Steven or Steve Aoki isn’t your typical pro poker player. In fact, he does not even have a professional career in playing the card game. The Miami-born star is an American electro-house musician, DJ, record producer, as well as a music executive.
Residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aoki is an audio programmer and music producer who has several Billboard hit songs. He is known to be amongst one of the richest DJs today. Let’s have a look at Steve Aoki career, poker earnings, and net worth as of August 2023!
Born on the 30th of November 1977 in Florida, Steve Aoki was raised in Newport Beach before he graduated from Newport Harbor High School. If reports are to be believed, he started playing chess and was quite good at it during school and college.
His music career began when he joined Moving Units, a band based out of Los Angeles, before joining ‘MC5’ bassist Michael Davis’s ‘Music Is Revolution Foundation’ in 2006. Aoki released his debut mix album, ‘Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles’, in 2008. Later on, he started to make remixes of various artists, with those songs going viral via his YouTube and Twitter.
His remix of ‘Forever’ reached the top of ‘Hype Machine’s chart in 2009. Aoki went on to release his debut solo album, named ‘Wonderland,’ in 2012. Over the years, Aoki has collaborated with a lot of popular artists across the globe and released several albums.
Some of the famous artists he has worked with are Linkin Park, Lil Jon, Iggy Azalea, Will.I.Am, blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Afrojack, Rise Against, BTS, and Backstreet Boys. It is worth noting that Aoki has been the highest-grossing dance artist in North America across various points in his career.
Apart from his high-energy electro-house music and live performances, Aoki enjoys playing poker and has appeared on “Poker After Dark” alongside social media bad boy Dan Bilzerian in 2022. He also played in the $25,000 WPT Heads Up Championship, losing to high roller regular Dan Smith 2-1.
He is the founder of Dim Mak Records as well as the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which focuses on getting money for humanitarian relief organizations. According to reports, Steve Aoki net worth sits at $120 Million as of August 2023.
Known to be a big fan of the card game, he is said to have played against poker legends like Phil Ivey, Tony Dunst and Maria Ho. Named the brand ambassador of the World Poker Tour (WPT) in 2022, he is surely among some of the richest poker players in the world. With Steve Aoki being an active member of the poker circuit, it would be interesting to see how Aoki takes his poker to the next level.
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