About Pete Tong
It has been estimated that the overall amount of Pete Tong net worth currently is as high as 33 million dollars, which he has earned because of his career in music. Pete Tong is a popular DJ from Britain who works for BBC Radio 1. This involvement is also considered as one of the main current sources of increasing the overall estimate of Pete Tong net worth. On this radio station, Pete Tong is a host of a couple of programs, such as “Essential Selection” and “Essential Mix”. These TV shows can also be heard on the internet.
In addition to his work on BBC Radio 1, Pete Tong has his own record label called FFRR Records. Moreover, Pete Tong has been appearing as a DJ in many music festivals and individual performances. Thus, these involvements have made his name more known and also added up to the overall size of Pete Tong net worth. He is also considered as ‘the global ambassador for electronic music’.
In 2004, a film called “It’s All Gone Pete Tong” was released, which is about a DJ who becomes deaf. In fact, Pete Tong has a brief appearance in this film. Pete Tong has his own music show at Pacha nightclub in Ibiza, which is called “Tong”.
The DJ was born in 1958 in Dartford. Pete Tong attended King’s School in Rochester, Kent. When he first got interested in music, he preferred to play drums and only later switched to DJ’ing, which also became one of the major sources of increasing the overall sum of Pete Tong net worth. When he was 15 years old, he appeared as a DJ for the first time during his friend’s wedding.
When he was studying at school, Pete Tong was already involved in music as he worked as a promoter of some local groups and booked concerts for them. In his younger years, Pete Tong was influenced a lot by DJ Froggy. When he left school, Pete Tong started his own club called Family Function, based in Baker Street. He appeared as a DJ there, as well. He was hired to work as such at the Kings Lodge club in West Kingsdown, where he later became a promoter, too.
In 1979, he got a position of a staff writer for Blues & Soul Magazine. Up until 1983, Pete Tong worked as its features editor. He left his job there in order to work as an A&R manager at London Records. In 1986, he worked on the album of house music called “The House Sound of Chicago, Vol. 1”, which is considered as the first British release of such music. Therefore, all of these mentioned involvements have made his name more known in the music world and increased the overall estimate of Pete Tong net worth.