DJs entertain people with their skills. DJing is an art. Not every DJ is successful. Some DJs are immensely popular and have become very rich and famous through DJing.
Here is the top 10 richest DJs in the world as of 2015:
10) Sasha – Net Worth: $40 Million
This Welsh DJ earned his income through his career producing records for reputed artists and of course, by DJing. He is well-known for his tours and musical remixes with DJ John Digweed.
9) Judge Jules – Net Worth: $42 Million
This British dance music DJ is also a producer. He has a popular radio show in Radio 1. He has also worked as a journalist. He has become a prominent figure in the world of house music and DJ culture. He has made a name for himself with his radio program, numerous appearances at some of Europe’s leading nightspots, and with almost 40 mix CDs on a number of different labels.
8) John Digweed – Net Worth: $45 Million
This English DJ is also an actor and a record producer. He earned income as a pioneer of progressive house music and the owner of Bedrock Records. He has released many records through Global Underground and Renaissance Records. He was voted DJ Mag’s #1 DJ in 2001.
7) Armin van Buuren – Net Worth: $46 Million
This DJ is also Dutch trance producer. He began working as DJ in Club Nexus, playing multiple sets a week for around six hours. He was only 19 when he recorded the highly successful “Blue Fear.” Buuren earned $12 million between 2013-14.
6) Paul van Dyk – Net Worth: $52 Million
This German Electronic Dance Music DJ is also a musician and a record producer. He is one of the first artists to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the Dance and Electronic category. His musical education came from radio, as there were no record stores in East Germany.
5) Paul Oakenfold – Net Worth: $58 Million
This British trance DJ and record producer wanted to be a chef. However, he became a music producer in 1985. Since then, he has worked with many reputed British music groups and American rappers.
4) Thomas Bangalter – Net Worth: $60 Million
This French DJ and electronic musician is a member of the electronic group Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. He is well-known as one half of the duo Daft Punk. He started playing the piano when he was a six year old.
3) Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo – Net Worth: $60 Million
This French DJ and musician is one half of the duo Daft Punk. He earned his millions through his career as a producer of record and film, as-well-as co-creator of other duos and the record label “Crydamoure.”
2) Calvin Harris – Net Worth: $70 Million
This Scottish DJ is also a singer-songwriter and record producer. He recorded demos in his bedroom as a teenager. He was discovered on Myspace and signed with EMI and Sony BMG. He topped the Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list of 2014 with total earnings of $66 million.
1) DJ Tiesto – Net Worth: 90 Million
This widely successful DJ is also a producer and musician. He DJs for huge audiences worldwide. He earns more than $20 million annually through album sales, touring, merchandise and licensing. According to Forbes, Tiesto earned $28 million in 2014.
These DJs are sources of inspiration to many people who aspire to make a career by DJing.