Quick Facts About Richard Hall
Celebrated Name Moby
Age 58 years old
Nick Name Moby
Birth Name Richard Melville Hall
Birth Date 1965-09-11
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Virgo
Education State University of New York at Purchase
Father James Frederick Hall
Mother Elizabeth McBride
Height 1.71 M
Weight 64 Kg
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Green
Net Worth $ 32 million

Who is Moby?

Richard Melville Hall is known by his stage name Moby. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, animal rights activist, and author. AllMusic considers him to be one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the United Kingdom and in America.

What kind of music is Moby?

Moby taking up the guitar and piano at age nine. He played in several underground punk bands through the 1980s before turning to electronic dance music. He moves to New York City and became a prolific figure as a DJ, producer, and remixer. His single songs Go was his mainstream breakthrough, reaching No. 10 in the United Kingdom. He scored eight top-10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart such as Move (You Make Me Feel So Good), Feeling So Real, and James Bond Theme. His fifth album Play found commercial and critical success. He became an unexpected global hit in 2000 after each track was licensed to films, television shows, and commercials. Its seventh single South Side featuring Gwen Stefani remains his only one to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching No. 14. He followed Play with albums of varied style including electronic, dance, rock, and downtempo music, starting with 18, Hotel, and Last Night. Later, his albums saw him explore ambient music, including the almost four-hour release Long Ambients 1: Calm: Sleep. 

Where did Moby grow up?

Moby was born on September 11, 1965, in Manhattan, New York City. He was raised by his mother.  He took up music at the age of nine. He graduated from Darien High School and started a philosophy degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. He grew increasingly unhappy at university, later he transferred to the State University of New York at Purchase, studying philosophy and photography to try and renew his interest in studying. In 1984, he dropped to pursue DJ'ing and music full-time, which started his interest in electronic dance music.

Who are Moby's Family?

Moby was born to a father named James Frederick Hall and a mother named Elizabeth McBride. His father was a chemistry professor who died in a car while drunk when his son was two and his mother is a medical secretary. He is the only child of his parents.

Where did Moby get his name?

His father gave him the nickname Moby three days after his birth as his parents considered the name Richard too large for a newborn bay. The name was also a reference to the family's ancestry; Hall says he is the great-great-great nephew to Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick.

What is Moby Body Features?

Moby height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.71m) tall and body weight of 64 kg. He is bald and eye color is Green. There is no information about his body measurement but will be updated soon.

Is Moby Married?

Moby is unmarried. He identifies himself as heterosexual and cisgender and had felt disappointed to be straight. He dated Christina Ricci. In 2019, he claimed in a book to have had a brief relationship with actress Natalie Portman, though she has denied this and pointed out that her age in the book is incorrect. He does date but has stated that he feels more comfortable alone than in a relationship. In 2016, he was in an eight-month relationship, his first in ten years. He has no children.

How much is Moby's Net Worth?

Moby estimated net worth of $32 million and his salary has not been revealed yet but will be updated soon. He earns a good amount of money from his profession.

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