The 'How Deep Is Your Love' hitmaker edges out the likes of Tiesto and The Chainsmokers as the highest-earning DJ with nearly $50 million.
Calvin Harris has topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJs for the fifth year in a row. The Scottish DJ raked in $48.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017, edging out DJ Tiesto and The Chainsmokers as this year's "electronic cash king."
Tiesto comes in second place, also for the fifth consecutive year, with a whopping $39 million. Meanwhile, EDM duo The Chainsmokers manages to steal the third position from David Guetta this year with $38 million. Other beatmakers who appear on the list's top 10 include Marshmello, Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Steve Aoki and Diplo.
It has been a very busy year for Calvin as he just released his latest star-studded effort "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1" in June. The set featured ten tracks and boasted the appearances from Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Migos, Future, John Legend and more.
The 33-year-old DJ recently made headlines as his new single with Katy Perry, Pharrell and Big Sean, "Feels", is predicted to be taking the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 from Luis Fonsi's global hit "Despacito". "Feels" is currently at No. 2 with only 500 sales behind the Latin song. Meanwhile, "Despacito" has been staying steady atop the chart for twelve consecutive weeks.
- Calvin Harris ($48.5 million)
- DJ Tiesto ($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)