The Scottish DJ/singer/producer takes the cake with a whopping $48 million, as the majority of his earnings come from the six-figure checks he gets every time he performs in Las Vegas, as well the seven figures for headlining festival performances from Japan to Croatia, in addition to standout singles like “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa.
American EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers came in a close second with earnings of $45.5 million thanks to their albums, especially 2017’s Memories…Do Not Open, still sitting at the number one spot on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Rounding out the top five is Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Marshmello, each earning $33 million, $28 million and $23 million, respectively.
Check out the top 15 highest paid DJs below, as the featured DJ’s made at least 10 million. Other notable top DJs however like Skrillex, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5 and Hardwell just missed the cut.
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01. Calvin Harris ($48 million)
02. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
03. Tiesto ($33 million)
04. Steve Aoki ($28 million)
05. Marshmello ($23 million)
06. Zedd ($22 million)
07. Diplo ($20 million)
08. David Guetta ($15 million)
09. Kaskade ($13.5 million)
10. Martin Garrix ($13 million)
11. Axwell & Ingrosso ($12 million)
12. Kygo ($11.5 million)
13. DJ Snake ($11 million)
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.5 million)
15. Afrojack ($10 million)
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