Born Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, he is an American DJ, music executive, and record producer. In 2012, he was named the highest-earning electronic dance music artist in North America from tours.
In this article, we will cover the net worth of Steve Aoki, childhood, career, personal life, and many others. Read the full article below to know everything about Steve Aoki, from his net worth to his personal life.
What Is the Net Worth of Steve Aoki?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Steve Aoki is around $120 million. He has worked together with many popular artists like Linkin Park, Lil Jon, Iggy Azalea, blink-182, BTS, Rise Against, Backstreet Boys, and Fall Out Boy, amongst several others.
After taking a dig into Steve Aoki’s net worth, let’s take a sneak peek into his childhood and early life.
Steve was born on the 30th of November, 1977 in Miami, Florida. He is the child of Chizuru Kobayashi and former Japanese wrestler Rocky Aoki. The family moved to Newport Beach, California when Steve was young. Aoki’s father is also the founder of “Benihana,” a restaurant chain.
He has an older sister and brother: Kana and Kevin. He also has a half-sister named Devon Aoki. In 1995, he completed his graduation from Newport Harbor High School and then attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, for further education and earned 2 BA degrees; the first one in Feminist Studies and another in Sociology.
While attending college, Aoki used to run underground concerts out of the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative where he used to live during that time.
Aoki tied the knot with his long-time Australian girlfriend, Tiernan Cowling, in 2015 in Hawaii. The duo was engaged for 5 years.
Steve is a gamer. The announcement came out in 2020 that he was participating in the Warzone Royal Ruckus, a charity tournament of the best gamers, musicians, athletes, and influencers playing Call of Duty in the interest of the Equal Justice Initiative.
The organization is determined to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, oppose racial and economic discrimination, and secure basic human rights for the most helpless people in American society. Over 100 pro gamers and celebrities participated in Call of Duty: Warzone Royal Ruckus 2-day charity tournament held on the 11th and 12th of June 2020.
Steve Aoki earned a lot from his career, let’s have a look. He managed to establish a huge following on college campuses as he toured often. He performs nearly 250 shows every year. In spring 2012, while he was on the Deadmeat Tour, he performed in over fifty-five cities on sixty dates around the US and Canada.
In 1996, he set up his label named Dim Mak Records, the name of which was inspired by his childhood hero, Bruce Lee. He is also a club promoter as well as DJ. Steve has remixed several artists and bands, including Kanye West, Jackson 5, Drake, Eminem, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, and The Killers.
In 2012, Steve released his debut studio album entitled “Wonderland”. In 2014, his album “Neon Future I” was released. The next year his album “Neon Future II” rolled out. In 2017, he released the album entitled “Steve Aoki Presents Kolony”. “A Light That Never Comes” (with Linkin Park) is one of his most-loved hits.
He then went on to release “Neon Future III” in 2018 and in September 2019, he collaborated with the Backstreet Boys to release “Let It Be Me.”
In addition to their musical career, Steve Aoki also owns a clothing line named The Dim Mak Collection, which has also contributed a lot to his net worth.
Steve released his album entitled “Neon Future IV” on April 3, 2020.
He then started the show titled “The Neon Future Dinner Series” in 2020 on YouTube. On May 28, 2020, guests like Ross Butler, Lisa Ling, Michelle Phan, and Henry Golding appeared on the show to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The show also had guests like Tony Hawk, T-Pain, will..am and Shaun White.
The show was launched in relation to social distancing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. “The Neon Future Dinner Series” is available on Aoki’s YouTube channel.
Apart from the above-mentioned works, Steve Aoki also earned considerable net worth from other endeavors. He invested in many private companies along with clothing companies Vision Street Wear, Uber, e-sports team Rogue, and SpaceX. All these investments have played an important role in building Steve Aoki’s net worth.
Steve Aoki founded the Aoki Foundation which finances research on the brain, particularly with the objective of brain preservation and regenerative medicine. His foundation also helps in animal rights, disaster relief, and individuals with developmental disabilities.
During the 2013 North American tour, Aoki contributed a dollar of each ticket sale to 4 charities: the American Brain Foundation, the Brain Preservation Foundation, Infusio, and the University of Rochester Medical Center – Memory Care Program. Aoki’s fans were also called up to vote for their preferred charity. Apparently, the Brain Preservation Foundation became the winner and was granted $33,000 out of $65,000 raised from the sale of tickets.
Aoki lives in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada with his wife in the 16,000-square-foot estate that was acquired by him for less than $3 million. The abode is built on a 40,000-square-foot land.
Steve Aoki has worked hard over the years to earn a net worth of $120 million. Stay tuned to our website to get all the latest updates.