Big earners: The 30 Richest DJs in the World

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If last month’s Forbes list didn’t tip you off, DJing can be a lucrative business. When the annual number-crunchers revealed their 2012 list of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities, dance music had a couple of notable entries: Tiesto taking the #84 spot with a $23 million annual salary and relative newcomer Skrillex hitting #92 with $15 million in annual earnings.

But if you were wondering what sort of dough the rest of dance music’s big names rake in (including Forbes’ conspicuously absent David Guetta), website Celebrity Net Worth has released a list of – by their calculations – the 30 Richest DJs in the World.

It’s no surprise that it’s Tiesto sitting in the #1 spot with a cool $65 million net worth; Celebrity Net Worth even going so far as to suggest that Tijs will be the first ”$100 millionaire DJ” in the world within the next five years. What is a bit more curious is that Skrilly only enters the list at #21 with a comparatively modest $8 million net worth, which – with 20 other DJs between him and Tiesto – seems to contradict Forbes’ list. Rounding out CNW’s top 5 are Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk, John Digweed and Armin van Buuren, all with a net worth upwards of $40 million. Poor David Guetta hasn’t even cracked the top 10, instead taking the #11 place with an estimated net worth of a mere $25 million.

It’s not clear where Celebrity Net Worth are getting their (somewhat dubious) info from, but they’ve thrown up some interesting numbers: apparently Avicii charges $75,000 for a one hour set, while Deadmau5 rounds his set fee up to a cool $100,000. PvD, they reveal, charges in the area of $250,000-300,000 a show and Paul Oakenfold allegedly commands a mega $300,000 a gig. You can see the full list below – question is, do you believe it?

#1: Tiesto net worth – $65 million
#2: Paul Oakenfold net worth – $55 million
#3: Paul van Dyk net worth – $50 million
#4: John Digweed net worth – $45 million
#5: Armin van Buuren net worth – $40 million
#6: Sasha net worth – $40 million
#7: Judge Jules net worth – $40 million
#8: Pete Tong net worth – $30 million
#9: Daft Punk net worth – $30 million each
#10: Moby net worth $28 million
#11: David Guetta net worth – $25 million
#12: Fatboy Slim net worth – $22 million
#13: Steve Aoki net worth – $20 million
#1 4: Ferry Corsten net worth – $18 million
#15: The Chemical Brothers net worth – $15 million
#16: Carl Cox net worth – $15 million
#17: Benny Benassi net worth– $14 million
#18: Deadmau5 net worth – $12 million
#19: Calvin Harris net worth – $10 million
#20: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger net worth – $8 million
#21: Skrillex net worth – $8 million
#22: Avicii net worth – $6 million
#23: Gareth Emery net worth – $5 million
#24: Swedish House Mafia net worth – $4 million each
#25: Eric Prydz net worth – $4 million
#26: Martin Solveig net worth – $3 million
#27: Kaskade net worth – $3 million
#28: Darude net worth – $2.5 million
#29: Markus Schulz net worth – $2 million
#30: Afrojack net worth – $2 million

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