You may think that deejaying or dj’s can’t earn a real cost of living but after you read this post you’ll realize that it’s more beyond than playing with disks on the turn table
If you ever have a dream of being a DJ then the following are the live evidence to never give up your dream
Below are the 10 most earning dj’s In The world
No.1: Calvin Harris
Earnings this year:$48.5 million
This DJ tops the Dj’s earning list. Scottish DJ and producer Adam Richard Wiles aka Calvin Harris is on top again. Known for collaborating on hit songs with the likes of Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and Frank Ocean, the 33-year-old songwriter is also a resident DJ at Las Vegas nightclubs Hakkasan, Omnia and Wet Republic. He reportedly takes home $400,000 per show at Hakkasan.
No. 2: Tiësto
Earnings this year:$39 million
Dutch DJ and producer Tijs Michiel Verwest aka Tiësto charges upwards of $250,000 per gig, according to Pollstar. Forbes reports that the 48-year-old industry veteran played 134 shows around the world in the last 12 months.
No. 3: The Chainsmokers
Earnings this year: $38 million
The American electronic duo behind hits such as Closer and Paris made the list for the first time this year, and Forbesreports they signed a three-year deal with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas.
No. 4: Skrillex
Earnings this year: $30 million
Sonny John Moore aka Skrillex is 29 years old and already has eight Grammy Awards under his belt. He produced Justin Bieber’s 2015 hit Sorry, which achieved over 2.5 billion views on YouTube alone, according to Forbes.
No. 5: Steve Aoki
Earnings this year: $29.5 million
Referred to by Forbes as electronic dance music’s busiest man, 39-year-old Steve Aoki played over 200 shows in 12 months. He is the son of Rocky Aoki, who founded Japanese restaurant chain Benihana, and also takes home endorsement cheques from T-Mobile, Japanese airline ANA and winemaker Luc Belaire.
No. 6: Diplo
Earnings this year: $28.5 million
American DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz aka Diplo collaborated with fellow electronic dance music producer Skrillex (also on this list) to produce the Justin Bieber hit Where Are U Now? He also worked with British rapper M.I.A. on the 2009 hit Paper Planes. Diplo is an active tour DJ as well, taking home six figures for his nightly gigs, Forbes reports.
No. 7: David Guetta
Earnings this year: $25 million
Paris-born DJ and producer David Guetta is known as the ‘Grandfather of EDM,’ and has enjoyed much mainsteam success with hit singles such as Titanium (featuring Sia) and Without You with Usher. He still banks millions from nightclub and music festival gigs, and a residency in Ibiza.
No. 8: Marshmello
Earnings this year: $21 million
He’s also among the world earing dj’s This DJ and producer’s identity is unknown as he performs behind a white marshmallow mask. His 2017 track Alone made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Forbes reports that while he takes home a healthy paycheques from live shows, he also earns more than other DJs through music and merchandise.
No. 9: Martin Garrix
Earnings this year: $19.5 million
Dutch DJ Martijn Gerard Garritsen aka Martin Garrix is only 21 but made it to number one on DJ Mag’s 2016 Top 100 DJs list. This is his third consecutive year on the list. Forbes reports he makes most of his money on the road, playing 120 gigs over the last 12 months.
No. 10: Zedd
Earnings this year: $19 million
Russian-German DJ and producer Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd is the man behind the hit single Stay with Alessia Cara. The song achieved over 200 million YouTube views, according to Forbes, which also reports he takes in six figures fees per nightly DJ gig.
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