Steve Aoki is an American DJ who is known for releasing several Billboard charting albums. In his career, he has worked with popular artists like Iggy Azalea, LMFAO, Lil Jon, Linkin Park, Louis Tomlinson, will.i.am, Laidback Luke, and Afrojack. He has successfully released his Grammy nominated album, ‘Wonderland’. He has also appeared in the series ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ on Netflix. In 2012, he was named as the top grossing dance artist from tours in North America. The estimated net worth of Steve Aoki is $85 million US dollars. In 1996, he also founded his own recording company called ‘Dim Mak Records’.
Steve Aoki Biography
Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki was born on November 30, 1977, in Miami, Florida. He was born to parents Chizuru Kobayashi and Rocky Aoki. Aoki is of Japanese descent and was raised in Newport Beach in California. His father was a retired wrestler and is also the founder of Benihana, a restaurant chain. He also has two elder siblings named Kana and Kevin. Actress Devon Aoki is his half-sister. Aoki graduated with B. A. in sociology and feminist studies from the University of California. As a college student, he used to record concerts in the student housing corporative of Santa Barbara. He was the founder of “RAIL” which was a part of student activism. In his early 20s, he created his own record label and named it ‘Dim Mak’. His recording company has successfully released music by artists like Felix Cartal, The Bloody Beetroots, Scanners, MSTRKRFT, Mystery Jets, and Infected Mushrooms. He teamed with Blake Miller and was known as Weird Science.
As a child, Steve Aoki’s favorite star was Bruce Lee. He has won the Guinness World Record for the longest crowd. With 161 shows in 2014, he also holds the Guinness Record for most traveled musician in a single year. He has also appeared in a campaign for PETA. In 2015, he got married to Tiernan Cowling.
In January 2008, Steve Aoki released his first mix album called ‘Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles’. In October 2012, he teamed with other producers and released singles with Afrojack, Sidney Samson, The Bloody Beetroots, and others. He has remixed many singers like Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, and Jackson 5. He has also remixed popular Koran band ‘Girls Generation’. His single “I’m in the House” peaked in the top 5 of the UK Dance Chart. The song was featured in the film Piranha and also in an episode of Jersey Shore on MTV.
His first solo album was released in 2012 and was called ‘Wonderland’. It also featured other musicians and vocalists. In 2013, he finished in the 6th place of America’s Best DJ Competition. His song “Get Me Outta Here” was used in the 2014 commercial of Scion. Several of his tracks were used for commercials like Bud Light and the Sol Republic. ‘Neon Future I’, a two part album was released in September 2014. It became the No. 1 Dance/Electronic Albums in America. ‘Neon Future II’ also received the same feat. In July 2017, he released his fourth album called ‘Kolony’.
Aoki has won a number of awards and recognitions. In 2012, he was awarded the EDM Effect Woodie Award. The following year he also received his first Grammy nomination. He has won the Billboard Awards in 2008 and was the winner of MTV Latin America in 2015.
What is net worth of Steve Aoki?
Steve Aoki has successfully released various albums and has become one of the top DJs in the world. By doing so, he has also accumulated a good fortune. He has been considered as one of the wealthiest DJs worldwide. Steve Aoki’s net worth is an estimated $85 million US dollars as of 2017. Thanks to the sales of his albums that he has achieved this wealth. He has also collaborated with other prominent singers for his records. Apart from that, he is also a record producer and owner of his own recording company. Aoki was also featured in NBA 2K8 and NBA 2K9 (video games) as a celebrity player.
Steve Aoki has made many accomplishments. He has served as the executive producer of the film, ‘The Hive’. Apart from that, he has also lent his voice to the animated film ‘Charming’. Aoki has also been associated with various charities.