- Richest Celebrities › Singers
- Net Worth:
- $20 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Jan 25, 1996 (27 years old)
- Bassist, Singer, Songwriter
💰 Compare Calum Hood’s Net Worth
- Early Life and Education
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Featured Appearances
- Other Music Credits
- Real Estate
What is Calum Hood’s Net Worth?
Calum Hood is an Australian musician and singer who has a net worth of $20 million. Calum Hood is best known for being the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of the band 5 Seconds of Summer. 5 Seconds of Summer started out as YouTube celebrities covering songs from other artists and got their big break when One Direction invited them to go on their Take Me Home Tour. Having sold over 10 million albums and more than two million concert tickets, 5 Seconds of Summer is one of the most successful Australian musical acts in history.
Their self-titled debut studio album was released in 2014. The album reached #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States (and #2 in the UK). Their 2014 EP She Looks So Perfect reached #1 in the Canada and #2 in the US. The group’s single “She Looks So Perfect” was certified 3x Platinum and reached #1 in the Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. Their other popular singles include “Don’t Stop”, “Amnesia”, “Good Girls”, and “What I Like About You”. 5 Seconds of Summer has also won many awards including from the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards. They released their second album, “Sounds Good Feels Good” in October 2015. That album went gold in England and sold over 1 million records combined worldwide. They released their third album “Youngblood” in June 2018. Their title track of the same name was #1 in several countries. It peaked at #7 in the US.
Early Life and Education
Calum Hood was born on January 25, 1996 in Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia to Joy and David. He is of Cook Island Māori descent through his mother, and of Scottish descent through his father. His older sister is singer-songwriter Mali-Koa. Hood was educated at Norwest Primary School and Norwest Christian College. Growing up, he was involved in sports, particularly football. However, Hood ultimately decided to devote his time to music, and in 2012 dropped out of high school to pursue his recording career.
5 Seconds of Summer
With his school friends Michael Clifford and Luke Hemmings, Hood began posting cover songs on YouTube in 2011. The trio eventually added mutual friend Ashton Irwin, forming the pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. After performing at local venues and continuing to post online videos, the group drew the attention of major record companies, and signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 5 Seconds of Summer went on to release the EPs “Unplugged” and “Somewhere New” in 2012. A couple years later, the band released its self-titled debut studio album on Capitol Records. The album was an international smash hit, topping the charts in Australia, the US, Spain, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy, among other countries. Meanwhile, the lead single from the album, “She Looks So Perfect,” reached number one in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Ireland. The album’s three other singles – “Don’t Stop,” “Amnesia,” and “Good Girls” – were also successful. 5 Seconds of Summer continued its success in 2015 with its second studio album, “Sounds Good Feels Good,” which topped the charts in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. The album’s lead single was the hit “She’s Kinda Hot.”
In 2018, 5 Seconds of Summer scored its third consecutive number-one album in Australia and the US with “Youngblood.” Moreover, the album’s title track charted in countries around the world, and became the most-streamed Australian song ever on Apple Music. Other singles from the album were “Want You Back,” “Lie to Me,” and “Valentine.” 5 Seconds of Summer released its fourth studio album, “Calm,” in 2020. Supported by the singles “Easier,” “Teeth,” “No Shame,” “Old Me,” and “Wildflower,” the album earned the band its fourth consecutive number-one on the Australian chart. 5 Seconds of Summer went on to earn a fifth consecutive number-one album in Australia in 2022 with “5SOS5,” which also topped the UK chart. Singles from the album were “Complete Mess,” “Take My Hand,” “Me Myself & I,” “Blender,” and “Older.” With over 10 million albums and over two million concert tickets sold, and with more than seven billion streams online, 5 Seconds of Summer stands as one of the most successful Australian musical acts in history.
As part of 5 Seconds of Summer, Hood has been featured on some songs by other artists. One of the biggest was the Chainsmokers’ “Who Do You Love,” from their 2019 album “World War Joy.” The song peaked at number 13 in Australia. 5 Seconds of Summer was also featured on the One Ok Rock song “Take What You Want.”
Other Music Credits
Beyond 5 Seconds of Summer, Hood has a handful of songwriting credits on tracks by other artists. He cowrote Donghae & Eunhyuk’s “Teenage Queen,” Makeout’s “Ride it Out,” Black Veil Brides’ “Wake Up,” and Steve Aoki‘s “Golden Days.” Hood also helped write his sister’s song “The Art of Letting Go.”
Hood has been active in philanthropy with the other members of 5 Seconds of Summer. In 2019, the band announced the creation of Friends of Friends, a philanthropic merchandise brand with profits going to various charitable causes. The following year, Hood and the band performed at Fire Fight Australia, a televised fundraising concert for bushfire relief in Australia. The event grossed $9.85 million AUD. Also in 2020, 5 Seconds of Summer donated to COVID-19 relief. Hood and the band have also supported such causes as LGBTQ+ rights and US voting equality.
In early 2017, Hood purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.4 million. Built in 1959, the 2,150-square-foot abode had previously been owned by rock guitarist Richie Kotzen. The property features a swimming pool, fire pit, basketball court, and recording studio.