Who is he and what is Deadmau5 Net Worth?

Deadmau5 Net Worth: His first name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman (January 5, 1981), he is known in the world of music for being a producer, DJ, musician, and composer, and for calling himself deadmau5; a name that he took as an artistic pseudonym. As of 2021, Deadmau5 net worth is $60 million.

His mixing style is within the house genre, and in his concerts, he usually appears with a mask in the shape of a mouse head of different colors and designs. This has also been the image of many of his albums, occupying in 2018 the 59th position of the best DJs from around the world in DJ Mag magazine. Keep exploring, and learn more about deadmau5’s biography.

Joel Thomas Zimmerman
Date of birth:
January 5, 1981
Net Worth:$60 million
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
OccupationDisc jockey, Musician, Record producer
Age:40 years
Hair color:Dark Brown
Last Updated: 2021

Deadmau5 biography summary

Before becoming a DJ

Before becoming a famous DJ, Joel Zimmerman was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, the son of Rodney Thomas Zimmerman, a General Motors worker, and Nancy Zimmerman, a visual artist. His first introduction to music was thanks to a keyboard that he obtained when he was still a teenager. However, it would not be the profession to which he would dedicate his life.

Joel was originally dedicated to systems engineering, specifically software design, and programming. He considered himself a great fan of video games, and thanks to this last hobby, the pseudonym with which we know him today was born: all because on one occasion, he literally got a dead mouse on his keyboard when he was changing the graphics card.

After the incident, netizens began to recognize him as ” the dead mouse guy .” Then he saw it as a good username: Deadmouse. Unfortunately, it exceeded the length limit. So he came up with a brilliant idea to shorten it; he used the word maus (‘mouse  in German), and a  for an s, because they used to be replaced in alphanumeric encoding, and why not, it sounded great.

The end result was deadmau5, and it began to become popular on the Internet with this nickname. The mouse-shaped mask was later devised when he was learning to use a 3D design program.

Later, he got a job at a local radio station, and took that opportunity to publicize some mixes he had been working on, and thus, the deadmau5 tracks began to sound and be known.

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Deadmau5 becomes one of the most successful DJs

Independently, Joel launched his first production in 2005, where he mixed sounds IDM, housedowntemponoise popbig beat, among others. Among his best-known songs is Get Scraped, which was the promotional single for the album of the same name.

Surprisingly, by 2006, the DJ had already released three albums: Project 56deadmau5 circa 1998-2002,  and  A little oblique. In this way, and working hard, deadmau5 created his own record label Mau5trap Recordings the following year; a company that grew rapidly, as well as his development as a producer and performer.

In 2008, he released the album Random Album Title,  with which he found his progressive style that, for many, is considered his best work This album featured the collaboration of producer Kaskade on the song I Remember.

On September 6 of the same year, the song  Move For Me, which was also made in collaboration with Kaskade, reached the first position in the list “Dance / Mix Show Airplay”, of Billboard magazine, in the United States. Since then, he has managed to top it two more times: I Remember and Ghosts n ‘Stuff.

Also, thanks to the great success obtained with his latest album, he managed to sell more than 30 thousand copies; This allowed him to establish himself as one of the best DJs, in addition to focusing his style on the progressive house genre. That year, he also managed to rank 11th in DJ Mag magazine’s “Top 100 DJs .”


By 2009, he became the best-selling artist on Beatport, surpassing 30,000 downloads with the singles Not Exactly, Faxing Berlin, and Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff.

He later released his second album For Lack Of A Better Name, on the Ultra Records label. The album surpassed 5 million views on his MySpace page, earning the artist a Grammy nomination the following year. In addition, it was the winner of the JUNO Award for dance recording of the year.

His perseverance and dedication led that, that same year, deadmau5 was named by MTV as “the DJ of the MTV Video Music Awards.” On that stage, he performed in the company of Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy. Similarly, he won three International Dance Music awards, including the best artist category and, as if that were not enough, he released his fifth album, 4 × 4 = 12.

For 2011, the DJ was positioned at the top of the major charts worldwide with Sofi Needs A Ladder, Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff and I Remember. A year later, he released his sixth album, Album Title Goes Here, on which he included the singles Maths and  The Veldt, as well as a collaboration with artists such as Chris James and Gerard Way, lead singer of the famous band My Chemical Romance.

On March 3, 2017, as a tribute to his career, the DJ posted Stuff I Used To Do; a compilation of all his work from 1998 to 2007. Twenty-two days later, deadmau5 began his international tour to promote the album W: / 2016Album, which was released the previous year.

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 Mau5ville level

Deadmau5 has been characterized by his perseverance and professionalism throughout his career, and that is why, after returning from the tour, his next album entitled, Mau5ville levelemerged: 1. In this production artists such as Rob Swire participated, who collaborated on the Monophobia theme.

Four months later, he surprised all his fans with another album that would be the continuation of the previous one: Mau5ville level: 2; This album has the collaboration of Mr. Bill, Chris Lorenzo, Gallya, and Lights. Among his singles are Drama Free ft. Lights, GG (Gallya Remix), and 10.8.

In February 2019, he released the third part of the musical trilogy Mau5ville level: 3, in which the underground style predominated. His collaborators include Mark Mackenzie and COZ

Thanks to his great musical work, deadmau5 is positioned as one of the best DJs internationally. In addition, he never ceases to amaze all his followers with his successful productions, occupying the top positions in both the music and download charts.

It’s for that reason that we don’t want to stop impressing you with our unrivaled selection of music videos; then the delight of The Veldt :

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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