|Net Worth:||$45 million|
|Full name:||Sonny John Moore|
|Born:||15 January, 1988|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Eletronic Music Prodcuer, DJ, Musician.|
In a world where little or nothing is known about Disc Jockeys compared to the publicity that trails musicians and movie stars, few of them manage to make fame and fortune. Skrillex is among those who have broken the jinx and this has afforded him a great net worth value in 2018.
Known for popularizing the subgenre called dubstep during the first ten years of the millennium, Skrillex has never relented in growing higher and higher.
Recently, he made another mark in the music industry by inventing another flavour of electronic music – tropical house – with the help of Justine Bieber.
The single “Sorry” hit over 2.5 billion views on YouTube alone, adding energy to the duo’s careers.
The DJ’s earnings put him in the position of Number four on Forbes list of the World’s highest paid DJs.
The American electronic DJ, guitarist, singer, musician, songwriter and record producer who began his career as the lead singer of the electronic band, From First to Last has made a name for himself more now he’s solo than when he was in the group.
In November 2011, he was nominated for five Grammy Awards at the 54th edition of the Award, amongst which is the Best New Artist.
He won three out of the five nominations; Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
In the same year, the BBC announced his nomination for their Sound of 2012 poll and MTV also named him Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year.
Altogether, he has earned for himself eight Grammy Awards and is currently the record holder for the highest number of Grammys won by an Electronic Dance Music artist.
It may interest you to know that Skrillex’s age sits at 30.
If the 5 ft 4 tall DJ is this relevant in the music industry, how did he make it to where he is?
Skrillex’s Early Life and Education
Skrillex was born as Sonny John Moore on the 15th of January, 1988 in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles.
However, at an early age of 2, he moved to the Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
He attended elementary school in San Francisco and at the age of 9, left for a boarding school in the Mojave Desert.
His parents moved a lot, and he had to move with them back to his birthplace in Los Angeles when he was just 12 years old.
With both parents being Scientologists, he enrolled in a private academy school specializing in arts where they used some of the Scientology founder, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’s teachings.
He was bullied and retired to homeschooling, though he dropped out at the age of 16 when he learned he was adopted.
Around the time he dropped out of the homeschooling program, Skrillex contacted Matt Good, the lead guitarist of From First to Last, an American post-hardcore band based in the Los Angeles and Florida, about playing guitar for the band on their debut album.
After playing the guitar for some shows, Skrillex was heard singing by three studio producers and was recommended to start singing.
He was then made the lead singer, with Matt Good playing guitar.
The band released their first full-length record, Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, with Skrillex in June 2004 under Epitaph Records.
After performing on few more successful tours, the band began recording their second album, Heroine with the producer Ross Robinson while Skrillex was still a lead singer with them.
The album was released in March 2016 under Epitaph Records too and the album’s massive success earned the band many successful tours.
Skrillex started having vocal issues which caused the band many tours.
He went through a successful vocal surgery procedure, after which he informed the group of his wish to resign and work on a solo career.
After leaving the band, he launched a MySpace page where he displayed three demos, Signal, Equinox and Glow Worm.
These demos gained him his first solo performance.
After that, he performed on many tours, released many CDs which he made tour exclusive and released many demos on his MySpace page.
Skrillex Single Performances
Skrillex started performing and producing songs under his current name at clubs in the Los Angeles area from 2008.
Before then, he had the stage name, Sonny and had the name “Twipz” on the internet.
According to him, the name has no meaning and was “a stupid old online AOL screen name.”
He released his first album under the stage name, Skrillex on the 7th of June, 2010, titled, My Name is Skrillex which he made a free download album.
In the same year, he was signed to mau5trap where he released his second album, Scary Monsters, and Nice Sprites.
He began a nationwide tour with deadmau5 while on the under the record label.
After releasing and producing many songs under mau5trap, Skrillex announced his label, OWSLA, on August 17th, 2011.
Since then, he has been growing from height to height with his songs being used in games, movies and musical tours.
On November 6, 2012, the talented Dj released a limited edition triple vinyl box set.
If you’re a lover of animation movies and have seen Wreck-It-Ralph, it may interest you to know that Skrillex composed the song “Bug Hunt” used in the movie.
He also made a little cameo appearance as a DJ in the movie. His track, “Make IT Bun Dem” is also used as a loped variant during the single-player mode “Kick the Hornets’ Nest” in Far Cry 3, a video game.
He also composed the score for Spring Breakers, an American crime film written and directed by Harmony Korine.
In 2016, he started getting into the pop industry by collaborating with the girl group 4Minute, and on January of the year, Cube Entertainment released the track list of the album which had its first track, “Hate” composed and arranged by Skrillex.
He also featured in some songs from his first music band, From First to Last.
Just recently, he collaborated with Missy Elliot on a snippet nicknamed “ID” which will be released soon.
This is a song off the album of the American electronic producer.
The song has premiered in video games and was the song used in the popular movie “Dead pool 2”.
There is such an exuberant sound that exudes from the song which gives listeners a great vibe.
The official video of the track was released in February 2016 and it featured Sirah.
This particular song ranked in the top 50 in charts across Australia, United States, Belgium, Canada, France and Netherlands.
Skrillex has a number of songs to his name. The DJ, electronic music producer has thirty three songs.
Skrillex Songs include;
- Make It Bun Dem
- First Of The Year
- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
- Kill Everybody
- Try It Out
- Where Are U Now
- Ragga Bomb
- Ease My Mind
- Breakn’ a Sweat
- Rock n’ Roll
- Ruffneck – FULL Flex
- Dirty Vibe
- Would You Ever
- Bun Up the Dance
- Working for It
- Fuck That
- All Is Fair in Love and Brostep
- With You, Friends
- The Devil’s Den
- Right In
- Doompy Poomp
- Coast Is Clear
- All I Ask of You
- Chicken Soup
- Squad Out!
Skrillex and Dog Blood
Dog Blood is a side project started by Skrillex and Boys Noize, a German electronic music producer and DJ, in 2012.
Their single debut consists of songs like Next Order and the Middle Finger and was released on the 12th of August, 2012 on Beatport and iTunes with the Next Order topping the Beatport’s techno chart.
Skrillex and Jack U
Known for his hardworking nature, Skrillex never relents in investing in different channels of income.
He formed an Electronic Dance Music DJ partnership with Diplo, another Dj sensation.
The collaborative project created by the two DJs was launched in 2013.
They released their first official single, Take U There, which features vocals from Kiesza, on the 17th of September, 2014.
Then they released their debut album called Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U on the 27th of February, 2015.
Skrillex’s Personal Life
On many occasions, he has said his life was influenced heavily when he was growing up by Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, and The Doors.
He also said he has been a fan of Warp, an electronic music label and that he fell in love with electronic music after going to Warp’s highly praised 2006 Coachella set.
In 2011, while he was performing in Milan, Italy, two of his laptops and both of his hard drives were stolen from his hotel room.
The drives according to him contained all the project files from his entire DJ career including an upcoming album.
Is Skrillex married? No. Currently, the Disc Jockey is not married and is not dating.
However, at a time between the years of 2010 and 2012, the DJ was in a relationship though he had called it quits ever since.
The former girlfriend, Ellie Goulding is an English singer and songwriter.
Skrillex’s house is located in Los Angeles, though the star doesn’t like showing much of it just as he doesn’t like giving out late night interviews or media publicity.
His former girlfriend, Ellie Jane Goulding, whose real name is Elena Jane Goulding was born on the 30th of December, 1986.
Her singing career began when she met record producers, Starsmith and Frankmusik, though she later moved on to Jamie Lilywhite who became her manager.
She signed to Polydor Records in 2009 from where she released her debut extended play album called, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding.
In 2010, Ellie won the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year. This made her the second artist to achieve this feat.
In 2010, she followed her success up with her debut studio album, Lights, which made it as number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold more than 850,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone.
How Does Skrillex Make His Money?
Skrillex’s primary source of income is from his career as a Disc Jockey and music producer. His yearly shows and tours are numbered over 300.
Also, being co-founders of Jack U and Dog Blood, the DJ surely knows how to spread his tentacles of acquiring wealth.
Skrillex Net Worth 2018
Currently, the electronic music producer and songwriter is worth $45 million in 2018. This worth is surprising in a world where DJs are undervalued.
Skrillex indeed has proved himself to be a fighter who believes in what he can do for himself.
From running away from his parents when he discovered he was adopted to moving away from First to Last, his first band, Skrillex has shown that he can make it alone.
With his fighting spirit and with him being in his early 30s, there is still fertile ground for more success. Thus more money and an increased net worth.
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