Calvin Harris dominates Forbes highest-paid DJ list, for 6th straight year
Calvin Harris the cash king!
Since the inception of Forbes’ highest paid DJ list 6 years ago (when DJ’s starting banking big bucks), Cal Harris has been at the top spot, consecutively.
In 2017 he earned a massive $48.5 million, with a slight decline this year with only $48 million…Must be tough!
Viva Las Vegas is what he says every time he steps behind the decks and earns those six figure checks.
Though last year he made more money from playing shows at festivals around the world, this year the “One Kiss” producer signed an exclusive performance contract with the illustrious strip-Vegas baby!
Coming in at a close second is The Chainsmokers with $45 million, who climbed up from third place last year to swop places with EDM legend Tiesto, who earned $33 million this year.
From decks to cheque’s
Steve Aoki and Marshmello round out the top five with $28 million and $23 million, respectively.
Here’s the complete list:
- Afrojack ($10 million)
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.5 million)
- DJ Snake ($11 million)
- Kygo ($11.5 million)
- Axwell & Ingrosso ($12 million)
- Martin Garrix ($13 million)
- Kaskade ($13.5 million)
- David Guetta ($15 million)
- Diplo ($20 million)
- Zedd ($22 million)
- Marshmello ($23 million)
- Steve Aoki ($28 million)
- Tiesto ($33 million)
- The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
- Calvin Harris ($48 million)
What’s the secret? Make a track or remix with a pop star; basically infiltrate the MAIN MAIN stream.
DJing and electronic dance music has come a long way from the underground to the main stage.
Calvin Harris tops the Forbes list again, who will knock him out if ever?