The 50 Richest Electronic DJs in the World 2013

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Just how big is EDM in year 2013? Try $100,000 a night big, and in some cases, upwards of $500,000 – $1 million gargantuan. At least that’s according to Celebrity Net Worth, who compiled a list of this year’s “Richest Electronic DJs in the World” based on all music sales, merchandise, touring revenue, licensing, endorsements, real estate, royalties and more.

Holding down the top spot is Tiesto, who upped his net worth from $65 million in 2012 to $75 million in 2013. Exploding into the second and third slots this year were Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, who, thanks to the record-breaking success of Random Access Memories, both checked in at a cool $60 million. Other names in the top 10 included trance heavyweights Paul van Dyk and Armin van Buuren, along with the face of BBC Radio 1 Pete Tong and 2001’s top rated DJ, John Digweed (all of whom ranked in 2012’s top 10).

Of course, it has to be noted that “DJ” Pauly D came in at #21 with a net worth of $15 million. Sadly, the Jersey Shore star is actually one of the most in-demand DJs out right now, booking over 130 gigs a year and raking in six figure salaries per set. Among other frequently hated names, we had David Guetta at $30 million, Steve Aoki at $28 million, Deadmau5 at $18 million, Skrillex at $16 million (doubled from last year), Calvin Harris at $13 million, Avicii at $12 million, Afrojack at $11 million, and the recently discontinued trio of Swedish House Mafia at $10 million a pop.

Some surprising names excluded from this list include mainstage regular Fedde Le Grand and Clarity megastar Zedd (among others I’m sure). Check out the full top 50 below and leave your thoughts in the comments.

50 Richest Electronic DJs in the World 2013

01. Tiesto – $75 million
02. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) – $60 million
03. Thomas Bangalter  (Daft Punk) – $60 million
04. Paul Oakenfold – $58 million
05. Paul van Dyk – $52 million
06. John Digweed – $45 million
07. Armin van Buuren – $40 million
08. Judge Jules – $42 million
09. 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
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

(Celebrity Net Worth)

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