Do the pumping electro beats, entrancing nightclub disco lights and swarms of neon mosh-pit entice you to be the creator of such a sway? Can’t convince mum that DJs so make money? Here’s the top ten DJs who are making a killing, just to prove her wrong!
#1. Calvin Harris
With a net worth of $110 million, Scottish born singer-songwriter, DJ and record producer, Calvin Harris comes in strong in the top position. With hits such as “Acceptable in the 80s”, “Flashback”, “Feels so Close”, “Bounce” and “Summer” surging to the top of the charts from start of his career, Harris is the number one highest paid DJ. Harris has won a Grammy Award and two MTV Video Music Awards.
#2. DJ Tiesto
DJ Tiesto is a Dutch DJ who has a net worth of $105 million dollars. DJ Tiesto is a widely successful DJ, producer, and musician who DJs for massive audiences around the world. He began releasing singles in the mid-90s under various names, and was subsequently discovered by the General Manager of Basic Beat Recordings.
Avicii is a popular Swedish DJ and music producer who has a net worth of $75 million. His most popular song to date “Levels”, features a prominent sample of Etta James’ 1962 soul hit “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” The song has gone on to be remixed by some very notable figures in the world of electronic dance music, including Skrillex, Cazzette and Noise inc.
#4. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is a French musician and DJ who has a net worth of $70 million. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is one half of the duo Daft Punk. Daft Punk saw the release of Discovery, an album which included the club singles One More Time, Digital Love and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. More and more successful recordings followed over the years, which helped them become one of the leading house music bands worldwide!
#5. Thomas Bangalter
Thomas Bangalter is a French electronic musician who has a net worth of $70 million. Thomas Bangalter is the other half of successful DJ duo, Daft Punk. Daft Punk has become known for donning robot personas. They rarely give interviews or appear out of costume. Bangalter owns his own music label Roule. He is also a film director and cinematographer.
#6 Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold is a British record producer and trance disc jockey who has a net worth of $65 million. Oakenfold has worked with many well-known British music groups and American rappers to produce a seemingly endless array of albums.
#7. David Guetta
David Guetta is a French house producer and DJ who has a net worth of $60 million. A DJ and producer, David Guetta has received multiple Best DJ awards as well as two Grammy Awards as a producer. Guetta has sold over six million albums and 15 million singles worldwide and was voted #1 DJ in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs’ fan poll.
#8. Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk is a German Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician, and record producer who has a net worth of $60 million. Paul Van Dyk is one of the first artists to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the Dance and Electronic category. Paul van Dyk is an early pioneer of trance music, starting back in the 1990s.
#9. Armin Van Buuren
Armin Van Buuren is a Dutch trance producer and DJ who has a net worth of $55 million. Van Buuren was only 19 when he recorded the highly successful Blue Fear and has continued spinning trance music. His 2008 studio album, Imagine, hit the Dutch album chart at No. 1, which is the first time ever for a dance music artist in Dutch music history.
#10. Steve Aoki
Last, but definitely not least, Steve Aoki is a is an American electro house musician, Grammy nominated record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records who has a net worth of $55 million. Aoki released studio albums in 2012, 2014 and 2015. His albums feature guest vocalists and musicians such as LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Kay, Travis Barker, will.i.am, among many others.
So there is the top ten taken from the Celebrity Net Worth Website Top 50 List of Richest DJs. To see the full list, follow the link below!