Martin Garrix is a 23 years old (2020), musician, DJ, and record producer who managed to top the list of Top 100 DJs for three consecutive years and ranked on the 2017 Forbes list of Highest-Paid DJs.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix has been active in the music industry since 2012 and has amassed an estimated net worth of $22 million as of 2020.
How Did Martin Garrix Make His Fortune?
Professionally known as GRX of YTRAM, Martin Garrix mainly makes his wealth from his eminent career as a DJ and electronic record producer.
Following his father’s footsteps, he learned to play guitar and piano at an early age of 4. Around 2004, he saw Dutch DJ Tiesto, who fueled his passion for music, especially the electro house and progressive house.
Initially, Garrix started playing under the nickname DJ Marty. Eventually, he began to grow as well as his fame. At the age of 16, he was awarded the prestigious SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award.
Following year, he came up with his breakout track Animals, after which he was a worldwide sensation. Some of his notable tunes are In the Name of Love with Bebe Rexha, Scared to Be Lonely featuring Dua Lipa, So Far Away in collaboration with Jamie Scott and David Guetta, Used To Love, There For You, Tremor, Like I Do and Ocean with Khalid among many others.
As of 2020, the Animals singer has released 69 singles, 47 music videos, ten remixes, 4 EPs, and one complication albums.
Accolades And Achievements
Being among the most renowned DJs, he has won around 20 reputed awards and has been nominated for 28, including World Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, YouTube Music Awards, and iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Moreover, he was listed in the 2017 Forbes list of World’s Highest-Paid DJs with yearly earnings of $19.5 million following famous DJs like Calvin Harris ($48 million), Tiesto ($39 million), The Chainsmokers ($38 million), Skrillex ($30 million), Steve Aoki ($29.5 million), Diplo ($28.5 million), David Guetta ($25 million), and Marshmello ($21 million).
From Social Media, Album Sales And Tours
The Gold Skies singer has played in some of the world’s most famous music events and festivals. Back in 2013-14, he performed in over 40 shows across the globe.
In 2016, he managed to earn $16 million solely from his performances, gigs, tours, and concerts. The same year, a site cited that his yearly revenue from album sales ranges from a minimum of $230 thousand to several million dollars.
On the other hand, he made a small part of his riches from his social media platforms. From Instagram, he earns around $34,129 to $56,881 per sponsored post with an engagement rate of 1.96% and 17.1 million followers.
Similarly, from his self-titled YouTube channel, his estimated monthly earnings are $9 thousand to $144.7 thousand, and yearly income is $108.6 thousand to $1.7 million.
He himself runs a show, The Martin Garrix Show, on his YouTube channel.
Endorsements Deals And Merchandise Sales
He also adds a considerable sum of money from sponsorships and endorsements. A source revealed that he pockets an average of $650 thousand every year from his lucrative deals.
He has also been an ambassador of some of the renowned brands like Armani Exchange for fall-winter 2017 and 2018, AXE, 7UP, and many others.
Coming to his merchandise, his merch includes hoodies, T-shirts, caps, socks, towels, leather phone covers, and a tank top, which costs between €25.00 ($27.27) to €75.00 ($81.81) per piece.
Philanthropy And Charity Works
Actively engaged in charity works, Garrix has supported charitable campaigns and foundations such as Fuck Cancer, SOS Children’s Village, South Africa, Dutch Charity, to name a few.
In addition, he has done a number of charity tours like Mumbai Charity Tour 2016, and Charity Strike Remix.
Recently in September 2019, he helped to raise around $300 thousand fro Warchild Holland Charity. And, in the end, he said:
“I am committed to children because they deserve the world. The worst thing is that they are the victims of the place where they grow up or the way in which they grow up. I want to give every child a chance. When I see what War Child does … that’s so special. I am happy to be able to contribute.”
Lives A Decent Lifestyle: House
Martin Garrix is undoubtedly one of the raddest kids in the music industry, maintaining a normal lifestyle despite being one of the world’s most in-demand musicians.
He was still in his parent’s house just six months before his biggest hit, Animals. He recalled I was recording in my bedroom on a laptop and a set of mic-speakers.
In 2016, he bought a three-level apartment in Amsterdam featuring an elevator and a quite fireplace.
Martin Garrix is currently single and living quite a life.
Previously, he was romantically involved with Charelle Schriek. They broke up after three years of their blissful relationship.
They ended their relationship with a matching statement in Instagram Story.
The 5 feet 8 inches Dutch DJ also has been in a relationship with Bebe Rexha and Lynn Spoor.