Remember being 18? Most of us were celebrating our high school graduation at home, toasting our coming of age, right? Well, that’s not what happened with the EDM poster boy, Martin Garrix. The 18-year-old not only completed school but also went from being a spectator at the world’s largest music festivals to performing on their main stages!
Martin Garrix or Martijn Gerard Garritsen is a Dutch DJ, musician and a record producer who first gained worldwide attention with his monster hit “Animals” which was released in 2014. The DJ since then has worked hard to prove himself as the next big thing of EDM.
Intrigued to know more about the smooth-faced, slender teenager who charmed a million girls since he stepped under the spotlight? Wondering how he skyrocketed to fame with his infectious tracks in barely a couple of years? Guessing how by night he was playing at the biggest clubs and still attended school by day?
Keep on reading to know more about the immensely talented Martin Garrix, his life before and after fame, his irresistible tracks, the list of his many commendable achievements, his friendship with Zac Efron and his exclusive access to Justin Bieber and of course, find out about the significant amount of money and net worth he’s earned so far!
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Martijn Gerard Garritsen|
|Age||22 years, Born on 14 May 1996|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Dutch DJ and record producer|
Martin Garrix was born on 14 May 1996 in Amstelveen city of Netherland. He started to play the guitar since he was 8 years old. He graduated from the Herman Brood Academie of Utrecht in 2013. After watching the performance of a Dutch DJ “Tiësto” at the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony of Athens in 2014, Martin made up his mind to become a DJ. He regards Calvin Harris (a Scottish DJ) as his dream mentor. He also knows how to play complex musical instruments like the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
Martin Garrix Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Martin was born to Gerard Gerritsen and Karin Garritsen. He also has a sister named Laura. In an interview, he revealed that he belonged to a middle-class family. According to sources, it was reported that Martin was in a relationship with a Dutch girl named Lynn Spoor. But soon their relationship ended, and they parted ways. At present, he is rumoured to be dating American singer named Bebe Rexha. She has worked with Martin in his video song “In The Name Of Love,” and from then on, they have been seen sharing many personal and professional platforms together. However, Martin has officially never confirmed his relationship with any girl.
Martin’s professional career began in 2012 when he signed with a Dutch record label “Spinnin’ Records” and released his track “Error 404”. In 2013, in collaboration with Sidney Samson DJ, he released his next track “Torrent.” Martin achieved his best ever fame after releasing his solo track “Animals” on 16 June 2014. The song soon became golden in almost all countries of Europe and Martin became the youngest DJ to get number 1 position on “Beatport.” In the last month of 2014, he released his next track titled “Wizard.”
This song was ranked at 6th position in Belgium and at 17th position in Netherland. In 2014, in collaboration with a Dutch music producing duo called “Firebeatz,” he released the song “Helicopter” which remained at the 1st position of “Beatport” for two consecutive weeks. In February 2015 after his Facebook page hit 10 million likes, he aired the tracks “Forbidden Voices” and “Don’t Look Down” the latter getting 3rd rank on the Billboard’s Dance Club Songs. On 26 August 2015, he left “Spinnin’ Records,” and in November, he declared that he was going to make his own record label.
Later on 2 December, he again rejoined the “Spinnin’ Records” and on 31st December, he aired his last track of the year titled “Bouncybob.” On 4 March 2016, he came up with his own record label called “STMPD RCRDS” and on 11 March, he aired his first track through STMPD titled “Now That I’ve Found You.” In 2017, he performed with many big celebrities including the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the British singer Dua Lipa.
Awards & Achievements:
Martin has won 19 prestigious awards till date. In 2013, he won 3 “Dance Music Awards.” Also, he has won three “MTV Europe Music Awards” till date. In 2018, he won 2 “WDM Radio Awards”.
Martin Garrix Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2020, Martin Garrix has a staggering net worth of $25 million! He was ranked as the highest paid DJ of 2018 by Forbes magazine making $13 million. His primary source of income is the songs he releases and the live shows he performs on different occasions.
He has a decent 400 square feet apartment in Amsterdam with a superb view and a production studio on the way. You might see pictures of him climbing down from a private jet, but that happens only when there are no other ways to travel around. As for cars, he doesn’t yet have a driving license, but that will surely change in the next years.
5 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Martin Garrix:
Despite the private jets and Instagram photos of champagne showers, it doesn’t seem like much has gone to the young star’s head since he lacks the inflated ego that could have come with the rise in fame, and speaks animatedly with genuine disbelief of his current lifestyle. Below are a few even more adorable facts about Martin Garrix that many of you might now know. So dig in!
• In May 2016, he headed an event in Los Angeles for an NGO “FCancer” who works at supporting cancer patients.
• In November 2016, he performed in Mumbai at a gathering of over 40,000 people and donated all the money earned to an NGO “Magic Bus” who agreed to provide education to 10,000 children across India.
• On 24 February 2017, he helped “SOS Children’s Village” of South Africa to build an orphanage for abandoned children.
• In 2017, Forbes listed him as the highest paid DJ of the year.
• He has 14.7 million followers on Instagram and over 9 million followers on Twitter to date.
For now, Martin Garrix remains ruling the EDM planet. He continues to play at festivals across the globe, undeniably, proving himself as one of the most hardworking DJs in the industry. He has also collaborated with A-listers including Usher, Hardwell, Afrojack, and dance god Tiesto. Definitely one of the next big things to come our way, Martin was also listed on the Forbes 2015’s Under 30 list. He also surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube at the end of 2017. All in all, with such achievements, Martin Garrix is hungry for more and has shown no signs of slowing down! With huge collaborations under his belt, we can’t wait to see what the coming years have in store for Martin Garrix.