Known as one of the most valued DJs in the world, Armin Van Buuren is also among the leading musicians in EDM and iconic figures on the current music scene. One of the things that hugged him out of another DJ was that he was one of the first to start the Trance movement. He has become one of the most successful DJs out there, all because of his hard work and creativity, because he never stopped impressing his audience.
Born in Leiden, the Netherlands in December 1976, Armin came from a family who enjoyed music, so he got his desire from them. Then, when he was only 10 years old, his mother had a computer. So, at an early age he combines his desire for music with many opportunities offered by technology. He began to explore this and use it to make unique music. He studied at Leiden University while working as a DJ at a club called Nexus. Dave Lewis introduced it to the music scene in the United Kingdom and the US in 1999, so it was a successful career beginning.
One of the first contracts he signed was with United’s recording in 1999 when he released a song titled “Touch Me.”
It was clear that he would be successful because this first song immediately reached the top of the EDM chart in the US and many European countries. The audience not only received his music very well, but he also inspired many other people to start working on their DJ skills.
His first compilation album “A State of Trance” was released immediately after (in 2000), and then only 3 years later, his debut album came out, titled “76” because he lasted 76 minutes. In 2005, the second album was released, and it was very successful because he himself wrote most of the songs. In 2007, he was ranked first on DJ MAG, while in 2008, he won the Buma Cultuur Pop award, the most prestigious Dutch music award.
The third album titled “Imagine,” which came out in 2008, is No. 1 in the Dutch album chart. The most popular song on this album is “Enter and out of love,” which has more than 188 million views so far. The following album (“Mirage” in 2010, “intense” in 2013 and the latest, “Hug” in 2015) was equally successful, which helped him remain one of the best DJs in the world.
In 2001, he created a weekly radio event called “Trance state,” which also made him different from other DJs. This show has become quite popular from time to time, so today, it has more than 41 million listeners from nearly 100 countries. In addition, he also established one of the most successful recording labels in the world called “Music Fleet.”
As for his wealth, it seems not so at first glance, but Armin always lives enough on earth. He lives in a rural house in the Dutch in Oegstgeest with his family. Supposedly, this house includes 10 rooms, as well as an indoor pool, horse cage, and a small garage. In addition to this beautiful house, he also has other properties, luxury duplexes in Amsterdam Oud-West, and an apartment in a historic building in his home city. He drove a Jaguar F-type V8 S.
Today, the net wealth of Armin van Buuren is estimated at around $ 55 million. Considering how he works, we are sure it will even continue to grow in the years to follow.