Over the years Djing has turned out to be one of the most lucrative careers, as the career pays good sums of money. Thanks to the music and entertainment industry which keeps growing. In this video we are going to have a look at 10 highest paid DJs in 2018.These are the best DJs in the world who have shown passion in what they do, by making sure their audience gets entertained through their creativity. In appreciation for their breath-taking performance in high energy shows, they get to paid huge bucks.
- Calvin Harris ($48,000,000).
The world class DJ, Calvin Harris has been starring festive celebrations around the world from Japan to Croatia.The Scottish International is surely the King of Electronic music, His single with Dua Lipa “One Kiss” topped the charts for eight consecutive weeks in the U.K. Calvin’s contract in Las Vegas will earn him $1million yearly up to the year 2020.Calvin’s 2018 salary is estimated to be $48 million, which contributes to his net worth of $200 million.
- The Chainsmokers ($45,500,000)
The DJ duo have been unstoppable since their hit single “Selfie” back in 2014, they then released a Grammy award performance “Don’t Let Me Down”. The American DJ’s have received a paycheck of $45.5 million for 2018. The Chainsmokers is estimated to have a net worth of $90 million.
3. Tiesto ($33,000,000)
The Dutch veteran DJ continues to drop great sets at the age of 49, Tiesto collaborations like “Jackie Chan,” his 2018 single with the rapper Post Malone have ensured the DJ receive $33 million for 2018.RecentlyTiesto extended his contract with Hakkasan up to the year 2020.The DJ has performed more than 150 superb shows yearly which have greatly contributed to his net worth of $150 million.
- Steve Aoki ($28,000,000)
The American electro house musician, is among the hardworking DJ’s, Steve Aoki has played in more than 200 shows for 2018 and sometimes two shows in a day. Aoki performs for organizations like Zumba, the airline ANA, and Dropbox.He released his first solo album “Wonderland” in 2012.For 2018 Aoki pockets $28 million, and he has a fortune of $75 million.
5. Marshmello ($23,000,000)
The DJ, whose head has been encased in an helmet shaped like a marshmello, earns a spot on this list. Marshmello has manage to gain a huge audience in just two years, his hits like “Wolves” with Selena Gomez and “Happier” with Bastille have been a success. His YouTube channel “Cooking with Marshmello” boasting 250 million views and 1.4 million new subscribers every month not forgetting his six figures nightly fees. Marshmello has been in able to accumulate a net worth of $21 million.
6. Zedd ($22,000,000)
The German musician of Russian decent is popularly known for the hit singles “Clarity“, “Stay” with Alessia Cara, and “Break Free” with Ariana Grande.Zedd enjoys lucrative deals from his 100 plays per year. The DJ has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
7. Diplo ($20,000,000).
The Los Angeles based rapper and DJ is the co-founder of the global, modern electro-wizard group, Major Lazor.Diplo and his group for a decade have revolutionized the music industry with electronic dance music .Some of the hits by Diplo include “Lean On”, “Cold Water” and “Light It Up”.Diplo has accumulated a net worth of $26 million.
- David Guetta ($18,000,000)
There is no doubt that the veteran French DJ, singer and songwriter is among the best DJs having sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. David Guetta’s hit singles include, “Memories“, “Sexy Bitch” and “You”. Guetta is paid good money from his plays and he just pocketed $18 million for 2018.He has garnered a fortune of $75 million.
9. Kaskade ($13,500,000)
The American DJ is best known for electronic music dance, at the start of his career, Kaskade was earning $3.5 million, since then he has pocketed over $100 million and in 2017 he made $22 million from his shows and record producing while for 2018 he earned $13.5 million. Kaskade has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
10. Martin Garrix ($13,000,000)
The Dutch DJ is one of the youngest DJs, at the age of 22. In 2017, Martin Garrix became the face of Armani Exchange.Garrix earns millions of dollars’ from more than 90 gigs. Up to date he has earned more than $2 million from album sales. In just a short the young DJ has accumulated a net worth of $21 million.