Highest earning DJs 2018

Annual income of the highest earning DJs in 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

by Amy Watson, last edited May 14, 2019
Highest earning DJs 2018 In 2018, the highest earning DJ in the world was Calvin Harris, who made 48 million U.S. dollars that year. Second in the ranking were The Chainsmokers with an income of 45.5 million dollars. The group were among the highest-paid musicians of 2018 and band member Drew Taggart made the top ten list of highest earning celebrities under 30.
Also featuring in the list was Tiësto with an income of 33 million dollars, as well as Martin Garrix who made 13 million U.S. dollars that year, an impressive figure for an artist aged just 22 years old at the time.

Martin Garrix

Garrix was born in Amstelveen in the Netherlands in 1996, and was discovered by Tiësto in 2012, going on to sign with Spinnin’ Records that year. The Dutch DJ and record producer achieved fame for his popular song ‘Animals’ released in 2013 on iTunes. The song was well-received commercially as well as in the EDM music scene, and the music video has amassed over one billion views on YouTube since its release.

In 2018, the DJ was given the honor of playing live at the closing ceremony of the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympics, performing as the closing act of the night. Garrix has also played at multiple festivals and even done modeling work with Armani Exchange.
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Annual income of the highest earning DJs in 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Income in million U.S. dollars
Calvin Harris48
The Chainsmokers45.5
Tiësto33
Steve Aoki28
Marshmello23
Zedd22
Diplo20
David Guetta15
Kaskade13.5
Matrin Garrix13
Axwell Ingrosso12
Kygo11.5
DJ Snake11
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike10.5
Afrojack10
Income in million U.S. dollars
Calvin Harris48
The Chainsmokers45.5
Tiësto33
Steve Aoki28
Marshmello23
Zedd22
Diplo20
David Guetta15
Kaskade13.5
Matrin Garrix13
Axwell Ingrosso12
Kygo11.5
DJ Snake11
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike10.5
Afrojack10
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by Amy Watson, last edited May 14, 2019
In 2018, the highest earning DJ in the world was Calvin Harris, who made 48 million U.S. dollars that year. Second in the ranking were The Chainsmokers with an income of 45.5 million dollars. The group were among the highest-paid musicians of 2018 and band member Drew Taggart made the top ten list of highest earning celebrities under 30.
Also featuring in the list was Tiësto with an income of 33 million dollars, as well as Martin Garrix who made 13 million U.S. dollars that year, an impressive figure for an artist aged just 22 years old at the time.

Martin Garrix

Garrix was born in Amstelveen in the Netherlands in 1996, and was discovered by Tiësto in 2012, going on to sign with Spinnin’ Records that year. The Dutch DJ and record producer achieved fame for his popular song ‘Animals’ released in 2013 on iTunes. The song was well-received commercially as well as in the EDM music scene, and the music video has amassed over one billion views on YouTube since its release.

In 2018, the DJ was given the honor of playing live at the closing ceremony of the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympics, performing as the closing act of the night. Garrix has also played at multiple festivals and even done modeling work with Armani Exchange.
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