Mike Shinoda - Updated Feb 2024

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Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. Mike Shinoda co-founded Linkin Park in 1996. Shinoda later created a hip-hop-driven side project, fort minor in 2004. He has also served as a producer for tracks and albums.

Early Life and Childhood

Mike Shinoda is 46 years old. He is born on February 11, 1977, in panorama city, California US under the astrological sign Aquarius.

Shinoda belongs to the American nationality. His birth name is Michael Kenji Shinoda.

Moreover, talking about her family background, he is the son of the father Muto Shinoda, and mother Danna Shinoda. He also has a sibling Brother Jason Shinoda.

Shinoda raises in Agoura Hills, California. He belongs to mixed ethnicity Japanese -American and European.

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Caption: Mike Shinoda at his child’s age. (source: google)

His mother wants him to learn classical music which is why he was given professional piano lessons at the age of 6.

Likewise, when time passes he turns a teenager he wants to play jazz, blues, and hip-hop.

Similarly, talking about his education he attends Agoura High School along with his future park bandmates. His bandmate’s name is Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon.

After graduating high school he went to the Art Centre College Of Design. In there he has learned graphic design and illustration.

Mike Shinoda – Net Worth 2023

Shinoda was awarded the Japanese American National Museum’s Award of Excellence in 2006. Moving on, talking about his estimated net worth he earns 23 million as of 2023.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally we all know him as a musician. Similarly, talking about his career, Mike Shinoda got a job as a graphic designer while working on his band Xero.

At the beginning of his career, he founded Linking park with Rob Bourdon and  Brad Delson in 1996. They eventually brought in turntablist.

Joe Hahn, bassist Dave Farrell, and vocalist Mark Wakefield.

The band was limited in resources and recorded music in Shinoda’s bedroom in 1996 when the band was unable to find a record deal.

Wakefield and Farrell left the band to pursue other musical interests Link Park’s first studio album.

Hybrid Theory went on to become a  reak through success and helped the band attain international success. The band’s first album Hybrid Theory in 2000.

The album sold over 10 million copies alone in the United States. Likewise, For Linkin Park’s first remix album, Reanimation in 2002. Shinoda directs structure and administers the whole creative process.

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Caption: Mike Shinoda shares his best Linkin Park song. (source: google)


Similarly, the album helps many underground hip-hop artists that it features to reach a larger audience.

Shinoda persistently expands as a musician and studio engineer with the band’s second album, ‘Meteora’ in 2003. He also teams up with graffiti artists and graphic designers of the album.

Shinoda produces and mixes the album, which went on to win a Grammy Award for ‘best rap/song collaboration’.

Likewise, working with Linkin Park, he forms a hip-hop base side-project called Fort Minor and in 2005 released an album under it. Its hit single Where’d You Go peaked at No.4 on the Hot 100 chart.
In Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight (2007), he contributes with vocals for songs like, Bleed It Out, Hands Held High, In-between.
He ranks at number 72 of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time in Hit Parader.
Similarly, Shinoda’s next public art show Glorious Excess opened at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in 2009.
Moreover,  the shows include nine new artworks, with a limited signing on opening night.
Shinoda’s recent work on Likin Park’s latest album A Thousand Suns for which he shares the production credit with Rick Rubin.


Similarly, talking about his achievements Mike has won the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2009) for Best Hard Rock Performance.

Likewise, he also won the 48th Annual Grammy Award (2005) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. At last, he won the 44th Annual Grammy Award (2001) for Best Hard Rock Performance.

He is one of the most hardworking singers.  In total, he has won three Grammy Awards.

Is Mike Shinoda dating or married?

Similarly talking about his relationship status he is straight and married. Mike married Anna Hillinger on May 10, 2003.

They two have two children. There is not much spoken about his marriage.

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Caption: Mike Shinoda with his wife and child. (source: google)

Body Measurements

Likewise, talking about his physical appearance he is a very good-looking and smart guy. Mike stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 71 kg.

Other than this, there is no information regarding his other body measurement details like chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc.

Shinoda has black hair and an attractive pair of black eyes. His hair and eye color are kind of the same.

Mike Shinoda – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he joined Twitter in August 2009 and so far he has 1 million followers.

Likewise, on Instagram and his account boasts 1256 post shares and 1.5 million followers.

Similarly talking on Facebook he got more than 1 million followers. He also has a youtube channel and his personal websites.