DJ Tiesto
DJ Tiesto
Real Name/Full Name Tijs Michiel Verwest OON
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: DJ Tiesto
Birth Place: Breda, Netherlands
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 January 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 87Kg
In Pounds – 192 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Saint Anna Boys
College: N/A
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: Dutch
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Annika Backes (m. 2019)
Kids/Children Name: Viola Margreet
Profession: DJ, Record Producer
Net Worth: $200 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Tiesto is a renowned Dutch DJ and Record producer whose actual birth name is Tijs Michiel Verwest. He has been coined as the Best DJ of All Time by Mix Magazine according to the votes of his fans. He has also been termed as the Best DJ of the last 20 years by DJ Mag. He is the co-founder “Black Hole Recordings” label alongside Arny Bink.

Well, how well do you know about Dj Tiesto? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dj Tiesto’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dj Tiesto to date.

Biography and Early Life 

Tiesto was born in the Netherlands. At the age of four, he saw his parents getting divorced. He had a brother and a sister, and all of them were raised alone by their mother. Life was not easy for Tiesto. He had to work at restaurants to manage his livings. Tiesto had a passion for music at a very tender age and soon became a professional DJ at the age of 14, starting from regular house parties to clubs. His first club where he officially played as DJ was Spock.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dj Tiesto in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dj Tiesto’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024 having been born on 17 January 1969. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 192 lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms.


He did his schooling from Saint Anna Boys and later had to work to live with his expenses, which he earned through doing part-time jobs at different stores which doing education.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

DJ Tiesto With Wife Annika Backes
DJ Tiesto With Wife Annika Backes

He married model Annika Backes in 2019, which took place in a middle of a Utah desert, and is blessed with a daughter in 2020 named Viola Margreet Verwest. It can be said that he is a family man, and is very protective about his wife and children.

Is DJ Tiesto Gay?

Tiesto is not gay. He has a good dating history with various models like Monique Spronk and Stacey Blokzijl. He is currently married to a beautiful model Annika Backes and is the father of a daughter.

Professional Career

Tiesto’s career started around 1994 with material on Noculan Records. He started with hardcore and grabber tracks and was soon recognized by Rotterdam-based Basic Beat Recordings. After that, he got to work with DJ Arny Bink releasing multiple tracks with the label of Trashcan Records. In 1997 both of them terminated the contract with Basic Beat Recording and established their label titled Black Hole Recordings.

Tiesto’s first debut album under his mark label was “Magik Series, “followed by two more sub-labels, “Song Bird” and “In Trance We Trust.” One of the successful works of his was “Gouryella,” where he collaborated with Ferry Corsten and DJ Dutch breaking records and crossing a million of sales. It also scored a position among the top ten list of UK Singles chart. He performs regularly at Gatecrasher in Yorkshire, where he broke records by playing continuously for twelve hours.

In 2000, he cast his first album named “Summer breeze” the track topped the US Billboard Chart, making him famous among the Americans. In 2001, he released the second label titled “Magik Muzik,” releasing his first solo album under this named “In My Memory.” He also played in America’s biggest music fest, The Area Festival, with many famous American DJs like Moby, Busta Rhymes.

His second album was also a success. “Just Be” was well applauded by critics as well, making him the Netherland’s order of chivalry. His second solo album was released in 2004 titled “Just Be” with the famous single “Traffic,” which broke all records to be the number one in Dutch national charts. In 2007 he got featured in a radio show Tiesto’s Club Life. Following that year, he released his third album, Elements of life. In 2018 Tiesto released a single titled “Jackie Chan.” In 2020, his album The London Sessions got released.


  • World Music Award for World’s Best DJ 2010
  • Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording (All of Me 2015)
  • Edison Pop – Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Dutch Act 2003
  • DJ Award for Best International DJ 2008
  • DJ Award for International Dj- Special Award 2004
  • DJ Award for Best Progressive House 2002
  • World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Dutch Album 2004

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of DJ Tiesto in 2024

DJ Tiesto Net Worth
DJ Tiesto Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of DJ Tiesto is $200 million. His assets are from the successful DJ and music-producing career that he persuades being the Godfather of EDM. He earns approx. $40 million a year from his album sales and merchandise.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • During his school days, he was a soccer player and was known for his skills as a forward striker.
  • He became the official ambassador for the dance reality show “Dance4Life” foundation.
  • Apart from music and discography, he is also engaged in business. He owns a club- restaurant named ‘Cineac.’
  • He has been honored by Reebok, who has launched an exclusive shoe edition after his name.

Tiesto is one of the most successive DJs in the world right now and is also the top number DJ in the world for consecutively three years from 2002 to 2004 and the Best DJ for the past 20 years. He is no doubt one of the most successful DJs with so many prestigious awards.


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