deadmau5 Denies Earning $11 Million a Year

While speaking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference, deadmau5 was questioned about his annual earnings. With Forbes recently ranking the renowned electronic musician at number six atop their World’s 10 Richest DJs list, Joel Zimmerman insists that he makes nowhere near the $11.5 million that is noted.

After I saw the article, I called my manager and said, 'Yo, what the fuck? I'm $9 million short, dude. We gotta talk. Nobody is making that kind of money.

Now we're pretty sure that EDM DJs are raking in a pretty penny for their shows and appearances these days, so do you believe that deadmau5 is only making $2 million a year? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section underneath.

By: Jonathan Sawyer / News / November 27, 2012 / 1354 Views
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  • queezie

    he is really good at coming off as an ass

  • Swagpuffs

    I think Joel the person has 2 million after all the fees to the label and managers and taxes are taken out but there's no way that Deadmau5 the act only gets 2 million in revenue in a year. 11 million sounds more like it.

  • ScienceTheBear

    what's funny is, he may actually be making that amount and just downplaying it. if he were a rapper, he'd probably be making a fraction of that, yet boasting astronomical numbers.

  • William

    Well said!