Travis Barker is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is well-famous as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182. Thanks to his hardcore sensibility and powerpack energy, he is recognized as the greatest drummers of all time. He was also involved in a plane crash with DJ AM in 2008. He has recently joined the rock bands, Antemasque and Goldfinger. Keep reading to know more about Travis Barker’s net worth in 2018.
Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975, to Randy Barker and Gloria Barker. He was born and raised up in Fontana, California. His father was a mechanic, and his mother babysat. He is the youngest child in his family and has two elder sisters.
Barker completed his schooling from Fontana High School. His mother was a great motivation in his life, and she told him to follow his dreams. She died the day before he started going to the high school.
Barker has been married twice in his lifetime. He married Mellisa Kennedy in 2001, but the couple did not last long. They divorced in August 2002. He later married Shanna Moakler (Miss USA, 1995) on October 30, 2004. After filing for divorce on August 8, 2006, the couple finally divorced in 2008.
Barker has two children, one son, Landon Asher Barker and one daughter, Alabama Luella Barker.
Travis Barker was exposed to music beginning at a young age. He has started taking drum lessons at a small age of five.
After completing his high school, he worked as a trash man until he found a place in the punk group, The Aquabats in 1994. In 1997, the release of The Fury of the Aquabats turned out to be a decider in his musical career. Barker then joined the rock band Blink-182 in 1998. Blink-182 became one of the most popular bands of the new millennium, and his mainstream success started in the year 2000, after giving some serious efforts.
Barker has worked with over a dozen of bands; Blink-182, +44, Antemasque, The Game, The Aquabats, Linkin Park and many more.
Travis has featured in some TV series too. He starred in an MTV reality series Meet The Barkers with his spouse Shanna Moakler in 2004. He has also worked for Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and “Crank That” albums.
In 2008, Barker was involved in a plane crash with DJ AM. Although, he recovered from this accident after having 16 surgeries and spending 11 weeks in hospital. The incident not only led him to a reunion with Blink-182, but also changed his lifestyle. The one of the two survivors of the crash, Travis, turned to be a vegan after the incident. After the plane crash, he started making solo albums as well. His first solo debut, Give the Drummer Some, was released in March 2011.
Awards & Achievements
Travis Barker does not have many awards in his bag to show. Still, his achievements are enormous. The famous album ‘Enema of the State’, released by Blink-182 in 1999, was a major hit and made it the biggest pop-punk band of the era. The band has been awarded with three Teen Choice Awards and several nominations too. Over 15 million copies of the album were sold worldwide. The success of this album has played a great role in bringing pop rock music back into the mainstream music.
Barker was recognized as the ‘Punk’s first superstar drummer’ in the magazine published by Rolling Stone.
Net Worth of Travis Barker
Travis Barker has an estimated net worth of $85 million. He has made most of his earning with his music albums for different bands.
Besides music, Barker has also made some of his earnings with his clothing company “Famous stars and straps.” The earning from his album released in 2011, ‘Give the Drummer Some,’ was estimated to be $28,000.
Nicknamed ‘The Baron von Tito,’ Travis Landon Barker is undoubtedly one of the best drummers of all time. His albums with Blink-182 has changed the scenario of pop rock music in the world. Barker has his fan-following all over the globe. The tragic plane crash incident has a great impact in his life. Now, he is a vegan, spending time with his family and playing music for different bands.
From being a trash man to one of the best drummers of all time, such a great and motivational journey.