Here’s Who Topped The Forbes World's Highest-Paid DJs List For 2018

2 August 2018, 12:07

Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Diplo.
Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Diplo. Picture: Instagram/Getty

Where did your favourite DJ rank?

Forbes have announced their annual list of the world's highest-paid DJs for 2018.

From June 2017 through to June 2018, ten of the biggest producers across the globe have raked in $260 million between them, before deducting fees for lawyers, agents and managers.

Calvin Harris has topped the prestigious list for the sixth consecutive year with a total yearly earning of $48 million. The 'One Kiss' hitmaker brings in six figures for his regular sets in Las Vegas, while numbers go into the seven figures per festival headline performance.

Calvin Harris attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Calvin Harris attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Picture: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

The Chainsmokers are hot on his tail after earning $45.5 million over the last year after playing over 100 shows over the scoring period, while DJ heavyweight Tiësto comes up third with $33 million.

Check out the rest of the list below.

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)

The list also featured a number of producers that didn't quite make the top ten, but still raked in some serious dollar.

Afrojack came in at 15 with $10 million, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at 14 with $10.5 million, DJ Snake at 13 with a total of $11 million, Kygo at 12 with $11.5 million and Axwell Ingrosso just nabbing the 11 spot with $12 million.

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