Avicii Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH : $50 MILLION
Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. Avicii ranked at number 3 on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll in 2011, in 2012 and again in 2013. He has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and in 2013 for his song “Levels”.
Bergling was born in 1989 and grew up in Stockholm. His mother is the actress Anki Lidén, who starred in the Oscar-nominated film My Life as a Dog. He has an older brother and sister who are into rock music. As a kid, Tim’s favorite band was Kiss. Stockholm, he says, is a handsome and civilized place to live ‘but not much goes on there. It’s great for calming down or hanging out in the studio but there aren’t many people on the streets. The darkness and the cold make you hibernate and definitely contribute to the way that people stay in and use their computers.’
And that’s what he did. Brought up on the stadium-filling tunes of Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz and Tiësto, teenage Tim stayed in his room ‘producing’ his own music, starting with a remix of the theme music for the Commodore 64 game Lazy Jones. A club promoter, Ash Pournouri, saw his stuff on YouTube and encouraged him to practice.
Berg only started making music at the age of 18, writing and remixing tracks in his bedroom and then leaking them onto various blogs. Influenced by Daft Punk and Steve Angello, his melodic house sound gained a huge following, and led to support from Tiësto, who invited him to perform a weekly residency at Privilege in Ibiza, and Pete Tong, who released first single “Manman” through his Bedroom Bedlam label. After he remixed tracks for Little Boots, Robyn, and Dizzee Rascal, Berg’s first mainstream release, the Ministry of Sound instrumental “Seek Bromance,” became a huge hit across Europe and later in the U.K. He also scored a hit once again when releasing “Levels” containing vocal sample of Etta James’ gospel-inspired classic song “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”. Towards the end of 2012 he released his highly-anticipated collaboration single with Nicky Romero. “I Could Be the One” was a smash hit and was featured heavily on reality TV shows and radio play across Europe. Ahead of his debut album #TRUE, he released the single “Wake Me Up” in June 2013. Featuring Aloe Blacc, it reached the top of the UK Charts and confidently showed off his new musical direction. On 28 October 2013, Avicii released the single “Hey Brother”. Avicii won his first award “Best Electronic” at the MTV EMA’s in 2013. He also won the American Music Award for favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.
His Collaboration with pop artist Madonna was confirmed via the singer’s Instagram account on 8 March, 2014. The extent of the collaboration is unknown.
As he continues to deliver record after record of truly original and blissful makings, one thing has become blatantly clear for all to see –Avicii is a young man gifted with an unparalleled, innate ability to create inventive electronic sounds of the highest order.
The Good Life
According to Forbes magazine, Avicii had total earnings of around $20 million in 2013. Avicii earns up to £150,000 for a gig and he did around 320 shows in 2013. He is one of the most popular DJ’s at electronic music festivals like Tomorrowland , Ultra Music Carnival and Electric Daisy Carnival. Avicii has teamed up with Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply to be the face of its new marketing campaign.
The ‘Wake me up‘ hitmaker recently purchased a 7,000 sq. ft. mansion at the prestigious Hollywood Hills, once owned by Bruno Mascolo, head of the USA division of global beauty empire Toni & Guy, for an estimated $15,750,000! Designed by LA based Architects McClean Design, the mansion is a two-storeyed structure, with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, giving a breathtaking panoramic view of downtown LA. A host of additional features in interior design and architecture makes his home a luxurious pad, and exemplifies Tim’s penchant for living the high life.
Since achieving widespread commercial success, Avicii began working with his manager and executive producer Ash Pournouri to start House for Hunger in 2011, a charity dedicated to alleviating global hunger. In addition to donating $1 million to Feeding America, a charity founded by Lauren Bush, House for Hunger has helped fund the efforts of The Feed Foundation, allowing it to distribute over two million school meals throughout Africa.
“I’ve always had a fascination with making your own music but never have been skilled enough to play the instrument, so to be able to make music without the ability was awesome.”
“Don’t give up! It takes a long time to really get a hold of the production part, and the same goes with mastering the decks.”
“You are traveling around, you live in a suitcase, you get to this place, there’s free alcohol everywhere—it’s sort of weird if you don’t drink, I didn’t expect it to last.”