Steve Aoki Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Steve Aoki Net Worth – Steve Aoki is one of America’s most successful disc jockeys.
Highly energetic during his shows, Aoki is known for his stage antics which include performing stunts into the crowd, pasting fully baked cake on the bodies of some lucky fans and showering them thereafter with champagnes.
The last two have become somewhat of a ritual.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki was born on November 30, 1977, in Miami, Florida as the third child to Hiroyuki “Rocky” Aoki the Japanese-born American millionaire founder of Benihana and his first wife Chizuru Kobayashi.
Steven grew up in Newport Beach, California where he attended Newport Harbor High School graduating in 1995.
After high school, Steve proceeded to the University of California, Santa Barbara from where he graduated with not one but two Bachelor’s degrees; one in feminist studies and the other in sociology.
However, Aoki’s love for music drove him to the world of entertainment. In his early twenties in 1996, Aoki had found his own music label, Dim Mak.
Steve Aoki’s father was equally very popular. He was best known as the founder of Japanese cuisine restaurant chain Benihana, a business he started with the $10,000 he had saved from selling ice cream from a truck in Harlem. In a few years, the restaurant developed into a chain making him a millionaire.
Born in Tokyo, he came to the US as a wrestler after several schools had offered him scholarships due to his wrestling skills. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995.
Aoki’s dad also raced cars, hot air balloons, and boats. He founded a porn magazine and launched a social club but both businesses didn’t last. Throughout his lifetime Rocky Aoki set some records.
Known for his love for women, he was married three times. He was married to his third wife Keiko Ono Aoki at the time of his death in 2008. His total number of children was 7.
Aoki has an equally popular sister, Devon Aoki. Born August 10, 1982, she is a fashion model who replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.
Devon acts occasionally and has appeared in such films as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, and DOA: Dead or Alive. She is married to James Bailey with at least two children.
Since attaining celebrity status, Steve Aoki has been linked to only one woman – Tiernan Cowling. Following years of dating, Aoki proposed to her in 2010. In December 2015, they got married in a private ceremony in Maui, Hawaii with close family members in attendance.
Aoki slowly developed Dim Mak into a brand by throwing parties and soon became popular among American colleges.
Subsequently, he relocated to Los Angeles to further develop his brand. Along the way, Aoki became part of a number of bands including Blake Miller, This Machine Kills, The Fire Next Time and Esperanza.
He released his debut mix album Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles in early 2008. By the end of 2009, Aoki had remixed songs of numerous already established acts and even collaborated with some, from Drake to Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
By 2012, Aoki had gained his breakthrough. He earned a Guinness World Record for the most-traveled musician ever, averaging 250 shows per year in at least 40 countries.
His debut solo album Wonderland (2012) received a Grammy nomination which Aoki has said is his greatest achievement thus far. Aoki has since never looked back, releasing an average of one album in two years.
Steve Aoki Net Worth\Achievement
Aoki bolsters his earnings with other gigs from endorsement deals to acting and voice acting. He learned his voice to a character in Charming (2017).
His endorsement partners include Japan Airlines ANA, French wine brand Luc Belaire and more. He owns Dim Mak Collection, a men’s luxury streetwear line.
All of these endeavors and more contribute to giving Steve Aoki a net worth of $75 million.