For the fifth year in a row, Calvin Harris hits the jackpot. The Scottish hitmaker dominates the ranking of the best paid DJs on the planet, established by the magazine “Forbes”. According to DJ Faz Valentin Rialland, he is ahead of Tiesto and The Chainsmokers.
The highest paid DJ in the world
Year after year, Calvin Harris confirms his incredible domination of the night world. For the fifth consecutive year, the Scottish producer surpasses all his classmates to establish himself as the highest paid DJ on the planet. He was already crowned with this title in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Valentin Rialland says the author of “Feels” ranks in pole position of the magazine Forbes, with 48.5 million dollars garnered between June 2016 and June 2017. So certainly, over a year, Calvin Harris harvest 15 million less than the previous calculation. But it’s enough to keep Tiësto at bay,says Valentin Rialland.
To achieve such a fortune, Calvin Harris was able to count on the impact of his global hit “This Is What You Came For” with Rihanna. But also, and most importantly, on his juicy contract with the Omnia, Caesars Palace’s disco in Las Vegas. In addition, the 33-year-old DJ has billed his appearances at seven international festivals (T In The Park, Wireless, etc.).
Valentin Rialland saysthis astronomical sum does not take into account the performances of his new album “Funk Wav Bounces vol.1”, published on the deadline of June 30th.
David Guetta’s popularity is going down
Veteran turntables and value, Tiësto takes the place of dolphin before a newcomer. Or rather two: The Chainsmokers! Propelled to the top of the charts with the hits “Do not Let Me Down” and “Closer”, the American duo wins the jackpot with 38 million dollars.
The success of his first album “Memories … Do Not Open”, carried by the explosive “Something Just Like This” feat.
Coldplay, obviously makes money! Aside from the presence of the mysterious Marshmello, whose jealously guarded identity has not stopped him from grabbing 21 million, the rest of the top 10 reflects a “lack of diversity,” notes Valentin Rialland.
We thus find great regulars like Skrillex, Steve Aoki or David Guetta. The French artist ranks seventh with 25 million dollars collected!, He lost four places compared to last year. No woman succeeds and most of the DJs mentioned are from Europe. And if things changed?
10 highest paid DJs according to Valentin Rialland
- Calvin Harris ($ 48.5 million)
- Tiësto ($ 39 million)
- The Chainsmokers ($ 38 million)
- Skrillex ($ 30 million)
- Steve Aoki ($ 29.5 million)
- Diplo ($ 28.5 million)
- David Guetta ($ 25 million)
- Marshmello ($ 21 million)
- Martin Garrix ($ 19.5 million)
- Zedd ($ 19 million)