Who do you think are the richest DJs in the world?
When you hear the word music, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it singers/rappers?
Well, it’s common that most of us don’t know about the DJs. So today, we will be presenting you with the 35 richest DJs in the world.
DJs are not that famous in the music scene compared to singers, but some have made a name for themselves with their music and earned tons of wealth.
The 35 Richest DJs in the World
35. Matthew Koma
Coming at number 35, we have a famous American DJ and songwriter Matthew Koma who has a total net worth of $25 million.
Matthew is commonly known for writing the world-famous song “Clarity.” He was the songwriter, but Zedd performed the song.
Some of Matthew’s most popular songs are Spectrum, one night, suitcase, etc.
His song Spectrum even won the Billboard Music Awards.
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Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, popular by his stage name of Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ and songwriter with a total net worth of $25 million.
Kygo came into the international limelight when his song “I See Fire” became viral, and everyone started recognizing him from thereon.
Around the end of 2015, Kygo was a name in everyone’s mind, and he reached 1 billion streams on Spotify and became the fastest artist to do so.
Richard Melville Hall is an American DJ, musician, and singer popular by his stage name of Moby. He has a total net worth of $25 million.
Moby has sold over 20 million records worldwide throughout his career, and according to Allmusic, he is one of the key figures in early 90s dance music.
Some of Moby’s all-time hits are “Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)” and “Feeling So Real.”
Both of those songs were in Billboard’s top 10 in the late 90s.
32. Joe Hahn
Joseph Hahn, popular by his stage name Joe, is an American DJ, songwriter, and musician. He has a net worth of $25 million.
Hahn is popular for being the DJ of one of the most popular rock bands in the world, Linkin Park.
Joe has performed scratching, turntables, sampling, and programming in all of the Linkin Park albums.
He is also half responsible for the artwork in the band’s album. In the artwork process, he works alongside band member Mike Shinoda.
31. Sebastian Ingrosso
Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso, a Swedish DJ and a record producer with a net worth of $30 million, is professionally known as Sebastian Ingrosso.
Asides from being a solo artist, he also works alongside his friends Axwell and Steve Angello in the Swedish House Mafia.
Sebastian is a winner of the 2010 Best House DJ award. He has been nominated for the award six times consecutively from 2008-2013.
30. Martin Garrix
Martijn Gerard Garritsen is a Dutch DJ who is popular by his nickname of Martin Garixx.
He has a total net worth of $30 million as well, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Garrix is quite popular in this generation, and he is considered one of the best.
Martin was ranked number one on the DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Some of the most popular Martin Garrix songs are “Animals,” “In the Name of Love,” and “Scared to Be Lonely.”
29. Kidd Kraddick
David Peter Cradick, popular by his stage name of Kidd, is a DJ and radio host with a total net worth of $30 million.
Kraddick has his own radio show titled The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. It is based in Irving, Texas, but it airs throughout America.
Kraddick was also seen several times in the Dish Nation television show.
28. Ferry Corsten
Ferry Corsten is a Dutch DJ and a record producer with a total net worth of $30 million.
Corsten is one of the most influential DJs, and around the 90s, he was widely popular in the music world for pioneering trance tracks.
He released and remixed different music under different names. Some of his aliases are System F, Moonman, Pulp Victim, and Gouryella.
Currently, Ferry has shifted his interest towards electronic music, and he mostly plays progressive house and uplifting trance.
The Dj also has a radio show named Resonation Radio.
27. Fatboy Slim
Norman Quentin Cook, who goes by the name of Fatboy Slim in the professional scene, is an English DJ. He has a total net worth of $30 million.
Fatboy is known for his contribution to the big beat genre. He helped bring it to the mainstream in the early 1990s.
Before becoming a DJ, Slim was a bassist in a band called the Housemartins, but he parted ways and pursued his DJ career.
Coming at number 26 is another Swedish DJ named Axel Christofer Hedfors, well-known as Axwell.
He has a net worth of $30 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Axwell is a Swedish DJ and a record producer. He is also part of the group Swedish House Mafia alongside Sebastian Ingrosso, mentioned earlier in this article.
Axwell is very popular and has won the DJ Awards twice in his career. He was also listed on number 19 on the list of top 100 best DJs in the world.
Besides that, Axwell is also the third most DJ-supported producer in the world.
Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad, who is professionally known as Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and record producer with a total net worth of $30 million.
He is also popular due to his appearance and collaboration with various popular singers.
He has collaborated with the likes of Hailee Steinfeld, Calvin Harris, Anitta, Usher, etc.
Alesso has also been part of various music festivals throughout the years.
He has played in music festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland.
24. Pete Tong
Peter Michael Tong is an English DJ who is popular for working on BBC Radio 1.
He has a net worth of $33 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Tong has appeared on various shows like Essential Mix and Essential Selection on the radio service. Besides his radio shows, he also performs at nightclubs.
Pete has also been one of the few who brought electronic music to the limelight, and for his contributions, he is considered the global ambassador for electronic music.
23. Tom Joyner
Thomas Joyner, professionally known as Tom Joyner, is an American retired radio show host and a Dj.
He has a net worth of $40 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Joyner was the host of the national television show The Tom Joyner Morning Show, the people around America loved it.
He is also the founder of Reach Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Joyner has won the NAB Marconi Radio Award.
Alexander Paul Coe, known by his stage name Sasha is a Welsh DJ and record producer with a total net worth of 40 million.
Sasha is a well cherish DJ in the music industry. He is popular for his solo performances.
He performs at live events, and his best genre is electronic music.
Besides his solo performances, he also loves to collab with his friend John Digweed, an English DJ. The duo goes by the name of Sasha & John Digweed.
We have all heard of him. He is the most mainstream DJ in these recent years.
Moreover, he has been rising to the top ranks with his collaborations and music. He has a total net worth of $40 million.
Christopher Comstock, popularly known as Marshmello, is an American DJ, musician, and record producer famous for being the masked DJ.
He has released several banger songs; some of them are “Silence,” “Wolves,” “Friends,” “Happier,” and “Alone.”
All of those songs are certified platinum and also on the top 30 billboard charts.
Marshmello collaborated with Khalid, Selena Gomez, Ann Marie, Bastille, and Bastille, respectively, in the songs mentioned above.
20. Judge Jules
Julius O’Riordan, known as Judge Jules on the Stage, is a British DJ and record producer with a total net worth of $42 million.
Jules achieved success in the music industry through his great music production, DJ skits, and world-famous radio show.
Jules was voted as the number one on the best Dj in the world in 1995.
His most recent song is “Won’t You Listen,” which was released in 2019.
Anton Zaslavski is a Russian-born DJ and record producer who grew up in Germany. He goes by the name of Zedd on the stage.
He has a total net worth of $45 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Zedd is widely popular among his fans for his songs “Stay the Night” and “Clarity.
He is a very multitalented DJ familiar with different styles of jockeying, but his favorite genre is electro house music.
Zedd also performs progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.
Zedd has won the Top dance/electronic song award twice in his career.
18. John Digweed
Thomas John Digweed is a British DJ and record producer with a total net worth of $48 million.
Digweed is one of the best DJs. He was voted and awarded the Best DJ title in 2001 by the DJ Magazine.
John is popular for his solo performances, but he has also achieved success in duos alongside Sasha in the group name Sasha & John Digweed.
Here comes one of the fan favorites; Sonny John Moore, known as Skrillex professionally, is an American DJ, record producer, and musician with a net worth of $50 million.
Skrillex started as a singer in his early days and even released few songs but slowly moved to become a DJ.
Then under the name of Skrillex, he started performing and also released his EP titled My Name Is Skrillex.
After his career skyrocketed and he received fame, he started releasing even better music.
Moreover, he has won 8 Grammy awards, and he was titled MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year in 2011.
Thomas Wesley Pentz is also one of the best DJs out there, and he goes by the name of Diplo in the professional scene.
Diplo is an American DJ and record producer with a net worth of $50 million as well.
Thomas is also the co-founder and the leader of the dancehall music project Major Lazer, and also, he is a member of the LSD with Sia and Labrinth.
One of Diplo’s best Ep is Revolution, which was a huge success. It ranked 68th on the US Billboard 200.
Ryan Gary Raddon is an American Dj and record producer who goes by the stage name of Kaskade. He has a total net worth of $50 million too.
Kaskade is titled as the best DJ in the world twice by the DJ times. He won the award in 2011 and 2013.
Also, he was ranked 51st on the 2009 list of Top 100 DJs.
He was nominated for Best Remixed Recording and Non-Classical four times.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman is a Canadian Music producer, DJ, and electronic music producer with a total net worth of $50 million.
Deadmau5 is widely popular around the world for his progressive house music and also his electronic music.
Throughout his career, Zimmerman got nominated for the grammy award six times.
His most popular albums are Random Album Title and 4×4=12.
13. Armin Van Buuren
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren who is professionally known as Armin Van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and a music producer. His net worth is $55 million.
Buuren is a radio host of the world-famous radio show broadcasted around 84 countries in the world. It is titled A State of Trance (ASOT).
He has been the host of the show for the past two decades.
Buuren rose to fame with the help of the radio show and propelled Djing.
He had a huge success in his DJ career as well. He has been named as the number one DJ by DJ Mag five times.
12. Paul Van Dyk
Matthias Paul, known as Paul Van Dyk, is a German DJ, record producer, and musician with a net worth of $60 million.
He is one of the best DJs of all time, and he is extremely popular amongst the fans for his song Reflections.
He is the first artist to be nominated for the grammy award in Best Dance/Electronic album.
Throughout his career, Paul has sold over 3 million albums worldwide.
Afrojack, whose real name is Nick van de Wall is a Dutch DJ, record producer, and remixer with a net worth of $65 million.
The DJ also has his own record label called Wall Recordings.
He released his first debut album not long ago in 2014, and it was titled Forget the World.
Since then, his career has skyrocketed, and he has become one of the best DJs in the world.
Afrojack is a regular contender for top 10 spots in the Top 100 DJs.
10. Paul Oakenfold
Paul Mark Oakenfold, widely known as Oakenfold, is an English Dj and a record producer. He has a total net worth of $65 million.
He has been nominated thrice for Grammy Award and twice for the World Music Awards throughout his career.
Over the years, Paul has done over 100 remixes for famous singers and bands like U2, Moby, Britney Spears, Maddona, and the rolling stones.
9. Andrew Taggart
You may not be familiar if I say the name Andrew Taggart, but I am pretty sure you have heard of the band Chainsmokers.
He has a total net worth of $80 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Andrew is the one half of the duo. His partner’s name is Alex Pall.
He and Alex have been producing electronic music for the last decade under the name of Chainsmokers.
8. Alex Pall
Again from the Chainsmokers, we have the other half of the due, Alexander “Alex” Pall.
He also has a total net worth of $80 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
Alex shares the role of producer and DJ alongside his long-time partner and friend Andrew Taggart.
He is also the co-writer of the duo and a proficient piano player.
Alongside his buddy, Andrew, both have released absolute bangers like Closer, Paris, and Something Just Like This.
7. David Guetta
David Guetta is one of the most influential DJs on this list, and he has a total net worth of $85 million.
Additionally, Guetta is a French DJ and also record producer.
Over the years, Guetta has sold over 50 million records globally and over 10 billion streams of his songs.
In 2013, his song “When Love Takes Over” was crowned as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
6. Thomas Bangalter
Thomas Bangalter is a French musician, DJ, and record producer popular as Daft Punk’s one half. He has a total net worth of $90 million.
Bangalter is one of the best at switching the tempo. Throughout his career, he has performed as a trio, duo, and solo.
With his success in all types of performances, he has managed to open his own music label called Roulé.
Furthermore, with the music label, he has composed music for blockbuster movies like Irréversible.
5. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Guillaume Emmanuel “Guy-Manuel” de Homem-Christo, who goes by his stage name Guy Manuel, is a French musician and Dj.
The Dj has a net worth of $90 million, making him one of the richest DJs in the World.
He is the partner of above mentioned Thomas Bangalter and the other half of Daft Punk.
Like Thomas, he also has his own record label called Crydamoure, and he has produced various music under this label.
Moreover, his most recent composed and produced music is “Hurt You,” sung by The Weekend.
4. Steve Aoki
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer with a total net worth of $120 million.
Aoki is one of the most renowned names in the DJ scene, and he has collaborated with big names like Afrojack, LMFAO, Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, blink-182, Laidback Luke, Bts, etc.
Steve has various songs in the top 100 lists on the Billboard charts, and his debut album, Wonderland, is one of his most popular songs.
3. DJ Tiesto
Tijs Michiel Verwest, widely known as the Tiesto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer dubbed as the greatest DJ of all time by MIX in 2011. He has a total net worth of $170 million.
Popular magazine Dj Mag voted him the best DJ of the last 20 years.
Tiesto rose to fame with his remix of Delerium’s “Silence,” as it got viral, his career and fame skyrocketed.
He has had a long successful career, and he also has his own music label called Black Hole Recordings.
2. Gianluca Vacchi
Gianluca Vacchi is an Italian DJ, social media personality, and author with a total net worth of $200 million.
Vacchi gained fame through his Instagram account and was exposed to a wide audience. However, he is mostly popular for his lavish lifestyle.
He started his career as a businessman, and after finding success, he ventured off to become a DJ.
Coming at number one on our list of richest DJs is Calvin Harris.
He is a Scottish DJ, songwriter, and record producer with a total net worth of $300 million.
He gained and rose to fame with his third album, titled 18 Months.
With this album, he was able to gain the fans’ attention, and then after he released various popular songs.
To date, he has released five albums, and he also opened his own music label called Fly Eye Records.
His most popular concert tour was with the famous female artist Rihanna. The tour was titled Rihanna: Loud tour.
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