Clarke Gayford Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Wife, Children

Clarke Gayford net worth

Read the complete write-up of Clarke Gayford net worth, age, height, wife, children, latest news as well as other information you need to know.


Clarke Gayford is a New Zealand radio and television broadcaster, presenter of the fishing documentary show Fish of the Day. He is the fiancé of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Early life

NameClarke Gayford
Net Worth$2 million
Age44 years
Clarke Gayford net worth 2022

Clarke Timothy Gayford was born October 24, 1977 (age 44 years) in Gisborne, New Zealand. He was raised on a farm outside Gisborne, along with his three siblings. From the age of 11, he boarded at Palmerston North Boys’ High School. In 1995, he matriculated at Otago University to study for a Bachelor of Arts, before transferring to the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch. After he graduated from broadcasting school, Gayford successfully pitched the student-life show Cow TV (1999) to Dunedin’s Channel 9.


In 1999, Gayford appeared as a contestant on Treasure Island, a reality television game show. In 2003, he began broadcasting on the C4 music channel, presenting youth programs. In 2010, Gayford presented the third season of Extraordinary Kiwis, a biographical documentary series. Gayford also presented several radio shows, including morning and afternoon drive time shows on More FM and George FM, respectively.

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In 2015, with producer Mike Bhana, Gayford created the fishing show Fish of the Day, for Choice TV. The documentary series is also broadcast on National Geographic Channel and has been screened in over 35 countries.

He made a guest appearance as himself in the first season 2 episode of Wellington Paranormal.


Clarke Gayford is married to Jacinda Ardern. His wife is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. However, the couple began dating in 2013. In August 2017, Ardern was elected as Leader of the Labour Party and, following a general election, she became prime minister on 26 October 2017. Gayford has been referred to as the spouse of the prime minister, although the couple was then not legally married. He has accompanied Ardern on international visits, including the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, UK.

On 19 January 2018, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child in June. Their daughter Neve Te Aroha was born on 21 June at 4:45 pm in Auckland City Hospital. In May 2019, it was reported that he and Ardern were engaged to be married.

Clarke Gayford net worth

How much is Clarke Gayford worth? Clarke Gayford net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His successful career has earned him some of the luxurious lifestyle and some of the fancy cars. However, On 12 March 2021, Gayford attracted media attention when he posted a Tweet stating that the New Zealand Cabinet had made an “in principle decision” pending final test results in relation to the lifting of a COVID-19 Alert Level 2 lockdown in Auckland. In response, his partner Prime Minister Ardern stated that Gayford had not been briefed on Cabinet’s “preliminary decision” to move Auckland to Alert Level 1 that day.