Top 20 Richest DJs of the World in 2012

richest djs in 2012It might sound interesting to you that the musicians today are making more money than people who spend all their days in their offices, trying hard to meet up their livings. In early times, music was always taken as an ingredient for recreation but now things are different! In order to become successful, it’s compulsory that you start thinking how to make money in everything you do.We have been discussing about rappers, singers, actors and now it’s the DJs.

According to the authentic news published at Forbes, the Following are the top 10 richest DJs of 2012.

20)  ATB aka Andre Tanneberger

Net worth: $8 million
Country: Germany

ATB was born on 26th February 1973. He is a German DJ, musician and producer of trance music. Tanneberger started his music career at the dance music group Sequential One. Tanneberger started his solo project named ATB in 1998 and under its name, his first track “9pm (Till I Come),” included in the Movin’ Melodies album, topped the United Kingdom music charts in 1999. This is widely regarded as the UK’s first trance number one.

19) Calvin Harris

Net Worth: $ 10 million
Country: Scotland

Calvin Harris was born on 17th January 1984. His real name is Adam Richard Wiles. He is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. His debut album “I created Disco” was a gold-selling which brought him fame and opened many doors for him.

18) Deadmau5

Net Worth: $12 million
Country: Canada

Deadmau5 has a real name Joel Thomas Zimmerman. He was born on 5th January 1981. He is an electro-house music producer and performer from Toronto. He produces various styles of electro dance music or house genre.

17) Benny Benassi

Net Worth: $14 million
Country: Italy

Marco Benassi, known as Benny Benassi, was born on 13th July 1967. He is an Italian DJ and record producer of tech house music. His summer club hit”Satisfaction” brought him fame and fortune. He was on #26 in DJ magazine’s Top 100 DJ Poll in 2009.

16) Carl Cox

Net Worth: $15 million
Country: Britain

Carl Cox was born 29th July 1962. He is a British house music DJ and producer. In the mid 1980s, he began his career as a hardcore and rave DJ. He also performs in clubs and on stages.

15) The Chemical Brothers


Net Worth: $15 million
Country: England

The Chemical Brothers originated in Manchester in 1991. It is composed of Tow Rowlands and Ed Simons. They are an English electronic music duo. They were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture.

14) Ferry Corsten

Net Worth: $18 million
Country: Denmark

Ferry Corsten was born on 4th December 1973. He is also known as System F. He is a Dutch a DJ, remixer and a producer of trance music. He plays at several events round the world with crowds exceeding ten thousands. He also hosts his own weekly radio show, Corsten’s Countdown.

13) Steve Aoki

Net Worth: $20 million
Country: America

Steve Hiroyuki Aoki was born on 30th November 1977. He is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records.

12)  Fatboy Slim

Net Worth: $22 million
Country: England

Norman Quentin Cookwas born on 16 July 1963 in Bromley, England. His name was Quentin Leo Cook but later on, he was known by his stage name Fatboy Slim. He is a British DJ, electronic dance music musician, and record producer. He is pioneer of the big beat genre that received appraisal across the globe in the 1990s.

11) David Guetta

Net Worth: $25 million
Country: France

Pierre David Guetta was born on 7th November 1967. He is professionally known as David Guetta. He is a French music producer and DJ. Initially he was a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s and soon he co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002, which made him popular.

10) Moby

Net Worth: $28 million
Country: America

Richard Melville Hall was born on 11th September 1965. Moby is his stage name. He is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is well known for his sample-based electronic music, his vegan lifestyle, and support for animal rights.

9) Daft Punk

Net Worth: $30 million
Country: French

Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo who was born on 8th February 1974 and Thomas Bangalter who was born on 3th January 1975. The duo produced songs which are considered essential in the French house scene and received credits for that. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met got huge success.

8) Pete Tong

Net Worth: $30 million
Country: England

Peter “Pete” Tong was born on 30th July 1960. He is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. He is known by the nickname of Lord of the Dance. He is the host of programs such as Essential Mix and Essential Selection on the radio service. Tong has worked as a record producer.

7) Judge Jules

Net Worth: $40 million
Country: Britain
Judge Jules, real name is Julius O’Riordan, was born on 26th October 1966 in London. He is a British dance music DJ and producer. He is very well known for his DJ activities and popular radio show which achieved global success.


6) Sasha

Net Worth: $40 million
Country: Wales

Sasha, real name is Alexander Paul Coe, was bornon 4th September 1969 in Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales. He is a Welsh DJ and record producer. Sasha began his career playing acid house dance music in the late 1980s.



5) Armin Van Buuren

Net Worth: $40 million
Country: Denmark
Armin van Buuren was born on 25th December 1976 in Leiden, Netherlands. He is a Dutch trance producer and DJ. Between 2007 and 2010, He was voted number one in DJ Magazine’s annual top 100 list of the most popular DJs, between 2007 and 2010. Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which claims to have around 25 million weekly listeners in 26 countries.

4) John Digweed

Net Worth: $45 million
Country: England

John Digweed was born on 1st January 1967 in Hastings, England. He is an English DJ, record producer and actor. He is known for promoting the progressive house sound that became popular in Europe and North America in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He released several popular mix compilations on labels like Renaissance and Global Underground.

3)  Paul van Dyk

Net Worth: $50 million
Country: Germany.

Paul van Dyk, real name is Matthias Paul, was born on 16th December 1971. He is a German Grammy Award-winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer. For his 2004 release ‘Reflections’, Paul van Dyk received a Grammy nomination in the newly added category of best Dance/Electronic album. He was the first one to receive it among all the Germans.

2) Paul Oakenfold

Net Worth: $55 million
Paul Mark Oakenfold was born on 30th August 1963. He is an English record producer and a trance DJ. Oakenfold’s musical career began in the late 1970s, when he started playing soul in a Covent Garden wine bar.


1)  DJ Tiesto

Net Worth: $65 million
Country: Denmark

Tijs Michiel Verwest was born on 17th January 1969. He is better known as Tiësto. He is a Dutch musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. Although he has used many stage names in the past, he is best known for his work as DJ Tiësto. Tiësto attained the #3 poll position of the DJ Mag 100 Popularity Poll in 2012. He mainly plays House, Electro House, and Progressive House.

That was all for now, we will come up with new top 10 series, introducing new ways to choose the most profitable career for you!

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8 thoughts on “Top 20 Richest DJs of the World in 2012”

  1. Funny how know the Richest DJ in the world is Dutch, but not know that means he’s from The Netherlands (Kingdom of the Netherlands to be precise).
    Dutch = The Netherlands (or Holland as some falsely call it)
    Denmark = Danish

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