Tiesto, whose real name is Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a renowned DJ as well as a record producer. He founded Black Hole Recordings, and on the other hand, he is the creator of Gouryella. His remix of “Silence” album cast the Dutch DJ to the limelight.

Quick Biography

Tijs Michiel Verwest, popularly known as Tiesto, was born on 17th January 1969 in Breda, Netherlands. Passion for being a DJ was in his blood as he started spinning at the age of 14. He got ideas of popular music by visiting nearby clubs.

While his parent’s divorce while he was at the age of 4 years, Tiesto, together with his older brother and sister were brought up by their single mother.

From 2002 to 2004, the DJ magazine rated him the world’s Number 1 DJ. He also in 2004 played as the first DJ in the Olympics. He also has won a Grammy Award. Tiesto goes by a funky personality on stage, creating a center of attraction.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Tijs Michiel Verwest
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 17 January 1969
Birth Place: Breda, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Religion: N/A
Parents: N/A
Spouse: Annika Backes (m. 2019)
Children: N/A
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 87 kg
Profession: Musician, Producer, and DJ
Net Worth in 2021: $160 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At the age of 52 years old, Tiesto has a height of 6 ft. 2In (188cm) as well as a weight of 192 lbs. (87 kg). Tiesto’s body features a dark brown hair color in addition to green eye color.

Education, School/College University

Tiesto attended school at Saint Anna Boys and then later Vesting Boys, where he played soccer as a forward striker. It was still in school that he decided to go with the music.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Tiesto is a white from the Dutch ancestry. While his parent’s divorce while he was at the age of 4 years, Tiesto, together with his older brother and sister were brought up by their single mother.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Tiesto With Wife Annika Backes
Tiesto With Wife Annika Backes

Tiesto was engaged to Annika Backes in 2017. Over the years, he has had many girlfriends whom he has dated. In 2006 Tiesto dated Monique Spronk. Further, from 2007 to 2009, he dated Stacey Blokzijl, and in 2008 he dated Kelly Carrington.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): married
When did he get married? (married date): September 2019
Does he have any relationship affair? Annika Backes
Is Tiesto Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Annika Backes (m. 2019)
Kids: No

Professional Life and Career

Tiesto, together with Arny Bink, formed ‘Blackhole recordings’ in 1997, which produced great music with its two-CD series. Later in 1998, Tiesto did great work with producer Dennis Waakop Reijers.

Tiesto worked with Ferry Corsten under the label ‘Gouryella.’ From 1998 to 2001 with his major remix that featured Sarah McLachlan of Delirium’s ‘Silence’ is the most successful.

In 2001 Tiesto released the solo album that ushered him to be a DJ, although he produced many other hit songs.

He toured the USA in 18 days with Moby, David Bowie, and Busta in 2002. 2003 also saw him remix mob’s songs with one reaching no. 13 in Hot Dance Club Play.

Tiesto was the first with the concept of a solo DJ performance for hours where he performed for 25000 people in Arnhem’s GelreDome’, the Netherlands with consecutive repetition the next year.

Tiesto was later called upon to write the tracks for the Olympics opening ceremony at Athens Summer Olympics, which were released in 2004.

With his ‘In Search of Sunrise’ series, Tiesto has been able to tour all through Asia, Latin America as well as in the USA.

In the 2005 Winter Music Conference organized by US BPM magazine, Tiesto took the No. 1 position. Tiesto was also awarded the Keys for the city of Las Vegas in 1997

Awards & Nominations

Tiesto, throughout his career, has been a recipient of many nominations and awards as well. In total, he has received nominations for 61 awards in addition to winning 48 major music awards.

Among Tiesto’s winnings is held the DJ Magazine’s ‘No. 1 DJ in the world’ from 2002 to 2004 in addition to the Grammy Awards for his remix ‘All for Me’ in 2015. On the other hand, Tiesto has won the TMF Award, Holland for six times.

The Dutch loyalty named him ‘Officer of the order of Orange-Nassau’ band further Dutch people voted him ‘40th greatest citizen of all time.’

Tiesto has received uncountable international and local awards.

Tiesto Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Tiësto Net Worth
Tiësto Net Worth

Tiesto has earned his net worth through selling of merchandise, album sales, licensing as well as when touring. As of October 2021, he has a net worth of around $160 million, making him the second-highest-paid DJ in the world.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are neither rumors, controversies nor scandals connected with Tiesto

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Tiesto Facebook page has around 18.7M fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 5.1M followers. On Tiesto Instagram account, he has around 6.2M followers, while on YouTube, Tiesto has around 4.3M subscribers.

Music runs in Tiesto’s bloodstream. Nurturing his talent from the age of 12, Tiesto is bold enough to be familiar as well as the top in his world of being a DJ. From school parties to small clubs, Tiesto has created a stage for himself internationally as a music icon.


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