Diplo Net Worth
Diplo net worth: Diplo is an American DJ, producer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $26 million. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Diplo, also known as Thomas Wesley Pentz, began DJ-ing while in college at the University of Central Florida. He subsequently transferred to Temple University, and he and fellow DJ, DJ Low Budget, began to take over the Philadelphia party scene. The two produced parties under the name, Hooked on Hollertronix, and released a small series of successful mixtapes. The New York Times chose their mixtape, "Never Scared", for inclusion in their Top Ten Albums of 2003 list. Diplo began to attract attention from a wide variety of artists and began collaborating with M.I.A. Their track, "Paper Planes", went on to earn a Grammy nomination. Since then, he has continued to release both mixtapes and studio albums, and has collaborated with such artists as Shakira, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt, and Alex Clare. He also records and performs as part of the group Major Lazer which is a trio made up of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Major Lazer was created by Diplo and DJ Switch, but Switch left the group in 2011. His only studio album Florida was released in 2004. Diplo's EP Express Yourself was released in 2012 and reached #8 on the US Dance chart. His compilation album Random White Dude Be Everywhere was released in 2014 and reached #2 on the US Dance chart. Diplo has also had success with the singles "C'mon (Catch 'Em by Surprise)" (with Tiesto featuring Busta Rhymes), "Earthquake" (with DJ Fresh featuring Dominique Young Unique), and "Be Right There" (with Sleepy Tom). In 2016 Diplo won Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording for "Where Are U Now" (with Skrillex and Justin Bieber) and for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U (with Skrillex). Diplo was nominated for Album of the Year as a producer for the albums Lemonade (Beyonce) and Purpose (Justin Bieber) in 2017.