The World’s Highest-Paid DJs Of 2018

It’s that time of the year again where Forbes releases their list of the highest paid DJ’s. There are no major surprises here, with the more commercial orientated artist taking in the highest earnings. With Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers taking in 48 and 45.5 Million dollars due to their domination when it comes to radio friendly dance music. 

Changes from last year include artists such as Skrillex, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and Alesso not being listed. One must assume these guys have not had their best year financially comparing with previous years. Overall, DJ’s annual take seems to have decreased, with Forbes blaming this on the “plateau of the live electronic music market”.

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

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