After topping the list last year as well, Forbes’ annual list sees Harris as the world’s most lucrative DJ. Based on pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, Harris estimated salary is at $48million. He’s had a huge year with his Dua Lipa collaboration ‘One Kiss’ proving to be a massive smashing smash – reigning at No.1 for a long run of weeks.
While Skrillex came in at No.4 last year with earnings of $30million, 2018’s list sees him crash out of the top 15 altogether. Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers rose to No.2 with earnings of $45.5million (up $7million on last year), followed by Tiesto in at No.3 after grossing $33 million and falling from last year’s second place, while Steve Aoki comes in at No.4 with $28million and Marshmello completes the top five after banking $23million.
The top 15 highest paid DJs in 2018 are:
1. Calvin Harris ($48,000,000)
2. The Chainsmokers ($45,500,000)
3. Tiesto ($33,000,000)
4. Steve Aoki ($28,000,000)
5. Marshmello ($23,000,000)
6. Zedd ($22,000,000)
7. Diplo ($20,000,000)
8. David Guetta ($18,000,000)
9. Kascade ($13,500,000)
10. Martin Garrix ($13,000,000)
11. Axwell Ingrosso ($12,000,000)
12. Kygo ($11.500,000)
13. DJ Snake ($11,000,000)
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.500,000)
15. Afrojack ($10,000,000)
Meanwhile, Zedd recently made headlines after reigniting his beef with Diplo on Twitter, after supporting a stinging attack on the American producer.