Mike Shinoda Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Mike Shinoda Net Worth 2020 – Michael Kenji Shinoda, popularly known as Mike Shinoda in the American rock band circuit, is an American musician, vocalist, rapper, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer.
He is better known as the co-founder of the popular American rock band ‘Linkin Park’.
Mike Shinoda was born in Los Angeles to a Japanese-American father and European mother. He was brought up in the suburban area of Agoura Hills in Los Angeles.
His mother wanted him to learn classical music, which is why he was given professional piano lessons since the age of 6. By the time he turned a teenager, he wanted to play jazz, blues, and hip-hop.
Shinoda got married to Anna Hillinger in 2003. The couple has two children together and their eldest son is Otis Akio Shinoda.
He attended Agoura High School, along with his future Linkin Park bandmates—Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon.
After finishing high school, Shinoda went to the Art Center College of Design in the pursuit of studying graphic design and illustration.
After graduation, Shinoda got a job as a graphic designer while working on his band —‘Xero’. The band was in need of a singer, therefore, Jeff Blue was called from Arizona and the band was renamed—‘Linkin Park’.
With the band’s first album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in 2000, Shinoda involved himself with the technical aspects of the band and the albums it released in the beginning.
The album sold over 10 million copies alone in the United States.
For Linkin Park’s first remix album, ‘Reanimation’ in 2002, Shinoda directed, structured and administered the whole creative process.
The album helped many underground hip hop artists that it featured to reach a larger audience.
Shinoda persistently expanded as a musician and studio engineer with 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.
In 2004, Linkin Park’s ‘mash-up’ with Jay-Z, ‘Collision Course’, was released. Shinoda produced and mixed the album, which went on to win a Grammy Award for ‘best rap/song collaboration’.
Further exploring his talents in art and graphics, Shinoda’s first public art show ‘Diamonds Spades Hearts & Clubs’ was showcased in 2004. It included a series of ten paintings, which later became ‘The Rising Tied’s’ artwork.
Whilst working with Linkin Park, he formed a hip-hop based side-project called ‘Fort Minor’ and in 2005 released an album under it, ‘The Rising Tied’. Its hit single ‘Where’d You Go’ peaked at No.4 on 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 was ranked 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.
Shinoda’s recent work on Likin Parks’ latest albums: ‘A Thousand Suns (2010)’—for which he shared the production credit with Rick Rubin, ‘Living Things (2012)’ and ‘Recharged (2013)’—remix of ‘Living Things’ and single ‘A Light That Never Comes (2014)’.
Mike Shinoda has a net worth of $23 million dollars.