Dead at 28: A look at star DJ Avicii’s net worth and musical legacy

The Swedish DJ Avicii, born Tim Bergling, has died at age 28. The Grammy Award-nominated Avicii was known for his hit songs “Levels” and “Wake Me Up.”

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement reported by Billboard. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Click through to read about the EDM star’s musical legacy and see how his net worth compares to other celebrities’.

Avicii Net Worth: $85M

RELATED: Stars react to Avicii's death at 28

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“Come on babe, don’t give up on us. Choose me, and I’ll show you love.” Those are lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me. I wish I could have lived up to them. For the two years we were together, he was my closest confidante, and my best friend. Now I can’t look at Bear without knowing I’ll never see his face again. I’m still collecting my thoughts and thank you for all your kind words and texts. Wake me up when it’s all over, because I don’t want it to be real 💔 #ripavicii #avicii @avicii
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I was just told my dear friend Tim @avicii just passed away. Please let this be a hoax. If not #RIPAVICII one of the best natural melody...
Devastated hearing the sad news of @Avicii passing. 😭 Such a sweet soul with a big heart & incredible talent. So many amazing memories together. My thoughts & prayers are with his family. Rest In Peace my friend🙏
RIP Tim. You were a brilliant composer and a gentle spirit. Fond memories of creating music w @Avicii and… https://t.co/GPptw0J2yQ
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....💔 Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
can't really describe in words how sad I feel right now.. thank you for inspiring me and millions others. RIP @avicii 😔❤️
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x
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RIP Avicii. I have so many great memories to his music.
No words... May you rest in peace legend 💔 @Avicii
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Rest in peace, Avicii. We lost a legend.
oh no, Avicii :( He made such a massive mark on the world at such a young age. I feel so sad for his family and friends.
RIP @Avicii you will be insanely missed...my deepest condolences to his family.
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Avicii began releasing music in the 2000s, but he caught his big break with the song “Levels,” which was released in 2011 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. He reached new levels of success with the release of the 2013 song “Wake Me Up,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became the first electronic song to sell more than 4 million units in the U.S., Forbes reported, and has gone on to reach over 1.4 billion views on YouTube.

At the time of his death, Avicii’s net worth was $85 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Much of his wealth came from club and festival appearances, for which he earned six figures per performance, Forbes reported. In 2014 alone, Avicii earned $28 million.

Adding to Avicii’s net worth is his five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house in the Hollywood Hills, which he purchased in 2013, according to The Pinnacle List. He purchased the home for $15.55 million, according to Redfin.

Avicii Songs and Music Career

Avicii released two full-length albums: “True” (2013) and “Stories” (2015). “True” went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling more than 1 million units.

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Swedish DJ Avicii performs at Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016 music festival in Lisbon, Portugal on May 29, 2016. (Photo by Pedro Fi�za/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 14: Dj Avicii aka Tim Bergling performs on stage during day five of Sziget festval at Obudai Island on August 14, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Didier Messens/Redferns)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 29: Fans enjoy the Avicci performance on Mundo stage at Rock in Rio on May 29, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Gomes/Redferns)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 19: DJ Avicii (C) backstage at the Ultra Music Festival 2016 on March 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/WireImage)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 14: Fans cheer during the performance of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name 'Avicii' during day five of Sziget festval at Obudai Island on August 14, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Didier Messens/Redferns)
Fans cheer during the performance of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name 'Avicii' at the Sziget music festival on the Hajogyar Island of Budapest on August 14, 2015. This cultural event takes place on an island in the middle of the Danube river, in the heart of Budapest. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 25: Avicii performs on stage during day 2 of Hard Rock Rising at Platja De Sant Adria on July 25, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Avicii performs on Day 2 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: The crowd enjoying the atmosphere on Day 2 of New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: The atmosphere as Avicii performs headlining the main stage at the end of Day 2 of Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
IRVINE, CA - MAY 31: Avicii performs at the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 8: Avicii performs at the Melbourne leg of the Future Music 2015 tour on March 08, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTOGRAPH BY Chris Putnam / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Chris Putnam / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
IRVINE, CA - MAY 31: Avicii performs at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
IRVINE, CA - MAY 31: Avicii performs onstage during the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Music Center on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Avicii performs at Roseland Ballroom on October 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Avicii performs at the MLB Fan Cave on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: General view of the crowd during Microsoft Live! at Advertising Week featuring music from Avicii with Cazzette at Roseland Ballroom on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Microsoft)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Avicii performs during Electric Zoo 2013 at Randall's Island on August 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: Fans appear during a set by DJ/producer Avicii at the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - JUNE 22: DJ/Producer AVICII aka. Tim Bergling performs during the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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Over the course of his career, Avicii had five songs place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother,” “Levels,” “The Days” and “You Make Me.” “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother” both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

In addition to his two Grammy nominations for “Best Dance Recording” in 2011 and 2012, Avicii earned other top accolades during his musical career, including an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award.

Avicii Health

Avicii had suffered from health issues before his death. The DJ had acute pancreatitis, which was caused in part by excessive drinking, Billboard reported. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, and canceled shows during his recovery period.

In 2016, he announced he was retiring from touring. “My choices and career have never been driven by material things, although I’m grateful for all the opportunities and comforts my success has availed me,” he wrote in a long note to fans on his website, according to Billboard. “I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist. I will however never let go of music — I will continue to speak to my fans through it, but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”

His last tour appearance was in Ibiza, the millionaire vacation spot in Spain, in August 2016, according to Songkick.

Although Avicii stopped touring, he continued to produce music. “The end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense — the studio,” he wrote on his website. “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.”

His last release was the “Lonely Together (Remixes)” E.P., which featured mixes of his hit with Rita Ora. The E.P. was released in November 2017.

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