Calvin Harris Named Highest-Paid DJ In The World For 6th Year Running

Calvin Harris has managed to top Forbes‘ list of the highest-paid DJs in the world once again, with the Scottish artist raking in a whopping $48 million in the past year alone.

The 34-year-old, who continues to pull in six-figure cheques for his sets in Las Vegas, also bagged seven-figure sums for his headline festival performances around the world.

Harris beat the Chainsmokers, who came in second with an impressive $45.5 million in earnings in 2017.

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Tiesto came in third place with $33 million, being followed by Steve Aoki with $28 million and Marshmello with $23 million.

The news comes after Zedd spoke about DJs’ sets getting more and more professional.

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He told the publication last year, when asked about looping a song and walking off the stage, “That is not the thing anymore today. Everything is really professional.

“From the changeover music — from what you hear and see between each DJ — to the cost you spend on a show… the expenses have gone up dramatically.”

See the top 15 highest-paid DJs, who all earned over $10 million, below:

15. Afrojack ($10 million)
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.5 million)
13. DJ Snake ($11 million)
12. Kygo ($11.5 million)
11. Axwell & Ingrosso ($12 million)
10. Martin Garrix ($13 million)
9. Kaskade ($13.5 million)
8. David Guetta ($15 million)
7. Diplo ($20 million)
6. Zedd ($22 million)
5. Marshmello ($23 million)
4. Steve Aoki ($28 million)
3. Tiesto ($33 million)
2. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
1. Calvin Harris ($48 million)

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