How much is Skrillex worth?
|Date of Birth:
|January 15, 1988 (age 35)
|United States of America
|5 ft 4 in (1.64 m)
Skrillex is the professional name of Sonny John Moore. He is an American disc jockey (DJ), musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who started his career in 2004. In the early stages of his career, the popular DJ was part of the post-hardcore group From First to Last with which he recorded two albums. His solo career kicked off in 2007 when he embarked on his first tour and supported other artists on their tours – All Time Low and The Rocket Summer to name a few.
Just before he came up with his stage name, using his real name, Sonny Moore released his first solo studio project in 2009. After the release of the EP Gypsyhook, he went on to produce four more. In early 2014, he released his only studio album titled Recess. The album was a success that debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart among many other international charts.
Thanks to his work, Skrillex is the recipient of eight Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards.
Skrillex became famous as one of the artists that changed the perspective of the dubstep genre and rendered it to become more mainstream. He was born on January 15, 1988, in northeastern Los Angeles, California. During his teen years, he was homeschooled mainly because of bullying. Before he became a musician, Sonny spent most of his early years attending punk gigs in various clubs and neighborhoods.
In the early 2000s, he was invited to a hardcore concert. Shortly after, he joined the post-hardcore group From First to Last and performed as the lead singer. With the band, he recorded two studio albums – Dear Diary My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and Heroine. Both albums were met with positive reviews and the sophomore even entered four charts.
It entered the US Billboard 200 at number 25 and it topped the US Heatseekers for a few weeks.
What made Skrillex rich was not only his successful solo career but also his participation in duos and bands. Besides From First to Last, in 2012 he formed a side project with the Boys Noize titled Dog Blood. Since their formation, the two DJs have released three extended plays In the early 2010s, Skrillex formed another duo with his friend Diplo. Together, the two created Jack Ü and, in their first debut performance, they appeared in the Mad Decent Block Party.
Just a few years after his breakthrough, Skrillex became even more wealthy. In the mid-2000s, he nurtured his talent by performing in various concerts and tours, most notably the Vans Warped Tour. He obtained the stage name “Skrillex” in 2008 when he began producing more projects. A year later, he released his debut studio project, an extended play titled Gypsyhook. In June 2010, he released his second EP My Name is Skrillex, which further boosted his popularity.
Thanks to the EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites released in 2010, Skrillex also earned his first two awards – Grammy Awards for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Dance/Electronica Album”.
Throughout the next few years, he released three more EPs, some of which earned multiple platinum and gold certifications in various countries. The record producer finally released his debut studio album Recess in March 2014. To further promote his album, Skrillex embarked on international tour, while simultaneously continuing to make appearances in festivals and events. His most recent project is the EP Show Tracks, released in July 2019.
Over the last few years Skrillex has become even more famous than ever. His skills as a DJ have been proven to rock the crowds and his earnings have gone bananas. As of 2023, Skrillex’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
The DJ became successful in the early 2010s after he found his groove and began releasing new music. Also in late 2010, he released his symbolic hit single “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”.
The song became the lead single of his second extended play, also released in 2010. The eponymous EP became his first project to appear in multiple international charts in 15 different countries and receive a platinum certification by the RIAA for selling 1 million music-equivalent units.
Skrillex is one of the most outstanding DJs in recent years. Mainly because of his experience as a record producer and DJ, he is now highly praised for helping the electronic and dubstep genres become more mainstream, and even now, this Grammy-award winner remains one of the highest-paid DJs in the world.