Steven Hiroyuki who is known to the music industry by the name of Steve Aoki is an American DJ, record producer, music executive, and electro house musician. He is the producer and the founder of his own record company called Dim Mak Records. Let’s find out how much is Steve Aoki’s net worth in 2018.
Born on November 30, 1977, in Miami, Florida, Aoki is the third child of Japanese parents, Rocky Aoki and Chizuru Kobayashi. He, however, grew up in Newport, California, where he studied at Newport Harbor High School.
Aoki’s siblings include Kana, Kevin, and a half-sister, Devon Aoki.
Steven went on to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in feminist theory and sociology.
As a student, he started pursuing his interest in music by holding his own concerts in his own room.
Aoki also founded the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist League when he was in University.
Aoki started dating Australian model, Tiernan Cowling in 2010. The two eventually got married in 2015 in Maui, Hawaii, in 2015.
Steven founded his own record label in 1996. This label has collaborated with various artists including, Infected Mushroom and MSTRKRFT. Aoki began to work with Blake Miller form the band Moving Units as well. Together they are known as Weird Science.
In 2008, Aoki released his debut mixed tape album, Pillowface, and His Airplane Chronicles.
He is known to have released singles with the likes of The Bloody Beetroots and Afrojack.
Aoki has also worked with artists like Drake, Mike Posner, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Robin Thicke.
Aoki has created his fan base by touring extensively. He is known for performing eye-opening stunts.
In 2010, his collaboration with Zuper Blahq, titled “I’m in the House,” made it to No.29 in the UK Singles Chart within the first week. It also made it into the Top Five of The UK Dance Chart as well as the UK Indie Chart.
In 2012, he released his first solo album, Wonderland, featuring artists like will.i.am, LMFAO and Kid Cudi.
In the same year, he released his first EP, It’s the End of the World As We Know It.
In 2013, he collaborated with Linkin Park on the song, “A Light That Never Comes.”
Many of his tracks like, “Beat Down,” “Boneless,” “Get Me Outta Here,” “Free the Madness,” “Flight,” “Back To Earth” and “Freak” has been used in numerous commercials as well as movies.
Neon Future I and Neon Future II, his two-part album, released in 2014, hit the top spot in the Dance/Electronic Albums in the United States.
Aoki has also starred in the documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.
Kolony, his fourth studio album was released in 2017.
Awards and Achievements
In 2007, Aoki won the DJ Award for the best set in the season.
In 2008, he won the Billboard Award for “Pillowface and Airplane Chronicles.”
In 2015, he won the MTV Latin American Award.
Wonderland was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013.
Net Worth of Steve Aoki
Steven Aoki’s net worth is $85 million. His income stems from his music career and his ownership of the restaurant, Shin.
Aoki’s extensive tours both within the States and outside have gathered him his loyal fan base. He is extremely popular in colleges. He is said to perform over 250 shows a year. Aoki’s popularity also spreads throughout the music industry as can be seen in his collaborations with numerous artists. He has frequently made the list for the richest DJs in the world.