Forbes reveals the highest paid DJs of 2017
Forbes Magazine has just officially released their annual list of the ten DJs who make more money than anyone else in the electronic dance music scene. The list includes almost all of the DJs you would expect to sit at the pinnacle such as Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Martin Garrix.
For an incredible fifth year in a year, Calvin Harris comes in at number one with $48.5 million in earnings over the last year. Two newcomers on the list are The Chainsmokers and Marshmello, two acts who have undeniably taken over the music world as of late and are pulling in $38 and $21 million respectively. The most impressive person on the list still has to be Martin Garrix, who at 21 years of age is raking in close to $20 million and already has a number one DJ title under his belt.
Check out the full list below, which may make you realize you might want to switch your career.
1. Calvin Harris ($48,500,000)
2. Tiësto ($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)