Kygo Highest-Paid Dj in the World

Kygo led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid djs” released on Friday.
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It's been a rough year for the dj, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 28-year-old Kygo has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid djs for 2019 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 21/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kygo tops annual list of highest-paid djs

In 2017 it looked like the dj’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (September 20) that Kygo is the highest-paid dj in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2018 and August 2019, a nearly $50 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The Norvegian dj-producer-musician has an estimated net worth of $245 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Kygo Burger” chain) in Oslo, a Football Team (the “Singapore Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderkygo - Norway), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Kygo) and a fashion line called “Kygo Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Kygo fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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