Travis Barker Net Worth & Biography

By Mixxerly Updated: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Image: Travis Landon Barker

Introduction

NET WORTH

$45M

Travis Barker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the current drummer for the rock band Blink-182.

Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip hop artists, is a member of the rap rock group Transplants, founded the rock bands +44 and Box Car Racer, and most recently joined Antemasque and Goldfinger.

He was a frequent collaborator with the now-late DJ AM, and together they formed TRV$DJAM. Due to his fame, Rolling Stone referred to him as "punk's first superstar drummer" as well as one of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.

As of , Travis Barker has an estimated net worth of about $45M.

At a Glance

Full name: Travis Landon Barker

Other names: Travis Barker, The Baron von Tito, Bones, Clarence

Birthday: November 14, 1975

Age:

Net worth: $45M

Source of wealth: Music, songwriting, record producing

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

Travis Barker's immensely successful career brought him to a great personal wealth. The size of his fortune is an estimated $45M in .

Early Life

Travis Barker was born in November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California. He is the youngest son of Randy and Gloria Barker. Travis Barker has two elder sisters. His father worked as a mechanic and his mother as a babysitter.

Travis is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Travis recieved his first drumming kit from his mother at the age of 4. He used the same kit until he was 15 years old.

Travis recieved early drumming lessons at the age of 5 from the drummer, Michael Mai. Michael taught him many different playing styles.

Travis also recieved trumpet lessons around the same time. He learned to play the piano when he was in junior high.

Travis also joined the madrigals men and women's choir and attempted singing.

Other than music, young Travis had interests in professional surfing and skateboarding. But he also felt strong connection to the drums and returned from other things. He said he is able to express himself better through drums rather than other endeavors.

His mother was suffering from Sjögren syndrome and died the day before he started going to high school. She told him to keep playing music and to follow his dreams. Barker attended Fontana High School, where he played the drum set in the jazz ensemble and snare drum in the marching band.

Social Media Presence

Travis currently has 2.5m+ followers on facebook. He also has an instagram account where he has about 3M followers. His twitter is also active and he regularly tweets to his 1.5M followers there.

Career

After graduating from Fontana High School, Barker worked as a trash man in Laguna Beach and played with the punk rock bands Snot, and later, Feeble, a Fontana-based band where he met Chad Larson.

Larson went on to co-found the ska punk group the Aquabats in 1994. After local shows and demo tapes, the band recruited Barker through Larson's connection.

Barker, who was "sleeping on his friend's couch" and still working as a trash man, only intended to fill-in for a few days but ended up joining the band.

The group then went into the studio with veteran producer Jim Goodwin to record The Fury of the Aquabats!.

Barker's speed and accuracy meant that once his parts were recorded he was free to head off and rehearse (and sit in with other bands).

He had picked up a nickname with the Aquabats—Baron Von Tito—the reasons for which are lost to history as none of the members recall why.

After the October 1997 release of The Fury of the Aquabats!, the group toured nationwide with San Diego-based Blink-182, who had recently completed their second album Dude Ranch.

The trio's drummer, Scott Raynor, announced to his fellow members that he would depart following the SnoCore Tour in February 1998.

Barker's first effort with Blink—Enema of the State—was released in June 1999 and catapulted the trio to stardom, becoming the biggest pop punk band of the era.

Three singles were released from the record—"What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things", and "Adam's Song"—that crossed over into Top 40 radio format and experienced major commercial success.

All the Small Things" became a number-one hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, but also became a crossover hit and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Its video parodied boy bands and pop music videos and won a Moon Man for Best Group Video at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.

The album has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and had a considerable effect on pop punk music.

Travis Barker started his clothing line Famous Stars & Straps in 1999. His brand caters to the Punk Rock Skateboarding Community. His love for tattoo art heavily influences his designs and overall style.

The band's success did great things for Barker. "Four years ago, I couldn't afford to feed myself," he said in an interview at the time.

"But now I can buy art, work on old Cadillacs, and live in comfort. I can finally buy a dog and afford to feed him."

Barker branched out into retail at this time, opening a store in Riverside called Famous Stars and Straps.

The storefront was shut down by the city, but FSAS products began to be carried by other retailers and via the Internet.

Barker also began offering drum lessons and added Guitar Center drum clinics to his list of activities.

The band began its first arena tour in the fall of 1999,[25] but Barker missed much of the 2000 Mark, Tom and Travis Show tour after he broke his finger.

Blink-182's next effort, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), was greeted with immediate success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and going triple platinum within three weeks (the record eventually sold in excess of 14 million copies worldwide).

Favorite Quotes from Travis Barker

“I juice a lot; I get as much protein as I can, because being a vegan, there isn’t much protein. But that’s pretty much it. I just drink lots of water, too. I’ll have a protein shake as well every morning.” – Travis Barker
“I try to do an hour of cardio on the days that I have off, and then I’ll do 30 to 45 minutes on show days. That’s the first thing I do when I wake up, I have breakfast and then I’ll hit the gym.” – Travis Barker
“Usually, if I’m coming to Europe, I’m on a boat for seven days, so I spend the seven days doing a bunch of things. I’ll do cardio for an hour or an hour-and-a-half and weights, just lightweights.” – Travis Barker
“I think to put your relationship out there for people to interpret and have their own opinion about, I think it’s crazy.” – Travis Barker
“The whole time after you record an album, you’re just waiting for the release date. You’re waiting for fans to hear it and stuff.” – Travis Barker