Here we go again, after Forbes’ highly controversial list of the world’s highest paid DJs of 2012, it is now time for celebrity net worth to tackle the taboo topic. While both Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth’s list do include the same names, their order vary greatly. While Forbes’ list could be deemed more of a marketing coup, as they focused solely on the most common names in the scene, Celebrity Net Worth’s list appears to contain a speck more of realism. Unsurprisingly Tiesto comes at the very top, the name brand value mainly contributing to his worth. As a matter of fact, we can attribute that reasoning to the entire list. Ultimately, the true talent of the DJ/Producer can only get them so far, as we see the sorts as Eric Prydz and Mark Knight capping around $3-4 million, where as Avicii and DJ Pauly D pass well over $10 million. I am by no means devaluing Armin Van Buuren or Paul Van Dyk’s talent, just that much of their worth is inflated by the monetary potential of the brand they represent. To marketers and investors, the AvB brand is worth hell of a lot more than Mark Knight’s. Point aside, I highly recommend you peruse the list and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The Richest Electronic DJs In The World:

  • #1: Tiesto – $75 million
  • #2: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) – $60 million
  • #3: Thomas Bangalter  (Daft Punk) – $60 million
  • #4: Paul Oakenfold – $58 million
  • #5: Paul van Dyk – $52 million
  • #6: John Digweed – $45 million
  • #7: Armin Van Buuren – $40 million
  • #8: Judge Jules – $42 million
  • #9: Sasha – $40 million
  • #10: Pete Tong – $32 million
  • #11: Moby – $30 million
  • #12: David Guetta – $30 million
  • #13: Steve Aoki – $28 million
  • #14: Fatboy Slim – $23 million
  • #15: The Chemical Brothers – $20 million
  • #16: Ferry Corsten – $19 million
  • #17: Deadmau5 – $18 million
  • #18: Carl Cox – $16 million
  • #19: Skrillex – $16 million
  • #20: Benny Benassi – $15 million
  • #21: DJ Pauly D – $15 million (Sad but true)
  • #22: Sven Vath – $14 million
  • #23: Jeffrey Sutorius (Dash Berlin) – $13.5 million
  • #24: Calvin Harris – $13 million
  • #25: Avicii – $12 million
  • #26: Afrojack – $11 million
  • #27: Kaskade – $10 million
  • #28: Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #29: Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #30: Axwell (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #31: Hardwell – $9.5 million
  • #32: Darude – $9 million
  • #33: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger – $8.5 million
  • #34: Richie Hawtin – $8.5 million
  • #35: Jono Grant (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #36: Paavo Siljamäki (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #37: Tony McGuinness (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #38: Gareth Emery – $7 million
  • #39: Diplo – $6.5 million
  • #40: Erick Morillo – $6 million
  • #41: Alesso – $6 million
  • #42: Martin Solveig – $5 million
  • #43: Eric Prydz – $4.5 million
  • #44: Markus Schulz – $4 million
  • #45: Mark knight – $4 million
  • #46: Adam Beyer – $3 million
  • #47: Danny Tenaglia – $3 million
  • #48: Bad Boy Bill – $2.5 million
  • #49: Little Louie Vega – $2 million
  • #50: Morgan Page – $2 million

 

Source: Celebrity Net Worth