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Top 10 Best DJ’s In The World 2011

264 Comments - By Vesper Black

The top 10 best DJ’s in the world increased their fan base with ingenious collaborations or hardcore marketing via social networking. The following artists have managed to create great demand along with some pretty big paydays.

Wealthy, talented and having the time of their lives – here they are, in no particular order:

1. Swedish House Mafia

Sweedish House Mafia on iTunes

Swedish House Mafia consists of superstar DJ’s Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingresso. All members hail from Sweden and promote their dance and trance tunes as a way of life. Noteworthy collaborations have been created amongst group members.

Booking fees are a closely guarded secret, but 2011 reports indicate member Steve Agnello is worth approximately $18 million United States dollars (USD).

2. Markus Schulz

Markus Shulz on iTunes

Hailing from Germany, Schulz specialises in trance music. Three self-released albums received a warm fan reception while collaborations with Fat Boy Slim, Madonna and Depeche Mode have encouraged people to hit the dance floor.

After a seven year residency at The Works in Arizona, he currently resides in Miami, Florida. No information has been released on his net worth, but his appearance fee as of 2011 is $10,000 USD per gig.

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3. DJ Tiesto

DJ Tiesto on iTunes

Tijs Michael Verwest, or DJ Tiesto, was born in the Netherlands. Since 1994 his trance, house, down tempo and drum ’n’ bass tunes have been in high demand around the world. Rumor has it that Tiesto received $250,000 Australian dollars (AUD), or $263,975 USD to play a two-gig set in Australia.

2011 reports indicate the DJ is worth approximately $75 million USD.

4. Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Burren on iTunes

Another native of the Netherlands, van Buuren started as an aspiring lawyer. At the age of 19 he recorded the highly successful Blue Fear and has continued spinning trance music ever since. Booking fee information remains allusive, but 2011 estimates place his net worth at $60 million USD.

5. Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin on iTunes

Created by Eelke Kalberg and Sebastian Molijn, both natives of the Netherlands, the front man of the project is DJ Jeffrey Sutorius. In addition to spinning popular trance tunes, the group has worked with well-known pop artists including Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.

Figures are not available on their individual net worth or booking fees, but it is rumored that trance DJs like Dash Berlin command the highest appearance fees, earning more than $20,000 USD per gig.

6. Daft Punk

Daft Punk on iTunes

Frenchmen Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are Daft Punk. The group has turned out popular house music since the late 80s and remain famous for elaborate stage shows during concerts.

In 2011, Bangalter and Homem-Christo’s net worth is estimated at $60 million USD each. In 2009, Daft Punk booking fees were rumored to be approximately $37,000 Great British pounds (GBP), or $59,294.87 USD.

7. DJ Avicii

DJ Avicii on iTunes

Born Tim Bergling, Swedish DJ Avicii made a splash on the music world at 18 with a remix for Lazy Jones, a video game for the Commodore 64 system. During his first tour, Avicii spun house tunes in locales throughout North America and Western Europe.

Bren Events Center in California came under fire for attempting to spend an estimated $170,000 to host the DJ for an event. 2011 estimates place his net worth at approximately $19.668 million USD.

8. Paul Van Dyk

Paul Van Dyk - Itunes

Born in East Germany, van Dyk specializes in electronic dance. As of 2011, reports indicate he is the only individual to be recognized as a top DJ since 1998. Music forums indicate he commands between $250,000 and $300,000 per appearance. 2011 estimates place his net worth at approximately $50 million USD.

9. David Guetta

David Guetta on iTunes

Parisian David Guetta began spinning house tunes in local nightclubs at the age of 17. Previous collaborations include works with Kelly Rowland, Akon and Fergie. As of 2011, David Guetta is one of the most popular producers in the music industry. Estimates place his net worth at $35 million USD. Appearance fees are approximately $50,000 USD.

10. Kaskade

Kaskade on iTunes

American born Kaskade was born Ryan Raddon. After perfecting his skills during college, he spent a short period of time as an artist and repertoire (A&R) assistant. Kaskade currently works as a resident DJ in Las Vegas and has negotiable personal appearance fees, according to online sources. 2011 estimates place his net worth at $3 million USD.



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264 Comments so far
  1. vasu

    martin garrix(animal edit) is the best superb mind blouing

    Tuesday 27th May 2014, 6:54 pm Reply
  2. dj Kouser

    one day i’ll b in top 10 dj in the world

    Wednesday 28th May 2014, 5:12 am Reply
  3. Ako Eidul Eminem Khan

    I love Dj …And I Love Hollywood singer And All Hollywood music…i love Akon …love love….akon …+919085602251

    Wednesday 28th May 2014, 10:48 am Reply
  4. Ako Eidul Eminem Khan

    i love dj akon

    Wednesday 28th May 2014, 10:49 am Reply
  5. Shaunna Lowey

    Captain Crunch – 501 routine – deserves a mention – uses actual turntables too :)

    Sunday 13th July 2014, 1:20 pm Reply
  6. sisca

    I won’t list but ill say the best djs in my opinion:
    Armin Van Burren
    Paul Van Dyk
    Dany howwels
    Above And Beyond
    Dash Berlin
    David Guetta
    Sander van Doorn
    John Digweed
    Ferry Corsten
    Roger Sanchez
    Calvin Harris
    And u guys forget about dany howwels he played back to back wiz sasha they rocked

    Sunday 10th August 2014, 4:02 am Reply
  7. siya

    Guys In south africa we have the best djs but none of them are good when touching bases with electro dance house avb yes he is good tiesto good but the list need skirillex it needs showtek and calvin harris

    Friday 12th September 2014, 12:44 am Reply
  8. navish

    Where the F is Hardwell ?

    Tuesday 14th October 2014, 11:29 am Reply
  9. vaibhav

    World’s no. One DJ hardwell is not in this list….

    Saturday 24th January 2015, 4:55 pm Reply
  10. DJ O.FLEX


    Friday 30th January 2015, 2:58 am Reply
  11. fadha ul islam

    where is dj anchor?

    Sunday 1st March 2015, 12:39 pm Reply
  12. bhavani vara prasad

    were is afrojack ????

    Thursday 19th March 2015, 7:49 am Reply
    • Grant

      In the gutter

      Friday 22nd May 2015, 8:14 pm Reply
  13. Dïehãrd

    Hãrdwëll ïs nø 1 dj îñ thë wørld!!!!!! :p

    Monday 6th April 2015, 5:46 am Reply
  14. alvin

    I love the music ilove beat and dance someday iwant dj but dont have cdj

    Monday 6th July 2015, 2:17 pm Reply
  15. Romulano

    Paul Van Dyk is the best, and teacher of them all

    Friday 31st July 2015, 4:02 am Reply
  16. karlie

    will sparks ..

    Tuesday 18th August 2015, 12:03 pm Reply
  17. syed jihan

    I love dj

    Thursday 17th November 2016, 8:55 am Reply
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