These are the top 15 highest paid DJs in the world

That's a lot of money

Calvin Harris has once again topped the list of the highest paid DJs this year, beating the likes of The Chainsmokers and Tiesto to the top stuff.

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.

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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.

 

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