About Armin Van Buuren
Armin van Buuren is a techno music producer, widely regarded as one of the most popular DJs in the world. He gained prominence in the mid-1990s, following the release of his track “Blue Fear”, which was a major success in Europe and America. In 2001 Armin started hosting a radio show A State of Trance, which still attracts an average audience of 20 million people in nearly 30 countries. In the polls organized by DJ Magazine, van Buuren was ranked No. 1 DJ four consecutive times. His album Imagine, which reached the stores in 2008, was the first dance music record to top the Dutch album charts. As for 2013, Armin van Buuren net worth is estimated at $40 million.
The future millionaire was born in Netherlands, in 1976. His talent for music, which became the source of Armin van Buuren net worth, unfolded at an early age. By the time he turned 14, the boy was making his own tracks. Back in the day his greatest inspiration was the electronic music composer form France, Jean Michel Jarre. For those who have not heard much about this man, Jean is widely credited for the popularization of New Age, ambient and electronic music in the late 1970s and 1980s.
During his lengthy career Jarre has sold some 80 million albums; he is also named among the highest paid musicians in the world. Compared to the fortunes of this composer, Armin van Buuren net worth does not look particularly impressive: Jean’s capital and assets are currently evaluated at $245 million dollars.
After graduation from high school Armin has studied law in Leiden University. However, becoming a lawyer was never his dream. One of his first jobs was in the Club Nexus, where van Buuren played his sets nearly every second evening. As we have already mentioned, his professional career took off in the mid-1990s, when a 19-year-old landed a deal with Cyber Records and released a track entitled “Blue Fear”. His second successful record, „Communication”, reigned over the charts in summer 1999 (in Ibiza and Spain) and 2000 (in the United Kingdom). Following this breakthrough, Armin’s career accelerated at the speed of light and by 2001 he was ranked at No. 27 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list.
To date van Buren has released five audio and five video albums, 96 singles and one compilation album. Each of these releases contributed to Armin van Buren net worth growth. His latest studio album, entitled Intense, reached the stores in May 2013. It featured two singles, “Waiting for Tonight” and “This Is What It Feels Like”, and enjoyed a considerable commercial success, entering the Top Album charts in the United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.