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Tiesto Tops World’s Richest DJs List


EDM is a musical movement that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, so the DJs that keep the genre going and the bodies on the dancefloor are pocketing copious sums of money for their expertise and their efforts. Dutch DJ Tiesto has topped a list of the richest DJs in the world — he’s worth an estimated $75 million.

All that — just for knowing how to twiddle knobs and manipulate beats? Sounds like a good way to earn a living. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tiesto earns a whopping $250,000 per night, and he raked in $20 million in income in 2012.

Daft Punk were ranked near the top of the list as well, since their new “comeback” album, ‘Random Access Memories,’ has set the music industry abuzz. Skrillex also made the list with $16 million in net receipts.

We used to think it felt good to be a gangsta. Clearly, it feels better to be an EDM artist and a DJ! Below is the list of the 20 richest DJs globally, along with their estimated net worths.

Tiesto, $75 million
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk), $60 million
Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), $60 million
Paul Oakenfold, $58 million
Paul van Dyk, $52 million
John Digweed, $45 million
Armin Van Buuren, $40 million
Judge Jules, $42 million
Sasha, $40 million
Pete Tong, $32 million
Moby, $30 million
David Guetta, $30 million
Fatboy Slim, $23 million
The Chemical Brothers, $20 million
Ferry Corsten, $19 million
Deadmau5, $18 million
Carl Cox, $16 million
Skrillex, $16 million
Benny Benassi, $15 million
DJ Pauly D, $15 million

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