Top 10 Best DJ’s In The World 2011
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
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
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.
3. DJ Tiesto
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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