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Skrillex net worth is
$40 Million

Skrillex Wiki/Biography

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.


Full NameSkrillex
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1988
Place Of BirthHighland Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Singer, Disc jockey, Musician, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Electronic musician
NationalityAmerican
ParentsFrancis Moore, Scott Moore, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Purple Lamborghini, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Francis Moore, Scott Moore, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Palm Springs, CA, USA
NicknamesSonny Moore , Sonny John Moore , Twipz , スクリレックス , ソニー・ムーア
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/skrillex
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/skrillex
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/skrillex
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/sonny
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm4776432
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Billboard Music Award for Top EDM Album, American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year, Annie Award for Mus...
Music GroupsJack Ü, From First to Last, Dog Blood, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Purple Lamborghini, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Jack Ü, From First to Last, Dog Blood, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Palm Springs, CA, USA
NominationsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album, American Music Award for Favori...
MoviesZoolander 2, Zoolander 2
#Quote
1[on EDM and drug problems in the music world] They are within a minority of shows and, although they are tragic and shouldn't be overlooked, you can't blame an idea for how a culture has taken it and run with it.
2[on 'electronic dance music', 2014) I don't think I created the scene. People caught wind of what I was doing and created this kind of crazy dance music. Even though EDM is still one of the biggest things right now, it's still not as chart-topping as rap or country or pop music. It's still underground to some extent.
3To me, it's always a joy to create music no matter what it takes to actually get there. The real evils are always whatever stops you from doing that - like if your CPU is spiking and you have to sit there and bounce all your MIDI to audio. Now that's annoying!
4With 'Bangarang,' I didn't make any announcement, no campaign. I just put it on my Facebook and some other places. That's how I've done everything with my previous records. I've always kept it organic.
5I want to continue to constantly put out great music, expand further and further with the live show and music that is attracting music fans from all over the place, not only for ravers or electronic heads.
6I was never really a DJ... I just kinda figured it all out at once as I started to tour. I was making music and producing and I just had to start to DJ as I got more into touring.
7I'm always on tour, so I'm always trying new tracks out live before they're released. That's more necessity than anything, because I don't get a proper chance to sit in a studio and work on tracks like other producers do.
8My best monster bass sounds have come from FM8. People think they all come from Massive, but most of the ones that kids online are trying to recreate in Massive are actually from FM8. I also really like Sylenth1, my Tone2 Gladiator and some other granular soft synths as well.
9Throughout my years in From First to Last, I was always dabbling and making electronic music on my own time. The first records I ever owned were crossover electronic rock, like Prodigy, Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.
10The people who I grew up making music with, we've all grown up and become successful in different ways. My manager supported me since I was 16 and believed in me as a musician. He's been there since Day 1, and there's so much to be said about doing something with people that you love.
11I do most of my vocals - aside from a couple of little one-shot vocal samples. I record everything into the Saffire with an SM58 then scratch it with loads of plug-ins. I don't do much vocoding to be honest. All my vocals are usually done with Melodyne and a ton of other plug-ins to make it sound weird.
12I don't think I'll be remembered in a big Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin way. I think I'll be remembered in this way: by the people who were there, who can't capture or explain it. I'm not trying to brag or anything. It's not about me. It's about facilitating a good time for everyone.
13I like doing things in a very minimal, unconventional way as a personal way of saying, 'Look, I made a career out of carefully and craftfully, though unconventionally, making records on laptops and blown speakers.'
14I really like iZotope Trash, which is a great plug-in for distortion, as is Ohmicide, which I love. It's an absolutely crazy multiband distortion, compression, EQ and filter, which pretty much lets you do anything.
15If something gets too easy... I want to do something else. But every album is going to be me, no matter what.
16No one worries about genre when they're dancing. They're not asking themselves, 'Is this song a dubstep song?'
17Singing's not my real passion.
18There's been not a dime spent on marketing for any record I've ever put out.
19I seem to spend a minimum of eight hours a day in transit of some sort or another... that's eight hours of your life gone. People always ask if I suffer from jet lag, but it's kinda become really normal for me... Although the jet lag does become a factor and you're pretty much always tired.
20I don't do much press. I don't like to talk about my music too much before I do it.
21I don't like being overexposed. I don't like being on covers. And I don't like people talking about me.
22I don't like hype cluttering art.
23I don't really think about recognition; I'm not really involved.
24I prefer the gloominess to the sun. I don't know why.
25The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative... If you log all the time with negativity in the while world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive. It spirals.
26Hip-hop and electronic music are so similar, in the fact that they're both very visceral, have so much bass; a lot of times, it's the same tempos. The culture and some of the sound design is different but a lot of times, it's the same stuff.
27I don't care about having money. It's about being happy, man.
28I never set out to be part of a genre, because I listen to all types of music.
29I book myself tight. If I have any time off, I get antsy.
#Fact
1Former frontman of post-hardcore rock band From First to Last.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2017 MTV Video Music Awards2017TV Special writer: "Angel" - as Sonny Moore
Life of Ninja Motherfuckers2017Documentary short writer: "7/11 Skrillex & Diplo's Jack Ü Remix"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2015 - 2017 music - 4 episodes, 2016 - 2017
Glastonbury 20172017TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The MagiciansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2017 writer - 1 episode, 2017
Children in Need2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Am the Future: A Conor McGregor Film2016Video documentary short performer: "El Chapo"
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video short performer: "Purple Lamborghini"
Suicide Squad2016performer: "Purple Lamborghini" / producer: "Purple Lamborghini" / writer: "Purple Lamborghini" - as Sonny Moore
Snowden2016writer: "Next Order" - as Sonny Moore
Skam2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Zoolander 22016performer: "Regga Bomb Skrillex & Zomboy Remix" / writer: "Regga Bomb Skrillex & Zomboy Remix" - as Sonny Moore
Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites2015Video short performer: "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites" / writer: "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites"
Justin Bieber: Sorry (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video short writer: "Sorry"
Justin Bieber: I'll Show You2015Video short writer: "I'll Show You"
Justin Bieber: Children (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video short writer: "Children"
Justin Bieber: I'll Show You (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video short writer: "I'll Show You"
The X Factor2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure2015performer: "Bangarang"
Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now2015Video short writer: "Where Are Ü Now"
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Promises" - as Sonny Moore
Jack Ü: Where Are Ü Now (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video short writer: "Where Are Ü Now"
Skrillex: Fuck That2014Video short performer: "Fuck That"
Power2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divergent2014performer: "Stranger" / writer: "Stranger" - as Sonny Moore
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die)2014Short "Bangarang"
One Night Stand2013TV Series short 1 episode
Far Cry 32012Video Game performer: "Make It Bun Dem" / writer: "Make It Bun Dem"
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012producer: "Bittersweet" - as Sonny Moore / writer: "Bittersweet" - as Sonny Moore
Wreck-It Ralph2012performer: "Bug Hunt" / producer: "Bug Hunt" / writer: "Bug Hunt"
The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series short performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 producer - 1 episode, 2012
Glee2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2012TV Series 1 episode
Spring Breakers2012performer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites", "With You Friends Long Drive", "Goin' In Skrillex 'Goin' Down' Mix" / writer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites", "With You Friends Long Drive", "Goin' In Skrillex 'Goin' Down' Mix" - as Sonny Moore
Lollipop Chainsaw2012Video Game performer: "Rock 'N' Roll Will Take You To The Mountain" / writer: "Rock 'N' Roll Will Take You To The Mountain" - as Sonny Moore
Skrillex: Bangarang2012Video short performer: "Bangarang" / writer: "Bangarang"
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special writer: "Raise Your Weapon"
Beavis and Butt-Head2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game performer: "Get Up!"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justin Bieber: Children (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video short
Justin Bieber: Sorry - Lyric Video2015Video short
Smog City2012Documentary as Sonny Moore
Spring Breakers2012

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wiwek & Skrillex: Still in the Cage2016Short executive producer
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video short producer
GTA Feat. Sam Bruno: Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)2015Video short executive producer
Skrillex: Burial Ft. Yogi and Pusha T2015Video short executive producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video shortSkrillex
Zoolander 22016'Old and Lame' Show DJ
Ultra 20152015TV Movie

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video short
Skrillex: Stranger (Skrillex Remix w/ Tennyson & White Sea)2015Short
GTA Feat. Sam Bruno: Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)2015Video short

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hundred Waters: Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix)2016Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GTA Feat. Sam Bruno: Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)2015Video short

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Håndboldmissionen2017TV Series music - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La vengeance2011Video special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Daft Punk Unchained2015DocumentaryHimself, DJ
Hangout Music Fest2015TV Special
Jack Ü: Where Are Ü Now (Purpose: The Movement)2015Video shortHimself
Let's Make a Spaceship: Skrillex Mothership Tour 20142014Documentary shortHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #32
Amp'd Up2014TV SeriesHimself
Made in America2013DocumentaryHimself
Smog City2012DocumentarySkrillex (as Sonny Moore)
Inside Tomorrowland2012TV Movie documentary
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Korn: The Path Of Totality, Live At The Hollywood Palladium2012TV MovieHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Re:Generation2011DocumentaryHimself
CNN New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Kathy Griffin2016TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
China, China Director's Cut2016DocumentaryHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Justin Bieber: Company2016Video shortHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
American Music Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual EffectsSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)
2013ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsWreck-It Ralph (2012)
2013AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in an Animated Feature ProductionWreck-It Ralph (2012)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Electronic/Dance AlbumFor the album "Bangarang."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor the song "Bangarang" (With artist Sirah).
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Remixed Recording
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance/Electronica AlbumFor the album "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor the song "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Remixed RecordingFor the recording "Cinema" (Skrillex remix).
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual Effects

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Song of the Summer
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art DirectionSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best EditingSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Single: Male Artist
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Break-Up Song
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Collaboration
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreSpring Breakers (2012)
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual Effects
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music Video
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Electronic Dance Music VideoFor the video "First of the Year (Equinox)."

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