Paul van Dyk Net Worth
Paul van Dyk Net Worth: Paul van Dyk is a German Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician, and record producer who has a net worth of $60 million. Paul Van Dyk is one of the first artists to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the Dance and Electronic category. Paul van Dyk was born Matthias Paul on December 16, 1971 in Eisenhuttenstadt, East Germany where he grew up in East Berlin. In East Berlin, van Dyk worked as a broadcast technician and began training to become a carpenter. He has said his musical education came from radio. There were no record stores in East Germany, so he kept in touch with the world on the other side of the Berlin Wall by secretly listening to the popular but forbidden Western radio stations and mixtapes occasionally smuggled into the country and copied among school friends. He is considered one of the first true superstar DJs and was the first artist to receive a Grammy nomination in the newly added category of Best Dance/Electronic album for his 2003 release "Reflections". He was named the World's No. 1 DJ in both 2005 and 2006. He was the first DJ to be named No. 1 by "Mixmag" in 2005. Paul van Dyk is an early pioneer of trance music, starting back in the 1990s. These days, he prefers to shed the trance label and call his mixes electronic music.