Diplo Net Worth 2023: Ever been curious to know how much Diplo is worth. Well, you’re at the right place. To satisfy your curiosity read on, as we take you through the biography, salary, earnings, and net worth of Diplo. You’ll also learn how the famous DJ made his money.
Who is Diplo and How Much is He Worth?
||Thomas Wesley Pentz
|Date of Birth
||November 10, 1978 (age 44)
||DJ, songwriter, and record producer
||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
||United States of America
|Source of Wealth
Diplo is a multi-talented American DJ, songwriter, and record producer with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is famous as the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD, a member of the duo Jack Ü, and a member of Silk City.
Diplo is also the founder and manager of the record label company, Mad Decent. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Heaps Decent.
Diplo has worked with notable artists over the course of his career. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions for his works including three Grammy Awards.
So how much do you know about Diplo? Read on as we take a look at how Diplo began his journey to fame.
Thomas Wesley Pentz was born on November 10, 1978, in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America. He is the son of Barbara Jean (née Cox) and Thomas Pentz. Diplo is of German and English descent.
Following his graduation from a local high school, he proceeded to the University of Central Florida in 1997. While at the university, he worked as a DJ at a local radio station WPRK.
He then moved to Philadelphia to continue his studies at Temple University, where he first garnered attention as a DJ. He got acquainted with fellow DJ Low Budget and together began throwing parties under the name “Hooked on Hollertronix”.
Following the success of their parties, Diplo and his fellow group member, DJ Low Budget began releasing mixtapes. One of such is “Never Scared” which was named one of The New York Times’ top ten albums of 2003. The group soon became famous for featuring guests artists in their parties.
Following his success with his Hooked on Hollertronix parties, Diplo moved to the next level of his career, and build “The Mausoleum”, a video studio, recording studio, record label office, gallery, and event space in Philadelphia.
Since its inception, The Mausoleum has become the home to recordings by artists including Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Plastic Little amongst others.
In 2004, Diplo started working with M.I.A. Together, the pair collaborated on a mixtape “Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1”. The album was listed among “Album of the Year” by The New York Times and Pitchfork Media.
From an unknown DJ, Diplo became a renowned producer landing him collaborations with artists like Shakira, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, Die Antwood amongst others.
Diplo has released a number of top-charting albums and has featured some of the biggest artists. He is also a member of the musical group LSD, Jack Ü, and Silk City
What’s more, Diplo has also made some appearances in a number of film and movie projects including “The High Note” (2020), “Detective Pikachu” (2019), and others.
You might be eager to know more about Thomas Wesley Pentz’s personal life. Diplo has been in a number of relationships with Chantel Jeffries, Kate Hudson, Javon King, Katy Perry, Kathryn Lockhart, and M.I.A. He also has three sons; Lockett and Lazer, with Kathryn Lockhart; and Pace, with Jevon King.
Diplo is also a fan of soccer and cricket as well as a supporter of the U.S. men’s national team. He is also a supporter of Arsenal Football Club. Diplo also holds a minority share of Phoenix Rising FC.
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Awards and Achievements
Diplo is a well-decorated DJ and has received numerous awards and nominations over the course of his career.
He is a three-time Grammy Awards winner. In 2019 he won the GAFFA-Prisen Awards. Diplo was given the Electronic Music Awards in 2017. In 2013, he won the UK Music Video Awards. Also in 2021, Diplo won the iHeartRadio Music Awards
Diplo Net Worth, Salary and Earnings 2023
You might be curious to know how much Diplo is worth. As of 2023, Diplo has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Diplo’s primary source of income is his music career which has spanned decades. Diplo earns around $20 million yearly from his various sources of income primarily touring.
Diplo also owns other investments including a studio, stakes in sports teams, which all contribute to his net worth of $50 million.
In 2016, Diplo paid $2.425 million for a home in Beachwood Canyon. The home which is located in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles sits on a 2,500 square feet property featuring a contemporary design with large glass walls and exceptional views of the city, canyons, and ocean. In April 2021, Diplo sold this home for $2.8 million.
In November 2020, Diplo purchased Kid Rock’s former house in Malibu. He paid $13.2 million for the house.
Diplo is an award-winning American DJ, songwriter, and record producer with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is famous as the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD, a member of the duo Jack Ü, and a member of Silk City.