Who is Tom DeLonge? Age, Height, Wife, Kids, Career, & Net Worth
Quick Facts of Thomas Matthew DeLonge
|Full Name||Thomas Matthew DeLonge|
|Net Worth||$80 million|
|Birthplace||Poway, California, U.S.|
|Profession||Musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer|
|Spouse||Jennifer Jenkins (2001 - 2019)|
|Height||6' 4" (1.93 m)|
|Education||Poway High School|
Thomas Matthew DeLonge, simply known as Tom DeLonge, is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and filmmaker.
He is best known as the co-founder, vocalist, and guitarist of the rock band Blink-182. DeLonge is also the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Angels & Airwaves.
Tom DeLonge: Age & Height
Tom DeLonge is currently 44 years old. He was born on 13 December 1975, in Poway, California, as Thomas Matthew DeLonge. Moreover, he is 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93 m) tall.
Short Biography of Tom DeLonge
Tom grew up in Poway, California, with his parents and siblings. His father, Thomas DeLonge, was an oil company executive while his mother, Connie DeLonge, worked as a mortgage broker. He has an older brother, Shon DeLonge, and a younger sister, Kari DeLonge.
DeLonge is of Irish, French, and German descent. He attended Poway High School and was a Homecoming King. However, Tom was expelled from the school for showing up drunk in a school basketball game. For this reason, he was forced to attend Rancho Bernardo High School for one semester.
During third grade, DeLonge began skateboarding and would spend much of his time outside school riding on a skateboard along with his friends. In his formative years, his parents were frequently fighting, eventually separating when he was 18. Shortly after graduation, Tom went on to work in construction until signing to MCA Records in 1996.
Net Worth of Tom DeLonge
Tom DeLonge has a net worth of $80 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. The 44-year-old has amassed the million dollar fortune from his successful music career.
He formed the rock band Blink-182 with Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor in the early 1990s. The group earned $1.37 million through the record sales of their second studio album, Dude Ranch, in 1997. It was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1999.
Moreover, their third studio album became an enormous commercial success, with an estimated earning of $20 million, and sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
When Blink-182 went on hiatus in 2005, DeLonge formed Angels & Airwaves, which also enjoyed great success as his previous band. The group has continued to record new albums, with DeLonge extensively focusing on Angels & Airwaves after departing from Blink-182 in 2015.
The vocalist-guitarist has also pursued various business endeavors. He is the founder of Modlife, a technology, and design firm. Tom also established a clothing brand called Atticus Clothing and rock and roll-inspired shoe company, Macbeth Footwear.
However, in 2005, DeLonge sold the clothing brand. In 2011, he launched a website named Strange Times, which explores extraterrestrial life, paranormal activity, cryptozoology, and conspiracy theories.
Back in 2005 he purchased a $5.5 million mansion in Rancho, Santa Fe, California made on 6,183-square-foot. and it featured cherry wood ceilings, a hobby room, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After three years he listed his house for sale at $6.3 million.
The 44-year-old sold his Del Mar home for $3.8 million in December 2018. He bought the 2,800 sq ft property in 2010, had listed for sale at $3.995 million.
Wife & Children
DeLonge met his first wife, Jennifer Jenkins, at a party in the early 90s. They began dating in 1996 and tied the knot on May 26, 2001. Their wedding ceremony took place at Coronado, California, on San Diego Bay, with the band Jimmy Eat World performing at the reception.
They have two children: daughter Ava Elizabeth, born on July 15, 2002, son Jonas Rocket, born on August 16, 2006. However, after staying together for 18 years, DeLonge filed for divorce in September 2019.