The full extent of Avicii’s generous nature has been revealed just a week after his death in Oman, with the DJ giving away millions to charities, the Gladstone Observer reports.
Due to his chart-topping songs such as Wake Me Up and Hey Brother as well as being able to command fees upwards of $300,000 for a club gig, the Swedish DJ is believed to have amassed a fortune of around £60million (more than $109 million).
But the 28-year-old, real name Tim Bergling, gave millions away to charities to help hunger relief.
He gave away a million American dollars from his 27-date House for Hunger tour of the United States in 2012 to the charity Feeding America, the New York Post reports.
The following year he gave another million euros to the Swedish aid organization Radiohjälpen.
Avicii said in a 2013 interview: “I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it.”
“When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need.”
In 2015, he tackled the issues of human trafficking and gang violence when he directed the videos for his tracks For a Better Day and Pure Grinding.
“All the songs have a story I wanted to tell,” Avicii said at the time.
According to Forbes magazine, he earnt $19m from a worldwide arena tour in 2015.
The Swedish DJ quit touring in 2016 after life on the road seriously impacted his health.
Why Avicii gave away millions (Gladstone Observer/New York Post)