Adam Duritz bio, net worth, career, and relationships

Adam Duritz

We like to talk about people who inspire us now and then, primarily people who motivate you to be the best version of yourself. There are people worldwide that raise our expectations and demonstrate that everything is possible if we work hard and put in our total effort.

Likewise, Adam Fredric Duritz is one of those inspirational people. 

Quick facts

Full nameAdam Fredric Duritz
AKA Adam Duritz
BirthdayAugust 1, 1964
Age59 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
EducationTaft School.
Head-Royce School in Oakland, California.
University of California, Berkeley.

Early Life

The American singer, musician, and songwriter was born on August 1, 1964, to Gilbert and Linda Duritz in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Nicole, his younger sister, is his only sibling.

Additionally, both of his parents are renowned physicians.

Talking about his educational background, he completed his primary school education at Taft School and then obtained a graduate degree from Oakland’s Head-Royce School.

physical attributes 

Adam Duritz stands at 6 feet tall or 183 cm. Moreover, Duritz has black hair that complements his black eyes beautifully.

Family and personal life

Adam Duritz was in a relationship with renowned actress Jennifer Aniston in 1995. Following that, he dated Monica Potter, Courteney Cox, Winona Ryder, and Samantha Mathis.

Similarly, he was in a relationship with actress Emmy Rossum in 2009. However, the couple separated in September 2010.

career/major works

Duritz is an American songwriter, musician, film producer, and record producer. Similarly, he is known for being the founder, principal composer, vocalist, and frontman for Counting Crows’ rock band.

Additionally, Duritz began his musical career in the San Francisco Bay Area with bands such as the Mod-L Society and Sordid Humor. Furthermore, Duritz and Bryson founded the music group ‘The Himalayans’ in 1990.

During this time, he wrote his famous work “Round Here.” Moreover, he collaborated with The Wallflowers, a rock band with Jakob Dylan, on Bringing Down the Horse.

He afterward became involved with the ‘Counting Crows.’ 

Duritz co-founded the band E Pluribus Unum in 1997 and Tyrannosaurus Records in 2007. Nevertheless, he also served as an executive producer on Hollywood films such as ‘The Locusts and ‘Burn.’

Similarly, in 2009, he also participated in the famous documentary film ‘Farce of the Penguins.’ 


Album names (Released year)Songs List
August and Everything After (1993)Round Here
Mr. Jones
Perfect Blue Buildings
Anna Begins
Time and Time Again
Rain King
Sullivan Street
Ghost Train
Raining in Baltimore
A Murder of One
Recovering the Satellites (1996)Catapult
Angels of the Silences
Daylight Fading
I’m Not Sleeping
Goodnight Elisabeth
Children in Bloom
Have You Seen Me Lately?
Miller’s Angels
Another Horsedreamer’s Blues
Recovering the Satellites
A Long December
This Desert Life (1999)Hangingaround
Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
Amy Hit the Atmosphere
Four Days
All My Friends
High Life
I Wish I Was a Girl
St. Robinson in His Cadillac Dream
Kid Things (hidden track)
Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (2008)1492
Hanging Tree
Los Angeles
Cowboys Washington Square
On Almost Any Sunday Morning
When I Dream of Michelangelo
Anyone But You
You Can’t Count on Me
Le Ballet D’or
On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago
Come Around
Wennen aan September
Underwater Sunshine (2012)Untitled (Love Song)
Meet on the Ledge
Like Teenage Gravity
Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014)Palisades Park
Earthquake Driver
God of Ocean Tides
Elvis Went to Hollywood
Cover Up the Sun
John Appleseed’s Lament
Possibility Day
Butter Miracle (2021)The Tall Grass
Elevator Boots
Angel of 14th Street
Bobby and the Rat-Kings


Title (date)StarsDirectors
Lennon or McCartney (2014)Kate Mara, Adam Lambert, Adam LevineMatt Schichter
Freeloaders (2012)Clifton Collins Jr., Josh Lawson, Kevin Sussman, Adam Duritz.Dan Rosen
Farce of the Penguins (2007)Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Saget, Lewis Black, Tracy MorganBob Saget
Burn 1998Randall Slavin, David HayterScott Storm
The Locusts (1997)Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Davies, Kate Capshaw, Paul Rudd, and Ashley JuddJohn Patrick Kelley
Clueless (1995)Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, and Paul RuddAmy Heckerling
Een Manier om Thuis te Komen – Umoja Live (2007)Norman Bonik, Cristina Branco , Adam Duritz, Chiem van Houweninge Jr., Peter Slager

Awards and nominations:

Title CategoryStatus
Academy Awards, USA 
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song (2005)Nominee 
BMI Film & TV Awards Most Performed Song from a Film for Shrek 2 (2004)
Critics Choice Award Best Song for Shrek 2 (2004)Nominee 
Golden GlobesBest Original Song – Motion Picture for Shrek 2 (2004)Nominee
Grammy Awards
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (1995)Best New Artist (1995)Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual MediaShrek 2 (2004)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original Song- Shrek 2 (2004)Nominee
Online Film & Television AssociationBest Original Song- Shrek 2 (2004)Nominee 
World Soundtrack Awards
Best Original Song Written for Film- Shrek 2 (2004)Nominee 

Salary and net worth

The net worth of Adam Duritz is still an exciting topic for many of us. However, given his status as a private individual, it is difficult to determine his exact details, particularly money and value.

The net worth is estimated to be around USD 70 million by 2021. The amount Adam Duritz collected is all because of his hard work and dedication to his work.

Similarly, he also runs and manages several other businesses adding to his massive estimated net worth.

social media

Adam Duritz is quite active on social media. He also said that social media changed and impacted his personal and professional life as well.

Some of the links to his social media are:

Instagram: 101 thousand people follow him on his Instagram account. However, he only follows 267 people on his account.

Twitter: He has 1 million followers on his Twitter account. Similarly, altogether he has made 12.2 thousand tweets till now.

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