DJ Snake Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Girlfriend

DJ Snake Net Worth

DJ Snake has an estimated net worth of $10 million. William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, better known as DJ Snake, is a French rapper and deejay who rose to prominence after receiving two Grammy Award nominations for his composition and production abilities. He earns most of his income from album sales, concerts and music streaming.  

DJ Snake first collaborated with Lady Gaga to write, record, and release her album, ‘Born This Way,’ which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Later, he collaborated with US-based rapper and record producer Lil Jon on the latter’s music video, ‘Turn Down for What,’ which was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Music Video.’

After his collaboration with Lady Gaga, Diplo, and Lil John to produce and release numerous hit singles, DJ Snake has achieved global recognition. His sincere efforts to pioneer the music genres of “Trap,” “House,” and “Electronic Dance Music” have been amply recognized with Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Award nominations.

DJ Snake is currently a member of the collective Pardon My French, which includes Tchami, Mercer, Malaa, and himself. DJ Snake was part of the Pardon My French tour with Tchami and Mercer in 2016 and early 2017.

In 2018, DJ Snake had an exclusive collaboration between his own brand Pardon My French, and denim brand Levi’s for his special venue at Accor Hotel Arena (Paris).

It consisted of Levi’s iconic trucker jacket spray-painted with the DJ’s brand. The extremely limited edition was available worldwide exclusively on the day of the event (February 24, 2018) at the Levis flagship on the Champs-Elysées and was a huge success.

To calculate DJ Snake’s net worth, add up all of his assets and subtract his debts, also known as liabilities.

DJ Snake’s assets include everything he owns, such as the amount of money in his checking or savings account, real estate equity, savings and investment plans, and items with a clear market value (car, jewelry, clothes, art, etc.).

All outstanding debts, including the remaining balance on his home, car, business or personal loan, credit card debt, back taxes, and anything else he still owes, are included in his liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: DJ Snake
Net Worth: $10 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand
Annual Income: $3 Million
Source of Wealth: Record Producer, DJ, and Songwriter

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Early Life

DJ Snake was born on June 13, 1986, in the Parisian suburb of Ermont to Algerian immigrants. Snake, who considered his childhood neighborhood to be a slum, dropped out of school at the age of 15 to work in a well-known record store in Paris.

DJ Snake, who cites Cypress Hill and KRS-One as early influences, was heavily involved in graffiti art as a child. He almost always avoided being apprehended by the gendarmes who used to go after him for defacing the city walls with graffiti in Paris. His ability to avoid being hit earned him the nickname “Snake.”

Later, when he began deejaying, he was dubbed ‘DJ Snake,’ and the moniker stuck. 

DJ Snake met many well-known hip-hop artists, rappers, and EDM DJs while working in the popular record store. He struck up a friendship with some of these singers and musicians, including DJ Cut Killer and hip hop vocalists Cypress Hill and KRS-One, who would later become his mentors.

DJ Snake stated in an interview that he decided to become a disc jockey after seeing DJ Cut Killer compose music for the cult French film “La Haine.”

Snake began his career as a budding DJ, performing in shows and events at bars and nightclubs in Paris, most notably ‘Les Baines Douches’ and ‘VIPROOM.’ He began with small, impromptu gigs at house parties before progressing to famous Parisian clubs.

DJ Snake met his future manager, Steve Goncalves, at one of the clubs in 2005, when deejaying was still in its infancy and open format ruled the roost. After three years, Steve teamed up with Snake and encouraged him to compose music on his own.

Music Career

When DJ Snake got in touch with Lady Gaga’s on-the-road DJ, Paul Blair, he got his first big break. Snake composed 20 original songs for Blair, five of which he later incorporated into ‘Government Hooker,’ a track from Lady Gaga’s album, ‘Born This Way.’

DJ Snake contributed to the creation of ‘Born This Way,’ which was nominated for a Grammy in 2012. Following the release of the album, he co-produced the track ‘Government Hooker,’ which was voted the best by countless Lady Gaga fans.

In 2012, Snake effectively remixed tracks by rap luminaries such as Kanye West’s ‘New Slaves,’ Major Lazer’s ‘Bubble Butt,’ and Aluna George’s ‘You Know You Like It.’ He worked with Paul Blair on the tracks ‘Do What U Want,’ ‘Sexxx Dreams,’ and ‘Applause’ for Lady Gaga’s album ‘ARTPOP.’

In December 2013, DJ Snake collaborated with Lil Jon on the single ‘Turn Down for What,’ which was released and distributed by Columbia Records. In the same month and year, the song reached the top ten on Billboard’s Electronic Dance Music chart.

‘What are you turning down for?’ In January 2014, he rose to the fifth spot on the Billboard EDM chart and debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. This track received gold and platinum certifications in February and March of 2014.

‘Turn Down for What’ was nominated for a number of MTV Video Music Awards in 2014, including ‘Best Visual Effects,’ ‘Best Art Direction,’ and ‘Best Direction.’ The song went on to win the MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Direction.’

Snake and Dillon Francis collaborated in 2014, releasing ‘Get Low,’ the opening track from the latter’s debut studio album ‘Money Sucks, Friends Rule,’ on their YouTube and SoundCloud accounts.

In 2014, DJs Snake and Dillon Francis alternated as support acts on Skrillex’s debut music tour, titled ‘Mothership Tour.’ In 2015, he performed at the Coachella Music Festival alongside Aluna George, Major Lazer, and M.

The remixed track ‘You Know You Like It,’ originally sung by Aluna George, was included in the top 10 Shazamed songs (listing) from Coachella 2015.

DJ Snake and his colleague Tchami, an electronic dance musician-cum-producer, were unable to attend the Monster Mash Festival in Toronto in 2015 due to a car accident in which they were severely injured.

The singles ‘Get Low’ and ‘Turn Down for What’ were included on the original soundtrack of ‘Furious 7,’ the seventh installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ film series, which was released in 2015.

In 2014, Island Records marketed and distributed DJ Snake’s remix track “You Know You Like It.” In 2015, the remixed song climbed to the top of the Rhythmic Songs and Billboard Dance Mix/Show Airplay charts. That year, the remix peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to the Associated Press, ‘You Know You Like It’ ranked eighth among all songs streamed in the United States on Spotify, a digital music and video streaming service, in 2015.

DJ Snake collaborated with Major Lazer on the opening single, ‘Lean On,’ from the latter’s third studio album, ‘Peace Is the Mission,’ which was released by Mad Decent, a US record label, in March 2015. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

With over 526 million downloads by November 2015, ‘Lean On’ became the most streamed track on Spotify since its inception. A video version of the song, directed by Tim Erem and shot in India, was also released in the same month as the single.

DJ Snake’s subsequent single, ‘Middle,’ was released on Spinnin’ Records, Mad Decent, and Interscope Records on October 16, 2015. Adio Marchant, better known professionally as Bipolar Sunshine, contributed vocals to the single.

Snake’s next single, ‘Talk,’ was released in June 2016, followed by the video for the song the following month. His debut studio album, ‘Encore,’ was released in August 2016 and featured the singles ‘Talk’ and ‘Middle.’ The celebrated Canadian singer Justin Beiber appeared on the third track of ‘Encore,’ ‘Let Me Love You.’

His single “Magenta Riddim” was released on February 23, 2018.

He released a new song titled “Taki Taki” which features Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna on September 28, 2018.

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Major Works

DJ Snake is a well-known French rapper and musician who has recorded singles with Lil John, Justin Bieber, Bipolar Sunshine, M, Skrillex, and Lady Gaga. His collaborative singles such as ‘Turn Down for What,’ ‘You Know You Like It,’ ‘Lean On,’ and ‘Let Me Love You’ have received widespread acclaim.

DJ Snake’s collaboration with Paul Blair, also known as ‘DJ White Shadow,’ for producing the song ‘Government Hooker’ for Lady Gaga’s album ‘Born This Way,’ earned him a Grammy nomination for ‘Album of the Year.’ He also collaborated with Blair on the production of another Lady Gaga album, ‘ARTPOP.’

DJ Snake’s debut and only studio album to date is titled ‘Encore.’

Awards & Nominations

DJ Snake’s singles and remixes have earned him 17 nominations and three awards throughout his career.

His most famous song, ‘Turn Down for What,’ was nominated four times and won MTV Video Music and Billboard Music Awards in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

In 2016, DJ Snake received another Billboard Music Award (Top Dance/Electronic Song) for the collaborative track ‘Lean On.’

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Since DJ Snake is rich, he owns some luxurious cars. Let’s take a look at his car collection.

DJ Snake Car Collection Price (USD)
BMW 3-Series Convertible $59,800
Audi A7 $88,900
Range Rover $135,670

1. BMW 3-Series Convertible ($59,800)

The 3 Series has a new, improved design with the brand’s latest technology and more refined luxury. It features a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and a 385-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder, as well as a new plug-in hybrid model with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2. Audi A7 ($88,900)

The Audi A7 is between the Audi A6, which is a great luxury car with a sporty feel, and the Audi A8, which is the most luxurious Audi you can buy. The Audi A7 looks and drives well, and its hatchback design makes it much more practical.

3. Range Rover ($135,670)

This SVA is a full-fledged Range Rover, and it is also the most expensive Range Rover produced. Range is mostly used by famous personalities, businessmen and other wealthy people. Autobiography is all about being well off and living in a very nice place.

The SVA is powered by a 4999 cc supercharge eight-cylinder engine that makes 557 HP. The Range Rover also features a long wheelbase that makes the rear seats even more comfortable and gives passengers more legroom.


Given DJ Snake’s wealth, his house is more expensive than ordinary people’s. He has bought and sold a number of beautiful houses over the years.

He paid $1.2 million to buy a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house in the US. The three-story house also has a large living room that opens onto a terrace, a well-appointed kitchen, a spiral staircase in the main entrance, an office, a dining room and a wine cellar.

Personal Life & Girlfriend

DJ Snake is a very private person who hasn’t told the media much about his dating life.

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