May 28, 2013 13:05

Tiesto, Daft Punk, Skrillex named world's richest DJs

'Random Access Memories' has improved Daft Punk's fortunes

Tiesto, Daft Punk, Skrillex named world's richest DJs

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Tiesto has been named the richest DJ in the world.

The Dutch house virtuoso is worth an estimated $75 million (£50 million), according to wealth calculating website Celebrity Net Worth. Tiesto topped the poll last year when he was worth an estimated $65 million (£43 million). The website claims the DJ earns an average of of $250,000 (£165,000) per night and brought home more than $20 million (£13 million) last year alone.

French titans Daft Punk have seen their estimated net worths explode due to the success of their fourth album 'Random Access Memories'. Thanks to continued licensing deals, royalties, music sales and merchandise, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are reported to be worth an estimated $60 million (£40 million) each.

Skrillex, meanwhile, has seen his fortune double in the last year from $8 million (£5 million) to $16 million (£10.5 million). The site estimates he earned an estimated $15 million (£10 million) in the last year alone, after scooping three Grammys.

Other DJs who topped the poll include Paul Oakenfold ($58 million, £38 million), Paul van Dyk ($52 million, £34 million), John Digweed ($45 million, £30 million), Armin Van Buuren ($40 million, £26.5 million).

The top 20 list of the richest electronic DJs in the world is as follows:

Tiesto, $75 million (£50 million)
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk), $60 million (£40 million)
Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), $60 million (£40 million)
Paul Oakenfold, $58 million (£38 million)
Paul van Dyk, $52 million (£35 million)
John Digweed, $45 million (£30 million)
Armin Van Buuren, $40 million (£26 million)
Judge Jules, $42 million (£27 million)
Sasha, $40 million (£26 million)
Pete Tong, $32 million (£21 million)
Moby, $30 million (£20 million)
David Guetta, $30 million (£20 million)
Fatboy Slim, $23 million (£15 million)
The Chemical Brothers, $20 million (£13 million)
Ferry Corsten, $19 million (£12 million)
Deadmau5, $18 million (£11 million)
Carl Cox, $16 million (£10 million)
Skrillex, $16 million (£10 million)
Benny Benassi, $15 million (£9.5 million)
DJ Pauly D, $15 million (£9.5 million)


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