What is Travis Barker’s Net Worth?
Travis Barker is an American drummer, musician, and reality television personality who has a net worth of $50 million. Barker is most well-known for playing drums in the band Blink-182, but he also appeared on MTV reality series “Meet the Barkers,” released a memoir, and founded a fashion company and a record label. Blink-182’s most successful album, “Enema of the State,” has sold more than 15 million copies, and “Rolling Stone” magazine included Travis on their “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” list in 2016.
In 2008 Travis was a passenger on a private plan that crashed on takeoff in South Carolina. Four people died. Travis and DJ AM were left badly injured, with Barker having burns on 65% of his body. He had 27 surgeries and spent four months recovering in the hospital.
In October 2021 Travis became engaged to Kourtney Kardashian.
Early Life and Education
Travis Barker was born Travis Landon Barker on November 14, 1975, in Fontana, California. He grew up with mother Gloria (who worked as a babysitter), father Randy (a mechanic), and 2 older sisters. Barker’s mother gave him a drum kit at age 4, and he began taking lessons the following year. Travis also took trumpet lessons, and in junior high, he learned to play the piano and briefly joined a choir. He considered becoming a professional surfer or skater, but he felt that his drums were the best way to express himself. Sadly, Barker’s mother died of Sjögren syndrome right before his first day of high school. While attending Fontana High School, Travis was a self-described stoner and played drums in the marching band and jazz ensemble.
After high school, Barker played in the bands Snot and Feeble, then joined the Aquabats, a ska punk group founded by Feeble bandmate Chad Larson, in 1996. Travis recorded 1 album with the Aquabats and the band went on tour with Blink-182; when Blink-182’s drummer left the group, Barker filled in for him and became the band’s permanent drummer in 1998. In June 1999, “Enema of the State,” Barker’s first album with Blink-182, was released, and the band rocketed to stardom, thanks to the singles “All the Small Things,” “What’s My Age Again?,” and “Adam’s Song.” “All the Small Things” hit # 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the video won an MTV Video Music Award in 2000. The band embarked on an arena tour in the fall of 1999, but Travis had to miss several dates due to a broken finger. Barker has released 5 more albums with Blink-182: 2001’s “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” 2003’s “Blink-182,” 2011’s “Neighborhoods,” 2016’s “California,” and 2019’s “Nine.”
In 2002, Travis began performing with the Transplants, a rock/rap supergroup formed by Tim Armstrong of Rancid, playing on 4 of their albums. Barker released a solo album, “Give the Drummer Some” in 2011, and he has released albums with +44, TRV$D JAM, Box Car Racer, Expensive Taste, Goldfinger, Yelawolf, and several other bands.
Barker started a clothing line, Famous Stars & Straps, in 1999 and founded a record label, LaSalle Records, in 2004. In 2015, he released a memoir, “Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums,” and he has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including “American Pie,” “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place,” “The Simpsons,” and ” CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
Travis married Melissa Kennedy in 2001, but the couple divorced 9 months later. He married former Miss USA Shanna Moakler on October 30, 2004, a year after they welcomed their son, Landon. They also have a daughter, Alabama (born in December 2005), and Moakler has a daughter from a previous relationship with Oscar De La Hoya. The family starred on the reality show “Meet the Barkers,” which aired 16 episodes in 2005 and 2006. Barker and Moakler divorced in 2008. In 2014, Travis and Shanna were both arrested after police were summoned to their shared home. Barker allegedly threatened to kill Moakler, and she threatened to get her boyfriend to beat Travis up.
In February 2016, Travis filed legal paperwork requesting to have his $19,000 monthly child support reduced to $2,900, claiming that his annual income had dropped from around $2 million per year to around $600,000. In the filing, Barker listed his net worth at approximately $40 million.
On September 19, 2008, a private plane carrying Travis, Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), security guard Che Still, and personal assistant Chris Baker crashed into an embankment and exploded while taking off from Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, South Carolina. Still, Baker, and two pilots were killed, and Barker and Goldstein were taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia. With burns on more than 65% of his body, Barker endured 27 surgeries and skin grafts during the four months he spent in burn centers and hospitals.
Travis, understandably, refused to set foot on an airplane for over a decade after the crash. That meant he had to be replaced whenever Blink-182 performed overseas. He flew for the first time with Kourtney Kardashian in 2021, 13 years after the crash.
In 2014, Barker paid $4 million for a 4-bedroom home in the L.A. neighborhood of Cheviot Hills. He sold it for nearly $4.5 million in 2017. Also in 2017, Barker paid $2.8 million for a 7,200 square foot mansion in Calabasas, California. He put it on the rental market in 2019, asking $27,500 per month. Travis also purchased a $9.5 million mansion in Calabasas in 2007, a $1.5 million Bel Air home in 2010, a $1.3 million Rancho Cucamonga home in 2010, and a $480,000 Lake Elsinore tract house in 2004.