The Chainsmokers Ends Calvin Harris' Six-Year Reign As World's Highest Paid DJs
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Earning $46 million in pre-tax income from June 2018 to June 2019, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall claim Forbes' number one spot followed closely by 'Happier' hitmaker Marshmello.

AceShowbiz - Electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers have dethroned Calvin Harris as the world's highest paid DJ act.

The Scottish musician has spent six years at the top of Forbes' Highest-Paid DJs/Electronic Cash Kings list, but now it's time for hitmakers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall to claim the number one spot for 2019.

According to Forbes, The Chainsmokers earned $46 million (£37 million) in pretax income from June 2018 to June 2019, with Marshmello coming in second on the list with $40 million (£32 million). Calvin drops to three on this year's countdown with a far-from-shabby $38.5 million (£31 million) haul.

Steve Aoki and Diplo round out the top five.

Forbes' Highest-Paid DJs/Electronic Cash Kings List:

  1. The Chainsmokers - $46 M
  2. Marshmello - $40 M
  3. Calvin Harris - $38.5 M
  4. Steve Aoki - $30 M
  5. Diplo - $25 M
  6. DJ Tiesto - $24 M
  7. Martin Garrix - $19 M
  8. David Guetta - $18 M
  9. Zedd - $17 M
  10. Armin van Buuren - $15 M

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