Who is Martin Garrix and what is his net worth 2018? Martin Garrix is a DJ from Netherlands who is ranked No. 1 in the Top 100 DJs of 2016 by ‘DJ Mag’. He is also a record producer and musician. He is the founder of STMPD RCRDS label. He is an official resident DJ of Hï Ibiza. He began his career when he was 16 years of age and is known as one of the most expensive DJs in the world. He was attracted to DJing after seeing Tiesto at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. Later, he was mentored by Tiesto himself.
Martin Garrix was born on May 14, 1996, in Amstelveen, Netherlands. His real name is Martijn Gerard Gerritsen and is also styled as ‘Mar+in Garri×’. At the age of 8, he began to play guitar. In 2004, he saw Tiesto performing at the Summer Olympic Games and has the desire to become a DJ. He started to compose by downloading the software called ‘FL Studio’. He went to Herman Brood Academy and graduated from there in 2013. He also secretly writes for other artists and not many of his works are known to the people.
He considers Calvin Harris as his dream mentor. He was discovered by Tiesto and started to mentor him. In the first year after meeting his mentor, Garrix recorded the songs “BFAM” with Julian Jordan and “Just Some Loops” for the album ‘Loop Masters Essential, Volume 2’. In 2012, Garrix signed with Spinnin’ Records and released the album “Error 404”.
Martin Garrix currently resides in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In February 2017, he was declared as the international friend of SOS Children’s Village in South Africa.
Garrix released the album ‘Torrent’ in 2013 which was on Tiësto’s label ‘Musical Freedom’. This was in collaboration with Sidney Samson. In June 2013, he released his solo ‘Animals’. The song became a great hit and became the No. 1 song in Beatport. He also became the youngest person to be at No. 1 on the same. The track was later featured in Hardwell presents ‘Revealed Volume 4’. In September of the same year, he released Project T a remix album and it too claimed No. 1 spot in Beatport Charts.
In 2015, his songs “Towel Boy” and “Towel Girl” reached at #3 in the Billboard Dance Club Songs. In the track “Rewind Repeat It” he worked with Ed Sheeran. In 2016, he launched his own record label STMPD RCRDS and released the first single “Now That I’ve Found You” by Michel Zitron and John Martin. His single ‘Oops’ became the anthem of E3 2016. He then had a contract with Sony Music. In January 2017, he released his single “Scared to Be Lonely” by collaborating with Dua Lipa. He later announced that he will be the resident DJ of Hï Ibiza, which is a dance/music club.
Martin Garrix won the MTV European Music Awards in 2016 in the category of Best World Stage Performance and Best Electronic Act. In 2016, he was named the world’s top DJ by DJ Mag and he received the award from his mentor Tiesto, who himself has won the award four times previously.
Martin Garrix Net Worth
Martin Garrix achieved fame at a very young age. He is one of the youngest DJs in the world and is also the youngest DJ to become No. 1. Martin Garrix’s net worth is an estimated $25 million. Before being associated with Sony Music and producing his own label he was signed with Spinnin’ Records. He has also released many tracks in the ‘Ultra Music Festival’ with Julian Jordan, Bebe Rexha, Ed Sheeran, Linkin Park, and Jay Hardway. This makes him the World’s highest paid DJ. He has also appeared as the face of Armani in the ‘Fall 2017’ campaign.
Martin Garrix has been involved in a number of Philanthropic works. In November 2016, he performed in Mumbai, India where all the proceeds went to the education of 10,000 children in the entire country. He has also supported the organisation called ‘Fuck Cancer’ which helps in detecting and preventing cancer.