Steve Aoki is the male Paris Hilton. Paris decided she'd become famous by spending her daddy's money and partying all the time, everyone knows that, and her looks didn't hurt, either. Steve Aoki is the son of the owner of Benihana, therefore grew up with lots of money. He wanted to be cool, so he played in screamo metal bands. However, this musical career didn't seem to work out very well, so he decided he'd use his daddy's money to start a record label and buy bands that he liked. Now he gets to dance on stage / "colaborate" with guys like The Bloody Beetroots and MSTRKRFT. And the guy didn't really start producing by himself until he signed all his favorite electro producers to his label, which makes me wonder if his solo remixes are really so solo (he is best buds with Bob Rifo, afterall). So, Paris used her daddy's money to make herself as sexy as she could; Steve used his daddy's money to make himself as cool as he could. It's a match made in heaven, they should get married and have The Cobrasnake photograph their wedding.
UPDATE: His sister is also a model and an actress. Forgot to mention that her phone book probably played a big role in his career as well (Thanks GuessWho?).