Ever wondered who the 2017 highest paid DJs in EDM are? Well thanks to Forbes, we now have a list of the top banked performers for the 2017 year.
Leading the ranks this time around is Calvin Harris, who despite holding the top place, dropped significantly from $63 million to $48.5 million compared to last years earnings.
Veteran Tiesto holds 2nd place, having bumped up his paycheck by about $1 million. He’s followed duo The Chainsmokers, who have accomplished the feat of outearning Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Diplo, and Martin Garrix, who ranked lower on the list than in previous years. The French DJ and producer, David Guetta dropped from #3 position to #7, Zedd was lowered from #4 to #10. Diplo is still holding steady at #6.
The grand total for the DJs earnings combined equals $298 million, leaving a growth of $270.5 million as compared to 2016.
See the list of ranked DJs here:
Top 10 Highest Paid DJs of 2017
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)