What is Richie Hawtin’s Net Worth?


Richie Hawtin, a British musician/DJ, has released 14 albums under the labels F.U.S.E. and Plastikman.

He is a three-time DJ Awards Winner and was involved in Detroit techno’s second wave in the early 1990s. He has been a prominent exponent of minimal techno music since the mid-90s.

He is a part of a group of DJs that performs and records, as well as teaches seminars, workshops, and symposiums about electronic music at different universities, as part of “CNTRL: Beyond EDM”.

Richie Hawtin has a net worth of approximately $11 Million as of June 2022.

Early Life

Richard “Richie” Hawtin was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire on the 4th of June 1970.

His father was a robotics technician at General Motors. He loved electronic music and introduced his son to Kraftwerk early on.

Hawtin went to Sandwich Secondary High School in LaSalle. At 17, he began DJing in Detroit clubs. He used a mix of techno and house music.


Hawtin and John Acquaviva created the Plus 8 record company in 1990. They named it after the pitch adjusts function of their turntable. Hawtin founded M-nus Records a few years later.

Hawtin’s 1996 12-inch singles were titled ‘Concept 1’. This was alongside the work of Robert Hood.

In 2001, he performed at Life Fest in Windsor. He lived in New York City for part of 2002 and 2003 before opening a label there in Berlin, Germany. There he developed the careers of many DJ producers like Magda, Gaiser, and Heartthrob.

Hawtin received an honorary doctorate in music technology from the University of Huddersfield in July 2015. In 2016, Hawtin founded his own music technology company called PLAYdifferently. The MODEL 1 mixer was Hawtin’s first release. It was co-designed by Andy Rigby Jones, an award-winning designer.


Here are some highlights from Richie Hawtin’s career:

  • Spastik (Song, 1993)
  • Glob (Song, 1993)
  • Orange/Minus 2 (Song, 1998)
  • In Side (Song, 1998)
  • Consumed (Album, 1998)
  • Closer (Album, 2003)

Three Life Lessons From Richie Hawtin

Now that we know everything about Richie Hawtin, and how he became successful, let’s take a look back at the most important lessons we can learn from him.

1. Confidence and ignorance

You need to have confidence and ignorance in order to succeed in your life.

2. Equipment

It is not about the equipment. It’s what you can do with the equipment. It’s there that the soul is.

3. Your Own Sound

You will find your own sound and the courage to keep it.

Favorite Quotes From Richie Hawtin

“A set should be used to dance with the crowd, not for listening at your home.”

“Keep going, even when it’s not easy. This is because you love making music. It’s about making sure the music isn’t just about the tools and technology but about the music. Because this is how humanity and the soul communicate. The true tool is the soul.”