Get ready, it’s time to talk money. Forbes released their official list of the “World’s Highest-Paid DJs” and you might begin to reconsider your dream job. Remember, this list has calculated the amount of income each artist has made annually.
Coming in as the leader of this years list is the legendary Calvin Harris. This was no surprise considering Harris has held the number one spot for the past five years! This year, the artist earned a whopping $48 million thanks to his residencies in Las Vegas, headlining major global events, and new single One Kiss. Harris also made Forbes’ “Highest Paid Celeb List“, taking the 50th spot overall. The Chainsmokers come in at second place with a still impressive $45.5 million, $12 million more than last year. Trailing behind them is Tiësto with $33 million.
Marshmello moved up the list from 7th to 5th place this year, making $23 million, $2 million more than last year. While the top ten artists have stayed pretty much the same, time will tell if Calvin Harris can ever be beat. Unfortunately, Skrillex, who came in at 4th place last year with about $30 million, has slipped off the radar after laying low this year from touring. Check out the full list below and see if your favorite DJs made the mark.
Forbes Highest-Paid DJs (2018)
1. Calvin Harris – $48 Million
2. The Chainsmokers – $45.5 Million
3. Tiësto – $33 Million
4. Steve Aoki – $28 Million
5. Marshmello – $23 Million
6. Zedd – $22 Million
7. Diplo – $20 Million
8. David Guetta – $15 Million
9. Kaskade – $13.5 Million
10. Martin Garrix – $13 Million
11. Axwell Λ Ingrosso – $12 Million
12. Kygo – $11.5 Million
13. DJ Snake – $11 Million
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – $10.5 Million
15. Afrojack – $10 million