Disc Jockeys (DJs) are players of a mix of music that is pre-recorded. With times the types and varieties of music as well as presentation, of the same have changed. But there is no dearth of music lovers and hence the world has seen the upcoming DJs all around to cater to the changed tastes and choices. Catering to these tastes and playing the right kind and frequency of music require talent and this is the job of the DJs. For this, they are paid well and are nowadays in great demand, whether it is in clubs, parties or shows etc.
The entertainment business has no stop and every skilled and talented artist can inch his or her way upward. The DJs of the present times are doing extremely well in their art which is why there are a lot of young DJs who are remunerated very well today.
The list of the top ten richest DJs of the world in 2017 are detailed as under:
Robbert van de Corput was born on 7th of January 1988. His stage name is Hardwell. He was voted the World’s No. 1 DJ on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll in 2013 and 2014. He is known for his live sets at major music festivals. Starting as a DJ in 2006, Hardwell earned accolades in the Ultra music festival of 2009. He is only 28 and already become one of the renowned and wealthiest Djs in the world. His net worth is about $ 9.5 million.
Born on 15th of January, 1988, Sonny John Moore is an electronic music producer and DJ from the U.S. He is nicknamed as Skrillex. He began his career in 2001 and went ahead independently in 2007. He has earned around a net worth of $15 million.
8. Deadmau 5:
With a funny stage name of deadmau5, Joel Thomas Zimmerman who was born on 5th of January, 1981, is a performer from Toronto, Ontario. He specializes in a variety of electronic music. He charges a fee of $ 2000000 per night show. His net worth is $ 18 million.
Ryan Gary Raddon was born on 25th of February, 1971 in Chicago. He presents himself with the stage name of Kaskade. He became the best DJ in America in the year 2013 and before that in 2011. He has a net worth of $ 20 million.
Christened as Nick Van De wall, he is better known as Afrojack. He was born on 9th of September, 1987 in Netherlands. He began his musical career at the small age of 14 years. At 28 he has already gathered a net worth of $ 20 million. He regularly makes it to the top 10 of the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs.
5. David Guetta:
One of the most popular and hottest DJs in the world, Pierre David Guetta born on 7th of November, 1967 is a French DJ and remixer. In 2011 he was voted the DJ number one in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll. His album One Love sold in millions in 2009. He has amassed a net worth of $30 million.
4. Armin Van Buuren:
Hailing from the Netherlands, Buuren has earned a net worth of $40 million. He remixes songs, composes music and writes songs as well. He produces trance music and his radio show on trance music has over 37 million listeners per week. He has been positioned number 1 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine for four years in a row for five times.
3. Calvin Harris:
Adam Richard Wiles (born on 17th of January 1984), is better known as Calvin Harris. He is a Scottish DJ, songwriter and remixer. His debut studio album was I Created Disco, released in 2007. He got worldwide fame in 2012 with his third studio album which topped the UK charts. His fee is an incredible $2000000 per night. He earns a net worth of $ 46 million.
Tim Bergling was born on 8th of September 1989. His stage name is Avicii. He is the first Swedish DJ to have been ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013. He was nominated twice for the Grammy Award. Currently, he is worth $ 48 million.
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Tijs Michiel Verwest, born on 17th of January 1969, is better recognized as Tiesto. He is a Dutch DJ. By dint of his skill and talent in electronic music, he has earned an amount worth $ 75 million. He won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording.
DJing is an art and most of the above listed richest DJs in 2017 have proved their mettle at such incredibly young ages. The world is always ready to experiment with new and newer forms of music and sway to the beats if the rhythm is good.