Tiesto again tops list of world’s richest electronic DJs

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As electronic dance music continues to explode in popularity, so are the wallets of those behind the booth.

In Las Vegas nightclubs, in-demand performers are paid upwards of $100,000 per hour, with DJs sometimes raking in over $400,000 per day in Sin City.

Celebrity Net Worth has released its second annual list of the world’s richest electronic DJs.

Topping the list, for the second year in a row, is Tiesto with an estimated net worth of $75 million, up from last year’s $65 million.

Tiesto’s presense in Vegas is strong, having committed to a 20-month residency at Hakkasan at MGM Grand.

Others in the top five include Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter ($60 million each), Paul Oakenfold ($58 million), and Paul van Dyk ($52 million).

The estimations are the sums of all music sales, merchandise, touring revenue, licensing, endorsements, real estate, royalties and more after subtracting taxes and recurring expenses.

World’s Richest Electronic DJs 2013 List

#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: Fatboy Slim – $23 million
#13: The Chemical Brothers – $20 million
#14: Ferry Corsten – $19 million
#15: Deadmau5 – $18 million
#16: Carl Cox – $16 million
#17: Skrillex – $16 million
#18: Benny Benassi – $15 million
#19: DJ Pauly D – $15 million
#20: Sven Vath – $14 million
#21: Calvin Harris – $13 million
#22: Avicii – $12 million
#23: Afrojack – $11 million
#24: Kaskade – $10 million
#25: Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#26: Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#27: Axwell (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
#28: Darude – $9 million
#29: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger – $8.5 million
#30: Richie Hawtin – $8.5 million
#31: Gareth Emery – $7 million
#32: Erick Morillo – $6 million
#33: Martin Solveig – $5 million
#34: Eric Prydz – $4.5 million
#35: Markus Schulz – $4 million
#36: Mark knight – $4 million
#37: Adam Beyer – $3 million
#38: Danny Tenaglia – $3 million
#39: Bad Boy Bill – $2.5 million
#40: Little Louie Vega – $2 million
#41: Morgan Page – $2 million

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