Skrillex is one of the topmost respected DJ of electro, a singer, music producer, and a multi-instrumentalist. If today’s electronic music turns to be the creed, then Skrillex would be crowned the high priest. The DJ has been attributed to spreading and populating dubstep and even becoming the only electronic dance artist to bag on 8 Grammy awards in history. Skrillex Net Worth!
Born Sonny John Moore to Scientologists in 1988, he hails from the state of Los Angeles. He grew up in the Northern part of California, where he attended his elementary school. Skrillex used to change schools and was a victim of bullying, which resulted in homeschooling. Upon realizing he was an adopted child, he dropped out of the program while at the age of 16. Skrillex would take gigs in South and East Los Angeles to survive.
Today Moore’s girlfriend, children, or wife news hasn’t surfaced, so we can assume he hasn’t made it official yet. Though his parents practiced Scientology himself, he doesn’t.
Skrillex’s career started off with the post-hardcore band From First to Last, where he joined them in 2004 initially to play guitar, but later on, he was made the lead singer. He stayed with the group for a while until he suffered vocal problems, and after a successful vocal surgical procedure, he decided to explore a solo career.
Skrillex started off his solo career by releasing his debut extended play Gypsyhook in 2009. After going for several tours, he decided to release a free digital download that was his second extended play titled My Name Is Skrillex in Myspace. To date, he has released the other five Extended Plays, which are Scary Monsters, and Nice Sprites 2010, More Monsters and Sprites 2011, Bangarang 2011 Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP 2012 and Leaving 2013.
In March 2014, Skrillex released his debut studio album titled Recess on iTunes and Google Play. He has also been able to collaborate with several artists such as Kom, Kill the Noise, Birdy Nam Nam, Elliphant, Mr. Oizo, Damian Marley, among others.
Awards & Achievements
On awards, Skrillex holds a total of eight Grammy Awards he has won, which he set the world record for winning more Grammy awards than any other Electronic Dance music artist. Apart from Grammy awards, he has won 2 MTV Video Music Awards and 1 Annie Awards. On top of that, he has received several nominations too.
Net Worth & Salary of Skrillex
Skrillex’s net worth is $50 million. Skrillex’s net worth figures have risen that high basically from the sale of music, and he has cashed in on the many tours he has attended, and the fact he is top DJ that alone makes him pull up large crowds globally. Apart from music, Skrillex net worth fortune receives a boost from sponsorship deals, and among his top sponsors are brands such as Red Bull.
Skrillex undeniably is one of the top electronic dance DJs in the world today. He is living proof that passion can be turned into something profitable. Now we are looking forward to so what he still has in store for the millions of fans who love him.