Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tiësto... The richest DJs in the world

The richest DJs in the world
Calvin Harris - $300 million
Gianluca Vacchi - $200 million
Daft Punk - $180 million
Tiësto - $170 million
David Guetta - $150 million
Steve Aoki - $120 million
The Chainsmokers - $160 million
Skrillex - $70 million
Afrojack - $60 million
Paul Van Dyk - $60 million
Armin Van Buuren - $55 million
Deadmau5 - $50 million
Diplo - $50 million
Kaskade - $50 million
Marshmello - $50 million
Paul Oakenfold - $50 million
Zedd - $50 million
John Digweed - $48 million
Judge Jules - $42 million
Alesso - $40 million
The richest DJs in the world

They attract tens of thousands of people, can charge up to a million dollars per set, and their music is heard all over the world. How much do they earn, and who's the richest DJ in the world? These are the numbers CelebrityNetWorth has gathered.

Calvin Harris - $300 million

He was born in 1984 in Scotland. In the past ten years, Calvin Harris has been producing hits alongside Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and The Weeknd.

Gianluca Vacchi - $200 million

Born in 1967 in Italy, this man actually doesn't make his biggest earnings from music. He's an outstanding financier and his fortune comes from investments.

Daft Punk - $180 million

Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo (1974) and Thomas Bangalter (1975) were a benchmark in electronic music from 1992 to 2021. Daft Punk created a style called the 'French Touch.'

Tiësto - $170 million

Born in 1969 in The Netherlands, Tiësto has been known as the 'godfather' of electronic music since the 90s. He is considered among the greatest DJs of all time.

David Guetta - $150 million

Born in 1967 in France, David Guetta has been mixing since 1984 and is still No. 1 according to 'DJ Mag'. For the third consecutive time, he reached that top position.

Steve Aoki - $120 million

Born in 1977 in the USA, Aoki's ability to produce hits is simply extraordinary. He made 16 in a single year!

The Chainsmokers - $160 million

Alex Pall (1985) and Andrew Taggart (1989) produced hits like 'Closer' and 'Don't Let me Down.'

Skrillex - $70 million

Born in 1988 in the United States, Skrillex is credited with the boom in the 'dubstep' sound. He has collaborated with people like Justin Bieber and Korn.

Afrojack - $60 million

Born in 1987 in the Netherlands, he broke through in 2010 with the hit 'Take Over Control.' Since then, he's consistently been in the top 12 of 'DJ Mag.'

Paul Van Dyk - $60 million

Born in 1971 in Germany, Paul Van Dyk is considered one of the 'founding fathers' of trance music. He started his career in 1991.

Armin Van Buuren - $55 million

Born in 1976 in The Netherlands, this DJ was number 1 in 'DJ Mag' 5 times and has never left the top 4 since 2003. They call him the 'God of trance'. Armin Van Buuren also has his own music show, 'A State of Trance,' which has about 40 million listeners per week across 84 countries on more than 100 radio stations.

Deadmau5 - $50 million

Born in 1981 in Canada, Deadmau5 has a mask as his trademark. Yet, he has been 'recognized' in the sector since 2005.

Diplo - $50 million

Born in 1978 in the United States, Diplo is one of the most versatile DJs because he mixes different genres: EDM, moombahton, trap, dancehall, electro house, and hip hop.

Kaskade - $50 million

Born in 1971 in the United States, Kaskade has done remixes for artists like Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Usher.

Marshmello - $50 million

Born in 1992 in the United States, he wears the Mashmello mask as a symbol in the world of electro.

Paul Oakenfold - $50 million

Born in 1963 in the United States, he has been a highly successful producer since 1984. In recent years he has also proven to be an indispensable trance and electronic music DJ.

Zedd - $50 million

Born in 1989 in Russia, Zedd produced hits for Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas in 2008. Currently, he is a reference in progressive house.

John Digweed - $48 million

Born in 1967 in the UK, he is also a progressive house legend. John Digweed has a passion for synthesizers. Since 1989, he's continued to inspire new generations.

Judge Jules - $42 million

Born in 1966 in the United Kingdom, Judge Jules is one of the most important DJs of Club Eden in Ibiza. His shows are famous for his trance music but also for his jokes between each piece. He's a real 'showman.'

Alesso - $40 million

Born in 1991 in Sweden, Alesso was part of the DJ supergroup 'Swedish House Mafia,' a reference in Scandinavian electro house music.

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