Who are the richest DJ’s in the world?
When it comes to the music business, DJ’s probably aren’t the first people you think of having all the riches. After all, what with the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z, Ice Cube and so on, nothing else quite stacks up.
However, you might be surprised by some of the money these DJ’s are pulling in!
We’ve put together a compilation of the richest DJ’s in the world, but before you continue reading, have a guess as to who you think is going to appear below.
The Top 20 Richest DJ’s in the World
Here are the top 20 richest DJ’s of all time, as of 2020. We’ve pulled all their net worth estimates directly from CelebrityNetworth.com:
1. Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris’ Net Worth: $190 Million
Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer. His real name is Adam Richard Wiles. He was born in Dumfries, in Scotland, but now lives in Los Angeles, California.
When Adam was younger, he would stack shelves in supermarkets and work at a local fish processing factory in order to earn the money he needed for DJ gear.
He gradually began to produce records here and there, and eventually caught the eye of Three Six Zero Group, who signed him later on. Right now, Calvin Harris is the richest DJ in the world with a net worth of $190 million.
2. DJ Tiesto
DJ Tiesto’s Net Worth: $150 Million
Tiesto, full name being Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch DJ and record producer.
When Tijs was a teenager, he would DJ at school parties, and then at several clubs in the Netherlands a few years later. In 1994, he began to release his own songs, and that’s when his career began to take off.
Tiesto is 2nd on this list of the richest DJ’s in the world with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
3. Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia’s Net Worth: $100 Million
Although Swedish House Mafia split and went their separate ways back in 2012, the group has reached 3rd on the all time earnings list, and so they remain on this list of the richest.
The group originally formed back in 2008, and consisted of consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. Within their four year career, they had many famous hits that netted them a cool $100 million.
Avicii’s Net Worth: $85 Million
Tim Bergling, AKA Avicii, was a Swedish DJ and record producer.
Bergling, born on 8 September 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. In May 2007, Avicii signed on with the Dejfitts Plays label, and in 2010 he released his first major hit, ‘Seek Bromance’.
Unfortunately, Avicii recently passed away in April this year, and had an incredible net worth of $85 million when he passed. He will be sorely missed by millions around the world.
5. David Guetta
David Guetta’s Net Worth: $75 Million
David Guetta is a French DJ, musician, record maker, and remixer. He helped to establish Gum Productions with Jean-Charles Carré and Joachim Garraud, and discharged his first collection ‘Only a Little More Love’, in 2002.
Anyone who knows what DJ’ing is has heard of David Guetta, that’s for sure. He is one of the most well known DJ’s worldwide, along with Calvin Harris featured on the top spot.
David Guetta has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
6. Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki’s Net Worth: $75 Million
Steven Hiroyuki, otherwise known as Steve Aoki, is an American electro house musician, record producer, DJ, and music executive.
Aoki released several Billboard-charting studio albums, notably Wonderland, that was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013. He also is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.
7. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s Net Worth: $70 Million
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, featured on the left above, is a French musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, DJ, and film director.
He’s best known for being one half of the French house music duo Daft Punk. The other half being Thomas Bangalter, who’s also featured on this list of the richest DJs in the world.
8. Thomas Bangalter
Thomas Bangalter’s Net Worth: $70 Million
Thomas Bangalter, featured on the right above, is a French musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, DJ, composer and film director.
He’s the other half of the French house music duo Daft Punk, and has amassed a $70 million net worth through his career.
9. Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold’s Net Worth: $65 Million
Paul Mark Oakenfold is actually an English record producer and trance DJ.
Oakenfold is a two time Grammy Award and two times World Music Awards nominee. He was also voted the No. 1 DJ in the World two times in 1998 and 1999 by DJ Magazine.
Over the span of his career, Paul has amassed a net worth of $65 million, making him the 9th Richest DJ in the world.
Afrojack’s Net Worth: $60 Million
Afrojack is a Dutch DJ, record producer, and remixer. In 2014, he also released his debut album Forget the World. Afrojack mostly features in the top 10 of DJ Mag Top 100 DJs.
With an estimated net worth of $60 million, he’s become one of the richest DJ’s in the world.
11. Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk’s Net Worth: $60 Million
Matthias Paul, more commonly known as Paul van Dyk, is a German Grammy Award-winning DJ, record producer and musician.
He was named the World’s number one DJ in both 2005 and 2006, something only a handful of DJs have ever achieved. He was the first ever DJ to be named number one by Mixmag in 2005, and By 2008, he had sold over 3 million albums worldwide
12. Armin Van Buuren
Armin Van Buuren’s Net Worth: $55 Million
Armin van Buuren is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer;
Van Buuren has won a number of accolades. He has been ranked the No. 1 DJ by DJ Mag a record of 5 times, four years in a row. He was ranked fourth on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s list in both 2016 and 2017.
DeadMau5 Net Worth: $53 Million
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5, is a Canadian record maker and DJ from Toronto, Ontario.
Zimmerman received about six Grammy Award nominations for his work. He also worked with other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire, and Wolfgang Gartner.
Kaskade’s Net Worth: $50 Million
Ryan Gary Raddon, known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
Kaskade’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be $50 million.
15. John Digweed
John Digweed’s Net Worth: $48 Million
John Digweed is an English DJ, record producer, and actor. DJ Magazine nominated him World No 1 DJ in 2001.
John is now 50 years of age and has had an incredibly successful career, currently leaving him sitting with an estimated net worth of $48 million.
Skrillex’s Net Worth: $45 Million
Sonny John Moore, referred to expertly as Skrillex, is an American electronic move music maker, DJ, vocalist, musician and multi-instrumentalist.
Skrillex’ style is very different to a lot of the other DJ’s out there, and that set him apart when trying to make a name for himself.
17. Judge Jules
Judge Jules’ Net Worth: $42 Million
He is a British dance music DJ, producer and entertainment lawyer. He was elected the No. 1 DJ in the World by DJ Magazine in 1995.
Jules has made it onto the list of the richest DJs in the world with an estimated net worth of $42 million.
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Sasha’s Net Worth: $40 Million
Sasha is a Welsh DJ, record producer, and Grammy Award nominee. He was voted World No. 1 DJ in 2000 in a poll conducted by DJ Magazine. was a 4 time International Dance Music Awards winner and four-time DJ Awards winner.
DJ Sasha has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
19. Tom Joyner
Tom Joyner’s Net Worth: $40 Million
Thomas Joyner is an American radio host, host of the nationally syndicated ‘The Tom Joyner Morning Show’, and also the founder of Reach Media Inc., Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Tom’s show has attracted plenty of baller advertisers such as McDonald’s, Chrysler Corporation, Walmart, and Southwest Airlines.
Zedd’s Net Worth: $35 Million
Anton Zaslavski, known popular by his stage name Zedd, is a German record producer, DJ, and musician. Zedd was born in Russia, however he grew up in Germany, which is where his exciting career as a DJ all began.
Though he is only 27 years old, Zedd has built up an impressive net worth of $35 million thus far within his career.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest DJ’s in the world as of 2020:
- Calvin Harris
- DJ Tiesto
- Swedish House Mafia
- David Guetta
- Steve Aoki
- Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
- Thomas Bangalter
- Paul Okenfield
- Afro Jack
- Paul van Dyk
- Armin Van Buuren
- John Digweed
- Judge Jules
- Tom Joyner