaders 2012 producer
Burn 1998 executive producer
The Locusts 1997 executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Anonymity: The History of Straight, Incorporated 2010 the producers wish to thank
For Catherine 2005 very special thanks
Tortured by Joy 2004 Short thanks
Hamlet 2000 special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall 2011 Video Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2008 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Passing Strange
Private Sessions 2008 TV Series Himself
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
Een manier om thuis te komen – Umoja live 2007 Documentary Himself
Showbiz Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
The Music of Shrek 2 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Soundstage 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself – Performer (as Counting Crows)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2004 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2002 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2005 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Shrek 2 (2004)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Shrek 2 (2004)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song – Motion Picture Shrek 2 (2004)
2005 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Shrek 2 (2004)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Shrek 2 (2004)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Shrek 2 (2004)
2004 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for Film Shrek 2 (2004)

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