Who is Jai Waetford and what is his net worth 2018? The Australian actor and pop artist tasted his first shot to fame by becoming the third runner up in fifth season of Australia’s ‘X Factor’. For his auditions at X Factor he sung the “Different Worlds,” song from the short-lived sitcom Angie. Following his fame, he was signed by Sony Music, which produced ‘Your Eyes’ which marked as his debut as a singer. His “Your Eyes” spotted at number 21 on the chart of ARIA Singles Chart. In February 2016, Jai appeared on the Australian soap opera Neighbours Angus Beaumont-Hannay.
Jai Waetford was born in 1999 on 25th January, to father Creedy Waetford and mother Alana Dow. His father left them when Jai was very young. He was born and raised in Campbelltown, New South Wales by his mother and grandparents. However, Jai still holds a strong equation with his dad, and considers him as one of the influences who motivated him to pursue a career in music.
He learned playing guitar by watching tutorials on YouTube. He has been fascinated by music from a very young age. Growing up he looked up to stars like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Guy Sebastian, Justin Bieber and Stevie Wonder.
The Australian singer started dating Carrington Durham, who is a popular Instagram celebrity, in 2015. And since then, the couple’s relationship is going solid.
Education: He went to Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, but dropped out of there in his 10th year in 2014.
Career: He started off his career by appearing on the fifth season of ‘X Factor’ Australia, where he managed to become the third runner up. He auditioned on the show with Jes Hudak’s song ‘Different Worlds’. Soon after his ‘X Factor’ Australia fame the singer was signed by Sony Music, which helped him launch his debut single ‘Your Eyes’ in 2013. The song became popular, peaking at 6th rank on ARIA Single Charts; and Australian Recording Industry Association certified it as gold, after it sold more than 35,000 copies.
During the late 2013, he went on road with ‘The X Factor Tour’, with Third Degree, Dami Im, Taylor Henderson and Jiodan Tolli. Later the same year, he released his first self-titled EP, which earned a 21st rank on ARIA Album Charts.
In 2014, he launched his second EP which was titled as ‘Get To Know You’. The title track of the album, was released as single which was listed at 32nd number on ARIA Singles Chart. His third EP ‘Shy’ released in 2015 which includes a single and four covers.
In early 2016, he released a single ‘Living Not Dreaming’, which was followed the release of his fourth EP ‘Heart Mile’. The album revolves around the hardships of living in a long distance relationship. He travelled around Europe, Indonesia, and Thailand in 2016, promoting his new work while also singing covers of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ and Drake’s ‘One Dance’.
Jai Waetford Net Worth
The singer is a well recognized face in Australia, thanks to his ‘X Factor’ fame. His journey started just a few years ago, and he has managed to build an empire worth thousands of dollars. The net worth of this Australian singer is estimated to be around $3.4 million. He also attracts money from his stage performances and by supporting touring rides for other artist. His latest released EP Heart Miles is definitely adding few digits to the successful artist’ bank balance.
He is actively involved in several tours and stage performances. He hit the road in 2014 with the Justice Crew’s #Hype Tour. Some his other tours include ‘Little Mix The Get Weird Tour’ and ‘Selena Gomez Revival Tour’ in 2016. These tours helped him gain more fame and recognition around different regions.
Apart from his singing career, Jai has also tried his hands in acting as he debuts on the small screen with Australian television series ‘Neighbours’ playing the role of Angus Beaumont Hannay.
He can be considered a songwriter, as the singer is known for writing his own song. He also happens to be fine a guitarist, from his years of practice through YouTube.
The singer will be seen performing on the Amplify Live Australian Tour #Amplified which will take place this year.
The young star is still figuring out the direction of his music, and doing a great job at entertaining his fans with what he has in stores. Jai has a great future ahead, and he is getting the deserved attention and exposure that he should. He has just started and surely has a lot to offer to the industry with his strong vocals and songwriting skills.