POPULAR electronic music duo Daft Punk are known as much for wearing robot helmets as for their music.
The band has now split after 28 years, so how has their fortune fared over the years.
Duo Daft Punk, known for their robot helmets, has split after 28 years togetherCredit: Reuters
What is Daft Punk’s net worth?
It is estimated that they are worth $70million each – which is close to £50m.
The Grammy award-winning band have amassed this mostly from their touring and albums which have earned them platinum certification.
Their album Discovery went triple platinum and their fourth and final long-player, Random Access Memories, was a worldwide No1 hit.
Thomas Bangalter seen without his robot helmetCredit: 2019 Pierre Suu
Who are Daft Punk?
Daft Punk is made up of French musicians, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
They met in the mid-80s in Paris while at school as teenagers.
They released a song under a band named Darlin’ with a third person, but then received a review that called their song: “a daft punky thrash”.
This inspired their new name and they continued producing electronic music as a duo.
Their biggest tracks are Get Lucky, which features Pharrell Williams, and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
The Daft Punk duo met as teenagersCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When did they break up?
The band split in February 2021.
They uploaded a video called Epilogue, at the end of which a graphic appears on the screen that reads “1993 – 2021”.
In the video the band are seen on a desert with timers on them – when the timers go down to zero they explode.
The artistic announcement is in keeping with the band’s style, who always wear helmets to conceal their identities while performing.
Their rep declined to tell Variety whether the pair would work separately or if a new project is beginning.