Everyone knows Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, and Tiësto, but who is the richest DJ in the world?
The Scottish Calvin Harrist or Adam Richard Wiles is the richest DJ in the world. His net worth is estimated €216 million ($240/£183) according to Celebrity Net Worth. With the song We Found Love, a collaboration with hip hop singer Rihanna among other hits, he became internationally known.
Calvin Harris was born on January 17, 1984, in the Scottish town of Dumfries who has hits such as We Found Love, This Is What You Came For, Summer, Feel So Close, and Feels.
In a 2009 interview with Shortlist, the singer/DJ said: “My first single was more of a soul track, and I thought Calvin Harris sounded a bit more racially ambiguous,” he said. “I thought people might not know if I was black or not. After that, I was stuck with it.”
Calvin Harris told that his very first single was more a soul track. People became confused after his former girlfriend, Taylor Swift thanked him during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards by his real name Adam.
Taylor Swift is no longer Calvin Harris’s girlfriend but his love for his Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 deck will never die.
In an interview with Shortlist, Harris explains that he can play CDs as if they were vinyl. The Scottish DJ pinpoint why he loves the Pioneer deck because you are able to scratch the track back and select cue points and loops.
“It allows me to play CDs as if they were vinyl; I can scratch the track back and select cue points and loops,” says Calvin Harris.
Who is the Second richest DJ in the World?
Calvin Harris is the richest DJ in the world but who is the second richest DJ?
DJ Tiësto or Tijs Michiel Verwest is the second richest DJ in the world with an estimated net worth of €135 million ($150/£114). The Dutch DJ and producer have won 48 awards in total, including three times the title “No. 1. DJ in the World”.
Tiësto was born on January 17, 1969, in the southernmost bustling carnival city Breda.
From childhood, he enjoyed watching shows like the Soul Show and Ben Liebrand’s In the Mix, where his passion for being a DJ originated.
If you say the name Tiësto then people instantly remember the Dutch DJ with his song Traffic that landed #1 in the Single Top 100.
In addition to countless hits, Tiësto has been appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
DJ Tiësto married his girlfriend Annika Backes in the middle of the desert.
Who is the Third richest DJ in the World?
Calvin Harris is the richest DJ followed by Tiësto. Which DJ is the third richest DJ of 2020?
The house group Swedish House Mafia is the third richest DJ in the world with an estimated net worth of €90 million ($100/£67) regardless the group is retired.
Swedish House Mafia aka Axwell, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso’s first song was with Dutch DJ and producer Laidback Luke with the 2009 song Leave the World Behind.
In 2011 they did a remix of Coldplay’s hit Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.
On March 24, 2013, Swedish House Mafia played their very last concert at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during their tour One Last Tour.
Ten Richest DJ in the World of 2020
Now you have been introduced with the top three richest DJs in the world we continue to countdown the top ten richest DJs in the world of 2020.
|#||DJ||€/Net Worth in Million|
|3||Swedish House Mafia||90|
|6||Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo||70|
|10||Armin van Buuren||55|
|–||Martin Garrix (*just for fun)||22|
The chance is very reasonable that the Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix will become the richest DJ within a few years. Realize that his very first song Torrent was released in 2013. He has just started and he is already net worth €20 million. Carl Cox’s net worth is estimated €14 million while he has been active since 1980 — in fact, Cox started working as a DJ when he was 15 years old.
The Netherlands is known for the best DJs for a good reason because in the top 10 list with the 10 richest DJs you will find three Dutch DJs.