American Musician Mike Shinoda Wiki, Bio, Family, Age & Net Worth

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Mike Shinoda is an American musician. He is the co-founder of rock band Linkin Park. He is also best known for being the band’s rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and co-vocalist. Mike Shinoda later created a hip-hop-driven side project, Fort Minor.


Mike Shinoda full name is Michael Kenji Shinoda. He was born on February 11, 1977 (age 41) on in Panorama City, California and raised in Agoura Hills, California. His father is Japanese. He has a younger brother named Jason. He was raised as a liberal Protestant.

 Shinoda’s mother encouraged him to take classical piano lessons when he was six. By 13, he expressed the desire to move toward playing jazz, blues, and even hip-hop. He later added the guitar and rap-style vocals to his repertoire during his middle school and high school years.


Shinoda attended Agoura High School with Linkin Park bandmates, Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon. The three formed the band Xero and began to make a more serious attempt to pursue a career in the music industry.

After graduating high school, Shinoda enrolled in the Art Center College of Design of Pasadena to study graphic design and illustration.


Mike Shinoda founded Linkin Park with Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson in 1996. They eventually brought in turntablist Joe Hahn, bassist Dave Farrell, and vocalist Mark Wakefield. After Farrell and Wakefield left they signed Chester Bennington.

Finally, They released Hybrid Theory and became an instant hit. They became one of the best Rock Bands of the New Generation. Probably the most successful band of the 21st century. Mike Shinoda side project Fort Minor released Remember the Name ft  Styles of Beyond.

Net Worth

Co-founder of Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda who has a net worth of almost $23 million dollars.

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