American DJ Skrillex's Net Worth Astronomical-His Earning Sources, Assets, Career, And Awards

News by Gabriel Published on 25 Jul,2018 Updated on 25 Jul,2018

American multi-persona Sonny Moore aka Skrillex is an electric DJ, singer-songwriter and record producer. He put his gig as post-hardcore vocalist behind him in 2007 when he left From First to Last. Then he began his solo career and became a popular artist within in short span of time.

How much is his net worth? Let’s explore his career achievements and lucrative lifestyle here!!    

Skrillex’s Net Worth And Earning Sources

American musician and record producer Skrillex is one of the richest musicians in America. His estimated net worth is $45 million as per the Celebrity Net Worth as of July 2018. But, another reliable site claims his current net worth is $15 million. 

CAPTION: Amerian DJ, musician and record producer Skrillex SOURCE: BBC

Similarly, the Forbes Magazines reported that he earns nearly $20 million per annum. He earned $20 million before taxes from his touring and licensing in 2016. He has accumulated a hefty net worth from his successful music career.

He mostly earns from his record sales, tours and collaborative work with fellow artists. 

Year Annual Income
2010  $2.4 million
2011 $824K
2012 $15 million
2013 $16 million
2014 $16.5 million

Skrillex’s Houses, Cars, And Jet

He lives in a lavish home in Malibu. He bought a house there for $6 million back in 2016. The 1.1-acre mansion is behind gates in 80-acre, a luxury planned construction.

His home is among 13 properties that occupy an oceanfront bluff with unobstructed views of the Pacific. The house also features a swimming pool and 200 feet of frontage.

He drives several luxurious cars which includes:

  • Ferrari
  • Range Rover
  • Hyundai
  • Audi

He also has a private jet. 

Skrillex’s Career And Awards

American DJ Skrillex started his career as a lead vocalist in the American post-hardcore band From First to Last in 2004. He recorded two studio albums Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count (2004) and Heroine (2006). He left the band in 2007 to pursue his solo career.


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In late 2007, he did his first solo tour. In 2009, he collaborated with Lady Gaga to release a remix version of her song Bad Romance. He released his first EP My Name is Skrillex in 2010.

In the same year, he released another EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites which debuted at 69 on the US Billboard 200 Chart. The Ep also earned RIIA Platinum certified.

The same year, he recorded a remix version of Bruno Mars’ song Just the Way You Are along with Batboi. He released his first studio album Recess in 2014 and it peaked at #2 on in the US Billboard 200 Chart. 

In 2015, he collaborated with Diplo under the name Jack U and released their self-titled album in February of the same year.

The artist has collaborated with several fellow artists like Justin Bieber, Zedd, Deadmau5Poo Bear, Chance The Rapper, Diplo, Kill the Noice and Alvin Risk.

Skrillex also earned numerous awards and nominations and some of them are:

  • Grammy- 8 times
  • MTV Video Music Awards- 2 times
  • Annie Awards- 1 time
  • ASCAP Award- 1 time

Skrillex: Quick Facts

  • Skrillex’ real name is Sonny John Moore.
  • He was born on 15 January 1988, in Los Angeles, California.
  • He was born to Scientologists parents; Francis Moore and Scott Moore.
  • In 2004, he found that he was adopted and eventually dropped out of the school.
  • During his teenage days, he often attended punk concerts in Mexican American localities in South and East Los Angeles.
  • Skrillex was a vocalist of a hardcore band From First to Last from 2004-2007.
  • His mother died in June 2015.
  • Skrillex produced a documentary titled Let’s Make a Spaceship in 2014.
  • He also collaborated with late singer Avicii in 2011.
  • Skrillex stands at 5" 4' (1.64 meters).