Richest DJs In The World list 2013 has questionable rankings

00:00 Nov/30/1999

Since the EDM boom showed it's early symptoms a few years back, there have been a few efforts of trying to estimate what it's worth. One of the more intruiging efforts have come from the Celebrity Net Worth website and the Forbes business magazine. Now, a year after its first list, Celebrity Net Worth has released the second edition. There were eyebrows raised about the results then, this time is no different..





A lot of people were interested in the article a year ago. The site itself says there were over a million viewers within 48 hours, making them buy new server space to cope with the need. However, it caught a lot of flack for wild and largely factless estimations. The same goes for the Forbes article which deadmau5 summarized: “You’re putting the whole industry on one article written by one dude, who does not have access to any of our accounts.”


This years list, 'The Richest Electronic DJs in the world', aims for accuracy and objectivity, with the manifesto:


Below is a complete list of the richest electronic dance music DJs in the world as of May 26, 2013. To calculate the net worths, we took into account all music sales, merchandise, touring revenue, licensing, endorsements, real estate, royalties and more. We obtained that information from all publicly available sources, promoters, managers, club owners and, in some cases, the artists themselves. Finally, we took out taxes and various other fees to cover management, agents and legal expenses.


While it may be true that Tiesto is the richest DJ in the world, it certainly isn't certain. Weird things start happening already after him, Guy and Thomas of Daft Punk aren't even DJs,although the money part may be true, since their single 'Get Lucky' has taken the charts by storm. If you browse the list further, think about how in the world could Judge Jules, Sasha and John Digweed make more money than the sought-after pop producer David Guetta, or the marketing genius Swedish House Mafia (after their extremely profitable 'One Last Tour', music sales of compilation albums and their commercial deals, with Absolut and the latest Volvo ad). For some reason, Calvin Harris is at #24, although he managed to break the King of Pop's record with 8 tracks from one album on the UK charts).




#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


Photo: Lawrence OP






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