Friday, August 03, 2012

Pauly D Made $11M Last Year - Just As A DJ


Most DJ's are lucky to make a few hundred bucks a weekend and they can be very very good. Of course they are also not on a television show seen by millions of people. Last year, just as a DJ, Pauly D earned $11M. Yep. He made the most by far of any of his fellow Jersey Shore cast mates and is closing in on Kim Kardashian territory for the most by a reality star. Pauly D ranked 7th last year in earnings. Afrojack made $9M last year which is probably the reason Paris Hilton followed him around like puppy dog. Tiesto made over $20M to rank as number one and it would be a damn shame if he was overtaken by Pauly D. Tiesto headlines concerts and sells 20,000 tickets. Pauly D shows up at a Vegas club and is asked to DJ as part of his promotional duties. I'm not saying he isn't good, but Tiesto is the best.

33 comments:

seaward said...

I am not ashamed to say that if Pauly D stopped with the dinosaur hair and was no longer orange, I would trap him in my spank bank.

smashbash said...

Helllls yes. This message has been approved by smashbash. :)

Vicki Cupper said...

Not fapworthy for me, but if he ditched the razor-sharp douchehair and Oompa Loompa spray tan, I'd have a lot more respect for him.

Rickatoo said...

At least he's working for it

nova said...

I think his popularity is fairly earned, he was an enjoyable and entertaining character to watch on JS and is definitely a natural performer. He's talented at getting people to like him.

katsm0711 said...

spank bank is the word of the day

goheels83 said...

Good for him. He doesn't piss me off.

Kewi said...

yayy Pauly, I love his positive attitude, he seems pretty humble and down to earth :)

strawberrygirl said...

I like Pauly D. He's the least douchiest and seems like a nice guy. I'd rather he get it than DJ Paris Hilton.

Layna Day said...

He's by far the best among the JS bunch and the only one that has actual talent and charm. If anyone from that group is going to get paid, let it be him.

Agreed about Tiesto being really good, though. Deadmau5 and Skrillex are good, too.

lolaluvs2snack said...

Its time for another career switch (looking around for my 45's)...At least he isn't selling his soul so much:-)

Amber said...

My BF has assured me that Vinny and Pauly D are actually cool guys, based on all of the hours he's logged watching JS. I guess Vinny is legitimately a really smart dude. Of the people on the show and the few times I've watched, those two I can tolerate.

parissucksliterally said...

This is just nauseating....that is too much money.

hunter said...

Pauly D is absolutely my favorite from the one shameful day I got trapped in a JS marathon. I really like the guy and good for him to make $$$ doing what he enjoys.

Also - cheers for spank bank. :)

Barton Fink said...

Spank bank! I love it.

Pauly D is superb. And the passionate love story with tender little Vinnie? What the hell was that all about? I really loved that cast. They were all fairly funny to me, and I know that people hate them a lot, but for me every time JWoww adjusted her bra I fell to the floor.

smashbash said...

He and Vinny always had me cracking up! Always!

katsm0711 said...

nononono @Amber!! Vinni made that horrible rape rap

smashbash said...

Ewwww gross. Maybe he is just really book smart? No so much with common sense smart.

nova said...

Yeah Vinny only seemed 'really smart' in comparison to the rest of those chalupas, meaning he has probably about an average intelligence. He seems like a pretty decent guy on one hand, but on the other he is also mui mui spoiled by his momma, who he treats in the stereotypically-Italian way (like his servant, basically).

nova said...

And yep see above about the rapey rap lyrics. IMO a combination of bad judgment due to being yes-manned and spoiled, and a pretty transparent desire to be one of the cool guys

Rose said...

To be fair, he is the best of the house. I get sick of a lot of reality stars hanging on and on, but if people are going to spend money on them, I can't begrudge the stars for taking advantage of it.

There is no way in hell he'll be making 11 million in 5 years, so he might as well make as much as he can. Hopefully he won't blow through it like The Sitch. I'd begrudge him though.

Animor said...

Oh Enty, now I like you even more! Tiesto is the best

Comma Chaser said...

Agreed with others. He's making an honest living and comes across as pretty nice. I've no problem with that.

figgy said...

Hope he's investing, in conservative vehicles. And not spending too much. Cuz his income is about to DROP precipitously, but if he's indeed not too stupid, he's set for life.

nichole said...

Didn't he also tour with Britney? That may have contributed to his overall haul for last year.

He's from my home state - one town over from where I grew up. My sister has mutual friends and she says by all accounts he's a really nice guy. When he comes home he still goes to his favorite local places and still goes to the same guy who has cut his hair for years.

KellyLynn said...

Having a brand that is based on his reality show stardom definitely ups his paycheck. If it weren't for Jersey Shore, Pauly D would still be a capable DJ, but he might be lucky to have a six-figure income. DJs in this country just don't get the superstar status that they do in Europe or Asia, and they definitely don't demand the high-dollar paychecks.

NernersHuman said...

I would do all manner of naughty things with Pauly D and his blowout, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Lucas said...

This can't really be the first time of you have heard "spank bank". All men (and most women I know) have one.

katsm0711 said...

never and it sounds funny

Lucas said...

It's the vault of sexual memories or fantasies you revisit when you are having a little "alone time".

katsm0711 said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Bubbles said...

Tiesto is the best? Remind me to never allow you to hire a dj for my parties. It's like the lowest form of cheesy, soulless Euro-trance crap. UGH! No wonder I only go to underground clubs and stay away from the Vegas and Jersey Shore crowds.

Alicia said...

I adore Pauly D even with the hair and tan.. Poor kids doesn't know any better. He is little brother adorable. I choose to think he's a sweetheart ... Yeaaaah buddy!