Martin Garrix Net Worth & Biography

By Mixxerly Updated: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

Introduction

NET WORTH

$25M

Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ and record producer. Martin Garrix is also known under other pseudonyms such as Ytram and GRX. His most known singles are "Animals", "In the Name of Love", and "Scared to Be Lonely". He was ranked number one on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years - 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Martin Garrix has performed at music festivals such as Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, and Creamfields. In 2014 he headlined the 1st edition of Ultra South Africa making this his first major festival. Also in 2014, Garrix became the youngest DJ to headline 2014 Ultra Music Festival at the age of 17.

He was a resident DJ at Spain's Hï Ibiza (2017) and Ushuaïa Ibiza (2016 and 2018). He founded the label Stmpd Rcrds in 2016, months after leaving Spinnin' Records and before signing with Sony Music. As of , Martin Garrix has an estimated net worth of about $25M.

At a Glance

Full name: Martijn Gerard Garritsen

Other names: Martin Garrix, Ytram, GRX

Birthday: 14 May 1996

Age:

Net worth: $25M

Occupation: DJ, Record Producer, Songwriter

Nationality: Netherlands

Net Worth

Martin Garrix is one of the most succesfull young DJs in the world. His career as a DJ has earned him a fortune and brought him worldwide fame. As of , Martin Garrix has an estimated net worth of about $25M.

Early Life

Garrix was born as Martijn Gerard Garritsen on 14 May 1996 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands, the son of Gerard and Karin Garritsen. He has a younger sister named Laura. He showed musical interest at an early age and learned to play the guitar at the age of 8.

In 2004, he expressed interest in becoming a DJ after seeing Dutch DJ Tiësto perform at that year's Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Athens.

He took particular inspiration from the track "Traffic", prompting him to download the specialist software FL Studio, and enabling him to start composing.

In 2013, he graduated from the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht.

Favorite Quotes from Martin Garrix

“Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied.” – Martin Garrix
“Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.” – Martin Garrix
“The bigger your songs get, the bigger the festivals you play at will be, until you make it to Ultra. It happened super quick for me. I’m still in shock, actually. I have to pinch myself a lot.” – Martin Garrix
“I think Dutch people are very sober, I don’t know if it’s the right word. Like, you have the most famous person walk by some Dutch people, and they’re like, ‘Oh, hello.’ And they maybe take a photo, but most of the time, they’ll respect you and leave you alone. And if you go to some other countries they will literally mob you, go crazy.” – Martin Garrix
“I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” – Martin Garrix

Career

Garrix was discovered by Tiësto, whom he described as inspirational, humble, and legendary. He had his beginnings with the songs "BFAM", a collaboration with Dutch DJ Julian Jordan, and "Just Some Loops", a collaboration with TV Noise.

In the documentary What We Started, Garrix describes how he was discovered by the Dutch record label Spinnin' Records following the release of his remix for the Enrique Iglesias single "Tonight (I'm Loving You)".

He signed with Spinnin' Records in 2012, releasing "Error 404", a collaboration with Dutch DJ Jay Hardway. In 2013, Garrix co-released "Torrent" with Dutch DJ Sidney Samson on Tiësto's Musical Freedom label.

Garrix gained fame through his solo release, "Animals", which was released on 16 June 2013. The single became a hit in several countries in Europe, and allowed Garrix to become the youngest person to reach number one on Beatport.

The track appears on Dutch DJ Hardwell's album, Hardwell presents 'Revealed Volume 4'. On 30 September, Garrix released a remix of "Project T" by Sander Van Doorn and Belgian-Greek DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike which quickly hit number one on the Beatport charts.

He appeared on DJ Magazine's top 100 DJs list in 2013 as a new entry at number 40.

In November 2013, Garrix signed a deal with American entertainment company Scooter Braun Projects, making Garrix the company's first EDM client.

The deal was split-worldwide management with MusicAllStars Management, sister company of Spinnin’ Records, since Garrix was already signed to Spinnin’ Records.

In December 2013, he released "Wizard" with Jay Hardway which peaked at number 6 in Belgium and number 17 in the Netherlands. In 2014, Garrix collaborated with Dutch duo Firebeatz on "Helicopter" which reached number one on the Beatport Top 100 charts for two weeks.

He also produced the Sensation 2014 anthem, "Tremor", along with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

In 2015, Garrix experimented with progressive house and started producing progressive tracks aside from his signature big room sound. On 6 February, he released the track "Forbidden Voices" as a gift to his fans after his Facebook page reached 10 million likes.

In February 2015, he released the single "Don't Look Down" featuring Grammy-winner Usher. He also released two video versions for it on Vevo, "Towel Boy" and "Towel Girl".

The track was written by Garrix, James 'JHart' Abrahart, and Busbee. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Dance Club Songs. In an interview with British media company DigitalSpy in early 2015, Garrix noted that Usher is a "humble" artist and a great collaborator to whom he can directly give input.

Garrix also worked with multi-Grammy winner Ed Sheeran on a track called "Rewind Repeat It" which he played at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March 2015.

On 4 May, he released a track with Tiësto, called "The Only Way Is Up". On 22 May, Swedish DJ Avicii released a lyric video of the song "Waiting for Love" which was co-produced by Garrix.

Garrix launched his own record label called Stmpd Rcrds in the first quarter of 2016. Speaking about the label, he said that he wanted it to be a 'platform' for artists of various genres.

On 11 March 2016, he released his first single via Stmpd Rcrds titled "Now That I've Found You", featuring the vocals of John Martin and Michel Zitron.

On 19 October 2016, Garrix was named the world's top DJ in DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs poll. Speaking to the press, he said -

"It feels unreal to have won. I 100 percent did not expect it at all. I've had an amazing year, with awesome shows and amazing fans – I'm so thankful for their support. I didn't even do a campaign, and it just shows how dope the fanbase is."

Garrix announced that he would be supporting Canadian singer Justin Bieber on his Purpose World Tour in Australia which began in March and at the 'Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park' show on 2 July 2017.

On 27 January 2017, he released "Scared to Be Lonely" a collaboration with British singer Dua Lipa as a single. He performed the song with Lipa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in March before releasing two volumes of extended plays featuring twelve remixes.

Garrix was announced as a resident DJ for the 2017 season at Hï Ibiza, previously known as Space Ibiza, a popular dance-music club owned by Ushuaïa Entertainment. He previously had a DJ residency at Hï Ibiza's sister venue, Ushuaïa in 2016.

Garrix was listed in Forbes' World's Highest-Paid DJs 2017 ranking with earnings of $19.5 million for 12 months prior to June 2017.

Details of Garrix's collaborative unreleased song with Ed Sheeran, titled "Replay Rewind" or alternately, "Rewind, Repeat It", was published on ASCAP with Sony and BDI listed as the publishers of the song.

The track was not officially released. The song was premiered at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami and is regularly played by Garrix at music festivals.

On 23 February 2018, Garrix released his second collaboration with David Guetta and his third with Brooks with the song "Like I Do". Two days later, he headlined the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea.

He was the closing act of the night, performing his newly released single as well as many others. His setlist is as follows: "Forever", "Together", "Animals", "Like I Do", and "Pizza".

On 10 August 2018, under his 'GRX' alias, he released the single "X's", a collaboration with Dutch DJ CMC$ featuring Icona Pop. On 14 September, he released his collaboration with Justin Mylo featuring Dewain Whitmore Jr. titled "Burn Out". The music video was released on the same day.

In February 2019, he performed at the Ultra Music Festival Australia, a two-day festival held in Sydney and Melbourne. In March 2019, he headlined Tomorrowland Winter, held in France, and Ultra Music Festival, held in Miami.

In October 2019, Garrix lost his place as number 1 DJ to Belgian DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, whom he beat to number 1 in 2016, after spending a consecutive three years at the top. Garrix finished the 2019 polls in second place. The next month, he announced on his Instagram account he have ended up his relationship for over three years with Dutch model Charelle Schriek.

On 24 December 2019, Spinnin' Records won the appeal from the court ruling of the Higher Court of Leeuwarden, suggesting that Garrix did not have the right to break his agreement prematurely with Spinnin' and MusicAllstars Management.

In February 2020, Garrix released a track called "Drown" with singer Clinton Kane. For the 2020 King's Day celebrations in April, Garrix played a set from the rooftop of A'Dam tower in Amsterdam in place of the usual festival's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next month, he released "Higher Ground", featured with singer John Martin.