Diplo is an American singer who is the founder of the music group Major Lazer. He is also a record producer, DJ, songwriter, record executive, and rapper. With DJ Skrillex, he formed the musical duo called ‘Jack Ü’. Additionally, Diplo is the founder of the recording company Mad Decent. He has worked with several names in the music industry across the world. He is also a part owner of the US League Team Phoenix Rising FC. Here is a quick summary of Diplo’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Diplo Early Life
Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as “Diplo” is the son of Thomas and Barbara Jean Pentz. He was born in Mississippi’s Tupelo on 10 November 1978. He has got a home-grown rapping style.
He went to Temple University and has also attended the University of Central Florida.
Diplo is the father of Lazer and Lockett with Kathryn Lockhart. In the past, he has also dated M.I.A. and Katy Perry. He is a fan of cricket and soccer. He is also a fan of Los Angeles Clippers.
Singer M.I.A. has been credited with the fame and success of Diplo. They have worked together on many occasions.
Diplo Career, Awards & Achievement
Diplo started his career by working as a DJ. He has done performances in places across the world. In 2004, he released his first and only studio album ‘Florida’. He has also released one live album, five compilation albums, 6 EPs, 4 mixtapes, and 35 singles.
In 2008, Diplo became one of the founding members of Major Lazer. A year later, the group released the album ‘Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do’. Their album ‘Free the Universe’ became available from April 2013.
Soon after that, Major Lazer released ‘Peace Is the Mission’ in 2015. They are all set to release ‘Music Is the Weapon’ on 16 March 2018. Major Lazer has also released 4 EPs, 23 singles, 4 remix albums, and 5 mixtapes.
They have released many hit singles like “Watch Out for This (Bumaye)”, “Bubble Butt”, “Lean On”, “Powerful”, “Light It Up (Remix)”, “Cold Water”, and “Know No Better”. From 2013 to 2016, he was a member of Jack U along with Skrillex. Together, they released the album ‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U’ in 2017.
Jack U also released the singles “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber, “To U” with AlunaGeorge, and “Take U There” with Kiesza. Their only album made the duo win many awards including two Grammy Awards.
Awards & Achievements
As a solo artist, Diplo is the winner of two Grammy Awards. He won both the awards in 2016. With Jack Ü, he won the 2015 American Music Awards and the International Dance Music Awards of 2016. The duo also won the MTV Video Music Award and was nominated for the NRJ Music Award in 2016. As a member of Major Lazer, he has received several nominations and is the winner of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Net Worth of Diplo
The estimated net worth of Diplo is more than $30 million. This wealth comes from his career by releasing many albums. He has released albums successfully with Major Lazer and has also released an album as a solo artist. Further, he successfully released an album with Jack U. Diplo has worked with several artists and is the owner of the recording company Mad Decent. He has produced music for Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Wale, Iggy Azalea, PSY, Lil Wayne and many others. He also has minor ownership in Phoenix Rising FC.
Diplo is one of the most renowned DJs in the world. By working with artists like Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Shakira, Drake, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, and many others, he has established himself as a leading personality in the world. He has also co-produced the tracks of ‘Lemonade’, ‘Purpose’, and ‘Rebel Heart’.