Tijs Michiel Verwest, commonly known by a stage name of DJ Tiesto, is a famous Dutch record producer, musician, as well as a disc jockey. Often referred to as Da Joker, DJ Limited or Wild Bunch, DJ Tiesto first gained public attention in 1997, with the release of the “Magik” series, a mix-compilation series of trance music genre, which consisted of seven installments. The first installment in the series was “Magik One: First Flight” released in 1997, while the last one was entitled “Magik Seven: Live in Los Angeles”, which came out in 2001. DJ Tiesto gained more mainstream success when he made a remix of a song originally performed by an electronic music group “Delirium” called “Silence”. Shortly afterwards in 2001, DJ Tiesto came out with his first solo album under the name of “In My Memory”. The album peaked at #25 on the Dutch Albums music chart and spawned 10 singles, among which were “Lethal Industry”, “Battleship Grey”, “Urban Train” and “Flight 643”. Tiesto followed the success of his debut album with “Just Be”, his second studio work, which featured guest appearances from Kirsty Hawkshaw, Aqualung and BT. Upon its release, “Just Be” topped the Netherlands and Belgium Album Charts, and made it to the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, where it placed at #11. In addition, the album produced five singles, amongst which were “Love Comes Again” and “Traffic”. Up to date, DJ Tiesto has released six studio albums.
DJ Tiesto Net Worth $160 Million
A famous disc jockey, how rich is DJ Tiesto? According to sources, DJ Tiesto earned $22 million in 2012, while his annual salary in 2013 amounted to $32 million. In regards to his wealth, DJ Tiesto’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million, most of which comes from his involvement in the music industry.
DJ Tiesto was born in 1969, in Breda, Netherlands. Tiesto started making music in the early 1990s, when he worked for the “Coolman” and “Chemo” labels. Tiesto’s talents were noticed by “Basic Beat Recordings”, with which he later signed a record deal. While being with “Basic Beat”, Tiesto met Arny Bink, with whom he decided to create his own record label instead. In 1997, Tiesto and Bink founded “Black Hole Recordings”, a Dutch record label, which currently has such artists as Allure, Jordan Suckley, Mark Norman, and “First State” among many others under their roof. Shortly afterwards, DJ Tiesto came out with his “Magik” series and created the “In Search of Sunrise” mix-compilation, which to date features 12 installments, including “In Search of Sunrise 2” and “In Search of Sunrise 12: Dubai”. DJ Tiesto gained even more public recognition when he released his debut album in 2001, which was followed by his second studio work “Just Be”. In 2014, DJ Tiesto came out with “A Town Called Paradise”, his fifth studio album, which was met with positive critical reviews, and peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 chart. “A Town Called Paradise” also spawned three singles, namely “Red Lights”, Wasted” and “Light Years Away”.
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