Tijs Michiel Verwest OON was born on 17th January 1969, and he is a prominent DJ and record producer originating from North Brabant. He has earned the name of The Greatest DJ of All Time, and it was given to him by Mix Magazine. He was designated as the best DJ in the past two decades in 2013 by DJ Mag. Many sources cite him as the Godfather of EDM.
Tjis Michiel Verwest is originally from the Netherlands, and he started getting interested in music at the age of 12. He also started listening to Soul show, The Mix, and other radio shows. He also started intensely committing to art at the age of fourteen, and he also started performing as a DJ at school parties. He has a residency in several Netherland clubs, and it is at the request of his manager. He transformed his lifestyle by doing a 10 pm performance in a small club situated in Breda named Spock. He usually adapted the styles of acid house and new beat as his DJ career in the early stages.
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He commenced material on the sub-labels of Noculan and also collaborated with Chemo and Coolman. During this moment, he adopted the styles of Gabber and Hardcore under the names of DJ Limited and DJ Joker. The Basic Beat Recording label sent a manager out to interview him, and he then signed them. He met Amy Bink, and he released records under the Trashcan label, which was found by Amy, and later they created the Guardian Angel label.
He is a founder of the Black Hole record label, and he established it in collaboration with Amy Blink. He released In Search of Sunrise and Magik in partnership with this label, and he has also collaborated with Dennis Waakop after they met in 1998. Tiesto collaborated with Ferry Corsten from 1998 till 2000, and Ferry went by the alias of Gouryella. His remix of Silence by Delirium in 2000 was his claim to fame in the mainstream EDM world. He also released In My Memory which gave him even more big heats during that time in his career. He has been voted as number 1 DJ by DJ MAG in their 100 top list according to audience poll since 2002 till 2004. After releasing Just be, his second studio album, he performed in the summer Olympic ceremony of 2004.
Tiesto is married to a model named Annika Backes, and they tied the bonds in Utah. They have a daughter together named Viola Margreet Verwest, who was born in 2000 November.
The current approximate net worth of Tiesto is about 22 million USD, and he has accumulated this large amount of wealth from his career as a musician. He has done performances in some of the biggest music festivals on the planet and played in an Olympic ceremony. His newest albums sell over a few million copies each, and his streaming records show over ten million users every month.