Last Updated on April 21, 2022
DJ Tiesto is a real star in the world of electronic music. His compositions are popular in different parts of the world, his concerts constantly gather full houses. His net worth is $170 million.
|Net Worth||170 000 000 $|
|Born||17 January 1969
Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands
|Occupation||DJ, record producer|
How rich is Tiësto?
Although Tiësto is one of the world’s most famous successful DJs and a Grammy Award winner to boot, not much is known about his private life. It is known that the DJ loves Jägermeister. In the meantime, it has also leaked out that the Dutch-born DJ has become engaged to his girlfriend, model Annika Backes, who herself comes from the United States of America. Whether there will be a marriage contract between the two, we will probably never know. For the musician, however, this step would make perfect sense. After all, he is considered a very good match financially. Tiësto’s estimated net worth is 170 million dollars.
Tiësto’s income and fees
In 2017, he was even the second best-paid DJ in the world and is one of the richest DJs in the world. In 2017, Tiësto had an income of 40 million dollars. Thereby, the DJ has quite a few years and experience ahead of his mostly much younger colleagues. But how can a DJ earn so much money? At most of his gigs, the DJ rakes in a fee in the six-figure range. If you play 130 such gigs a year, you quickly add up to a hefty sum. Tiësto himself certainly benefits from the fact that dance music is on the rise in America. The DJ business is booming there, so that Europeans can also cut themselves a big slice of the cake. However, Tiësto has not yet been able to match the fees of Calvin Harris, the best-paid DJ in the world.
A megastar with just five studio albums
Just five studio albums have given DJ Tiësto the aforementioned insane fortune. However, the star not only performs himself but also works as a producer. With his merchandise, album sales, various licenses and the aforementioned tours, considerable sums come together. Already in the middle of the 90s, today’s superstar brought out the first tracks. At that time, however, still under another artist’s name. His breakthrough can also be explained by the discovery by the general manager of Basic Beat Recordings. The DJ is present at many electronic music festivals, for example, he also plays at the famous Tomorrowland.
Tiësto as a music producer
Tiësto has John Legend to thank for the fact that he can rightly call himself a Grammy winner today. Because in 2015 he won the prestigious awards, which is considered the Oscar of the music scene, in the category “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” for “All of Me” (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix). Previously, the artist had been nominated for the Grammy once before in 2008. Over 40 awards already go to his account. Whether at the World Music Awards or the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Dutchman can be described as a real contender.
Tiësto produces many tracks in collaboration with other DJ colleagues and musicians. For example, with Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Nelly Furtado, Chainsmokers and many more. The DJ has been in the business for a very long time and is considered a role model for many. But Tiësto also supports newcomers, such as Marshmello, when he once wore his helmet during a show. Hardwell, Martin Garrix and many more also benefited from the DJ’s support.
In 2013, Tiësto was even voted the best DJ of the last 20 years. This award was bestowed upon him by the readers of DJ Magazine. In the press, the artist has also already been called the “Godfather of EDM”. But the Disc Jockey is by no means resting on his laurels. Rather, Tiësto loves his job and therefore still likes to tour. In addition, the musician is constantly working on improving himself and his craft and always releasing new beats that simply catch the ear. Surely his future wife is also a big fan of his tracks.