The richest DJs in the world

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Inna Selez, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Inna Selez


    Typically people think that DJs are not very rich. Local club DJ usually get paid about $ 200-300 per night. Basically most of them have permanent work. So we can say that DJing is a part-time job or serious hobby. Ofcourse if you are talented person and will become more famous your earnings will increase. Let see who is the most successful DJ in our days.

    Here is the list by total net worth:

    1. Calvin Harris $110 millions
    2. Tiesto $105 millions
    3. Avicii $75 millions
    4. Daft Punk $70 millions
    5. Paul Oakenfold $65 millions
    6. David Guetta $60 & Paul van Dyk $60 millions
    7. Armin Van Buuren $55 & Steve Aoki $55 millions
    8. Deadmau5 $53 millions
    9. Afrojack $50 millions
    10. Kaskade $43 millions

    The World's Highest-Paid DJs in 2015:

    1. Calvin Harris $ 66 millions
    2. David Guetta $37 millions
    3. Tiesto $36 millions
    4. Skrillex & Steve Aoki $24 millions
    5. Avicii $19 millions
    6. Kaskade $18 millions
    7. Martin Garrix & Zedd $17 millions
    8. Afrojack $16 millions
    9. Deadmau5 & Diplo $15 millions
  2. Henry

    NYA Moderator

    Diplo should be raking in the dough. Not sure who some of those guys are higher up than him.
  3. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    Diplo made one of my favorite songs ever, so I hope he rises the list. Pretty familiar with all of them, though.
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  5. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    This guy has to be rich, right?
  6. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Prestigious

    My university is getting Steve Aoki for our spring concert. Seeing the money he rakes in I'm not sure how we pulled it off considering in 2013 we had OK Go as our headliner.
  7. Steve_JustAGuy


    I know Skrillex gets some flack from people, but I still think it's awesome that he's had/having the success that he's had.
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  8. These guys make stupid money
  9. Inna Selez


    You know guys if you ask a person (not an EDM fan) which DJ he/she knows if think majority will tell Tiesto and David Guetta. Avicii and Calvin Harris raised up very hard recently. So this list looks logical.

    I think your university has huge budget or good negotiator. Anyway sometimes stars can perform for a low earnings or even for free.
  10. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    We had Aoki in...2013 I think? He played with Kendrick and was doing a whole college tour. These are numbers that account for huge festivals and all those college shows. He tours relentlessly I think.
  11. _unproductive


    surprised Diplo isn't listed. He has an electronic music empire.
  12. Your Milkshake

    Trusted Prestigious

    Guetta seems like the best one