Diplo, popularly known as Thomas Wesley Pentz, is an American rapper and singer, songwriter, DJ and composer who is renowned the world over and people love his work. He was born on November 10, 1978. The Dance Hall project was co-created by him which brought him many laurels. It is an electronic dancehall project where music is played on electronic notes. He is also the owner of Mad Decent, which is a nonprofit organization and he is also the co-founder of Heaps Decent.
Diplo did not have a smooth start at the beginning. He worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia where he worked for a few years. He got fame after he came in contact with M.I.A, a British musician company who gave him the required exposure when he needed it the most. The owner of M.I.A, Switch, created the dance hall project which Diplo joined vigorously and he became the co-owner. He also featured a cartoon series which was named the ” Major Lazer”.
Diplo was interested in the field of pop music and so he changed his area of work to pop music and go involved with some production and mixtape projects such as Die Antwoord, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira and all other famous celebrities in the world of pop music. During his early life, he was fascinated by dinosaurs which gave him the confidence to start Diplodocus. He also produced tracks such as Rebel Heart, Lemonade, and Purpose.
Career: Diplo started schooling in University of Central Florida and completed his education in 1997 and then moved to Philadelphia to continue with his further studies at Temple University. During his education life, he got recognized as a DJ. He planned of carrying on with his DJ passion ahead in his life. He started fellow DJ on a low budget but after some years, he was able to play DJ Gigs. Success received huge attention, from where he made two mixtapes, both separate and also together.
Florida DVD’s are an origination of Diplo’s own work in a mixed version. His album Never Scared was recognized at the top of the Best Album’s list in 2003. He was always interested in the mix tapes which is known as baile funk.
Diplo constructed music hall which was used only for focusing on music altogether named as the “Mausoleum”. Many popular artists have recorded in this music hall such as Spank Rock, Paper Route, etc.
Diplo Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $30 Million US Dollars
Diplo has a net worth of $30 million US dollars in 2017. He is the third richest DJ in the world. His annual salary is around $5,000,000 which he earned from his albums such as Florida and also his live performances on the stage. He is also a popular TV commercial artist who knows his worth well. The Electronic Hall Dance project and Mausoleum also earned him a lot of money.
Diplo Business Model
Diplo started Djing in Fabric Club in London. All of his songs reached the chartbusters list every time. M.I.A provided him with his first big hit. Diplo also started to produce for many famous artists such as Beyonce, Shakira, etc. He founded Mad Decent where many artists recorded their songs. Some singles produced by Diplo included “All Night’, “Hold Up”, etc.
Diplo started Major Lazer with Switch who provided him with the platform. Diplo became a great business figure after he started with ” The Mausoleum”. Major Lazer started with some albums such as Free the Universe, Lazers never die, etc. Jack U is a duo made by Diplo and Skrillex. Apart from this, Diplo also attended many live performances such as The Tonight Show which starred Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, etc.
Diplo is rumored to date M.I.A from 2003 to 2008. He married Kathryn Lockhart and is blessed with two kids. He is a loving husband and devoted father and performs all his responsibilities with ease.
Diplo is planning to perform some live stage shows this year and people are waiting eagerly for his shows and his work. He is also planning to work for the Dance Hall Project and The Florida a little more to make them even better. He is a budding businessman in the world of music.
Diplo was nominated for the Grammy awards for the best rap song “Look At Me”. He also received many awards for his projects and shows. He is a hard working fellow who loves his music and knows how to get the best out of his music. Music lives in his heart and he works with passion and attachment towards music. Jack U, Mad Decent, etc. are some of his powerful projects which gave him the best in life.