Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, is a prominent American DJ, record producer, and songwriter. He was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and has achieved global recognition for his contributions to the electronic dance music (EDM) scene.
- Birthday: 10th November 1978
- Age: 44
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Net worth: $30 million
- Profession: DJ, record producer, and songwriter
- Diplo gained initial fame as a DJ and producer when he founded the record label Mad Decent in 2006, which has been influential in promoting various electronic music genres.
- He has collaborated with numerous well-known artists from different musical backgrounds, including Madonna, Beyoncé, and Justin Bieber, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and innovative music producer.
- Diplo has faced criticism from some corners of the music industry for cultural appropriation and insensitivity towards certain genres and traditions.
- His public feud with fellow DJ and producer, Zedd, attracted attention and led to heated exchanges on social media platforms.
- Diplo’s personal life has occasionally made headlines due to his high-profile relationships and breakups with celebrities.
Lesser known facts:
- Before his rise to fame as Diplo, Thomas Pentz briefly worked as a schoolteacher in Philadelphia, showing a different side to his talents and interests.
- He is also a co-creator and member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer, which has released successful singles and albums.
- Diplo has a passion for traveling and has visited various countries to explore new music and collaborate with local artists.
- Apart from his music career, he has also ventured into acting, making appearances in a few television shows and movies.