MGMT Music Career, Net Worth, Discography, Biography

MGMT Music Career, Net Worth, Discography, Biography


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MGMT is an American musical duo formed in 2002, consisting of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser. The duo is known for their psychedelic, indie-pop sound that incorporates elements of electronic music. MGMT gained popularity with their debut album “Oracular Spectacular”, which included hit singles such as “Electric Feel” and “Kids”.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Andrew VanWyngarden was born on February 1, 1983, in Columbia, Missouri, and Ben Goldwasser was born on December 17, 1982, in Texas. The two met while attending Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and bonded over their shared love for music.

After graduating from Wesleyan in 2005, MGMT began performing at local shows and parties. They initially gained attention with their self-released EPs “Time to Pretend” and “Climbing to New Lows”. The duo signed with Columbia Records in 2006 and released their debut album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2008.

Discography and Achievements

MGMT has released four studio albums and several EPs throughout their career. Their discography includes:

Album Year
Oracular Spectacular 2008
Congratulations 2010
MGMT 2013
Little Dark Age 2018

MGMT has been nominated for several awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. They have won several awards, including the 2010 Q Award for Best Album for “Congratulations”.

Contact MGMT

MGMT is active on social media and can be contacted through their official accounts:

Personal Life

Andrew VanWyngarden is married to musician and actress Camille Rowe. Ben Goldwasser is married to artist and photographer Katie Eastburn.

VanWyngarden graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in music. Goldwasser earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Wesleyan.

There is no information available about MGMT’s cars and houses.

Net Worth

As of 2024, MGMT’s net worth is estimated to be approximately:

  • US Dollar – $16 million
  • Nigerian Naira – ₦6 billion
  • Canadian Dollar – C$19 million
  • Ghana Cedi – GH₵93 million
  • Kenya Shilling – KSh1.7 billion
  • South Africa Rand – R234 million
  • Uganda Shilling – USh56 billion
  • India Rupee – ₹1.2 billion

Note: The net worth conversion rates are based on the exchange rates as of August 2021.