Ten Richest DJs: From Pauly D to Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and Tiesto
2. Skrillex: $15 Million Per Year
The lucrative formula for 24-year-old Sonny John Moore's dubstep-peddling operation: Getting high-powered attorneys addicted to bass drops. As he tells Forbes, "I had a buddy that had a buddy that came out with this lawyer guy [that] makes a lot of money, that never does anything like this. ... Ten minutes later, I see him with his shirt off and his tie off and his shirt around his head." Ka-ching, dub junkies!
1. Tiësto: $22 Million Per Year
How does a little Dutch party boy get so fucking rich? Simple ... Make lots of cash. Like, $250,000 a night. And don't give it away. Ever. "I made money," Tijs Michiel Verwest says, explaining his secret to EDM success. "I invested in myself. I bought whatever I needed to make my career better. I never spent money on ... useless stuff."
Like, say, personally branded private jets?
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