Travis Barker is an American drummer who is mostly known for playing for the popular rock band Blink-182. His fame got him the title ‘Punk’s first superstar drummer,’ as well as ‘100 greatest drummers of all time.’ He came into the spotlight by dating Kourtney Kardashian, whom he wed on May 15, 2022.
Barker is also known for playing with other bands such as Box Car Racer and +44. He has collaborated with popular artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Jaden Smith Lil Wayne, and Willow Smith. Let us find out how Travis Barker created an identity for himself and how the star spends his millions.
What is Travis Barker’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Age:||46 Years Old|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Salary (Annual):||$5 Million|
Barker was born in California on November 14, 1975. His mother gave him his first drum kit at the age of 4 and started taking lessons from the age of 5 under Michael Mai who taught him various drum styles. He also simultaneously took trumpet lessons and also learned to play the piano.
He briefly joined the choir but also had aspirations other than pursuing a musical career. He wanted to become a surfer and a skateboarder, but his mind kept going back to the drums.
Barker’s mother passed away a day before he joined the high school. She however told him to pursue music and follow his dreams. He played drum set in the jazz band and snare drum in a marching band. He tried styles such as military and jazz rhythms, but he was most attracted to punk and hip-hop and high-driving rhythms.
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- I Think I’m OKAY (with YUNGBLUD & Travis Barker)
- In My Head (feat. Travis Barker)
- t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker
- thought it was (feat. Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker)
- PILL BREAKER (feat. blackbear & Machine Gun Kelly)
- Misery Business
- OUTRUN MYSELF (with Travis Barker)
After he finished his schooling, Barker began to play for a small band based in Fontana called Snot and Feeble while working as a trash man. He met Chad Larson and they together found the Aquabats, which landed them a record deal. They released The Fury of the Aquabats! And toured nationwide with then Blink-182.
He was requested by the former drum player, Scott Raynor, of Blink-182 to take up the spot once he left. Barker memorized a 20-set song list in less than 45 minutes before their first show with the new drummer and he flawlessly executed the performance.
Post joining Blink-182, the band’s first album with him, ‘Enema of the State,’ was a popular hit and became the biggest pop-punk band of the era. The hit single ‘All Small Things,’ became huge and ranked No.6 on Billboard Hot 100.
The song’s music video also won the 2000’s MTV Video Music Awards for the Best Group Video. Barker started a clothing line catering to punk rock fans and the skateboarding community called Famous Stars and Straps. He has also expressed his love for art through numerous tattoos that he got through the years, which influenced his style and personality.
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Barker collaborated with Tim Armstrong and Jerry Fin and released Transplants. In 2004, Barker starred in the reality television series Meet the Barkers with his second wife Shanna Moakler. The series talked about Barker’s family, and Blink-182’s touring. He also started a Hip-Hop project called Expensive Taste featuring Paul Wall and Skinhead Rob. He continued releasing Hip-Hop tracks and remixes that started becoming popular around 2008 on YouTube.
Barker however met with a life-death accident when the private jet he was on crashed and he was in critical condition. He took sixteen weeks to recover and came back with a strong mindset and gratefulness that he was still able to play. He continued to produce remixes in 2009 while also attending Blink-182’s reunion at the Grammy Awards the same year.
He starred in Steve Aoki’s Grammy-nominated ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,’ in 2016. In 2020, Barker was invited by Machine Gun Kelly to collab with him on his album ‘Tickets to My Downfall.’ Barker also collaborated with Willow Smith on the pop-punk track ‘Transparent Soul,’ the following year.
Barker has numerous amount of influencers such as Animal from The Muppets, Alex Van Halen of Van Halen, Danny Carey of Tool, Bonham of Led Zeppelin, and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, who are amongst his favorite drummers. Barker also praised Buddy Rich as one of the greatest drummers of all time and Van Halen’s popular song ‘Jump,’ was one of the first songs he learned to play on the drums.
Barker was first married to Melissa Kennedy but divorced nine months later. His second marriage was to model Miss USA Shanna Moakler and the couple had a gothic-style wedding ceremony that was held on the eve of Halloween, in 2004.
The couple had two children, a son, and a daughter. Moakler already had a daughter before marrying Barker but he remains in a good relationship with his step-daughter as well. The couple divorced two years later and made it public using MySpace. The couple was however seen out even after publicly announcing and even attending the 2007 MTV Music Video Awards. Their divorce was finalized in 2008.
Barker briefly dated singer Rita Ora but was never really official. Barker began to see the eldest Kardashian sister, Kourtney Kardashian in 2020. They made it official in 2021 and recently got married in Portofino, Italy on May 22, 2022. The couple also had a wedding ceremony in California on May 15, 2022, and an unofficial wedding ceremony on April 3, 2022.
Barker has numerous expensive cars, his favorite being a Mercedes G-Wagon 4×4 Squared besides his other cars such as Cadillac Escalade by DUB, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a Custom Polaris Slingshot, and Vintage Buick GNX. He previously owned a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, a 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, and a 1942 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe.
Houses and Vacations
Being one of the World’s most popular drummers, Barker spends his money lavishly. The drummer owns a $9.5 million home in Calabasas along with multiple other million-dollar properties he has purchased over the years. He also bought a $1.3 million Rancho Cucamonga house and a $1.5 million in Bel Air.
Barker has written a book released in 2015 titled ‘Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death and Drums, Drums, Drums.’ His clothing brand Famous Stars and Straps has collaborated with artists such as Halsey and MGK.
Barker’s recent news, his marriage to Kourtney Kardashian was a lavish wedding ceremony held at Portofino, Italy. Pictures were uploaded by Kourtney Kardashian as well as her sisters, who are also popular public figures, showing their expensive wedding ceremony that took place in Italy.
Page Six sources state that the engagement ring given to the Kardashian during the proposal is worth at least $1 million. The ring was an oval-cut diamond atop a delicate band and is larger than 15 carats in a hidden halo setting.
Travis Barker Net Worth
As of 2022, Travis Barker’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He is an American drummer who is known for his chart-topping hit tracks and excellent drumming abilities. Barker made headlines after marrying the eldest Kardashian sister. The drummer has largely earned his money from playing in Blink-182, reality TV, ventures, and fashion.