Tiësto is a popular Dutch DJ from Breda. He was once voted to be the greatest DJ of all time by the fans votes as publish by Mix Magazine. He is also the founder of the label Black Hole Recordings. Tiësto has also received Grammy Awards nomination in 2008 which he finally managed to secure in 2014. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tiësto in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
The original name of Tiësto is Tijs Michiel Verwest. Tiësto is his stage name, and he was born on 17th January 1969 in Breda Netherlands. At the age of twelve, he developed a passion for music and started DJing at school parties. He used to go to a small club in Breda to develop his own style from 10 pm to 4 am even weekend days. As a professional DJ, he started with the new beat and acid house.
Tiësto was in a relationship with the model named Monique Spronk but their relationship did not work out, and they broke up after a few months of dating. In 2008, he confirmed that he was in a relationship with the model named Stacey Blokzijl. With ten months, they got engaged, but they called in off in a few months. Now, he is scheduled to marry his love of life Annika Backes, and they have an age difference of nearly 28 years.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Tiësto started to release the materials on sub-labels of Noculan Records named Chemo and Coolman. From 1995 to 1996 four plays were released by him on Bonzai Jumps and XTC, Lightning Records sub-labels. Blink and Tiësto decided to leave the Basic Beat which he signed in 1994 and start their parent label named Black Hole Recordings. Through Black Hole Recordings, Magik series, SongBird and In Trance We Trust were released.
He released his first Gouryella song in 1999, and that song became a super hit and scored in the top position at various chart across the globe. It took 15th position in UK Singles Chart. “Walhalla” was his next single which also became hit in the world and ranked 27 in UK Singles Chart. The first installment of “In Search of Sunrise” series was released in 1999 by him, and in 2000 he released In Search of Sunrise 2.
His first solo album In My Memory released in 2001. Five tracks became the super hit of the album. In 2002 he received Zilveren (‘Silver’) Harp music award and Lucky Strike Dance Award. He became the part of Moby’s and traveled through the United States with the talented artists. He was the first DJ who performed alone for 25000 people in 2003 in Arnhem’s GelreDome.
He released his second album Just Be in 2004. He also played on stage at an Olympic Games at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, for 90 minutes. Later he was requested to arrange more songs for Olympic by ATHOS. The compilation of Perfect Remixes Vol. 3 was released by him in 2005. In 2006 he performed in Amsterdam for more than 45,000 people.
In 2007, he started a radio show of two hours named Tiësto’s Club Life. His third album released in the same year named Elements of Life. His album was nominated for Grammy Award under “Best Electronic/Dance Album” category. It got the gold certifications Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, and Romania. His fourth studio album Kaleidoscope released in 2009. In 2010, he released Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection 1998–2008 which was a great hit as it contained his most famous tracks and remixes.
In 2013 Club Life: Volume Three Stockholm was released. He received the Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for the remixed version of “All Of Me”. In 2017 he was awarded the key to the city of Las Vegas. He appeared in the documentary film What We Started in the same year. In 2018 he released I Like It Loud which was his debut EP.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular DJ? Well, with a net worth of over $210 million, Tiesto is the 2nd richest DJ in the world after Calvin Harris. He has a home worth $32 million, a luxurious line of premium cars and a lavishing lifestyle. Forbes estimates an annual earning of nearly $30 million per year. It is due to his money; his would-be wife is referred to be a gold-digger because the age difference is 28 years.
Hopefully, Tiësto has found the love of his life as he claims it to be. His career is still going strong though he is not at his peak. He is collaborating with other DJs and singers for most of his track. Tiësto is also a philanthropic and has been a fundraiser for various campaigns.