It’s pretty safe to say that electronic dance music has never been more popular.
Past events like the recent Sensation white party, two back-to-back Swedish House Mafia shows at Rogers Centre, VELD at Downsview Park and Digital Dreams at Ontario Place are pretty good evidence of that.
But it’s not just here, of course. EDM is even more popular in other parts of the world as DJs continue to tour all over the globe to make money at massive festivals, arenas and clubs. It's no wonder why electronic dance music has produced some of the richest DJs in the world.
The live shows are where they really earn their money, though music sales, endorsements and merchandise add to the stockpile.
In an age when hip-hop artists flash money in music videos, these dudes seem to be the ones really getting paid. Just look at the numbers in our list of the ten richest DJs in electronic dance music according to Celebrity Net Worth.
10. Pete Tong ($32-million)
9. Sasha ($40-million)
8. Armin van Buuren ($40-million)
7. Judge Jules ($42-million)
6. John Digweed ($42-million)
5. Paul van Dyk ($52-million)
4. Paul Oakenfold ($58-million)
3. Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk ($60-million)
2. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk ($60-million)
1. Tiesto ($75-million)
While not in the top ten, honorable mentions who made the entire list of richest EDM DJs include Moby ($30-million), David Guetta ($30-million), Steve Aoki ($28-million), Deadmau5 ($18-million), Carl Cox ($16-million), Skrillex ($16-million), Benny Benassi ($15-million), and you guessed it, DJ Pauly D ($15-million).