It was revealed in a new Complex profile that the former Jersey Shore star rakes in over US$11 million ($A15 million) a year f-rom deejaying.
“I wanted to be a successful DJ since I was 14 years old,” he told the magazine.
He’s also quick to boast about his newfound wealth, flaunting his diamond watch and noting more than three times that rapper Rick Ross owns the same exact timepiece. He’s also proud of his home in Las Vegas, clarifying, “It’s a mansion.”
DJ Pauly D of TV program "Jersey Shore".Source:Supplied
But things haven’t always been diamond-studded for Pauly D, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio. He purchased his first set of DJ equipment at age 14 and slowly worked his way into landing gigs f-rom friends and then nightclubs.
While perfecting his onstage persona and technique, he sold used cars. Then came his big break on MTV’s Jersey Shore,” which ran f-rom 2009 to 2012.
Now, at 35, he’s a high-profile DJ pulling in the big cash and performing all over the United States.
“Like anything else, practice, practice, practice makes a good DJ,” he said. “But what makes a great DJ is knowing what to play and when.”
Housemates (back L-R) Angelina, Jwoww, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, (front L-R) Vinny, Pauly D, Ronnie and Sammi f-rom the MTV reality TV program 'Jersey Shore'.Source:Supplied
This story originally appeared in The New York Post.