Calvin Harris Continues Reign As Highest Paid DJ

Forbes has released their 2018 list of the World’s Highest-Paid DJs. For the sixth consecutive year Calvin Harris tops the list with earnings of $48 million.

The Scottish king of dance is “continuing to pull in healthy six-figure checks for his sets in Las Vegas — and well into the seven figures for headlining festival performances from Japan to Croatia,” Forbes said.

The Chainsmokers are close behind with $45.5 million, collected mostly from performances in more than 100 shows in the scoring period.

“Memories…Do Not Open” remains at the top position on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

The magazine said it compiled the list ranking of electronic acts around the globe using their pretax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018.

The list of Forbes’ 15 highest paid DJs:

1. Calvin Harris ($48 million)
2. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
3. Tiesto ($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)
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)

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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