What is DJ Marshmello’s Net Worth in 2020?
In the world of music, few have managed to surge to the top of the charts without ever having shown their face. Such is the case with DJ Marshmello who burst onto the EDM scene in 2015 and quickly collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars such as Zedd, Skrillex, and Selena Gomez. How much is the masked talent worth in 2020?
Who is Marshmello?
Up until a couple of years ago, only those who’ve worked closely with Marshmello knew his true identity. Chris Comstock — who also goes by Dotcom — is the man behind the mask. You can’t miss him, as he is the only DJ wearing a giant marshmallow on his head when he performs.
In 2015, Comstock uploaded “WaVeZ,” to a SoundCloud page. Once Skrillex reposted one of Marshmello’s songs, “Find Me,” things only went uphill from there.
The DJ has performed all over the world with some of music’s biggest artists. His debut came by way of Skrillex’s label, opening doors to more collaborative opportunities with various artists.
Marshmello has been nominated for a plethora of awards and has teamed up in his philanthropy efforts with some of the gaming community, such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Epic’s E3 Celebrity Pro-Am charity tournament in which they donated winnings to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) — an organization that provides counsel to refugees and immigrant children.
That aside, Marshmello and Bastille’s single, “Happier,” joined forces with The ASPCA with their #FindYourFido campaign (also known as “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month).
Why does he hide his identity?
The origin of Marshmello’s “costume” and name spelling are both said to be an ode to the Canadian music producer, Deadmau5, who wears a “dead mouse” mascot head. With the success achieved, why hide at all?
Apparently, anonymity has only helped the DJ, as proven by his previous career as DJ Dotcom where his face was fully shown. Though he had a following then, it’s nothing in the way of what Marshmello has created.
“We were like, ‘How do we create something that’s not driven by who it is, or what it’s about?'” Marshmello’s manager, Moe Shalizi, previously told Forbes. “We’re creating more of a faceless brand.”
Booking agent, Steve Gordon, echoed the sentiment saying, “The demand for Marshmello exceeds his availability,” Forbes noted.
Marshmello doesn’t typically give interviews. When masked, he uses hand gestures. When asked if he’d ever reveal his face in a previous video interview, he gave two thumbs down.
In his own words, he tweeted: “I don’t take my helmet off because I don’t want or need fame. I’m genuinely trying to create something positive for people to connect with.”
What is Marshmello’s net worth?
Forbes put Marshmello’s net worth at an estimated “$21 million pretax in the 12 months prior to June 2017, thanks to more than 170 gigs with grosses north of $150,000 a show.” Forbes also deemed the DJ as one of their 30 under 30 in 2018 with a net worth of $44 million.
With three years of successful tours, songs, and events, it makes sense he’d be worth more today. According to Wealthy Gorilla, he’s now up to an estimated net worth of $41 million.