Info
Category:
Richest CelebritiesRichest DJs
Net Worth:
$60 Million
Birthdate:
Feb 25, 1971 (52 years old)
Birthplace:
Evanston
Gender:
Male
Profession:
Record producer, Disc jockey
Nationality:
United States of America
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What Is Kaskade's Net Worth?

Kaskade (also known as Ryan Raddon) is an American DJ and record producer who has a net worth of $60 million. Kaskade has been nominated for several Grammys, and he has released the albums "It's You, It's Me"(2003), "In the Moment" (2004), "The Calm" (2006), "Love Mysterious" (2006), "Strobelite Seduction" (2008), "Dynasty" (2010), "Fire & Ice" (2011), "Atmosphere" (2013), "Automatic" (2015), and "Kaskade Christmas" (2017). Kaskade is known for singles such as "Steppin' Out," "Everything," "Be Still," "Stars Align," "Lessons in Love" (featuring Neon Trees), and "Atmosphere," and his songs "I Remember" (with deadmau5) and "Go Slow" (with Gorgon City and Roméo) reached #1 on the "Billboard" Dance Club Songs chart. Kaskade was ranked #51 on "DJ Mag's" 2009 "Top 100 DJs" list, and readers of the "DJ Times" have voted him America's Best DJ twice.

Highest Paid Electronic DJs

In touring years, Kaskade consistently ranks as one of the highest paid and richest electronic DJs in the world. He ranked as one of the highest paid DJs for the first time in 2013 with $10 million in annual earnings. By 2016 he was the eighth highest-paid DJ in the world with $19 million earned in the year.

Early Life

Kaskade was born Ryan Gary Raddon on February 25, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Lynda Toliver and Gerald Hollis Raddon, and his brother, Rich, is a film producer and entrepreneur. After graduating from Glenbrook North High School, Kaskade enrolled at Brigham Young University in Utah and honed his DJ skills in his dorm. When he was 19, Kaskade served a two-year mission in Japan with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and when he returned to the U.S. in 1992, he moved to Salt Lake City. There, he earned a communications degree from the University of Utah, and as a college student, he ran a record store, Mechanized, with his friend Jodi Call.

Career

In the mid-1990s, Kaskade started DJing a monthly party at Club Manhattan, and he moved to San Francisco in 2000 and began working as an A&R assistant at Om Records. After he mixed volume three of the "Sounds of Om" series, he signed a three-album deal with the label. Kaskade released his debut album, "It's You, It's Me," on March 18, 2003, and it featured the singles "What I Say," "Gonna Make It," "I Feel Like," and "It's You, It's Me." The album earned Kaskade a Dance Star nomination for Best New Artist," and he followed it with "In the Moment" in May 2004. The single "Steppin' Out" reached #5 on the "Billboard" Dance Club Songs chart, and in 2006, Kaskade released the albums "The Calm" and "Love Mysterious." "Love Mysterious" was his first album to make it onto the "Billboard" Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, coming in at #18, and the singles "Be Still" and "Stars Align" reached #10 and #11 on the Dance Club Songs chart, respectively. The 2008 album "Strobelite Seduction" reached #7 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, #12 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, and #36 on the Independent Albums chart. That year Kaskade collaborated with Deadmau5 on the single "I Remember," which hit #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

Kaskade had his first #1 album with 2010's "Dynasty," which topped the Heatseekers Albums chart, and it reached #4 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's title track reached #1 on the Hot Dance Airplay chart. Kaskade earned Grammy nominations for his next two albums, 2011's "Fire & Ice" and 2013's "Atmosphere," and both albums reached #1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and cracked the top 10 on the Digital Albums and Independent Albums charts. In 2015, he released the album "Automatic," which reached #2 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and he co-headlined Coachella with Drake, attracting the two biggest crowds the festival had ever experienced. In 2017, Kaskade released the holiday album "Kaskade Christmas," and it reached #8 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. In 2019, he teamed up with Gorgon City and Roméo for the single "Go Slow," which reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart. In 2022, Kaskade and Deadmau5 collaborated on a project called Kx5, releasing the project's first single, "Escape," in March.

Kaskade

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Personal Life

Kaskade met his wife, Naomi, at the University of Utah, and they have three daughters, Sasha, Mia, and Isla. A 2015 "Daily Beast" article described Kaskade as "a straight edge Mormon who doesn't partake in any of the so-called extracurriculars offered to the nightlife gods," and the DJ told the publication, "I don't party at all. I don't drink, I don't smoke. I'm a bit of a freak that way because I'm completely different from what you would think. Look, you can't put all electronic musicians or DJs or whatever you want to call us in one pot. A lot of these guys live in the night and party, but with me, I'm married and have three children. I have a life outside of this."

Awards and Nominations

Kaskade has earned seven Grammy nominations: Best Dance/Electronica Album for "Fire & Ice" (2013) and "Atmosphere" (2014), Best Dance Recording for "Atmosphere" (2014), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for "Smile (Kaskade Edit)" (2015), and Best Remixed Recording for "Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)" (2016), "Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix)" (2017), and "Stargazing (Kaskade Remix)" (2019). He received an iHeartRadio Much Music Video Award nomination for Cinematography of the Year for "Kaskade Feat. Dragonette: Fire in Your New Shoes" in 2011, and he has earned Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice Music: EDM Artist (2012) and Choice Music: Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist (2013). Kaskade won the "DJ Times" America's Best DJ Award in 2011 and 2013, and he was the runner-up in 2015 and 2016.

Real Estate

In 2013, Kaskade and Naomi paid $4.25 million for a home in Los Angeles.

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