Cody Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Cody Simpson is an Australian singer, actor, model, and Swimmer born on January 11, 1997. As a musician, he has released four solo albums: “Paradise” (2012), “Surfers Paradise” (2013), “Free” (2015), and “Cody Simpson” (2022). He also took on the lead role of Dmitry in the Broadway musical Anastasia from November 2018 to April 2019. Additionally, in 2019 he triumphed on “The Masked Singer” Australia as “Robot”.

Recently in 2022, Simpson achieved another milestone by joining the Australian Swim Team. He secured his spot during the country’s team trials for the Commonwealth Games.

Full NameCody Robert Simpson
Date of BirthJanuary 11, 1997
Place of BirthGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Actor, Model, Swimmer
Height5 feet 10 inches (180 cm)
PartnerEmma McKeon
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$5 million

Cody Simpson’s Early Life and Education

Cody Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Cody Simpson was born on January 11, 1997, in Benowa a suburb in Queensland’s Gold Coast. His parents are Brad and Angie and he has two younger siblings named Alli and Tom. Simpson went to All Saints Anglican School while growing up.

In 2009, Simpson started posting songs on YouTube. He covered popular tracks like Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me a River”, The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, and Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Career

Cody Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Cody Simpson gained fame after appearing on “The 7.30 Report” in December 2009. His first single “iYiYi” featuring rapper Flo Rida came out on May 15, 2010. He moved to Los Angeles in June 2010 to work on music with Atlantic Records’ Shawn Campbell. That same month he appeared on Sunrise and joined the Camplified 2010 Tour across the US from July to August. He also did a middle school tour covering nine states later that year.

In December 2010, Cody Simpson released an EP called “4 U” which included five tracks. He recorded a version of “I Want Candy” for the movie Hop and had a notable incident in May 2011 when he was targeted with eggs during a performance in Sydney. Cody embarked on the Waiting 4U tour with Greyson Chance in April 2011 touring until May.

His “Coast to Coast” EP released on September 20, 2011, reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. Cody hired Scooter Braun as his manager in September 2011. In June 2012, he released the EP “Preview to Paradise” and later his debut studio album Paradise in October 2012. Cody toured Europe with Justin Bieber in early 2013 and released his album “Surfers Paradise” in July 2013 which debuted in the Billboard 200’s top 10.

Cody Simpson released “The Acoustic Sessions” in November 2013 and participated in “Dancing with the Stars” in March 2014. He toured Europe acoustically with Jackson Harris in mid-2014 and announced his departure from Warner/Atlantic in August 2014.

His album Free was initially scheduled for June 23, 2015, later pushed to July 10. Cody performed the single “Flower” on Good Morning America in February 2015 marking his debut as an independent artist under his label Coast House. In 2017, Cody formed a band Cody Simpson and the Tide releasing their debut EP “Wave One” featuring songs about love unity, and ocean conservation.

After the band disbanded in early 2019 Cody refocused on his solo career releasing “Golden Thing” in October 2019 which gained popularity. He won “The Masked Singer” Australia in the same year and released a self-titled album in April 2022 featuring singles like “Nice To Meet You” and “Let Go”. Cody continues to perform and engage in various musical projects showcasing his evolving talent and passion for music.

Cody Simpson first appeared on TV in 2014 with a guest role in the comedy show Instant Mom playing himself.

In 2015, Cody guest-starred in the American sitcom “Cougar Town” as Pete a high school student. That same year he took on a role in the Nickelodeon movie “One Crazy Cruise”. He played the love interest of Kira Kosarin’s character Ellie Jensen-Bauer and also appeared as himself.

In late 2017, Cody Simpson landed a supporting role in the thriller “Smiley Face Killers” directed by Bret Easton Ellis starring alongside Crispin Glover.

Cody made his Broadway debut in October 2018 playing the male lead Dmitry in the musical “Anastasia”. He starred alongside John Bolton and Christy Altomare.

Swimming Career

Cody Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In his younger years, Cody Simpson showed promise as a swimmer training with the Miami Swimming Club under coach Ken Nixon. He achieved success by winning two gold medals at the 2009 Queensland Swimming Championships.

In 2019, Cody Simpson returned to competitive swimming joining the University of Southern California’s Trojan Swim Elite team under coach Dave Salo. At his first meet in nearly ten years, he finished 24th out of 29 swimmers in the 100-yard butterfly event with a time of 51.51 seconds. To improve his skills he worked with various coaches including Olympian Brett Hawke.

By December 2020, Simpson announced on social media that he had qualified for the Australian Olympic trials in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 54.90 seconds.

Simpson’s comeback in swimming was featured in the documentary “Head Above Water” released on Amazon Prime Video in June 2021.

In February 2023, Simpson alongside teammates from Griffith University Swimming Club set a new team record by winning the Rottnest Channel Swim in 3 hours 33 minutes and 49 seconds.

Continuing to improve Simpson participated in the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials. He achieved a personal best of 50.22 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle but didn’t advance to the finals. In the 100-meter butterfly, he qualified for the final with a time of 52.84 seconds but narrowly missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics finishing eighth in the final with a time of 52.94 seconds.

After the trials, Simpson relocated to Australia to train under coach Michael Bohl at Griffith University. He competed in the Australian Swimming Championships in May 2022 where he placed third in the 100-meter butterfly final with a time of 51.96 seconds. Initially, it was thought he qualified for the World Aquatics Championships but a decision reversal by Kyle Chalmers prevented this.

Simpson’s achievements continued as he was selected for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham England. He won a gold medal as part of Australia’s 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay team. In individual events, he made it to the finals in several races including the 100 metre butterfly where he finished fifth.

At the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in August 2022, Simpson competed in multiple events achieving notable results such as a gold medal in the 100-metre individual medley.

Net Worth

Cody Simpson has an estimated net worth of $5 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Cody Simpson’s net worth comes from his career in music, including sales of his albums and singles, concerts, and endorsements.

Personal life

Cody Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Cody Simpson has 17 tattoos on his body. They include symbols like his record label logo on his left forearm which represents the sun water and earth. He also has an anchor on his right hand a large sun below his right shoulder and an ‘Old man river’ on his arm. Among other tattoos are a skull and crossbones on his chest and a small drawing of Elvis Presley on his forearm.

In terms of relationships, Simpson dated Kylie Jenner in 2011 and Gigi Hadid from 2013 to May 2015. He started dating Miley Cyrus in October 2019, but they split in August 2020. After that, he dated Marloes Stevens from December 2020 to January 2022. In April 2022, Simpson began dating fellow Australian swimmer Emma McKeon although they didn’t confirm their relationship until July that year.

Cody Simpson has been involved in various brand ambassador roles and campaigns. In 2012, he was a brand ambassador for Build-A-Bear Workshop and in 2013 he took on a similar role for Teen Cancer America. In June 2017, he became the first advocate for oceans for the United Nations Development Programme. He’s also been a Bonds brand ambassador and featured in Stellar. Simpson is signed with IMG Models and appeared in Australia’s Bonds “WeGotsYou” campaign in February 2020.

He released a book of poetry called Prince Neptune in April 2020 and signed with talent agency ICM Partners in August 2020. In 2021, he collaborated with Myer for their spring fashion ad campaign and was named the face of their High Winter campaign in May 2022. In July, Simpson signed a multi-year deal with the Australian swimwear brand Speedo. He also launched his sustainable clothing line Prince Neptune: The Label online in August 2022.