Born Sonny John Moore, Skrillex is an American DJ, electro house dubstep producer, singer and songwriter with net worth estimated to be $25 million.
Born on January 15, 1988 in the Highland Park, Sonny Moore attended school to specialize in arts in his hometown, but was home schooled later after being bullied. Moore became a fan of punk music as a teenager and started attending Mexican American and electro club raves in his neighbourhood.
When Moore turned 16, he asked Matt Good to play guitar for their band From First to Last on their debut album. He flew straight to Georgia and was spotted by studio producers McHale Butler, Derrick Thomas and Eric Dale, after which he was made the lead singer for the band and recorded two albums Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count under Epitaph Records in 2004 and Heroine in 2006. After the success of the band with their debut album, Skrillex’s net worth started flowing in from different tours, however, he left the band to pursue his solo career in 2007.
After moving out of the band because of his vocal problems, Moore started singing for himself and uploaded his work on Myspace and went on to play with a full band under Team Sleep Tour showcasing several demo CDs that grabbed much attention among electro music fans. In 2008, after the Alternative Press Magazine second annual AP Tour, Moore released Gypsyhook EP and went on a European tour with Innerpartysystem and Paper Route and started performing under the band name Sonny the Blood Monkeys in 2009.
Better known as Twipz before 2008, Moore started performing in several clubs in his hometown under the alias Skrillex and released his first debut EP, My Name is Skrillex in 2010. Later, he went on nationwide tour together with Deadmau5 and released his second EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites at the end of the year.
Skrillex considers himself a fan of Warp, an electronic music label that helped him bag several awards like Best Dance Recording Album for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites in 2012, and for Bangara in 2013. These albums boosted sales during the first week of the release peaking Skrillex’s net worth by another $5 million.
His another album Make It Bun Dem made whopping 500,000 copies sales in the first week of release and Skrillex’s net worth in 2012 was estimated to be around $16 million.
The six times Grammy Award winner, Skrillex’s another album Recess was released in 2014 making 50 thousand sales in the first week of its release. Apart from his EP albums and remixes, Skrillex has also won award for his music in an animated feature production, Wreck It Ralph in 2013.
Skrillex was reported to be in a relationship with artist and singer Ellie Goulding from the Rolling Stones in 2012. However, the couple separated because of their long distance relationship.
The producer of club hit ‘Kill Everybody‘, Skrillex’s net worth is around $30 million as of today including his assets.
Quick Facts about Skrillex
Full Name: Sonny John Moore
Profession: DJ, Musician, Producer
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Date of Birth: January 15, 1988
Place of Birth: Highland Park
Education: Home Schooled
Marital status: Single