Quick Facts of Tijs Michiel Verwest

  • Full NameTijs Michiel Verwest
  • Net Worth$170million
  • NicknameDj Tiesto
  • Marital Status
  • Birthplace in Breda, North Brabant, the Netherlands
  • Ethnicity
  • Professiona Dj and record producer
  • Nationality
  • Active Year1994-present
  • Eye colour
  • Hair colour
    Light Brown
  • SpouseAnnika Backes
  • Height6ft 2inch
  • Weight80kg
  • Educationplayed soccer during his school days as a forward striker and also used to play for Saint Anne Boys Club. Later, Michiel played for Vesting Boys
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Children1 Daughter
  • Horoscope

Tijs Michiel Verwest, commonly remembered by his stage name Dj Tiesto, is a well-recognized Dutch Dj and record producer. After being voted as the Greatest DJ of All Time by Mix magazine in a 2010/2011 poll amongst fans, he earned global attention. 

Furthermore, Tijs is also considered the ‘Godfather of EDM’ by many sources. And, he has released several tracks and studio albums and received two Grammy nominations, winning Best Remixed Recording and Non-Classical for ‘All of Me.’

Further, he has provided outstanding performances on his work as a DJ. He has gained tremendous respect, fans, and fortune throughout his life.

About Tijis Michiel Verwest

Talking about his early life, Tijs was born on 17 January 1969, in Breda, North Brabant, the Netherlands. He holds a Dutch identity and European ethnicity. And his birth sign is Capricorn.

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Currently, 52 years old DJ hasn’t talked much about his father and mother’s details. He has been secretive towards his parents and has kept it far from the limelight. Also, he has a brother and a sister whose identities are also under review.

Tijs Michiel Verwest posing infornt of the sunset in Paris, source @ tiesto
Tijs Michiel Verwest is posing in front of the sunset in Paris. Image source: @tiesto

Nonetheless, his mother raised them single-handedly after the separation from their father.

Additionally, he played soccer during his school days as a forward striker and also used to play for Saint Anne Boys Club. Later, Michiel played for Vesting Boys.

Professional Career

In 1994, Verwest’s breakthrough came when the general manager of ‘Basic Beat Recordings,’ a music label company, found him while playing in a clubhouse. At the same time, he contracted with Vasic Neat Recordings.

After that, the star met famous Dj Arny Bink and collaborated with her. And, they released several tracks together, such as Trashcan Records, and released four albums under the label Guardian Angel Records.

Tijs performing in Las Vegas, source Instagram
Tijs performing in Las Vegas. Image source: Instagram

Later, he performed at Gatecrasher, the biggest Dj event in Yorkshire. Also, he created a record by playing continuously for 12 hours in Amsterdam and released his album, Summer breeze, for the first time in the US.

After that, on 13 June 2014, he released one of the popular albums, A Town Called Paradise, under the labels, ‘Musical Freedom,’ ‘PM: AM Recordings,’ and ‘Universal Music,’ which comprises many tracks. Some are Red Lights, Wasted, and many more.

Married Life With Annika Backes

The talented record producer, Tijs, is living a happy married life with a well-named American model, Annika Backes.

Moreover, Michiel proposed to her in 2018, and after dating for some years, they tied their wedding knot on 21 September 2019 at an intimate wedding ceremony in Amangiri, Utah.

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In November 2020, the lovely couple became parents to their first child, Viola Margrete Verwest.

Tijs Michiel Verwest with his wife Annika Backes and their daughter Viola Margarete Verwest, source Instagram
Tijs Michiel Verwest with his wife Annika Backes and their daughter Viola Margarete Verwest. Image source: Instagram

Before this, Verwest exchanged his wedding vows with Stacey Blokzijl. The former pair was about to get married in October 2008. But, sadly, they broke their engagement and canceled the wedding. However, they haven’t revealed the exact reason behind this.

Tijs Michiel Verwest’s Salary and Net Worth

Reflecting on his net worth, a world-famous Dj and music producer has been active in the entertainment industry from the year 1994 till the present.

Reportedly, he has an expected net worth of $170million as of 2021.

Additionally, he is one of the richest Dj globally, releasing seven studio albums to date, and earns over $40 million per year from merchandise, album sales, licensing, and touring.

Tijs owns his new tour squad!, source Instagram
Tijs owns his new tour squad!, source Instagram.

Apart from this, the singer has won two Grammy nominations, winning Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2015 for “All of Me,” performed by John Legend. At present, he is living a delightful life with his wife and kids with such decent fortunes.

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