Calvin Harris Tops Forbes Highest-Paid DJs List For Sixth Year Straight

On Tuesday (July 31), Forbes released its annual list of the world's highest paid DJs, and Calvin Harris is sitting pretty on top for the sixth year in a row.

The "One Kiss" producer raked in $48 million during the magazine's scoring period (June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018), which is just about what he made last year. The 34-year-old's monetary success is, of course, attributed to his unstoppable hit-making ability, and for that, Forbes reports he pulls in healthy six-figure paychecks for his Las Vegas sets and is paid well into seven figures when he headlines international festivals. Needless to say, he performs a lot in Vegas and at festivals.

The Chainsmokers came in second, pulling in $45.5 million—$12 million more than they made last year. Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Marshmello make up the rest of the top five with $33 million, $28 million and $23 million earned, respectively. Everyone in the top 15 made at least $10 million. AlessoArmin van Buurendeadmau5Hardwell and Skrillex just missed the mark, the latter because he chose to have a quiet year (he made $30 million last year).

Check out the full list below.

Forbes' Top 15 Highest-Paid DJs in the World 2018

15. Afrojack ($10 million)
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.5 million)
13. DJ Snake ($11 million)
12. Kygo ($11.5 million)
11. Axwell & Ingrosso ($12 million)
10. Martin Garrix ($13 million)
9. Kaskade ($13.5 million)
8. David Guetta ($15 million) 
7. Diplo ($20 million)
6. Zedd ($22 million)
5. Marshmello ($23 million)
4. Steve Aoki ($28 million)
3. Tiesto ($33 million)
2. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
1. Calvin Harris ($48 million)

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