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Moby Net Worth, Biography & Lifestyle: Moby is an American musician known for popularizing the dance music genre in the 1990s. His most famous hits include ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad,’ ‘ Go,’ and ‘Natural Blues.’
Today, Moby’s net worth is $45 million!
There’s so much to admire about Moby, but we’re going to focus on his eventful musical journey. Specifically:
His stage name seems to be too far from his real name, right?
But don’t worry – we’ll tell you where he got the nickname. Here’s a hint – it goes back to one really famous great-great-great-uncle!
Now, what are we waiting for?
We wouldn’t be enjoying electronic dance and ambient music today if it weren’t for Moby. He’s only the guy who has made it famous since the 90s.
Who Is Moby?
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|Full Birth Name: Richard Melville Hall|
|Moby Net Worth: $45 million|
|Source of Wealth: Record sales|
|Spouse/ Relationship:Emily Blunt (m. 2010-current) (gf etc.)|
|Date of Birth: September 11, 1965|
|Place of Birth/Nationality: New York City, New York, USA/American|
|Zodiac Sign: Virgo|
Richard Melville Hall is the only child of Elizabeth McBride and James Frederick Hall. He is a descendant of Herman Melville, the author of ‘Moby Dick.’
And that’s where he got his nickname!
He didn’t have it easy in his early life.
Moby’s father died in a drunk driving accident when he was two years old. And we could only guess what being raised by a single mother was like.
But the worst part was that a daycare staff abused Moby when he was a child. When they moved to Darien, Connecticut, they usually stayed with Moby’s grandparents. But at times, they’d live in a squat with ‘drug-addicted hippies’ and noisy bands.
When Elizabeth died in 1997, Moby learned that he had a half-brother.
But growing up, he had music.
He had classical guitar and piano lessons when he was nine – taught by his mother. Then he studied music theory, percussion, and jazz.
Moby went to Darien High School and then to the University of Connecticut. While in college, he played with the rock band Vatican Commandos. Also, he used to be a member of Flipper and Ultra Vivid Scene.
But then he moved on from classical instruments to electronic music.
He then started working in the campus radio station and clubs as a DJ. Growing unhappier by the second, he decided to transfer to the State University of New York…
… only to drop out to pursue a music career.
Moby signed with Instinct Records. With them, Moby released his single ‘Go’ in 1991 and his self-titled debut album in 1992. Both were massive hits in the United States and Europe – thanks to his distribution deal with Mute Records.
But it wasn’t until his fifth album ‘Play,’ released in 1999, that Moby reached commercial success. His songs gained popularity when they were used in films and television shows, including the ‘James Bond Theme.’
The album has already sold over 12 million copies, which was his all-time high. It’s also the highest-selling album ever in the electronica genre.
Moby formed the Void Pacific Choir, featuring seven guest vocalists and himself. He released two albums with them in 2016 and 2017.
All in all…
… Moby sold ten compilation albums, one live album, 15 studio albums, and 70 singles. That’s excluding his music videos and remixes.
It’s hard not to recognize someone of such success and talent, right?
True enough, he earned a bunch of awards. On the list are International Male Artist of the Year in 2001, Q Awards Best Producer in 2002, and many others. AllMusic also credited Moby for bringing electronic dance music in the 90s to the mainstream audience.
In 2021, Moby released a documentary about his personal life and professional life entitled ‘Moby Doc.’
(If you’re up to it, you can watch the documentary ‘Moby Doc’ through this link!)
The American singer-songwriter is also a producer and animal rights activist. He owns a vegan cafe called TeaNY (Manhattan) and a vegan restaurant named Little Pine (Los Angeles.)
How Old Is Moby?
Moby was born in New York City, New York, USA, on September 11, 1965, making him 58 years old today.
Moby Height & Weight
Moby’s height is 1.71 meters or 5 feet and 7 inches. He weighs 63 kg or 139 lbs.
Other Quick Facts :
How Much Is Moby Worth?
Based on the obvious success of his music career, Moby net worth is estimated at $45 million.
Moby Net Worth Year By Year
Moby Albums & Songs
Self-titled debut album
Released in 1999
Studio album released in 2002
Album released in 2021
Released in 2005
Then It Fell Apart
Memoir released in 2019
Single under Play, released in 2000
Album inspired by Moby’s campaign against animal suffering (released in 1996
Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
Released in 2018
Released in 2013