Sonny John Moore, known professionally as Skrillex, is a DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He rose to prominence at the age of just 16 years when he joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as their lead singer in 2004. Moore has won various accolades for his performance, including eight Grammy Awards, most for any other electronic dance music artist. Since 2011, Skrillex has made his name into the top 100 DJs list published by DJ Magazine and has ranked every time under the top 25 artists. One of the richest DJs, Skrillex’s net worth in 2023 stands at about $70 million.
Skrillex’s Income & Net Worth 2023
Skrillex has made a net worth of over 70 million dollars thanks to his superhit singles and albums, combined with his live tours and DJ sets. Let’s have a look at the DJ’s net worth, income, salary, etc in the table below.
|Net worth (as of 2023)||$70 million (est.)|
|Annual salary||$7 million (est.)|
|Monthly income||$0.5 million (est.)|
Skrillex Personal Biography
Sonny John Moore was born on January 15, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. His parents Francis and Scott Moore were the family friends of Moore’s biological parents, a fact that he didn’t know until he was 15. Both of his parents were Scientologists. His mother died in June 2015.
In 2012 Moore was in a relationship with English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.
|Full name||Sonny John Moore|
|Profession||DJ, music producer|
|Genres||EDM, brostep, dubstep, electro house, EDM trap, moombahton, post-hardcore, house|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Date of birth||January 15, 1988|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Parents||Francis Moore (mother) Scott Moore (father)|
Skrillex Career Highlights
In 2004, Moore auditioned to be a guitar player for the band From First to Last on their debut album. After he performed in front of the studio producers, he got selected as the band’s lead singer. The band’s first full-length record was released in 2004 which became a major hit. The band performed on several successful tours after which they went on to record their second album. With high record sales once again, the band found themselves part of many successful tours. However, Moore started suffering vocal problems and the band had to resign from several tours. Moore went through a successful vocal surgery and after his recovery, he informed the band he would resign permanently and work on a solo career.
Moore began producing and performing under the alias Skrillex in Los Angeles in 2008. He released his official debut, My Name Is Skrillex in 2010. In 2011 Skrillex stated that he will release an album but for unknown reasons, the album was never released. Moore released his first solo album in 2014 named Recess. His second album, Quest For Fire came out on February 17, 2023, and one day later, Skrillex released his third album, Don’t Get Too Close while performing at a Madison Square Garden venue.
Top 10 Skrillex Song (Billboard)
Here are the 10 best songs of Skrillex according to the Billboard list:
- Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
- Jack U – Where Are U Now feat. Justin Bieber
- Benny Benassi – Cinema feat. Gary Go (Skrillex Remix)
- Skrillex – With You Friends (Long Drive)
- Skrillex – Bangarang feat. Sirah
- Jack U – Take U There feat. Kiesza
- Skrillex – The Reason
- Skrillex – Summit feat. Ellie Goulding
- Skrillex – Purple Lamborghini with Rick Ross
- Skrillex – Ruffneck – FULL Flex
Awards & Honors received by Skrillex
Here’s a list of all the awards that Moore has earned in his career as a DJ.
- 2013 Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production for Wreck-It Ralph
- 2012 Best Dance Recording for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
- 2012 Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
- 2012 Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Benny Benassi
- 2013 Best Dance Recording for Bangarang
- 2013 Best Dance/Electronica Album for Bangarang
- 2013 Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
- 2016 Best Dance Recording for Where Are Ü Now
- 2016 Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
MTV Video Music Awards
- 2012 Best Visual Effects for First of the Year (Equinox)
- 2015 Best Visual Effects for Where Are Ü Now
Premio Lo Nuestro
- 2022 Crossover Collaboration of the Year for J. Balvin & Skrillex: In Da Getto
Billboard Latin Music Awards
- 2022 Crossover Artist of the Year for Skrillex
- 30 Under 30 – Music (2013)
Skrillex on Social Media (as of 2023)
Frequently Asked Questions
$70 million (est.)
In his tweets in January 2023, Skrillex revealed he was suffering from mental health issues in 2022.