For the second year running, our friends over at celebrityworth.net have lovingly compiled their list of 2013's 'Richest DJ's in the World'. Utilising "all music sales, merchandise, touring revenue, licensing, endorsements, real estate, royalties and more," as their barometers of worth, and by obtaining siad information from "all publicly available sources, promoters, managers, club owners and, in some cases, the artists themselves," the list, unsurprisingly, is full of purveyors of the American led EDM sound as well as the usual suspects that usually place highly in the annual 'top DJ' lists of DJ Mag and Mixmag - the global trance, electro and superstar DJ brigade.

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Topping the list is the ubiquitous Tiesto, the big room, stadium ready Trance stalwart, that seemingly does nothing else other than DJ to huge crowds of 'off-ya-face' youngsters and elders alike. With presumed earnings of $75 million dollars, Tiesto earns more in a year than pretty much any Hollywood A-List actor. The Forbes Rich List of 2012 put Tom Cruise at the top of that illustrious list, earning the same as Tiesto, a cool and breezy $74 million. Second to Cruise came Leonardo Di Caprio and Adam Sandler, both reputed to have earned about $37 million, absolute pittance compared to the top 10 ranking DJ's according to celebrityworth.net's list.

Second and third on the DJ Rich-list reside Daft Punkers Guy and Thomas, with their ridiculous $60 million earned this SO FAR this year (their album has only just come out as well), closely followed by Paul Oakenfold at $58 million. It's absolutely crazy money these people earn, but interesting to see.

Special mention has to go out to superstar, reality DJ 'Pauly D' who on top of his lucrative line of tanning products somehow managed to scoop an extra $6 million odd by pressing play and pumping his fist in the air a lot. But hey, if you want your daughter to celebrate her 'Super Sweet Sixteeth' in real style, you just gotta get Pauly D on board… Or should that be Paris Hilton… Anyway, have a little gander at the list yourself:

  • #1: Tiesto – $75 million
  • #2: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) – $60 million
  • #3: Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) - $60 million
  • #4: Paul Oakenfold – $58 million
  • #5: Paul van Dyk – $52 million
  • #6: John Digweed – $45 million
  • #7: Armin Van Buuren – $40 million
  • #8: Judge Jules – $42 million
  • #9: Sasha – $40 million
  • #10: Pete Tong – $32 million
  • #11: Moby – $30 million
  • #12: David Guetta – $30 million
  • #13: Steve Aoki – $28 million
  • #14: Fatboy Slim – $23 million
  • #15: The Chemical Brothers – $20 million
  • #16: Ferry Corsten – $19 million
  • #17: Deadmau5 – $18 million
  • #18: Carl Cox – $16 million
  • #19: Skrillex – $16 million
  • #20: Benny Benassi – $15 million
  • #21: DJ Pauly D – $15 million (Sad but true)
  • #22: Sven Vath – $14 million
  • #23: Jeffrey Sutorius (Dash Berlin) – $13.5 million
  • #24: Calvin Harris – $13 million
  • #25: Avicii – $12 million
  • #26: Afrojack – $11 million
  • #27: Kaskade – $10 million
  • #28: Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #29: Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #30: Axwell (Swedish House Mafia) – $10 million
  • #31: Hardwell – $9.5 million
  • #32: Darude – $9 million
  • #33: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger – $8.5 million
  • #34: Richie Hawtin – $8.5 million
  • #35: Jono Grant (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #36: Paavo Siljamäki (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #37: Tony McGuinness (Above & Beyond) – $8 million
  • #38: Gareth Emery – $7 million
  • #39: Diplo – $6.5 million
  • #40: Erick Morillo – $6 million
  • #41: Alesso – $6 million
  • #42: Martin Solveig – $5 million
  • #43: Eric Prydz – $4.5 million
  • #44: Markus Schulz – $4 million
  • #45: Mark knight – $4 million
  • #46: Adam Beyer – $3 million
  • #47: Danny Tenaglia – $3 million
  • #48: Bad Boy Bill – $2.5 million
  • #49: Little Louie Vega – $2 million
  • #50: Morgan Page – $2 million