Skrillex & Tiesto Make Forbes Celebrity Power ListMay 17th, 2012 ⋅ News ⋅ by digilove staff
Sonny John Moore, better known to you and me as the leader of brostep, Skrillex, has made it into the Forbes List at the age of 24. It’s been a good year for the DJ, who won three Grammys and performed at over 150 concerts spread across 16 countries in the past 12 month. The Los Angeles native’s quoted earnings rack in at $15 million as of May 2012, placing him at number 92 in Forbes’ “Celebrity 100″ list, which is snuggly between Larry The Cable Guy (91) and Tina Fey (93).
Following last year’s report by The Wall Street Journal that Tiesto makes $20 million a year, he’s ratcheted that up to $23 million to make the #84 spot. His secret? Constant touring. “The Dutch DJ grosses $250,000 per night on average; low production costs let him keep the bulk of that sum,” reads the Forbes spiel. “With over 100 shows in the past year, he’s the top-earning electronic musician on our list; he also benefits from a strong social media presence that includes over 1 million Twitter followers and 12 million Facebook fans.” According to Forbes’ ranking, Tiesto is one peg more Powerful than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling – deduce from that what you will.