|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Height||6 ft (1.84 m)|
|Profession||Keyboard Player, Disc jockey, Musician, Record producer, Rapper, Actor|
|Date of Birth||1963-07-31|
Fatboy Slim Net Worth:
How Much Is Fatboy Slim Net Worth?
The net worth of Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook, a British DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer, is $20 million. Cook has released the studio albums “Better Living Through Chemistry” (1996), “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” (1998), “Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars” (2000), and “Palookaville” (2004) as Fatboy Slim, as well as the live albums “On the Floor at the Boutique” (1998), “Live on Brighton Beach” (2002), and “Big Beach Boutique II” (2002).
Known for the hits “The Rockafeller Skank,” “Gangster Trippin,” “Praise You,” and “Right Here, Right Now,” he is one of the key pioneers of the big beat genre. Norman was a member of The Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, and Pizzaman before forming The Brighton Port Authority with David Byrne in 2008 and releasing the album “I Think We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat” in 2009. He has published the collection albums “Southern Fried House” (1995), “Skip to My Loops” (1998), “A Break from the Norm” (2001), and “The Ultimate DJ Sample Box” as Norman Cook (2006). Fatboy Slim’s work has earned him several accolades, including a Grammy and nine MTV Video Music Awards.
Fatboy Slim was born Quentin Leo Cook in Bromley, Kent, on July 16, 1963. Later, he changed his name to Norman. Cook attended Reigate Grammar School throughout his childhood in Reigate, Surrey. After his brother brought home The Damned’s debut CD, he attended violin lessons as a child and got interested in punk music as a teenager. Norman participated in several punk bands before becoming the drummer for Disque Attack, a new wave-influenced rock band. When the band’s lead singer was forced to leave to concentrate on his O levels, Cook assumed the role. At The Railway Tavern, he met Paul Heaton, with whom he created the band Stomping Pondfrogs. At the age of 18, Norman enrolled in Brighton Polytechnic to study English, sociology, and politics, and he graduated with a 2:1 in British Studies. Under the moniker DJ Quentox, he began polishing his DJing abilities in Brighton clubs while attending college.
Cook joined Paul Heaton’s band the Housemartins in 1985, and they went on to record the albums “London 0 Hull 4” (1986) and “The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death” (1987), as well as the smash singles “Happy Hour” and “Caravan of Love” (1986). The Housemartins disbanded in 1988, and Norman released his debut solo single, “Blame It on the Bassline,” in 1989. With the group, he recorded the albums “Let Them Eat Bingo” (1990) and “Excursion on the Version” (1991). The band scored a number one success with “Dub Be Good to Me” in 1990, but Cook went bankrupt after paying back twice the amount of royalties the song had produced due to a copyright infringement dispute. Later, he established the band Freak Power, which released the albums “Drive-Thru Booty” (1994) and “More of Everything for Everybody” (1996), as well as the single “Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out,” which was included in a Levi’s advertisement. In 1995, Norman and John Reid founded the electronic duo Pizzaman and released the album “Pizzamania.” Their song “Happiness” was utilized in a Del Monte Foods fruit juice advertisement. In addition, he and his old roommate Gareth Hansome formed The Mighty Dub Katz and founded the Boutique Nightclub in Brighton.
Cook began adopting the stage moniker Fatboy Slim in 1996, and in September of that year, he released the Gold-certified album “Better Living Through Chemistry.” In 1998, he released “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” which was certified four times Platinum in the United Kingdom and three times Platinum in Australia. “The Rockefeller Skank,” “Gangster Trippin,” “Praise You,” and “Right Here, Right Now” were among the album’s top 10 hits (on the UK Singles Chart). The third album by Fatboy Slim, “Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars,” was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom in 2000, and the music video for “Weapon of Choice” starred Christopher Walken and received multiple accolades. In 2003, he produced the Blur songs “Gene by Gene” and “Crazy Beat,” and in 2004, he released the fourth Fatboy Slim album, “Palookaville.” Cook and David Byrne founded The Brighton Port Authority in 2008 and released “Toe Jam” and “Seattle” as singles. They released the studio album “I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” as well as the singles “He’s Frank (Slight Return)” and “Should I Stay or Should I Blow” in 2009. In 2012, he reappeared as Fatboy Slim to perform “Right Here, Right Now” and “Rockefeller Skank” during the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony. Since then, he has released the singles “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat” (2013), “Boom F**king Boom” (2017), and “All The Ladies” (2020).
From 1986 to 1988, Norman was married to Philippa Watson. On August 20, 1999, he wed radio and television personality Zoe Ball. Cook and Ball welcomed son Woody on December 15, 2000, and daughter Nelly on January 14, 2010, and in September 2016, they announced their separation. Since the late 1980s, Norman has been a stakeholder of the football team Brighton & Hove Albion, which he has supported. In 2009, he sought alcoholism treatment at a Bournemouth rehabilitation center and was forced to cancel his performance at the Snowbombing music and sports festival. Cook celebrates 10 years of sobriety in 2019.
Honors and Candidatures
Cook has been nominated for six Grammys as Fatboy Slim, winning Best Short Form Music Video in 2002 for “Weapon of Choice.” Other nominations included Best Alternative Music Performance for “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” (2000), Best Dance Recording for “Praise You” (2000) and “Wonderful Night” (2006), Best Alternative Music Album for “Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars” (2002), and Best Electronic/Dance Album for “Palookaville” (2006). He has won nine MTV Video Music Awards, three for “Praise You” and six for “Weapon of Choice.” He received the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Dance in 1999, and he has won nine MTV Video Music Awards, three for “Praise You” and six for “Weapon of Choice.” In 2000, Norman won the ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Song for “Praise You.” In 2001, he won the DanceStar Award for Best Breakbeat/Eclectic Act, and at the 2011 Q Awards, he was honored with the Inspiration Award.
Cook has been nominatedNet for ten Brit Awards, winning the award Best British Dance Act in 1999 and 2001. Cook has won International Video of the Year for “Right Here, Right Now” (2000) and “Ya Mama” (2002), as well as Best Electronic Video for “Don’t Let the Man Get You Down” (2005). He has been nominated for the Teen Choice Awards, BT Digital Music Awards, Denmark GAFFA Awards, Hungarian Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards Japan, and World Music Awards, and has earned the NME Award for Best Dance Act in 1999, 2000, and 2001. In addition to receiving over a dozen nominations for the ebk Music Award, Norman has won Best International DJ in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004.