Marshmello — one of the world’s highest paid DJs — comes from a family of accomplished tech execs.
When the anonymous hit-maker who wears a marshmallow mask appeared at Philadelphia’s Q102 Jingle Ball — with Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and 5 Seconds of Summer — we hear that 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin was spotted running into two of his former employees from GSI Commerce, the company he sold to eBay in 2011 for a mere $2.4 billion.
“First he ran into one guy who was a senior leader at the company,” said a Jingle Ball source.
When Rubin was overheard asking the former exec, “What are you doing here?” The guy replied that Marshmello was his son.
Then, “his wife who’d also worked for GSI in a big job came up and gave Rubin a hug,” said the source. “She was Marshmello’s mom!”
The pair even said that Marshmello himself had once interned for the e-commerce firm.
Marshmello’s identity was revealed as Chris Comstock in a 2017 report by Forbes, after fellow DJ Skrillex inadvertently hinted at his true identity during an interview with Katie Couric in 2015 by answering a phone call from “Chris Marshmello.”
GSI, which was based in Philly suburb King of Prussia, Pa., was later renamed eBay Enterprise.
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