May 22, 2024

The 10 Highest-Paid DJs Worldwide in 2024

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Famous magazines and financial statisticians produce lists of a professional group’s most successful members every year.

For example, Revue Magazine has selected Gun Lake Casino as The Best of the West. And there are many lists like this. This includes DJ. The money the DJs get for their concerts may sometimes be astounding. Below is a list of the highest-paid DJs in the world this year, according to Forbes.

10. Armin Van Buuren – $55 Million

The 37-year-old Dutchman Armin van Buuren guarantees packed dance floors everywhere he goes. He has received several Grammy nominations throughout his career. In 2019, he was able to increase his wealth by 5 million US dollars, bringing his total assets to $55 million.

9. Paul Van Dyk – $60 Million

The lone DJ from Germany on this list is Paul Van Dyk. Matthias Paul, who was born in Eisenhüttenstadt, has had a long and fruitful career as a DJ and producer. Above all, he is a fantastic and well-known artist on a global scale. He went from having a net worth of $56 million to a staggering $60 million in only one year, a gain of $4 million.

8. Afrojack – $60 Million

Afrojack has worked with musicians including Eva Simons, Pitbull, and David Guetta. In 2019, he has raised his earnings by $10 million. Given his enormous income, you can see why Afrojack is so upbeat and accepting in interviews and at public events.

7. Paul Oakenfold – $65 Million

The most experienced trance enthusiast on this list is London-born native British Paul Oakenfold. He has been involved in the music industry since 1987. He produces remixes every year which are often up to one hour long.

6. Thomas Bangalter – $70 Million

The name Thomas Bangalter won’t be well-known to many people. He is a part of the legendary band called Daft Punk. He released global hits and popular remixes. The French producer and DJ is credited with creating the style of music known as French Filter House, which has highs and lows that alternate. 

5. Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo – $70 Million

Guy-Manuel is Daft Punk’s other half. His riches may be compared to that of his business partner Thomas Bangalter since he is only ever seen on stage with him. He co-produced and wrote a number of songs, including “Around the World,” “Get Lucky,” and “One More Time.”

4. David Guetta – $75 Million

DJ David Guetta earns $20 million in a single year. He traverses the world and releases one global hit after another. The former DJ and current producer from France has an impressive resume. David Guetta receives up to $175,000 for each performance.

3. Steve Aoki – $100 Million

Among the wealthiest worldwide DJs is Steve Aoki, who performs an average of little more than 277 times every year. He is a true workaholic and a global star. With over 200+ performances, he made more than $30 million in 2019.

2. TIЁSTO – $170 Million

He is regarded as the most experienced DJ in the world. The Dutchman is 51 years old right now. The DJ made $33 million in revenue in 2018. He is always looking for something new, maybe he will try out his hand at hybrid concerts, who knows?! Given that he has already earned such a sizable fortune throughout his life, it is sufficient for the second position on the list of the wealthiest DJs.

1. Calvin Harris – $240 Million

In this list of the wealthiest DJs, Calvin Wiles, a Scottish DJ and producer born in 1984, comes in first place. He does over 125 shows annually and has done so for the last 17 years. He undoubtedly fulfills the aspirations of many aspiring DJs, particularly given his relatively youthful age of 36. An electronic music superstar, Calvin Harris is a great inspiration to many musicians.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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