On January 15, 1988, Sonny John Moore was born in Los Angeles, California. He is better recognized by the name Skrillex which is his stage name. He used to live in Highland Park which is a neighborhood of northeastern Los Angeles until he was two years old. When he passed two years old, he moved to the Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, where he attended his elementary school. He was adopted by family friends of his birth parents when he was born, which he learned at the age of 15.
At the age of 12, he returned to northeastern Los Angeles after attending boarding school in the Mojave Desert LV at ages 9 and 10. After this when he was 14 years old, he was homeschooled due to intimidating but left the strategy at the age of 15. As a teenager, Moore attended punk concerts and rave electronic clubs. Under the alias Skrillex, in early 2008, Moore commenced producing and performing his music in Los Angeles clubs. His debut album as the Skrillex is My Name Is Skrillex. It was released on June 7 in the year 2010. Later that year he signed a contract to record on mau5trap and then went on a nationwide tour with deadmau5. Also, he broadcasted his second EP titled Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites in the year 2010.
In addition to working with the band From First To Last and as a solo artist, Moore has two other side projects that he has worked on. Dog Blood is a band consisting of Moore and Boys Noize. It was created in 2012 and has released songs such as “Next Order” and “Middle Finger”. He was also in the Jack duo, which consisted of him and Diplo.
Skrillex Net Worth:
What is Skrillex Net Worth? Well, The American electronic DJ and producer “ Skrillex” has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Skrillex can easily earn up to $20 million a year without taxes and a license to travel. Apart from his own music, Skrillex has produced some more highly successful songs for other artists such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Diplo. He also made a lot of money with successful real estate investments, which we will discuss later in this article.
In August 2011, Moore announced that he had founded his own label, OWSLA. The label’s co-founders are Tim Smith, Kathyrn Frazier, and Clayton Blaha. There are many other artists who are included under the label such as Marshmello, Zedd, Dillon Francis, Skrillex himself, as well as Porter Robinson. Robinson’s first release was Porter Robinson’s Spitfire in the year 2011. He released his first EP in December 2011 named “Bangarang”. And, then in January 2013, he released his second EP named “Leaving”.
Moore joined From First To Last in 2004. The band was founded in Tampa, Florida in the year 1999 which has members such as Moore as a vocalist, Matt Good as a guitarist, Travis Richter as a rhythm guitarist, bassist Matt Manning, and drummer Derek Bloom. At first, he was supposed to be the band’s rhythm guitarist. But after hearing him sing, the band members decided that he would become a better singer.
With the album “From First to Last” Moore appeared in his albums named Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count which was released in 2004, and simultaneously the album Heroine in 2006. However, after suffering voice problems and undergoing vocal surgery, Moore left the band to focus on his solo career.
After getting his legs out of First To Last, Moore started demonstrations on MySpace and walked with the entire group on the Team Sleep Tour with support acts Monster in the Machine and Strata. He was then part of the second annual AP tour organized by Alternative Press Magazine from March to May 2008. Additional touring groups comprise The Matches, All Time Low, The Rocket Summer, and Forever the Sickest Kids. In April 2009 he rented the digital EP “Gypsyhook” under the name Sony Moore.
Personal Life & Real Estate:
Both his parents were Scientologists, but Moore said in an interview that it wasn’t him. His mother died in 2015. Much of his private life has been kept under wraps, but it is rumored that he is dating British singer Ellie. Goulding in 2012. Skrillex has paid $6 million, in October 2016 for an unfinished plot in Malibu, California. He went on to build the 12,000-square-foot home on 1.11 acres of land. This home has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a cinema, a gym, and more.
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