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Skrillex Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Sonny John Moore, to the public known by a stage name of Skrillex, is a famous American disc jockey, electronic music producer, songwriter, guitarist, as well as a singer. Even though throughout the majority of his career Moore has been part of various bands, his rise to fame started when he launched his solo career. It was the change of stage name from Twipz to Skrillex, as well as the release of “My Name is Skrillex” EP that put Moore into the limelight. Ever since then, Skrillex has been touring worldwide, releasing songs for various video games, including “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception”, “Far Cry 3” and “Syndicate”, and working on many collaborations and solo projects. More recently, in 2014, Skrillex released his very first studio album entitled “Recess”, which despite rather mixed reviews from critics, peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 48 000 copies in the United States during its first week.
Skrillex Net Worth $40 Million
A famous electronic music producer and a disc jockey, how rich is Skrillex? In 2013, Skrillex’s annual earnings amounted to $16 million, while in 2014 he added $65 000 from the sales of his album called “Recess”. In regards to his wealth, Skrillex’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Undoubtedly, the majority of Skrillex’s net worth comes from his involvement in the music industry.
Sonny Moore was born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, Moore moved a lot with his family until they came back and settled down in Los Angeles, where he started attending a local school. Due to bullying, Moore had to be home schooled for a while, yet he decided to drop out of the program when he was 16 years old.
Moore’s career began in 2004, when he joined a rock band entitled “From First to Last”, where he was a lead singer. With the band, Moore managed to record two albums, namely “Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count”, which spawned two singles, and “Heroine”, which became the band’s highest-selling album with more than 232 000 copies sold. Soon after the release of “Heroine”, Moore decided to work on solo projects, and eventually left the band. In 2008, Moore joined “All Time Low”, “The Matches”, and “The Rocket Summer” on an annual AP Tour launched by the Alternative Press Magazine. Such public exposure helped him gain attention from the audiences, as well as media. Around the same time, Moore changed his stage name to Skrillex and started making appearances in local clubs in Los Angeles. He then debuted with “My Name is Skrillex” and went on a tour with a famous progressive-house music producer Joel Zimmerman known as “deadmau5”. Soon after that, Skrillex released his second EP entitled “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, which peaked at #49 on the Billboard 200 and with more than 500 000 copies sold was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Skrillex’s contributions to music were awarded with MTV Video Music Awards, Annie Award, as well as six Grammy Awards.