DJ Tiesto Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Girlfriends

Tiesto Net Worth

DJ Tiesto has an estimated net worth of $180 million. Tiesto is the stage name of Tijs Michiel Verwest, a well-known Dutch disc jockey and music producer. Tiesto is one of the world’s leading DJs, putting on mind-blowing live shows for millions of fans all over the world. He earns most of his income from album sales, concerts and music streaming. 

Not surprisingly, DJ Tiesto has appeared on the covers of several opulent magazines on a regular basis. Tiesto has received Grammy nominations and is a platinum-certified record holder as a result of his unique approach to electronic dance music.

He founded the music label ‘Black Hole Recordings,’ which has given music fans some incredible tracks and albums. Tiesto’s biggest hits include ‘Magik,’ ‘In Search of Sunrise,’ ‘Silence,’ ‘In My Memory,’ ‘Elements of Life,’ ‘Kaleidoscope,’ and ‘Just Be.’ The majority of his works have charted in the top 30 of Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums.

Tiesto won a Grammy for his outstanding mixing of John Legend’s song “All of Me.” He is also a philanthropist, having participated in several humanitarian campaigns to raise funds for worthy causes.

Tiesto is currently one of the world’s wealthiest disc jockeys.

To calculate Tiesto’s net worth, add up all of his assets and subtract his debts, also known as liabilities.

Tiësto’s assets include everything he owns, such as the amount of money in his checking or savings account, real estate equity, savings and investment plans, and items with a clear market value (car, jewelry, clothes, art, etc.).

All outstanding debts, including the remaining balance on his home, car, business or personal loan, credit card debt, back taxes, and anything else he still owes, are included in his liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Tiësto
Net Worth: $180 Million
Monthly Salary: $1 Million
Annual Income: $30 Million
Source of Wealth: Record producer, Disc jockey, Electronic musician, Musician, Film Score Composer

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Early Life

Tijs Michiel Verwest was born on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Netherlands. When he was four years old, his parents divorced. His mother raised him, along with his older brother and sister, on her own.

Tiesto used to play soccer as a forward striker in high school. He used to play for the ‘Saint Anna Boys Club,’ and later for the ‘Vesting Boys.’ After finishing his education, he worked at a variety of odd jobs to supplement his income.

Tiesto discovered his love of music at a young age. He began by randomly mixing various genres of music to create new tracks. He was also able to monetize a few of those tracks. He then spent a few months working in restaurants.

He didn’t become a professional DJ until he was 14 years old. He began his career by performing at house parties. He then moved on to play in clubs where he could get the most attention. Spock, a club in the Netherlands, was his first club.

The time he spent at ‘Spock’ was beneficial because playing the playlists that the audience preferred gave him a plethora of ideas that inspired him to make revolutionary changes to his profession.

He began by playing acid house, a subgenre of house music. He then changed to gabber, a type of electronic music. During the early stages of his career, he went by the names Da Joker and DJ Limited.

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Career

Tiesto‘s career took off in 1994, when the general manager of a music label company, ‘Basic Beat Recordings,’ discovered him while he was playing in a clubhouse. His music was groovy and enticing to the manager. He quickly landed a deal with ‘Basic Beat Recordings.’

He then met the already established DJ Arny Bink, with whom he released several tracks on Arny’s label, ‘Trashcan Records.’ They released four albums under the label ‘Guardian Angel Records’ in the mid-1990s.

He released a few tracks with one of his friends, Yves Vandichel, in the late 1990s. In 1997, he and Arny parted ways with ‘Basic Beat Recordings’ and established their own label, ‘Black Hole Recordings.’

Tiesto‘s first album under his label was a collection of trance music called ‘Magik Series.’ He soon launched two sub-labels, ‘Song Bird’ and ‘In Trance We Trust.’

He then worked with Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten on his next project, ‘Gouryella,’ which was another trance compilation. The album broke numerous music records and sold over a million copies in its first week of release. For a long time, it was also in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart.

Tiesto‘s next project was ‘Kamaya Painters,’ on which he collaborated with top DJ Benno De Goeij at the time. The first installment of the trance album series, ‘In Search of Sunrise,’ was released at the end of 1999.

He has been a regular performer at ‘Gatecrasher,’ Yorkshire’s largest DJ event. In Amsterdam, he set a record by playing nonstop for 12 hours.

On October 10, 2000, he released his debut album, ‘Summerbreeze,’ in the United States for the first time. The album included a remix of the hit song “Silence,” composed by the well-known electronic musical duo Delerium. The song topped the Billboard US chart, making him famous in the United States. Tiesto released the second installment of ‘In Search of Sunrise’ the following month.

In 2001, he launched his next label, ‘Magik Muzik.’ He released his debut solo album, ‘In My Memory,’ on this label. He performed at one of the biggest music festivals, ‘The Area Festival,’ in 2002. He toured the United States for eighteen days, sharing the stage with legendary artists such as Moby, David Bowie, and Busta Rhymes.

In 2003, he joined the Dual Play tour for the PlayStation2. Sony Interactive Entertainment America and House of Blues organize this tour each year.

The following year, Tiesto released his second studio album, ‘Just Be,’ which received positive reviews from critics and music fans alike. Following his release, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, the formal name for the Netherlands’ order of chivalry.

The Olympic Committee took notice of this. They approached Tiesto to write original music for the 2004 event. He was the first DJ to perform at the Olympics. He performed at the games’ opening ceremony in Athens.

The song he performed at the event was later included in an album and released under the title ‘Parade of the Athletes.’

In April 2007, Tiesto released his third studio album, ‘Elements of Life.’ The album debuted at the top of the Dutch Album Chart and the US Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008.

He was appointed as the foundation’s new official ambassador. He wrote songs with Maxi Jazz of ‘Faithless’ fame in order to perform at a charity event to raise funds for HIV and AIDS awareness.

He also dabbled in business. He opened his club-restaurant ‘Cineac’ in collaboration with a Chinese Michelin-starred chef brigade. The restaurant provided an ideal blend of music, live entertainment, and delectable food. Later, the restaurant was renamed ‘Mansion.’

Tiesto was honored by premier sports shoe brand ‘Reebok’ by releasing an exclusive edition of shoes named after him.

Tiesto‘s fourth studio album, ‘Kaleidoscope,’ was released in October 2009. He developed a distinct musical style that was diametrically opposed to his traditional style. He also composed music for the Coca-Cola beverage brand.

He collaborated with the luxury brand ‘Armani’ to launch a fashion line under his own name. He has been named the top DJ in DJ Magazine’s list. Every year, an international magazine publishes a list of the top 100 DJs.

On June 13, 2014, he released his fifth album, ‘A Town Called Paradise,’ through the labels ‘Musical Freedom,’ ‘PM: AM Recordings,’ and ‘Universal Music.’ The album included many songs, but the singles ‘Red Lights,’ ‘Wasted,’ and ‘Light Years Away’ achieved worldwide success.

Personal Life & Girlfriend

Tiesto was in a relationship with model Monique Spronk, but they split up after a few months of dating.

On January 10, 2008, it was revealed that he was dating model Stacey Blokzijl. They got engaged on October 10, 2008. They called off the wedding a month later, citing Tiesto’s aversion to starting a new life with Stacey.

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