Richest DJs in the World!!!
While talking about the music industry, DJs aren’t likely to be imagined of earning huge fortunes.
As the modern century is soaked with DJs worldwide, there is massive competition among those who are on their journey to make a name, fame, and handsome income through EDM.
EDM ruling the music generation as a common and influential culture has given rise to plenty of DJs worldwide.
Besides, some of them are making immense riches and world history through their unique, creative, passionate, eargasmic, soul-soothing, body flexing, mind-blowing, and heart-pounding forms of art.
Few of them have proved themselves victorious and made history in the DJs world through their sum of finances more than any popular luxurious pop artists such as Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, and The Weeknd.
So, without further ado, let’s know about the top 20 richest DJs of the world who are making more wealth than the iconic pop stars.
|Top 20 Richest DJs||Net Worth|
|Judge Jules||$42 million|
|John Digweed||$48 million|
|Armin Van Buuren||$55 million|
|Paul Van Dyk||$60 million|
|Paul Oakenfold||$65 million|
|Thomas Bangalter||$70 million|
|Guy-Manuel de Homem- Christo||$70 million|
|Andrew Taggart||$70 million|
|Alex Pall||$70 million|
|David Guetta||$75 million|
|Steve Aoki||$95 million|
|DJ Tiesto||$170 million|
|Gianluca Vacchi||$200 million|
|Calvin Harris||$300 million|
Net Worth: $40 million
On the top 20 richest DJs in the world, Marshmello also managed to add up his name.
Christopher Comstock, popular by his stage name Marshmello is an American electronic music producer and DJ. The marshmallow-headed look of the renowned DJ intrigues fans worldwide.
Marshmello’s notable songs include Silence, Wolves, Friends, Happier and Alone. Besides, these composition pieces prospered to come to light in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Also, these enchanting creations were certified as multi-platinum in several countries.
Thus, Marshmello amassed a total asset of $40 million through his mood booster music grant to the world.
19. Judge Jules
Net Worth: $42 million
On the top 20 richest DJs globally, Judge Jules has managed to add up his name in 19th place.
Judge Jules is a club music DJ, record producer, and entertainment lawyer from London.
Getting Played, Erotica, Burn in the Sun, Te Quiero are some of his hit tracks.
Besides, he is most celebrated for his music production, DJ plays, and popular radio show The Global Warm-Up.
The notorious DJ often plays at remarkable venues like Zero Gravity Dubai and the Ministry of Sound.
The crowd’s most wanted DJ won several titles during his music career. Some of them include Best International DJ, Best Trance DJ, and Best Radio DJ.
Moreover, Jules has also received BBM Awards and Ibiza Pascha Awards along the journey.
With all of these splendid works of art, Jules has collected total assets of $42 million throughout his career.
Interesting Facts: According to DJ Mag, Jules secured No.6 DJ among the Top 100s DJ in the World in 2000.
Net Worth: $45 million
Anton Zaslavaki, also known as Zedd, is a progressive DJ, musician, and record producer from Germany.
He is internationally acknowledged for his hit songs, including The Middle, Stay the Night, Clarity, and I Want You to Know.
His 2012 track, Clarity, won him a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
Similarly, Zedd has won several titles such as three times iHeart Radio Music Awards, two times Billboard Music Awards, two times APRA Music Awards, and so on.
The passionate DJ has amassed a total asset of $45 million through his eargasmic remix.
Thus, Zedd also succeeded in adding up his name in the top 20 richest DJs in the world.
17. John Digweed
Net Worth: $48 million
John Digweed is a DJ, record label owner, and producer from the United Kingdom.
His top hit tracks of all time include Hayling, Stuttgart, Mantis, and Bedrock Ambient.
Digweed’s 1993 single For What You Dream Of set UK’s No. 25 records in Stress Records.
Interesting Facts: In 2001, Digweed was voted No.1 DJ by DJ Magazine.
Besides, his radio show Transitions is treasured globally with weekly 14 million viewers who are broadcast across 45 countries.
The world’s most successful DJ thus has amassed a total asset of $48 million through his ethereal soundscape production.
Thus, John Digweed managed to secure his name in the top 20 richest DJs in the world.
Net Worth: $50 million
Sonny John Moore, known by his stage name Skrillex is an American club music DJ, record producer, post-punk artist, singer, and songwriter.
Some of his hit songs include Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Where are You Now, Cinema, and With You Friends.
Skrillex also remixed “8”, the eighth studio album by the rock band Incubus.
Moreover, he created the track for Get Up, sung by the legendary American metal band Korn.
Interesting Facts: Moore has received Grammy Awards for Best Dance/ Electronic Album and Best Remixed Recording in 2016.
The inventor of dub-step sound has amassed a total asset of $50 million through his bright career.
Thus, Skrillex succeeded in adding his name to the list of top 20 richest DJs in the world.
Net Worth: $5o million
Ryan Gary Raddon, popularly known as Kaskade, is a progressive electronic DJ, record producer, and remixer.
He first started his music journey as a club DJ in Manhattan.
Besides, Kaskade is celebrated for his techno songs 4 A.M., Angel On My Shoulder, and Move For Me.
Interesting Facts: Kaskade was nominated with Grammy Awards for his remix tracks which include Fire and Ice, Atmosphere, Smile, Stargazing, and Runaway.
Moreover, Kaskade was entitled America’s Best DJ in 2011 and 2013.
With his innovative music, Kaskade has collected total assets of $5o million.
Net Worth: $50 million
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, familiar with his stage name Deadmau5 is a Canadian DJ and progressive house music producer.
Strobe, Not Exactly, and I Remember are some of his greatest tracks.
Interesting Facts: Deadmau5 achieved six Grammy Award nominations for s his remix track Rope, Raise Your Weapon,and many more.
The techno musician has also collaborated with renowned producers and DJs such as Kaskade, Rob Swire, and Eric Prydz.
One of the international limelight in DJ’s world, Deadmouse’s net worth is estimated to be $5o million, as of 2022.
Thus, Deadmau5 succeeded in adding his name to the list of top 20 richest DJs in the world.
13. Armin Van Buuren
Net Worth: $55 million
Armin Van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and trance music producer from the Netherlands.
In 1997, Burren achieved his first success with the track Blue Fear.
After two years, his track Communicator also gained popularity in Ibiza, Spain, and ranked the UK singles Chart at No. 18.
Interesting Facts: Burren’s single, This is What It Feels Like received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording in 2014.
Burren was also ranked the number one DJ by DJ Mag five times and four years in a row.
Thus, the Rising Star of Leiden has amassed a net worth of $55 million throughout his career.
12. Paul Van Dyk
Net Worth: $60 million
Matthias Paul, renowned by his stage name Paul Van Dyk is a trance music producer and DJ from Germany.
His single Reflections made him the prime artist to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/ Electronic Album.
Besides, Van Dyk was the pioneer of psychedelic trance music.
Some of his hit tracks include For an Angel, Duality, and Nothing But You.
The first truly renowned DJ ever in world history has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2022.
Net Worth: $6o million
On the list of top 20 richest DJs globally, Afrojack has succeeded in adding his name to the eleventh place.
Afrojack is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ.
His song Take Over Control gained huge popularity worldwide. Besides, his 2011 remix Revolver won him a Grammy Award.
According to DJ Mag, Afrojack is one of the ten best artists in the Top 100’s DJs.
The bright Spijkenisse remixer has amassed a net worth of $60 million throughout his career.
10. Paul Oakenfold
Net Worth: $65 million
Paul Oakenfold has succeeded in adding his name to tenth place in the top 20 richest DJs in the world.
Paul Oakenfold is a trance DJ and music producer from London.
He is a three-time Grammy Award and two-time World Music Award, nominee.
Similarly, The DJ Magazine also voted him the No. 1 DJ globally in 1998 and 1999.
Moreover, Paul is also a remixer for internationally renowned artists such as Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna, and Madonna.
The exceptional remixer of all time has amassed a net worth of $65 million throughout his career.
9. Thomas Bangalter
Net Worth: $70 million
Thomas Bangalter is a celebrated DJ, musician, songwriter, singer, and cinematographer from France.
Music Sounds Better With You, Together, and So Much Love To Give are some of his hit remixes with the trio Stardust and duo Together.
Moreover, Thomas has also composed the music for the movie Irreversible.
Interesting Facts: Thomas Bangalter was a four times Grammy Award winner.
His debut albums Harder Better Faster Stronger, and Get Lucky won him the title of Best Dance Recording and Record of the Year.
Beyond Bangalter’s musical work, he has served as a director of several film productions.
Commonly known as the other half of Daft Punk, Thomas has amassed a net worth of $70 million throughout his career.
Thus, Thomas Bangalter has managed to add his name to the top 20 richest DJs in the world.
8. Guy-Manuel de Homem- Christo
Net Worth: $70 million
Guy-Manuel de Homem- Christo is a disco DJ, music producer, singer, songwriter, and film creator from France.
Besides, he is one of the half duos of Daft Punk.
Similarly, he has collaborated with several futuristic artists and DJs such as The Weekend, Kanye West, Thomas Bangalter, and Le Night.
Hurt You, OutRun, DaFunk, Nightcall are some of his hit remixes.
Apart from that, he also runs the popular French house Record Label Crydamoure.
The creative multi-instrumentalist has amassed a total asset of $70 million throughout his career.
Thus, Guy-Manuel de Homem- Christo has managed to add up his name in the top 2o richest DJs in the world.
7. Andrew Taggart
Net Worth: $70 million
Andrew Taggart is the half duo of the internationally renowned DJ group The Chainsmokers.
Some of his hit songs include Selfie, Don’t Let Me Down, and Sick Boy.
Along with his music pal, Alex Pall, he has won a Grammy Award, two American Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.
The cool musician Taggart has amassed a total asset of $70 million throughout his career.
Thus, Andrew Taggart has managed to secure seventh place in the list of top 20 richest DJs globally.
6. Alex Pall
Net Worth: $70 million
On the 6th position of the top 20 richest DJs comes none other than Alex Pall.
Alex Pall is another renowned American DJ of the boy group The Chainsmokers.
The Chainsmokers single Closer featuring Halsey ranked No.1 on the Billboard Chart.
Likewise, Alex has collaborated with several global indie artists such as Halsey, BTS, Coldplay, and Daya throughout his career.
With a total asset of $70 million, Alex Pall has gained the sixth rank in the world’s richest DJ list.
5. David Guetta
Net Worth: $75 million
On the top 20 richest DJs globally, David Guetta has managed to secure himself the fifth position.
David Guetta is one of the most celebrated French DJ, songwriters, and record producers.
The DJ’S Magazine ranked him in the number one DJ in the Top 100 DJs poll. Likewise, his songs have accumulated more than 50 million record sales and 10 billion streams worldwide.
Some of his hit singles include When Love Takes Over, Gettin’ Over You, Sexy Bitch, and Memories.
David Guetta has amassed a total asset of $75 million with his epiphanies dub-step music.
4. Steve Aoki
Net Worth: $95 million
On the top 20 richest DJs in the world, Steve Aoki has managed to add up his name in fourth place.
Steve Aoki is one of the most renowned American DJ, electronic music producers, and record executives.
In 2013, his notable album Wonderland was nominated for the Grammy Award for the Best Dance/ Electronica Album.
Interesting Facts: Steve has collaborated with several artists such as Afrojack, Linkin Park, BTS, and Blink-182.
Moreover, he was the highest-grossing dance musician in North America.
Besides, Aoki is one of the highest touring DJ artists in the world.
Some of Aoki’s greatest tracks include Azukita, Are You Lonely, and A Light That Never Comes.
Steve Aoki has an estimated net worth of $95 million, making him the world’s fourth-richest DJ.
3. DJ Tiesto
Net Worth: $170 million
On the top 20 richest DJs globally, Tiesto has managed to secure the third position among all DJs.
Tijs Michiel Verwest, notable as Tiesto is a Dutch DJ and record producer.
His first solo hit album, In My Memory, made a huge elevation in his career universally.
Moreover, Just Be and Elements of Life are his best-selling tracks which were certified as No.1 in the Netherlands.
Interesting Facts: Tiesto earns $40 million per year from his album sales, licensing, tours and merchandise.
The Godfather of Electronic Dance Music has amassed a net worth of $170 million through his harmonious work.
2. Gianluca Vacchi
Net Worth: $200 million
On the top 20 richest DJs in the world, Gianluca Vacchi has managed to add up his name in the second position.
Gianluca Vacchi is an Italian progressive DJ and a social media personality.
Some of his tracks include Viento, Para, Love, and Trump- It.
Interesting Facts: Vacchi is an owner of his family business group, IMA.
Likewise, he was nominated as a popular DJ at Dolce Vita Awards in 2019.
Apart from that, Vacchi is an author who wrote a popular book, Enjoy, in 2016.
The popular icon has amassed a net worth of $200 million through his business and musical career.
1. Calvin Harris
Net Worth: $300 million
On the top 20 richest DJs globally, Calvin Harris has secured first place among the best DJs.
Calvin Harris is the finest DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter from Scotland.
He has received 18 British Award nominations, five Grammy nominations, and an Ivor Novello Award.
In 2013, Calvin was nominated for ASCAP Music Awards for his most popular songs; We Found Love, Let’s Go, Where Have You Been, and Feel So Close.
Moreover, he has collaborated with millions of astounding artists such as Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Frank Ocean.
Besides, Calvin’s tracks have more than one billion streamings on Spotify globally, where he earns about $4 million through his royalties.
To sum up, all his bountiful notes are due to his music career, record streamings, and his live tours and concerts.
With an estimated net worth of $300 million, Calvin Harris is the world’s highest-paid DJ as of 2021.