Deadmau5, pronounced deadmouse, is a Canadian music producer and performer. His current net worth is estimated at $53 million. Much of his wealth has came from the production of progressive house music. He has also been a DJ and a performer.
Deadmau5 was born Joel Thomas Zimmerman on January 5, 1981. He grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He got his name from a chat online with a friend as a teen. His computer shut off briefly and he smelled a strange smell coming from it. He took the computer apart and found a dead mouse which lead to him being known as the dead mouse guy. He took this odd nickname from his childhood and now uses it as his stage name.
Deadmau5 has had several long term relationships that ended before marriage. In 2010 he dated Lindsay Evans who eventually moved to Toronto to be with him but the two broke up in 2011. He began dating well-known tattoo artist Kat Von D in 2012. The two became engaged and he moved to Los Angeles to be with her but the engagement was ended in 2013. He is currently unmarried.
Deadmau5 is known for wearing Mickey Mouse like ears while performing. He began his career working with animation which led to working as a DJ and manipulating music in a unique way. He first gained recognition when some of his songs were featured on compilation albums and playlists from other DJs. He released his debut studio album, Get Scraped, in 2005. He later went on to release several more albums.
Deadmau5 is known for his unique sound which has led to his success. His wealth came mostly from his ability to produce a unique sound using the electronics that he knows so well. With his ability to manipulate the music he produces he is known as one of the best house music artists around.