Travis Barker’s Net Worth, Music Career, and Personal Life

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Travis Barker aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Memphis (SSN 691) in Bahrain cropped from original image Image:Blink182.jpg. Morale Welfare and Recreation, Naval Personnel Command Millington, Tenn. and MWR, NSA Bahrain brought Blink-182 to Bahrain to perform for Sailors, Marines and their families.

Last updated on November 10th, 2022 at 08:32 pm

Travis Barker is best known for his work as a drummer for the rock group Blink-182. Rolling Stone ranked him among the best 100 drummers and dubbed him “punk’s first celebrity drummer.” This article will discuss his net worth, career, and personal life.

Early Life

Travis Barker was born to a working-class family on November 14, 1975, in the beautiful city of Fontana, California. When he was four, his parents divorced, and he started living with his mother and stepfather.

Barker began playing the drums when he was five. He was influenced by his older sister, who played the piano. When Barker was ten, his mother remarried, and he moved with his family to a small town in rural Idaho.

Barker spent a year in community college after finishing high school before returning to California. He then enrolled in the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he studied jazz drumming.

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Travis Barker of Blink 182 at the 2011 Honda Civic Tour In Montreal. Photo by Brennan Schell.

Music Career

Barker’s professional career began in the early 1990s when he was a member of the punk rock band Blink-182. The group found mainstream success with their 1999 album Enema of the State.

In 2005, Barker and Blink-182 co-founder Tom DeLonge formed the rock band +44. The group released one album, When Your Heart Stops Beating, before disbanding in 2008.

Along with guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge of Blink-182, Barker also founded the rock group Box Car Racer. The group released one album, Box Car Racer, in 2002.

In 2002, Barker formed the rap-rock band Transplants with singer/rapper Rob Aston and rapper Tim Armstrong. The group released three albums, Transplants, Haunted Cities, and In a Warzone.

In 2015, Barker’s book Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums was published. The book chronicles his life, career, addiction, and mental health struggles.

Barker was awarded the Steve Harris British Drum Company Gold Badge Award in 2018. The honor is granted to “those who have distinguished themselves in the world of drumming.”

In 2019, Barker toured with the rock band Goldfinger. He is also a member of the rap rock band Expensive Taste, which Lil Yachty and Lil Keed formed.


Personal Life

After a nine-month marriage, Barker filed for divorce from Melissa Kennedy in August 2002. He married Shanna Moakler in 2004. 

Barker and Moakler have a son, Landon Asher Barker, born in 2003, and a daughter, Alabama Luella Barker, born in 2005. The bond between Oscar De La Hoya, the boxer who was previously Barker’s fiancé, and his stepdaughter has remained constant. 

Their family was a part of Meet the Barkers, an MTV reality television show, from 2005 to 2006.

On August 8, 2006, Barker and Moakler filed for divorce, and both discussed the divorce on their MySpace profiles, which caused the divorce to be made public. 

At the start of 2007, there were rumors that Barker and Moakler were secretly attempting a second marriage despite their impending divorce. After reportedly getting back together briefly, on February 11, 2008, the couple’s divorce was formally finalized.

Barker and Moakler were photographed together on January 7, 2009, in Las Vegas while Barker and DJ AM were putting on a DJ set. Early in 2009, the couple tried to revive their romance, but on April 1, 2009, they declared their separation.

The police were called to their common residence in Los Angeles on December 7, 2014 because of a verbal argument. Barker and Moakler were both arrested because of criminal threats they exchanged, but neither was not subject to any charges.

Barker had a brief romance with Rita Ora in late 2015. A report from June 2016 claimed that Barker and Moakler were amicably raising their two children together.

There were reports of a relationship between Barker and Kourtney Kardashian before the end of 2020. Their relationship was made public in January 2021. They were engaged in October 2021, and on April 3, 2022, they got married informally in Las Vegas following the 64th Grammy Awards.

On May 22, 2022, they held a wedding ceremony in Portofino, Italy, and on were formally wed on May 15, 2022, in Santa Barbara, California.

Travis Barker Plane Crash

On September 19, 2008, Barker and two other passengers were involved in a plane crash that killed four people. 

Barker spent 11 weeks in the hospital after sustaining severe burns on his lower torso. He required skin grafts and 16 procedures before he was able to recuperate from his wounds. 

In the hospital, Barker was in so much pain that he called his few friends and offered them $1 million if they helped him commit suicide.

He gave up being a vegetarian and started eating meat to acquire more protein and perhaps speed up the healing of his burns. In November 2008, Barker returned to the recording studio after healing from the event.

Following Barker’s tragedy, Blink-182 announced their comeback during the February 2009 Grammy Awards. This resulted in the 2011 album Neighborhoods.

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Travis Barker performing in 2016 with Blink-182. Photo by Will Fischer.

Travis Barker’s Net Worth

Reportedly, Travis Barker is worth about $50 million. Barker’s prosperous life is a result of his fruitful profession as a drummer and musician. 

He has also made money through endorsement deals with companies such as Zildjian cymbals and Roland V-Drums. Barker also sells apparel under the Famous Stars and Straps brand.

Travis Barker’s Personality

Barker is known for his energetic and acrobatic drumming style, as well as his tattooed body.  

Animal, the “pure primitive orange craziness” on The Muppet Show, was Barker’s childhood hero, and when he was four years old, the young boy already knew what he wanted to accomplish with his life.

By nature, Travis Barker is a broker of peace. He can be incredibly diplomatic and tactful and is sometimes described as having a sixth sense of what people desire or feel. 

Because of his patience and cooperation, Travis gets along well with others and manages to bring people with entirely different viewpoints together.

Why Is Travis Barker Tattooed So Heavily?

According to his son, Travis may have as many as 103 tattoos. The singer’s tattoos also had to be covered after skin transplants and burn wounds.


Written by Bo Weber

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