About Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix, whose real name is Martin Gerard Garritsen, is a Dutch record producer and DJ. His first music project was released in 2012 and since then, he has created number one hits such as “Scared to Be Lonely”, “In the Name of Love”, and “Animals”. One of his most recent achievements is topping the DJ Mag list for three consecutive years (2016—2018), and for the past decade, he quickly became one of the most well-liked and successful DJs.
How did Martin Garrix earn his net worth?
Signing with labels such as Universal, RCA, and Columbia helped the record producer become rich in just a few months time. In June 2013, he released his song “Animals”. Immediately after its release, the song became a worldwide hit that entered weekly and year-end charts in multiple countries from around the world. It even earned numerous platinum and gold certifications in the likes of Canada, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Thanks to the successful hit, from all the sales, streams, and promotions, Martin received more than $10.000 by the end of 2013.
In November, thanks to his mega-hit, Garrix was signed to the American entertainment company “Scooter Braun”. He then began performing in many festivals such as the Coachella, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Creamfields. In 2014, at the age of 17, he became the youngest DJ to ever headline an Ultra Music Festival. By 2016, he continued to gain national popularity and launched his own label titled “Stmpd Records”. A few months later, he signed a worldwide contract with the label Sony Music International, thanks to which he racked up nearly $500.000. To end the successful year, he released his chart-topping single “In the Name of Love” and was later named number one in DJ Mag’s annual top 100 list.
Why is he so famous?
Martin became famous thanks to his many house and electronic projects. He was born on May 14, 1996, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. He developed an interest in music during his adolescent years and even learned how to play the guitar at that time. In the early 2000s, after watching fellow Dutch DJ Tiesto perform at a Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Greece, he expressed an interest in becoming a disc jockey.
After he graduated from a production school in Utrecht – the Herman Brood Academy, Martin was discovered by Tiesto. In 2012, he rebased his first song titled “BFAM”, which is in collaboration with fellow Dutch DJ Julian Jordan. Also that year, after the release of his remix for Enrique Iglesias’ song “Tonight”, he was discovered by the record label Spinnin Records. After signing with the label, he released two songs – “Error 404” with Jay Hardway and “Torrent” with DJ Sidney Samson.
What makes him so successful?
What makes the DJ so successful is his many collaborations with established names in the music industry. Besides that, he also transitioned into working as a model and philanthropist, which helped him find a lot more success. In 2017, in addition to touring with international superstar Justin Bieber, Martin released his song “Scared to Be Lonely” which is a collaboration with Dua Lipa. The song became one of his three songs to receive many gold and platinum certifications and enjoy international success. From 2016 to 2018, he became a resident DJ at Ushuaia Ibiza, and in 2017, he also became a rested DJ at Ibiza.
By 2018, Martin was already dubbed one of the most influential DJs. He even headlined the closing ceremony of the annual Winter Olympics. Since then, he has constantly been headlining festivals. Concurrently with touring the world as both a headliner and opening act, Garrix released four studio projects – three solo and one collaborative extended plays. Since the late 2010s, he also became a model for brands such as Armani, and AXE, and became an active philanthropist. Among some of the many organizations that he’s known for being an active supporter are SOS Children’s Village and FCancer.
Besides being one of the most beloved DJs and record producers, Martin Garrix is also one of the wealthiest. Shortly after the release of his song “Animals”, he released collaborations with the likes of Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, and Troye Sivan for songs that boosted his popularity. As of now, his net worth surpasses $22 million and he continues to not only release new music but also headline international festivals and venues.