Here’s the World’s Highest-Paid DJs of 2017

By Staff  |  08/10/2017

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Forbes published its 2017 list of the World's Highest-Paid DJs this week... and guess who's on top?

Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris tops the Electronic Cash Kings list for the fifth year in a row, with estimated earnings of $48.5 million in the past year.

Harris rakes in six-figure fees for his Las Vegas performances, while also getting as high as seven figures for headlining festivals and even more cash for producing for the likes of Pharrell and Katy Perry.

DJ Tiesto comes in second, earning a hefty $39 million, thanks to more than 130 gigs over the last year, each night taking home six-figure fees.

Third is American duo The Chainsmokers, who makes the list for the first time with $38 million. Anonymous DJ-producer Marshmello also makes his Forbes list debut at No. 8, with $21 million.

According to Forbes, the top 10 DJs on the list made $298 million collectively, up from $270.5 million in 2016.

Check out the full 2017 Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list below.

1. Calvin Harris ($48.5m)
2. Tiesto ($39m)
3. The Chainsmokers ($38m)
4. Skrillex ($30m)
5. Steve Aoki ($29.5m)
6. Diplo ($28.5m)
7. David Guetta ($25m)
8. Marshmello ($21m)
9. Martin Garrix ($19.5m)
10. Zedd ($19m)