Deadmau5 Net Worth
Deadmau5 Net Worth: Deadmau5 is a Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer who has a net worth of $53 million. Deadmau5 was born Joel Thomas Zimmerman on January 5, 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He is as widely known for his trademark 'Mickey Mouse-like' helmet/head gear that he wears during performances. The name Deadmau5 dates back to when Zimmerman was in his early teens chatting with a friend on the computer. The computer abruptly shut off and the smell of what seemed to be a burnt wire permeated the room. Zimmerman began dismantling his computer and found a dead mouse. He then became known as the "dead mouse guy" among friends. Joel tried to change his username to "Deadmouse" in an online chat room, but it was too long so he shortened it to Deadmau5. Having always had a knack for electronics and dissecting hardware, he started out working in animation and web design. He then entered the music world as a DJ, making his way to Europe and South America for gigs. He initially garnered attention for his brand of electronic music on the indie dance retail site Beatport with the instrumental tracks "Faxing Berlin" and "Not Exactly". His songs soon were included on compilation albums and DJ playlists. From there, his star began to rise very quickly. He has since charted several songs on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart, including The Veldt (featuring Chris James). Deadmau5 has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and performed on the 2012 award show telecast with the Foo Fighters. Deadmau5 also won Canada's Juno Award for dance recording of the year for four consecutive years, from 2008 to 2011 (his 2008 win was in collaboration with Billy Newton-Davis) and was nominated for the Juno Award for artist of the year in 2012 and 2013. He became engaged to famed tattoo artist and television personality Kat Von D in December 2012, but the couple called it quits in 2013.