Top 10 List Of Highest-Paid DJs In 2017 May Infuriate You With How Much Cash They Stack

by 3 years ago

Forbes put out their yearly list of the world’s highest paid DJs and it will have you extremely angry or running out to buy some DJ equipment. For the fifth-straight year, Calvin Harris topped the list and made an ASTOUNDING $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017. Tiesto came in second place for the fifth consecutive year with $39 million.

Martin Garrix appeared at #9 on the list, scoring $19.5 million in the past year despite just turning 21-years-old a few months ago. For EDM fans, you’ll be happy to hear that Marshmello and the Chainsmokers, who raked in $38 million in the past year, both made the list for the first time. For non-EDM fans, you’ll probably have the reaction of something like, “Wait. A dude dressed up like a marshmallow, pushed some buttons and got paid $21,000,000? WTF?!?!?”

The top 10 Electronic Cash Kings collectively made $298 million, up from $270.5 million in 2016, so the EDM phenomenon does not appear to be diminishing anytime soon. Many of the top DJs demand six-figures for ONE performance.

Here are the highest-paid DJs in 2017:

  1. Calvin Harris ($48,500,000)
  2. Tiesto ($39,000,000)
  3. The Chainsmokers ($38,000,000)
  4. Skrillex ($30,000,000)
  5. Steve Aoki ($29,500,000)
  6. Diplo ($28,500,000)
  7. David Guetta ($25,000,000)
  8. Marshmello ($21,000,000)
  9. Martin Garrix ($19,500,000)
  10. Zedd ($19,000,000)

Nice work if you can get it.

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