Alan Walker who also used to be known as DJ Walkzz is producer and DJ that comes from Norway; he is mostly known for his huge 2015 hit single called “Faded” which received platinum authorizations in a bit more than ten countries.
Furthermore, he is also known for being ranked in the 17th spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list of 2017; he moved up 38 spots when compared to the previous year. If you want to know more about Alan Walker and his net worth, then keep reading.
Alan Walker was born in 1997 and his parents are Philip Alan Walker and Hilde Omdal Walker. Since his parents are not from the same country, he got dual citizenship from an early age. He moved to Bergen, Norway together with his sister and parents when was only two years old.
He grew up together with his two siblings, an older sister named Camilla Joy and his younger brother named Andreas Walker.
Since he grew up in the digital age, he developed an interest in computers and later on his love for programming and graphic design spawned from that.
What’s really interesting about him is that he doesn’t have any musical background or education at all. All he learned was self-taught through YouTube by watching tutorials and guides.
His career really began in 2012 when he heard the then very popular song “Whistle” by Flo Rida and that got him interested in how it got made, so he approached a DJ and asked him how it was done.
What really got him going was his inspiration from EDM producers called K-391 and Ahrix. He also has some other really big inspirations; its film composers called Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer. As far as the equipment he used to make his music, it was mostly done his laptop using FL studio.
Alan Walker released a single called “Fade” in 2014, but it really got famous after its re-release thanks to the record label called NoCopyrightSounds.
After that, he got a great opportunity to sign with MER Musikk, which he of course took. Its parent company is Sony Music Sweden, under his new contract and label company he released a new single called “Faded” which was a remix of his song “Fade” but with added vocals from a pop singer called Iselin Solheim.
The result was something he could never expect; his single started topping year-end charts in Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. It also got placed on iTunes charts in around 32 countries and even made it into top 10 lists in Spotify Global Charts, which is a huge achievement.
The music video of “Faded” has over 1.2 billion views and 7.9 million likes which puts it in the top 20 videos when considering likes. After “Faded” became a global phenomenon he had just finished high school.
Even though he is very young he has won a couple of awards; he won Årets Musikk (Music of the Year) from an organization named Gullsnutten for his work done as Alan Walker in the year 2016. He has also won Eksportprisen ’16 (The Export Prize ’16) from Spellemann and Music Norway 2017. He even managed to win the Best Norwegian Act from MTV Europe Music Awards 2017.
Alan Walker Net Worth 2024
His net worth right now is thought to be somewhere around $15 million. Most of that money he made solely from his music career.
Alan Walker is still very young, and we are very excited to see what he has in store for us in the future.