We are compiling a list of the richest DJs in the world since 2012. Meanwhile, Calvin Harris reigned roughly as the richest and the best paid … at least until last year, when he was dethroned by The Chainsmokers – probably largely thanks to their hit song “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay bringing them mainstream exposure. Harris could always sit still, knowing that he was the richest DJ in the country, and that (spoiler alert) still reigns. On June 6, 2012, when we at Celebrity Net Worth released the world’s first richest DJ list, Calvin Harris had a net worth of $ 13 million and was on 24e Richest DJ in the world. Over the next few years, Harris has seen his net worth increase, and today he remains the richest DJ in the world with an astounding net worth of $ 240 million. Think about it, in just eight years, Harris’ net worth increased by $ 227 million. That’s an average increase of $ 28.4 million a year!
There are many famous and recognizable names on the list of the 25 richest DJs in the world right now, including Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Alesso, David Guetta (who, if you can believe it, is 52 years old), Zedd, Moby, Skrillex, Marshmello, Kascade and Deadmau5. Their net worth ranges from $ 30 million for Fatboy Slim to $ 240 million for Harris.
Let’s take a look at the 25 richest DJs in the world:
# 23 (tie): Fatboy’s net worth: $ 30 million
British DJ, musician, rapper and record producer Quentin Leo Cook started playing as Fatboy Slim in 1996. Under that name he released seven studio albums, two of which were certified platinum, and he won ten MTVs Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. He has been involved in other acts such as The Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, Pizzaman and The Mighty Dub Katz. It currently works under the name of Brighton Port Authority.
# 23 (tie): Axwell’s net worth: $ 30 million
Swedish DJ, producer and music director, Axwell started experimenting with computer generated music at the age of thirteen. He is best known for being part of the successful DJ trio Swedish House Mafia, made up of him, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. His collaborations with Isabel Frutuoso have also been particularly successful. He was nominated in 2012 for a Grammy Award for best non-classical remixed recording. His first single number one dates from 2004 with the song “Feel the Vibe (‘Til the Morning Comes)”.
# 23 (tie): Alesso net worth: $ 30 million
Alesso first received worldwide attention in 2011 with its many successful remixes of already popular songs. In particular, his remix of “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers and Alex Kenji was one of the most played EDM songs that year. Some of his original hit songs include “Years” and “Calling (Lose My Mind)”. In addition, he was named number 13 on the list of DJ Magazine’s 100 best DJs in 2013. He made headlines at major festivals like Ibiza: Tomorrowland, The Light, Electric Zoo and Radio One Weekend.
# 22: Moby’s fortune: $ 32 million
The American musician and DJ Moby became famous with his fifth album “Play” in the late 1990s. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of electronic music and has helped bring the genre into the mainstream. Since then, he has released a total of 12 studio albums and continues to make DJs worldwide. In addition to his solo work, he has also enjoyed success as a co-writer and producer for other artists such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Public Enemy and Metallica, among others.
# 21: Pete Tong’s net worth: $ 33 million
British DJ Tong has earned his net worth over the years through his various efforts on the radio, as a record producer, and his own solo career and performances as a DJ. He released more than 40 mix albums and held a residence at the Pancha nightclub in Ibiza from 2003 to 2007. He also works for BBC Radio 1 hosting “The Pete Tong Show”, which regularly has more than two million listeners . His previous positions included a writer for Blues & Soul Magazine in 1979, and as A&R director at London Records.
# 20: Zedd’s net worth: $ 35 million
Zedd started his music career in 2002, playing with the German group Dioramic, switching to electronic music production in 2009. He won two Beatport remix competitions in 2010 and is well known for his successful remixes from many famous artists like Lady Gaga, Justin. Bieber and the Black Eyed Peas. Her best-known song is “Clarity” starring Foxes, which was number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number one in the US Hot Dance Club songs. “Clarity” also won the prize for the best dance recording at 56e Grammy Awards.
# 16 (tie): Sasha’s (DJ) net worth: $ 40 million
Sasha’s net worth comes from her record production work for well-known artists, in addition to her own successful career as a DJ. He started DJ-ing in the late 1980s, and released his first original work studio album in 2002, “Airdrawndagger”. He was nominated in 2004 for a Grammy Award for his remix of “Watching Cars Go By” by Felix da Housecat. In 2007, he created his own label with Renaissance Records, called emFire, and his new music is exclusively released through them.
# 16 (tie): Marshmello’s fortune: $ 40 million
Marshmello is best known for wearing a marshmallow-like helmet in public and performing. His first studio album “Joytime” was released in 2016 and reached number 5 on the US Dance charts. This success was followed by his second album “Joytime II” in 2018, which reached number 1 on the US Dance charts. In 2018, Marshmello earned about $ 44 million from his various projects, mainly tours and private concerts. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $ 40 million.
# 16 (tie): Andrew Taggert Net worth: $ 40 million
Taggert is best known for being half the duo The Chainsmokers with his partner Alex Pall. The duo formed in 2012 as a DJ and production team, and their first studio album “Memories … Do Not Open” (2017) reached number 1 in the United States and Canada. They have several number 1 hits, including “#Selfie”, “Don’t Let Me Down” (with Daya) and “Closer” (with Halsey). Between June 2017 and June 2018, The Chainsmokers grossed $ 45 million. A year earlier, they personally reported $ 38 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, the duo earned a total of $ 46 million.
# 16 (tie): Alex Pall’s net worth: $ 40 million
Pall is best known for being half the DJ and production duo The Chainsmokers with Andrew Taggert, who first formed in 2012. Some of their best number one hits include “#Selfie”, “Closer” ( with Halsey), “Don ‘t Let Me Down” (with Daya) and “Roses” (with Rozes). They released two studio albums, “Memories … Do Not Open” (2017) and “Sick Boy” (2018). Between June 2017 and June 2018, The Chainsmokers grossed $ 45 million together and $ 46 million between June 2018 and June 2019.
# 15: Judge Jules’ Net Worth: $ 42 Million
Judge Jules is a British DJ and music producer who started his career in 1997. Since then, he has made a name for himself in the world of house music and DJs with performances in prominent nightclubs. across Europe, including at the Eden Club Judgment Sunday event. in Ibiza. He has also released nearly 40 CD mixes and hosted his own radio program on BBC Radio 1. Besides music, he has released his own range of Heroes and Villains clothing, and has also made several television appearances. .
# 14: Skrillex net worth: $ 45 million
American DJ and producer Skrillex began his career as lead singer of the group From First to Last, moving to a solo career as producer and DJ dubstep in 2008 playing in clubs around Los Angeles. His first EP “My Name is Skrillex” was released in 2010, and his first album “Recess” was released in 2014. He won the Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance / Electronic Album in 2016. In 2016 Skrillex alone earned $ 20 million before taxes from tours and licenses.
# 13: John Digweed’s Fortune: $ 48 Million
English DJ and producer Digweed was ranked 17e best DJ in the world in 2013 according to the DJ charts of Resident Advisor. As a DJ, he has had many successful residencies in popular nightclubs, including Heaven in London, The Beach in Brighton and Twilo in New York. He is also a successful music producer, responsible for the soundtrack for the movie “Stark Raving Mad”. He created Bedrock Records, where he produced music under the alias “Bedrock” with Nick Mur. He is also a good friend of DJ Sasha, and the two released a collaborative mixtape in 1994.
# 12: Kaskade’s net worth: $ 50 million
Kaskade became internationally famous when he helped pave the way (along with several other producers) for the revival of progressive American house in 2008 and 2009. Thanks to his unique musical style, he won several awards in 2011 and was named “America’s Best DJ” in 2011 and 2013. His career started when he moved with his family to San Francisco, where he landed a position with OM Records working in the home and electronic music genres. He attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
# 11: Deadmau5’s net worth: $ 53 million
The Canadian DJ and music producer Deadmau5 is widely known for his Mickey Mouse branded headphones that he wears during his performances. His career started when he produced instrumental tracks on the Beatport indie dance business. Since then, he has recorded several songs on the Billboard Dance / Club Play board. Other awards and distinctions he has received include several Grammy nominations and the Juno Canada Prize for Dance Recording of the Year each year from 2008 to 2011. He also performed with the Foo Fighters at the 2012 Grammy Awards television broadcast.
# 10: Armin Van Buuren’s net worth: $ 55 million
Born in the Netherlands, Van Buuren started DJing as a hobby while studying law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He was voted top fan on DJ Magazine’s 100 most popular annual DJ list for four consecutive years from 2007 to 2010, and again in 2012. In addition, he hosted a popular weekly radio show. “A State of Trance” since 2001. According to certain sources, the music program has around 25 million weekly listeners in 26 countries, making it one of the most listened to radio programs in the world.
# 8 (tie): Paul van Dyk’s net worth: $ 60 million
The native German van Dyk is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading international superstar DJs. He is one of the first artists to receive a Grammy nomination in the newly added Dance and Electronic category. He received the nomination for his album “Reflections” from 2003. He was named number 1 DJ in the world in 2005 and 2006 and was also the first DJ to be named number 1 by Mixmag in 2005. He grew up in Germany from the east and secretly listened to contraband mixtapes and western radio stations.
# 8 (tie): Afrojack net worth: $ 60 million
The Dutch DJ Afrojack began his career playing on the club scene in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, as well as for five months in clubs in the Mediterranean. He first signed with the independent label Digidance, which released his first single, before founding his own record company Wall Recordings. He has since signed an agreement with Universal and Island / Def Jam. His 2012 American tour included performances at more than 40 locations, including dates at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Coachella in India, California.
# 7: Paul Oakenfold’s net worth: $ 65 million
Oakenfold’s career as a music producer began after developing friendships with famous club lovers at the famous Studio 54 club in New York. He has also achieved worldwide success as a popular trance DJ. Named DJ number one in the world by DJ Magazine in 1998 and 1999, he produced remixes for famous artists such as U2, Moby, Madonna, Britney Spears and The Rolling Stones. He is also a three-time Grammy Award winner and twice nominated for the World Music Awards.
# 5 (tie): Thomas Bangalter’s net worth: $ 70 million
Bangalter is best known as half of the electronic duo Daft Punk with Guy-Manuel from Homem-Christo. Known for their robot-like characters, the duo rarely give interviews or appear disguised. Their first album “Around the World” was released in 1997, followed by the album “Discovery” in 2001. They won a Grammy Award for best electronic / dance album in 2009, and again in 2014. Their album in 2013 ” Random Access Memories “has won four other Grammys and produced the worldwide hit single” Get Lucky “. He also has his own Roule music label and released a solo album in 2002.
# 5 (tie): Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Fortune: $ 70 million
He is famous for being half of the electronic duo Daft Punk with Thomas Bangalter. Together, the duo have won several Grammy Awards, including the Best Electronic / Dance Album Award in 2009 and 2014. They are known for playing and appearing in public in elaborate robot costumes. Part of his net worth also comes from his status as co-creator of the Crydamoure label. He also co-produced with the co-owner of the label Eric Chedeville as part of the duo Le Knight Club.
# 3 (tie): Steve Aoki’s Fortune: $ 75 million
Aoki is an American DJ, producer and record manager. He founded his own record label Dim Mak Records in 1996, which released music from artists such as MSTRKRFT and Mustard Pimp. He also remixed artists like Drake, Kanye West and Lenny Kravitz, and collaborated with artists like LMFAO, Kid Cudi and Travis Barker. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 for the best Dance / Electronica album for his first studio album “Wonderland” (2012), and won a Billboard Award in 2008 for the best mix album of the year. Her father is the founder of the popular restaurant chain Benihana.
# 3 (tie): David Guetta’s net worth: $ 75 million
Guetta is an award-winning producer and DJ at the Grammy Awards in Paris, France. Since the beginning of his DJ career in nightclubs in the 1980s and 1990s, he has released several solo albums with several hit singles like “Where Them Girls At”, “Titanium” and “Turn Me On”. He has sold more than nine million albums and 30 million singles worldwide, was voted number 1 DJ in the DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Fans Survey, and has produced albums for famous artists like Rihanna. , Jennifer Lopez and Madonna. He is the co-founder of the production company Gum Productions.
# 2: DJ Tiesto’s net worth: $ 150 million
Dutch DJ Tiesto is one of the world’s best-known DJs and producers with more than 40 awards in total, including a World Music Award, MTV Europe Music Award and a Grammy Award for Best Remixed, Non-Classic Recording. in 2015. He released five studio albums and founded the Black Hole Recordings label in 1997. In addition to his extensive touring program, he was a regular at Las Vegas with residencies at clubs like Hakkasan and Wet Republic. Each year, he earns more than $ 40 million on merchandise, album sales, licenses and tours.
# 1: Calvin Harris net worth: $ 240 million
Harris has released five studio albums and over forty singles, selling more than 8 million titles. He won a Grammy Award for best clip for his song “We Found Love” with Rihanna. In 2010, he launched his own vanity label EDM Fly Eye Records. He is one of the most popular DJs in the world, with residences in Las Vegas at popular establishments like Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace. He has also entered into numerous approval agreements with companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Armani. In a typical year, he earns between $ 30 million and $ 40 million.