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Darude Net Worth

Darude Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darude net worth is
$12 Million

Darude Wiki Biography

Born as Ville Virtanen on the 17th July 1975 in Hinnerjoki, Eura Finland, he is a DJ and record producer best known to the world under his stage name Darude. So far, he has released four albums, including “Before the Storm” (2001), and “Label This!” (2007), among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Darude is as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Darude`s net worth is as high as $12 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Darude Net Worth $12 Million

Darude took his first steps towards a musical career when he was in high school; he went to Turku Polytechnic, and started producing music utilising PC`s tracker software. His interest grew rapidly, and he started working as a DJ at school and friend`s parties, while also using more quality software for music making. While at one party, Darude played “Rude Boy” by Leila K, frequently, and as a result he got the nickname Rude Boy, which later transformed into Da Rude, and then to Darude. He then took a step forward, and started sending his demo tapes to radio stations in Finland, and soon he recorded “Sandstorm”, which he sent to his producer JS16, and he immediately signed him to his record label, 6 Inch Records.

The same year “Sandstorm” was released as a single, and before long became huge international hit, propelling Darude into the music scene. In 2001, he released his first album entitled “Before the Storm”, and it was rather successful, topping the Finland chart, while it reached No, 6 on the US Dance, and No. 11 on the US Indie charts. Also, he won several awards, including Finnish Grammys in categories Best Dance / Hip-Hop Newcomer, Best Debut Album and Song of the Year. Following the release of the album and its success, as it sold more than 800,000 copies, Darude embarked on a world tour, which also improved his net worth.

He returned to the studio in 2003, and the same year released his second album entitled “Rush”, which charted at No. 4 on the Finnish chart, and reached No. 11 on the US Dance chart, however, the album was less successful than his debut, and it also received poor reviews. Nevertheless, Darude continued to make music, and his third album came out in 2007 entitled “Label This!”, and it continued the decline of Darude`s popularity as it failed to chart, however his singles “Tell Me” and “My Game” reached No. 1 and No. 4 respectively on the Finnish chart.

After that, he started touring across the globe, and didn`t release a new album until 2015, when his fourth album came out, entitled “Moments”, which also improved his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Darude is married, however, details about his wife and any children have been deliberately shielded from the media.

However, he is quite active on popular social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, on which he has a great number of fans.

Full NameDarude
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1975
Place Of BirthHinnerjoki, Eura Finland
EducationTurku University of Applied Sciences
SiblingsMiko Virtanen
NicknamesDa' Rude , Da Rude , Darude - Rush , Derude , Ville Virtanen , Rudeboy
AlbumsBefore the Storm, Rush, Label This!, Ignition
NominationsMTV Europe Music Award for Best Nordic Act, Echo Award for Best Dance Single (National)
MoviesBpm: TV: Dance Video DJs
1Born on the 20 year anniversary of the opening of Disneyland Park, yet ironically enough, one of his songs (Sandstorm) is played at Six Flags Magic Mountain.


SuomiLOVE2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Filth2013/Iperformer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Virtanen
Under the Skin2013/Iperformer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Virtanen
Dance Central 22011Video Game performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Rock SuomiTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Nhl 112010Video Game performer: "Sandstorm"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"
Chikara: King of Trios 2008 - Night II2008Video performer: "Sandstorm"
Fun with Dick and Jane2005performer: "Sandstorm2006" / writer: "Sandstorm2006" - as Ville Virtanen
Levottomat 3 - kun mikään ei riitä2004performer: "Ranta" / writer: "Ranta" - as Ville Virtanen
Rotanloukku2003TV Movie performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever2002arranger: "The Flow" - as Ville Virtanen / performer: "The Flow" / writer: "The Flow" - as Ville Virtanen
Like Mike2002performer: "Feel the Beat" / writer: "Feel the Beat" - as Ville Virtanen
Everybody Says I'm Fine!2001arranger: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm" - as Ville Virtanen
Young Love2001performer: "Calm Before the Storm" / writer: "Calm Before the Storm" - as Ville Virtanen
Tango Kabaree2001arranger: "Sandstorm" / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"
Queer as Folk2000TV Series 1 episode
Top of the Pops2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Levottomat2000arranger: "Sandstorm" / performer: "Sandstorm" / writer: "Sandstorm"


SuomiLOVE2016TV SeriesHimself
Grillit huurussa2016TV SeriesHimself
Big Bang!2015TV SeriesHimself
Puoli seitsemän2015TV SeriesHimself
Arto Nyberg2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Levyraati2004TV SeriesHimself
Top 402003TV SeriesHimself
Kuutamolla2003TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2000TV SeriesHimself
Darude: Sandstorm2000Video shortHimself

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Rock Suomi2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Arto Nyberg2007TV SeriesHimself

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