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Thomas Wesley Pentz was born on the 10th November, 1978 in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA. He is a DJ, rapper and songwriter known under the stage name Diplo. He is the lead singer and one of the creators of the band Major Lazer. In addition to this Diplo adds to the overall size of his net worth as a music producer. The record label Mad Decent was been founded and is managed by Pentz. Diplo debuted in the music industry in 2002.
How rich is this producer / DJ? Reportedly, the net worth of Diplo is equal to $15 million, accumulated during a successful career spanning little more than a dozen years.
Diplo Net Worth $15 Million
Diplo pursued his career as a DJ while studying at Temple University. Initially, he played at various parties, and later he entered clubs and released mixtapes. Then, Diplo decided to build The Mausoleum, the record label office, recording studio, video studio and gallery in which the founder worked with such famous singers as Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Spank Rock, Boys Noize and other. It should be noted, that Diplo successfully collaborated with the singer M.I.A., with whom he created the song nominated for the Grammy Award, “Paper Planes” (2007). More, popularity and financial success brought another career – producing. Diplo has produced such artists as Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, Alex Clare and many others. As a result, he founded another record label named Mad Descent in 2005. He was nominated as the Non-Classical Producer of the Year, which Diplo received during the 55th Grammy Awards. Of course these projects added to Diplo’s net worth.
Although producing artists and making them famous, Diplo decided to make a comeback on the stage. He re-launched his solo career with the famous studio albums “Florida” (2004), “Random White Dude Be Everywhere” (2014). More, he created the electronic music group Major Lazer (2008–present). Together with this band, Diplo has released 14 singles, three studio albums, five mixtapes, four mix albums and three EPs. His most successful hits are the widely known singles “Watch Out for This (Bumaye)” (2013), “Bubble Butt” (2013), “Lean On” (2015) and “Powerful” (2015) which have also received certifications for sales. Diplo’s net worth grew with these successes.
Another billboard act which has also increased the net worth of Diplo is Jack U, the DJ duo formed by Diplo and Skrillex in 2013, and still active up until now, although they have released only two singles and a studio album. The single “Where Are Ü Now” (2015) was certified platinum in the USA and New Zealand, and it topped the Billboard Dance Top 100 in USA. The same position on the chart was landed by their studio album “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü” (2015).
Furthermore, Diplo hosts the radio show “Diplo and Friends” (2012–present) on BBC Radio which is focused on dance music mixes. This also adds revenues to the outright size of Diplo’s net worth.
Regarding the private life of Diplo, he was in a long term relationship with singer M.I.A. (2003–2008). He has fathered two children with Kathryn Lockhart. Their first son Lockett was born in 2010 and the second Lazer in 2014.
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