Diplo is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer located in Los Angeles, California. Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978) is an American DJ, composer, and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-founder and lead member of Major Lazer, as well as a member of the supergroup LSD with Sia and Labrinth, electronic duo Jack Ü with producer and DJ Skrillex, and Silk City with Mark Ronson. He co-created the non-profit group Heaps Decent and developed and managed the musical label Mad Decent.
Diplo collaborated with M.I.A., a British musician who is credited with introducing him to the public early in his career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch formed Major Lazer, a Jamaican dancehall project and animated series. Gwen Stefani, Die Antwoord, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Trippie Redd, Chris Brown, CL, G-Dragon, Bad Bunny, M, and Poppy have all collaborated on production and mixtape projects with Diplo since then.
What is Diplo’snet worth?
As of 2022, Diplo’s net worth is $36 million.
|Year||Net Worth||Increase Rate|
|2022||$36 million||12.5% increase|
|2021||$32 million||39.13% increase|
Early life and Education
Thomas Wesley Pentz was born on November 10, 1978, in Mississippi, to Barbara and Thomas Pentz. He is of German descent. He has always been interested in music, particularly rap and electronic music, since he was a child. When his family moved to Miami, he was initially exposed to Miami Bass, which would later play a crucial part in influencing his musical inclinations. Because it was a time when rock music was prominent and Rap was in its early stages of prominence, his “strange” taste in music isolated him from other kids in his neighborhood.
He completed his college career at the University of Central Florida before continuing his education in Philadelphia. He began his DJing career there, although in modest venues such as nightclubs and gatherings. Regardless of how good he was on the field, he lacked professional expertise and had to learn on the job as he increased in popularity.
He became friends with DJ Low Budget, who shared many of Diplo’s values, and their partnership resulted in the development of Hollertronix, an event night where both DJs could play whatever they pleased. They performed in nightclubs throughout California and utilized their savings to put on special events under their identity.Their joint and solo mix tapes were popular in Philadelphia nightclubs, and Diplo’s solo effort “Never Scared” was considered one of the greatest albums of 2003.
After settling down and becoming financially stable through his music, Diplo wasted no time in launching his next endeavor, a studio called ‘The Mausoleum,’ which was eventually utilized to produce songs and videos by Shakira, Plastic Little, and Scream. Diplo’s celebrity grew internationally, and in 2004, while DJing on one of his remix songs, he caught M.I.A’s attention, and she summoned Diplo for a meeting, who was unintentionally playing one of her songs as she walked in. Diplo kept working with M.I.A. and met DJ Switch through her, and the two collaborated on the tune “Paper Planes,” which made the Billboard 200 top 5 songs list.
All of Diplo’s success was astounding, and he swiftly moved through the ranks to become a producer, landing collaborations with huge names like Shakira, Kid Kudi, Bruno Mars, and Snoop Dogg, among others. He began work on his second record, named “Mad Descent,” in which he experimented with Brazilian sounds, drew on his extensive travel experience, and infused freshness into his music.
Diplo and Switch were signed to Downtown Records for a joint record, with Baile Funk and Miami Bass as their main sonic inspirations, and Major Lazer was born. The duo traveled to Jamaica to record their album “Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do,” and released an EP in 2010 called “Lazers Never Die.” The second album was titled ‘Free the Universe.’
Diplo has also collaborated with renowned DJ Skrillex and performed under the moniker Jack U for the first time in 2013. Their debut collaboration, titled “Skrillex and Diplo Presents Jack U,” was released in February 2015 and featured a number of other musicians. The album’s song, “Where Are You Now?” topped the charts in numerous countries, and the album went on to be a huge hit in nightclubs all over the world. In 2016, the team won a Grammy for their work in the category of “Best Dance Album.”
Apart from his mainstream work, Diplo has never shied away from promoting up-and-coming artists, and he presently hosts a BBC late-night show. His appearances at a number of charity events, discussion shows, and music festivals have turned him into something of a cult figure among his fans. He is now composing music for his first Indian film, ‘When Harry Met Sejal,’ which stars Shah Rukh Khan.
Diplo admitted his Relationship with Model Jevon King. He has 3 children Lockett Pentz, LazerPentz, Pace Pentz
Diplo’s phone number is (+1) 215-660-0084.
Diplocurrent residential address is Los Angeles, California(CA), US.
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|Real Name||Thomas Wesley Pentz|
|Nick Name||Diplodocus Thomas Wesley|
|Profession||Disc jockey,record producer,songwriter|
|Height||In feet: 5 ft 9in|
In meter: 1.8 m
In CM: 180
|Weight||In Kilograms: 67|
In Pounds: 147
|Relationship||In a relationship with Model Jevon King|
|Children||Lockett Pentz, LazerPentz and Pace Pentz|
|Parents||Father: Thomas Pentz|
Mother: Barbara Jean (née Cox)
Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz) has slowly grown to prominence as one of the most dynamic and talented musical geniuses in the American music industry. The American record producer, rapper, musician, vocalist, and songwriter is also the creator of Major Lazer, a Dancehall music group. The electronic super combo Jack U was formed as a result of his collaboration with DJ Skrillex.
He began with his mash-up mix tapes, and it wasn’t long before he became renowned as the master of electronic dance music in Philadelphia, where he performed in local bars. He gradually gained popularity among the local party community, and it didn’t take long for him and his friend DJ Low Budget to establish their own club nights, which they dubbed “Hollertronix.”
They rose to international recognition after releasing a mix tape called “Never Scared” in 2003. Diplo persisted in pursuing his aspirations, rapidly releasing his debut solo album, ‘Florida,’ which was only the first of many successful endeavors as an artist. His international prominence skyrocketed as a result of his most popular tenure, ‘Major Lazer.’