If you’re at all acquainted with modern DJ culture, you’ll know that the superstars of the scene can make tremendous, stupendous, whackadoodle amounts of coin.
According to FYIMusic.ca, Canadian Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman to his mom) can pull down $10K or more for an early evening set. Want him for New Year’s Eve? Then you’d better have at least $200K. And this is before anyone factors in his endorsements and collaborations with buddies like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue.
A site called CelebrityNetWorth.com suggests that Deadmau5 is the fifth wealthiest DJ in the universe with an estimated net worth of $12 million. Paul Oakenfold leads the pack with $85 million, followed by Tiesto ($75 million), Armin Van Buuren ($60 million) and David Guetta ($35 million).
Parents: if your kid seems to dig turntables, remixes and mash-ups, save the money on hockey gear. You want to be taken care of in your old age, right?