DJ Tiesto is a popular DJ, producer, and musician who has released several studio albums and has a world following of music lovers spread over continents. He was voted as ‘Best DJ for last 20 years’ in the year 2013 by the DJ magazine. His net worth of millions is placing him in the category of a richest DJ’s in the world. Now let’s have a close look on DJ Tiesto’s net worth in 2018.
DJ Tiesto Early Life
Tijs Michiel Verwest better known as Tiesto was born on 17th January 1969 in Breda, Netherlands. Due to the divorce of his parents when he was only four years old, he along with his older brother and sister were raised by his mother single-handedly.
He played soccer during his school days and had a passion for music from his early childhood. He started mixing different genres of music to create new tracks. He worked in restaurants to earn. When he was 14, he became a professional DJ playing in clubs and later started his own labels.
DJ Tiesto Career
In 1997 he along with Arny Bink formed ‘Blackhole recordings’ which produced two CD series ‘Magik’ and ‘In Search of Sunrise’ which was to become a continuing effort producing great music eventually.
In 1998 he started working with producer Dennis Waakop Reijers and had a long stint with him producing music loved by large audiences.
From 1998 to 2000 he worked with Ferry Corsten under the label ‘Gouryella.’ His remix featuring Sarah McLachlan of Delirium’s ‘Silence’ was well received by a much larger audience.
His first solo album came in the year 2001. This album ‘In the Memory’ actually launched his career as a DJ, and from here onwards he produced several hits like ‘Lethal Industry,’ ‘Flight 643’ and ‘Obsession.’
In 2002 he toured with Moby, David Bowie, and Busta Rhymes for 18 days through the USA. In 2003 he remixed two songs of Moby “We are all made of Stars’ and ‘Extreme Ways’ The former song reached no. 13 in Hot Dance Club Play.
He was the first DJ to introduce the concept of a DJ Performing solo for hours together in a concert. On 10th May 2003, he performed such solo concert for 25000 people in Arnhem’s GelreDome’, Netherlands. Such was its success that he repeated it in the following year for two consecutive nights. DVD’s of these concerts named ‘Tiesto in Concert’ became famous.
A high point in his career was the world recognition he got when he was called upon to write tracks for Olympics opening ceremony at Athens Summer Olympics. He also wrote songs to complement the spirit of Olympics. This collection of songs was without lyrics, a more acceptable form in a world forum.
The track was released as ‘Parade of Athletes’ in October 2004. He toured many countries of Asia, Latin America, and the US with his ‘In Search of Sunrise’ series spreading over a decade.
He took No. 1 position in 2005 Winter Music Conference unveiled by US BPM magazine. On January 14, 1917, he was awarded keys for City of Las Vegas.
Awards and Achievements:
He won countless national and international awards.
He was the first DJ to hold DJ Magazine’s ‘No. 1 DJ in the world’ for three consecutive years’ from 2002 to2004.
In February 2015 he was awarded Grammy Awards for his remix ‘All for Me.’
In 2008 he was nominated- Best Dance/ Electronica Album-Elements of life- by Grammy Awards.
He was named ‘Officer of the order of Orange-Nassau’ by the Dutch Royalty and was voted ‘40th greatest citizen of all time’ by Dutch people.’
In 2006 he was named International Dance4life Ambassador.
In 2010 the song ‘Delirium-Silence’ won the best song of all time title.
He won TMF Award, Holland for six times.
He has won 48 major music awards and was nominated for 61 awards.
Net worth of DJ Tiesto
His net worth is estimated at $150 million. He earns more than $40 million in a year by merchandise, album sales, licensing and touring. He is no. 2 in the list of highest paid DJ’s of the world according to the Forbes magazine.
He earns an average of $250,000 per night. He is rated among Calvin Harris and Avicii, the world’s top DJ’s in earnings.
DJ Tiesto had music in his genes. From the age of twelve, he was confident that music was his passion and he began to nurture it by his strong and intensified efforts. From school parties and small clubs, he gradually rose to work for big music houses and then there were no brakes.
He is now a star in the world stage and an international music icon.