Major Lazer
Major Lazer
Band Name: Major Lazer
Also known as: Major Lazer
Founded Year: 2008
Origin: Kingston, Jamaica
Members: 5
Members Name: Diplo, Ape Drums, Switch, Walshy Fire, Jillionaire
Years Active: 2008–present
Genres: electronic dance music
Net Worth in 2024: $60 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Major Lazer is an American music/ dance group comprising of 3 members namely; Diplo, a record producer, DJ Walshy Fires and Ape Drums, a record producer and DJ. Diplo started producing in the music industry in 2008. He founded the group, Major Lazer, with DJ Walshy joining the group in 2011 and DJ Ape Drums joining in 2019.

Major Lazer has majored in reggae, Dancehalls, moombahton, house songs, reggaeton, and mixes of dancehalls with reggae songs. They have worked with so much creativity which won over the hearts of many of their audience across the states. They have been awarded in different categories and created titles for themselves.

Well, how well do you know about Major Lazer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Major Lazer’s net worth in 2024, wiki and complete details. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Major Lazer to date.


Diplo is the founder of the Major Lazer. He began by collaborating with and DJ Low Budget and after some time, they released a mixtape that went viral and had a great impact in the music industry. They were realized by The New York Times. Diplo merged with MIA to create, Paper Planes. They made their first achievement with the Grammy Awards nominations.

Later on, Diplo Formed a collaboration with DJ Switch and they released an album ‘Guns Don’t Kill People’. In 2011, DJ Switch left the duo. At that point, the duo album had made great sales and marketed the two of them.

Diplo met Walshy Fire and Jillionare. They formed the trio and have won over many hearts since their production hits that ruled the music industry. They have intern made a name for themselves and have won several awards and titles. The trio maintained the name, Major Lazer. Major Lazer has received many invitations to perform including public events, private parties, and many others.


Major Lazer was Founded by Thomas Wesley Pentz. He is popularly known for his stage name, Diplo. His passion for music began in childhood. During his high school times, he got involved more in music. He started his practice as a DJ at the University of Florida and Temple University.

Diplo merged with DJ Low Budget and the duo went on producing several tapes that were received well by their audience. Their excellence in music was noticed by the New York Times, after which Diplo signed working with MIA to create Paper planes.

In 2008, Diplo went ahead to form a collaboration with DJ Switch. They named the band Major Lazer. Through a combined effort, they released an album called ‘Guns Don’t Kill People’. DJ Switch quit the band in 2011 and Diplo signed with Jillionare and Walshy Fire. Their stage performance impressed many of their fans and grew them in fame.

Major Lazer, through Diplo, worked on a reggae project, and in 2012 they collaborated with Snoop Dogg to release ‘Snoop Lion’. The Album hit with great sales, unfortunately, it ended up raising disputes that forced DJ Switch to leave the group. Major Lazer together with Justine Bieber and MO worked on an album ‘Cold Water’ and released it on 22nd July 2016. The album emerged the best on the UK Official Charts and appeared second, on the Billboard Top 100.

The release of, ‘Cold Water’ debuted with great impact in many countries across the continent. In 2017, Major Lazer featured, Quavo, Camila, Travis Scott, and Cabello in an album, ‘Know No Better’. The album is Followed by a collaboration from Pabllo Vitarr and Anita, Brazilians, with major Lazer, for the song,’ Sua Cara’. Many other EP remix tapes followed thereafter.

Major Lazer combined all the album hits of their time and released them as one album, Major Lazer Essentials on 19th October 2018. In June 2019, Ape Drums, a record producer and a DJ joined Major Lazer after Jillionare quit the group to work on his music productions, as a solo artist.

Major Lazer’s other album productions include; ‘Make It Hot’ featuring Anita on 19th June 2019, ‘Can’t Take It From Me’ with Skip Marley, on 10th May 2019, ‘Blow That Smoke’ with Tove Lo, on 17th October 2018. The Major Lazer also participated in an animation show in 2015 on FXX. In all their stage performance they have been rated as the best dance group ever with many Best Songs for the Year.

Awards and Achievements

  • Dj Law Budget and Diplo won the Grammy Awards nominations on their mixtapes.
  • Major Lazer won the nominations at Billboard Music Awards.
  • The trio won the NRJ Music Awards.
  • The trio was awarded as the Dance Artist of the Year, Best Singles of the Year, Best Dance Song of the Year, and several others.
  • In 2017 Major Lazer was awarded, MTN Music Video Awards.
  • Major Lazer was also awarded, Teen Choice Awards in 2017.

Net Worth & Earnings of Major Lazer in 2024

Major Lazer Net Worth
Major Lazer Net Worth

As of 2024, Major Lazer’s net worth is more than $60 million. Diplo has been reflected greatly since he is the founder of the trio. His net worth has been estimated to be $40 million. His sum totals can be evaluated. His Duo mixtapes with DJ Low Budget before the formation of the trio.

Diplo’s merge with Dj Switch, Jilionare, Walshy Fire, and Ape Drums also influenced his outreach to the audience in large numbers which greatly increased his sales. Major Lazer has been awarded at different levels and by different bodies which have handsomely added to his net worth.

Major Lazer Is an American music band group, comprising three individuals. Through a combined effort, they have been able to win over many souls across the region. They have produced many music albums that sold throughout the state.

Major Lazer’s stage performance has rated them as the best dance group, best artists of the year, and best songs since the formation of the group. They have also received several awards from different bodies as the best entertainment group.


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