Mike Shinoda Net Worth, Biography, Personal Life, Career & More

Mike Shinoda, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, graphic designer, and record producer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band’s lead vocalist, as well as rhythm guitarist, and keyboardist.

As of 2022, Mike Shinoda has a net worth of $65 million.

Net Worth:

NameMike Shinoda
Net Worth$65 million
Country of originUnited States of America
Source of wealthProfessional rapper
Last updated2022


NameMichael Kenji Shinoda
BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, United States
Birthdate11 February 1977
Age44 Years Old
Father’s NameMuto Shinoda
Mother’s NameDonna Shinoda
SiblingsJason Shinoda
SchoolAgoura High School
CollegeArt Center College of Design
ProfessionAmerican musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer
NicknameMike Shinoda
HeightIn Centimetres – 180cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11”
WeightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds –  172 lbs
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Zodiac SignAquarius
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAnna Shinoda
ChildrenOtis Akio Shinoda
 Last UpdateJanuary 2022

Early Life:

Mike Shinoda was born on 11 February 1977, he was brought up and raised in California, Agoura Hills. He is partially Japanese from his father’s side. It was his mother who encouraged Mike to be part of the music world, thereby enrolling him in classical piano class when he was merely six years old. As a child, he loved to paint and studied classical piano, eventually branching out into jazz and hip-hop before picking up the guitar. Inspired by both rock and rap music, he counted N.W.A., Boogie Down Productions, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Aphex Twin, Deftones, and Nine Inch Nails as major influences. In junior high, he became friends with guitarist Brad Delson. Years later in high school, they started the band Xero with drummer Rob Bourdon. Following graduation, and still performing with Xero, Shinoda enrolled at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design to study graphic design and illustration.

Personal Life:

 Mike got married to Anna Hillinger, who is an author by profession. The couple lives in Beverly Hills, California. Together they have two offsprings.


At the beginning of his profession, he established Linkin Park with Rob Bourdon plus Brad Delson in 1996. They finally brought in turntablist: Joe Hahn, bassist Dave Farrell, plus vocalist Mark Wakefield. The band was restricted in resources plus recorded music in Shinoda’s bedroom in 1996 when the band was helpless to find a record deal.

Wakefield plus Farrell left the band to seek other musical interests Link Park’s 1st studio album. The Hybrid Theory album went to become a reak through achievement and helped the band achieve international success. With the band’s 1st album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000. The album traded over 10 million copies alone in the United States. Furthermore, For Linkin Park’s first remix music album, Reanimation, in 2002. Shinoda directed structure and administered the whole creative means.

Shinoda persistently develops as a musician plus studio engineer with the band’s 2nd album, ‘Meteora’ in 2003.

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 the 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)’—a remix of ‘Living Things’ and single ‘A Light That Never Comes (2014)’.

Awards & Achievement:

Apart from winning two Grammys for Linkin Park’s singles, ‘Crawling’ and ‘Numb/Encore’, Shinoda received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (L.H.D) from Art Center College Of Design and EWP Visionary Award in 2010.

Songs List:

  • Place to Start
  • Over Again
  • Watching as I Fall
  • Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
  • About You
  • Brooding
  • Promises I Can’t Keep
  • Crossing a Line
  • Hold it Together
  • Ghosts
  • Make it Up as I Go
  • Lift Off
  • I.O.U.
  • Running from My Shadow
  • World’s On Fire
  • Can’t Hear You Now
  • Place To Start
  • Over Again
  • Watching As I Fall
  • Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
  • About You (Ft. blackbear)
  • Brooding (Instrumental)
  • Promises I Can’t Keep
  • Crossing A Line
  • Hold It Together
  • Ghosts
  • Make It Up As I Go (Ft. K.Flay)
  • Lift Off (Ft. Chino Moreno and Machine Gun Kelly)
  • I.O.U.
  • Running From My Shadow (Ft. Grandson)
  • World’s On Fire
  • Can’t Hear You Now

Facts About Mike Shinoda:

  • Mike Shinoda was once threatened to get out of the band that he created himself.
  • Shinoda contributed to the music for CNN’s original documentary television series, “This is Life with Lisa Ling.” Shinoda contributed to the Title theme for the American television series “Into the Badlands.”
  • Shinoda is also an artist and graphic designer. He has created a number of works of art, some of which were featured at the Japanese American National Museum in 2006.
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