Michael Kenji Shinoda or Mike Shinoda is known for co-founding one of the most popular bands of this century, Linkin Park. This American musician is super talented, and he is a rapper, songwriter, graphic designer and also a record producer. He is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, producer, keyboardist, and also the main songwriter of Linkin Park. This ingenious and flair music sensation is immensely popular and has a huge fan following. So without further doing, let’s check out Mike’s net worth in 2018.
Born in the year 1977 on February he was brought up and raised in California, Agoura Hills. He is partially Japanese from his father’s side. It was his mother who encouraged Mike to be part of the music world, thereby enrolling him into classical piano class when he was merely six years old.
When he was 13 years old, Mike took an interest in playing blues, jazz and also hip-hop. During his middle school and high school years Mike started taking an interest in guitar and vocals that were rap styled. With his future Linkin Park bandmates, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson, Mike used to go to Agoura High school.
In order to make a serious music career, they opened up a music band named, Xero which later came to be known as Linkin Park. Mike attended the Art center college of design in Pasadena in order to learn illustration and graphic design. Later, he got a job in the field of graphic designing in the year 1998.
Mike Shinoda comes from a line of Japanese American family, and he has a brother named, Jason. In the year 2003, Mike got married to Anna Hillinger who is an author by profession. Together they have two offsprings. Apart from music, Mike has also shown interests in the field of politics. He was the election correspondent in USA of The Big Issue which is a UK magazine.
He co-founded the band with his school buddies, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson. In the later years, the famous Chester Bennington joined the band as lead vocalist. In the successive years, the band became very famous, and they were signed by Warner Bros Records. California based, and Machine shop label was co-founded by Mike Shinoda.
Apart from being a musician, Mike has a keen interest in graphic designing, and he is responsible for several artworks of Linkin Park. He has designed album covers, on stage production art, web design and also band merchandise. In the year 2014, Mike Shinoda along with Hahn painted the artwork of the Berlin Wall.
Awards and achievements
The biggest achievement of Mike Shinoda’s career is the fabrication of the popular band, Linkin Park in the year 1996. In the year 2006, Mike Shinoda received the Japanese national museum’s award of excellence. From the Art Center college of design, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in the year 2009. In the year 2010, Mike received the Visionary Award from the East-West players. Mike Shinoda has also been awarded Grammy awards two times and was six times nominated for the same.
Net worth of Mike Shinoda
The net worth of Mike Shinoda is estimated at $25 million. Being part of the famous, Linkin Park has its perks. Apart from being in the music world, Mike Shinoda is also part of an art world. He has also done numerous graphic designing works.
Mike Shinoda started his career as a graphic designer, but he soon became engaged with the music world and gifted us with the amazing band, Linkin Park. Also, he is still involved in the art world as well. He has millions of die-hard fans by the virtue of his immense talent.