Forbes release list of highest paid DJs for 2018

The time has come for Forbes to release their list of the highest paid DJs, and once again its so unsurprising as to who tops the list that they might as well stop releasing it. So getting straight to the point, this years highest paid DJ is…

…definitely not her. Nope, Paris Hilton does not top the list. It’s uncertain whether she didn’t top the list because she didn’t make enough money or maybe just because she can’t DJ. Who knows!

Back to the REAL list, it is actually an unsurprising winner again as Scottish worldwide superstar producer Calvin Harris rakes in a whopping $48million. Wow. For any young, aspiring producers reading this, check out the video below and watch what Calvin Harris started as around 10 years ago, and where he is now. Anything is possible.

Calvin’s phenomenal rise is fully deserved, with record breaking albums, chart topping tracks, and festival dominating sets. The list does somewhat reflect on the artists ability to get into charts, hence why Calvin tops the 2018 edition after releases like ‘Slide‘ and ‘One Kiss‘. The remainder of the list is packed with huge names, but a number of the top 10 have had chart success with most of their tracks recently, which brings in more money, and then gain even more from the resulting festival shows. The Forbes top 15 contains big names like Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix and David Guetta. Check it out for yourself below.

1. Calvin Harris – $48 Million
2. The Chainsmokers – $45.5 Million
3. Tiësto – $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 Λ 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

Lewis is a 21 year old UK-based writer and editor, bringing interviews with Carl Cox, CamelPhat, and more to We Rave You in his 2+ years with the team. His musical preferences cover most genres, with a deeper love for progressive and trance.

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