Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known to his fans as Martin Garrix, is a DJ from the Netherlands. In 2016 and 2017, he was ranked the World’s number one DJ by DJ Mag. In 2017, it was announced that he would be the in-house DJ for Hï Ibiza. Let’s find out more about how much is Martin Garrix’s net worth in 2018.
Martin Garrix Early Life
Born on 14 May 1996, to Gerard and Karin Garritsen in Amstelveen, Netherlands, Martin learned to play the guitar from the tender age of eight.
Garrix also has a sister named Laura.
He attended Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht.
He was inspired by Tiësto’s performance during the Olympic Games held at Athens and wanted to become a DJ since then.
It is rumored that Martin is dating model Charelle Schriek.
Martin Garrix Career
Garrix began his career at the age of fourteen when he was discovered by Tiësto. His first tracks were titled ‘BFAM’ and ‘Just Some Loops’ and were with Julian Jordan and TV Noise respectively.
His first track with ‘Spinnin’ Records,’ ‘Error 404’ with Jay Hardway was released in 2012.
He released ‘Torrent’ in 2013 with Sidney Samson with Musical Freedom which was Tiësto’s own label,
He released his first hit record, ‘Animals,’ the same year, which was also his first attempt at solo. This song made Garrix the youngest artist to ever hit the number one spot in the electronic music store, ‘Beatport.’
In 2013, he released yet another song with Hardway, titled ‘Wizard.’ This song featured in the movie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Garrix’s collaboration with Firebeatz, titled ‘Helicopter’ stayed in the top spot on ‘Beatport’ for two successive weeks.
2014 saw Garrix getting the honor of headlining the ‘Ultra Music Festival’ for the very first time.
He released ‘Forbidden Voices’ in 2015 which was vastly different from the kind of music he had produced up to this point.
He also collaborated with Usher for ‘Don’t Look Down’ and played with Ed Sheeran in the 2015 ‘Ultra Music Festival.’
In 2015 he left ‘Spinnin’ Records’ and ended up launching his own record, ‘STMPD RCRDS’ in 2016.
His single, ‘Oops’ was chosen as the anthem song for the ‘Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016’.
In the same year, he signed a contract with Sony Music.
In 2017, Troye Sivan and Garrix performed together for the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival held in California.
Martin has also appeared as a guest on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ twice, in 2016 and 2017.
Awards and Achievements
In 2013, he won the Dance Music Award for three categories: ‘Newcomer of the Year,’ ‘Best Electro / Progressive Track,’ and ‘DJ of the Year.’
In 2014, his track ‘Animals’ won The Buma Award for the Best International Song.
In the same year, he also won the NRJ DJ Award in two categories.
He also won MTV Europe Music and MTV Millennial Award in 2016.
In 2017, Garrix won a WDM Radio Award, a Kid’s Choice Award, and another MTV Millennial Award.
Net Worth of Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix has a net worth of around $25 million. Much of his fortunes come from his successful career as a DJ and his remixing of various tracks on which he collaborates with various other artists.
Garrix’s age has been no bar to the spike in his career graph. The talent that he possesses has made him a world-famous figure. To be on one of the most popular DJ’s in the world is no mean feat and the world awaits more of his performances.