Steve Aoki Biography – Age, Career, Wish When He Dies & Net Worth


Steve Aoki is a Japanese American entertainer, DJ, record producer, and music executive. DJ Steve Aoki is allegedly one of the richest DJs in the world.


The 43-year-old is an electro house artist who had his first big hit with the 2009 single I’m in the House. Since then, he’s collaborated with big names like Iggy Azalea,, Linkin Park and LMFAO.


He’s released several Billboard chart-topping albums and founded Dim Mak records.

Aoki was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Newport Beach, California.


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He is the third child of Rocky Aoki who founded the Benihana restaurant chains.

In 2012, Pollstar named Aoki as the highest-grossing dance artist in North America from tours.


He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Dance/Electronica Album for his debut studio album Wonderland. He is also the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.


In 2015, Aoki married Australian model Tiernan Cowling. The EDM maestro married his longtime love after five years of engagement.

Wish When He Dies

Steve Aoki revealed that he wants to be frozen when he dies. He disclosed this during an interview on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.”  He explained that he wants to be cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allows. “My passion is in what’s in the future with brain technology,” the fam ous DJ began. “The angle is finding a way to live forever, and that sounds kind of scary and crazy when you say that. … My mom’s 78. I want to see her live to 120. I want to say, ‘Mom, you have another 50 more years left,’ you know?”

Steve Aoki is hoping to keep himself cool and fresh with technology developed by the Alcor Life Foundation where you can freeze yourself for the hefty sum of $220,000.

“So Alcor is a facility that deep freezes your body. … If I’m so lucky to die in a hospital situation where they can move my whole body and quickly get my body — my brain most importantly — into this deep Kelvin temperature, and … if there’s technology to actually bring you back, then I could come back,” Aoki added. Aoki is hoping his sister and mom also go ahead and freeze themselves.

Net Worth

Aoki is reportedly one of the richest DJ’s in the world. He is worth $75million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

A large part of his net worth income could be accredited to Dim Mak records, which he has owned since 1996.

“I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time,” he said.

“You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence, and resilience.”



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