Mike Shinoda

United States

Mike Shinoda Bio

Who is Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is an American musician and artist. In 1996 he co-founded Linkin Park. In 2003 he created a hip hop-driven side project Fort Minor. He is also the co-founder of Machine Shop Recordings.

Early Life (Childhood)

His father is Japanese and mother is Russian. When he was six years old, he took classical piano lessons. He studied at Agoura High School. He there studied with his Linkin Park bandmates Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson.

Interesting Facts

His birth name is Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda. His net worth is estimated to be $23 million. He has black hair. His hair is colored in dark brown color. He belongs to Asian ethnic background. He follows Protestant religion.

Personal Life

In 2003 he got married to author Anna Shinoda. The couple together is blessed with two children. The couple are living happily married life. There is no any news about their separation or divorce.


In 2012 he and his band Linkin Park won Favorite Alternative Artist Award. In 2001 the band won Modern Rock Artist of the Year Award. In 2014 the band won MTV Award for Best Rock. In 2011 Linkin Park won MTV Game Award.


There was a rumor that the band Linkin Park was founded by the guy who founded Backstreet Boys.