About Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix net worth is currently estimated at $14 million and I must admit this is not bad for somebody who still cannot drink legally in the United States. To see how this 19-year-old became so filthy rich, let’s take a look at his early life and career.
For starters, you should know that “Martin Garrix” is just a stage name, meanwhile the real name of this disk jockey and producer is Martijn Garritsen. That‘s right, it is Dutch and as written looks rather strange for an eye of an English speaker. I guess this is exactly the reason why the star has decided to modify it a little, to make it easier to pronounce and reminisce for those who does not speak Dutch.
Now let‘s speak about the career, which has boosted Martin Garrix net worth to $14 million. The boy expressed an interest in becoming a professional DJ when he was just an 8-year-old. The person who inspired him to pursue this career was Tiësto (real name Tijs Michiel Verwest ), another super-successful Dutch DJ, who performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, becoming the first DJ in history to play live on stage at an Olympics, and won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend’s Top 40 Hit All Of Me.
After hearing Tiesto‘s track „Traffic“ the future millionaire downloaded the special computer software, which allowed him to start composing at home.
Martin Garrix net worth started to grow when he was just a 16-year-old, in 2012. That year he received the prestigious SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award and released a remix “Your Body” on Christina Aguilera‘s album Lotus, or to be more particular, it‘s deluxe version. In 2013 the teenager released his first commercially successful single, „Animals“. It topped the charts in the United Kingdom and Belgium, while in Netherlands, Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand peaked within top ten. Eventually the single received Platinum certifications from Recording Industries Association of American and a several other organizations.
The track „Animals“, along with other high-charting singles, such as „Wizard“ (with Firebeatz), “Tremor” (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and “Gold Skies” (with Sander van Doorn and DVBBS featuring Aleesia), was included in Martin‘s debut studio album Golden Skies. The album was released in 2014 and received considerable commercial success. It peaked at No.171 on Billboard 200 and reached No. 6 on US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard). Needless to say, it brought a significant contribution to the current Martin Garrix net worth. Speaking about his latest work, in 2015 the DJ released the single „Don‘t Look Down“ (ft. Usher), “Forbidden Voices” and “The Only Way Is Up” featuring Tiesto, the DJ who inspired him to pursue a career in music industry!