DJ's make a lot of money, like A LOT. So much, that reputable magazine Forbes has even created an annual 'world's highest paid DJ list', that just came out August 9th.
Forbes started the list back in 2012, and it has stayed relatively similar ever since. Actually, this is the 5th year that Calvin Harris has taken the number 1 spot in a row! New on the list, The Chainsmokers, took the 3rd place spot!
According to Forbes, they tabulated each DJ's earnings from June 2016 to June 2017 for the list, gleaning stats from Nielsen, Pollstar, Bandsintown and Songkick.
The magazine also offers up some light analysis from the stats, including pointing out the obvious lack of diversity (not one woman made this year's rankings) — you can read the full feature from Forbes here.
Check out Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid DJs list below.
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)