Mike Shinoda is one of the co-founders of the rock band, Linkin Park in 1996. Along with that, this American is also a successful musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
He was the band’s collaborative vocalist (alongside Chester Bennington who was the lead vocalist) as well as rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, primary songwriter, and producer. He also created a hip-hop-based side-project, Fort Minor, in 2004. Mike even was the producer for various tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond, and the X-Ecutioners.
Mike has attained immense success in his music career and his journey has been truly adventurous. But it paid him off with a hefty compensation. Read ahead to know more about this multi-talented artist and his hefty net worth.
Career and Life
On February 11, 1977, Mike Kenji Shinoda was born in Los Angeles to a Japanese-American father and a European mother. He grew up in the suburban area of Agoura Hills in Los Angeles.
As his mother wished for him to learn classical music, Mike took professional piano lessons when he was 6 years old. By the time he hit puberty, he was interested in playing jazz, hip-hop, and blues.
As the band released its first album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in 2000, Mike also took up the responsibility for the technical aspects of the band and the initial albums and their releases.
He improved as a musician and studio engineer with the band’s second album, ‘Meteora’ in 2003. He also teamed up with graffiti artist DELTA, graphic designer Frank Maddocks, and Joe Hahn to work on the artwork of the album.
He released an album under Fort Minor in 2005, called ‘The Rising Tied’. One of the albums’ hit singles, ‘Where’d You Go’ soared as high as No.4 on the Hot 100 chart.
In Linkin Park’s ‘Minutes to Midnight (2007)’, he contributed with vocals for songs like, ‘Bleed It Out’, ‘Hands Held High’, ‘In-between’, etc. He stood at number 72 of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time in ‘Hit Parader’.
Shinoda’s next public art show ‘Glorious Excess (BORN)’ opened at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in 2009. The show included nine new artworks, with a limited signing on opening night.
With all these achievements and successful projects, Shinoda earned his share of wealth and fame. While he is insanely popular, his wealth is equally jaw-dropping too.
Mike Shinoda, as of February 2023, has an estimated net worth of over $65 million.
The artist continues to grow and we hope he gains new heights. His creativity and talent and hard work did pay off.
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