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Former Scottsdale Favorite Markus Schulz Among the Richest DJs in the World

More than 15 years ago, trance wunderkind Markus Schulz earned some serious scrilla performing at now-defunct Valley clubs like The Works in Scottsdale and Freedom in Tempe, as well as spinning up EDM on local radio.

The German-born trance artist, who resided in the Phoenix area in those days before eventually moving to Miami, is still making major bank, to the tune of a couple million per year. To paraphrase the late Kurt Cobain, it looks like club kid angst has paid off well.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.