On the outskirts of Las Vegas, at the top of the hill, defeats an elusive engine for a constant movement: not in the form of a mechanic, but in the person of Steve Aoki.
The 41-year-old DJ recently returned to his hideout in the high desert after a hustle in Houston, one of the more than 200 shows he has seen over the past year.
Aoki celebrates the house for a moment by diving into the dome filled with blue foam cubes in its cellar – but only one moment – before returning to your studio.
“As long as my trains continue and the speed increases, I’m in good shape,” says Aoki.
“Because I know that, I do not stop, and secondly I do it and I liked it, I’ll just rest,” Someone will jump on my train and start driving. ”
Thanks to its unmatched hunger for performance, along with its support from Samsung, Diesel and ANA-Aoki, No. 4 on the LG Forbes Annual List, have become $ 30 in the past 12 months in a million.
From a mere cash income: Aoki is included in the record mark Dim Mak; a collection of museum-level arts at your home, including works for Kaps and Bunky; investment in clothing (Vision Street Weir) and Export (Wicked); and stakes at Uber SpaceX companies.
When she started her career in the early stages, Aoki spent only 50 days at her home of 3,000 million square feet in Hollywood Hills this year.
So in late 2013, when he started a residency deal in Hackasson, Las Vegas, he turned to Sen City. Aoki bought his current 16,000 sq ft palace in a short sale of $ 2.8 million – although it would take more time to complete his dream home.
“It was not like a custom house, where I can only move and like,” Well, everything here, you do not have to worry about anything.
“He says one of the options I should give him is crazy, paid $ 5 million to restructure the property to its exact specifications , right Now? ” ”
Welcome to the Aoki Theater – Welcome to his brain.
Long before he became an electronic king of cash, Aoi spent summer when he was peeling a teenager at Bennihah in Dallas – his father founded Rocky Aoi restaurant chain in 1964.
Although Little Aoki soon realized that his passion was in music, Provided a basis for entrepreneurship.
“You can not go from zero to 100 because your father is the employer, you will destroy the whole business,” he says. “One important lesson for me is that you have to learn all the different aspects.
In 1996, when Anoki founded Dim Maak, he did exactly that, where he went himself to the home of Vinyl Bryce and spoke with distributors for book keeping and spending time with the artist in the studio.
He continued to promote acts such as Kisses and Block Party before releasing Debu Wonderland in 2012, just to capture Electronic Music Wave (EDM) for some time, as it was washed all over the US was there.
“Before that, people would go to these clubs,” said Aki. “A DJ was hiding in the back corner.” “But when I moved, I went to the club to watch the DJ … it was a remarkable change as much as the other artists were on the main stage.”
Steve Okey’s first task was not the relationship of “Dem Mac” or “Penhana”: At the age of 10, he sold hats in the South American consumer goods market over the weekend.
“I just work there a day,” he says. He said: “I would sell a lot. [Managers] It was like, here 20 rupees – get out of here.” ”
For his next gig, Aoki worked in the arcade for video games – a passion that is still slow so far.
Before graduating in 3D sports, a defender of street fighters, Aoki announced the founding partner of the ESP team in 2016 before selling part of its stake to the industry giant ReKTGlobal (neither Nokia nor Nokia will discuss the company figures).
His investment also proved to be an incredible trick code for the new games that attracted their attention. “I call the Rogue team here so they can defeat the tough leaders,” he says.
One of the worst business ventures, which Forbes estimates, in the past seven years, Aoki has imposed $ 155 million on her musical works.
He also has a detailed set of start-ups and additional resources put into his clothing brand, which shares the name of his own sign.
Dim Mac was launched in 2014 at the Los Angeles Skater Punk, which is in the equivalent of high-end costumes, which has the touch of Kung Fu: its name is Bruce Lee’s distinctive move of Bruce Lee’s childhood hero.
This piece started at Bankys Dissmund, a sprawling amusement park organized in the UK four years ago.