Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. on November 10, 1978) is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD with Sia and Labrinth, a member of electronic duo Jack Ü with producer and DJ Skrillex, and a member of Silk City with Mark Ronson. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent.
Attribute Details Full Name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. Also Known As Diplodocus, Wes Diplo, Wes Gully Profession(s) DJ, songwriter, record producer Date of Birth November 10, 1978 Age (as of 2023) 44 Place of Birth Tupelo, Mississippi, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Scorpio Ancestral Background German, English, Scottish, and Welsh
Attribute Details Height 6’1″ (1.85 m) Weight 170 lbs (77 kg) Body Measurements Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Bicep: 14 inches Eye Color Hazel Hair Color Brown
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Thomas Wesley Pentz Sr. and Karen Evelyn (née Jacobs) Siblings Two brothers and one sister Partner/Spouse Kathryn Lockhart (m. 2017) Children Two sons
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling Florida State University, Temple University Early Life Grew up in Miami, Florida Early Influences Miami bass music, Jamaican dancehall music, hip hop music
Attribute Details Debut 2004, with the release of the mixtape Florida Significant Works “Paper Planes” (with M.I.A.), “Where Are U Now” (with Justin Bieber and Skrillex), “Lean On” (with Major Lazer and MØ), “Electricity” (with Silk City and Dua Lipa) Awards & Nominations Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording (2015, 2016, 2020), American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist (2016, 2017) Filmography/Discography Major Lazer (2009), Revolution (2013), Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley (2016), LSD (2018) Voice Work The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Music Videos “Paper Planes” (2008), “Where Are U Now” (2015), “Lean On” (2015), “Electricity” (2018) Tours & Live Shows Major Lazer Mad Decent Block Party (2010-present), Diplo & Friends (2013-present) Collaborations M.I.A., Skrillex, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Silk City, Mark Ronson, Sia, Labrinth, Bad Bunny, Charli XCX, and many others Documentaries How Diplo Saved the World (2015)
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $100 million (estimated) Properties Multiple properties in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City Business Ventures Mad Decent record label, Heaps Decent non-profit organization Investments Various technology startups
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Music, travel, photography Controversies Accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in 2021 Philanthropy & Activism Supports various charitable causes, including those related to education, music education, and environmental protection Public Image Known for his eclectic taste in music and his work ethic Personal Challenges Has been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health Notable Interviews Has appeared on numerous talk shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Graham Norton Show Publications & Books Has written a book about his life and career, titled Diplo: The Sound of America Personal Anecdotes Once got into a fight with Justin Bieber after Bieber’s pet monkey bit Diplo’s friend Quotes “I’m not trying to be the biggest DJ in the world. I’m just trying to make the best music I can.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @diplo Twitter Handle @diplo Facebook Handle @diplo Youtube Channel Diplo TikTok ID @diplo
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References Diplo has been referenced in numerous songs and movies, including “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. and “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber Achievements Outside Primary Profession Diplo has also been involved in fashion and film, and has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel Mentorship Diplo has mentored and collaborated with many young artists, including Charli XCX and Bad Bunny Legacy Diplo is considered one of the most influential electronic dance music artists of all time. He has helped to popularize the genre and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music.