DJs have been ruling hearts and charts equally ever since their career’s inception. This very creative job has given these musicians not just name and fame but a lot of money. It involves developing a taste for live music and composing new tracks and needs the knowledge of prevailing trends and the people’s taste listening to it. These DJs have been ruling hearts and charts equally ever since their career’s inception. This very creative job has given these musicians not just name and fame but a lot of money.
List of the world’s highest-paid DJs along with their net worth in 2021:
Christopher Comstock aka Marshmello is an American electronic music producer / DJ. famous for wearing full covered white mask inspired from marshmallow fruit. He gained hir major attention from remix of JackU and zedd .He is known for his famous hits of Silence, Volves, friends and Happier. which have received multi-platinum status in many countries. Marshmello appears in many major festivals from EDC Las Vegas , VH1 supersonic to ultra-Miami. Currently Marshmello net worth is 40 million.
2. The Chainsmokers
Chainsmokers have become the highest paid DJs in past few years. Alex Pall and Drew Deggart got their major breakout hit in 2014 for their song “Selfie “. Since then. They have released many hits and singles “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, and “Closer ft. Halsey”. From performing regularly in major clubs Las Vegas clubs XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club to performing at major festivals. Chainsmokers net worth crossed 150 million dollars in 2021.
3. Martin Garrix
Also known as GRX or YTRAM & born Martijn Gerard Garritsen, he is a 21-year-old Dutch DJ. His genres are the Progressive house, big room house, electro house, and future bass, and one of the highest paid dj per show. He founded STMPD RCRDS at a very young age. Besides, he has played in the biggest music festivals like Tomorrowland, Coachella. He is the reigning top DJ in the world. Garrix won “Best Electronic Act” and “Best World Stage Performance” awards at the MTV European Music Awards in 2016. His net worth of $22 million adds another feather to his already bejeweled hat. He earns $16 million.
4. Calvin Harris
First of all, is Adam Richard Wiles, who’s also known as Calvin Harris on stage. Born on 17th January of 1984, he is a Scotland based DJ, singer, and record producer. He is top paid DJ in the industry.
In June 2007, he released his debut album called ‘I created Disco’ with two singles, namely, ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ and ‘The Girls’. These reached the list of top 10 singles of United Kingdom. Calvin Harris released his second album called ‘Ready for the Weekend’ in 2009. Marked as no. 1 the in United Kingdom Albums Chart, it was also certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. ‘I’m not alone’, his very first song, topped the United Kingdom Singles Chart.
Not just his EDM music, Calvin Harris is also known for his enormous earnings. He has claimed the cash crown of EDM for the very first time in his entire career. He signed up to play over 70 shows at a mega-club of Las Vegas in February. Apart from that, he has been earning extra by songwriting and co-producing with great pop stars like Rihanna, Florence and The Machine, Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, HAIM and Big Sean.
His net worth is of $300 million, and therefore he has become the highest paid DJ among all. He makes $48 million per year.
5. Steve Aoki
The American EDM artist and founder of Dim Mak Records was born as Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, at Miami, Florida. Aoki has several Billboard-charting albums to his name, for example, Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2013. Besides, Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, his NGO, raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations. Furthermore, he has made several notable appearances on video games, television series, and music videos. NBA 2K8/9, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the T.V. series Arrow to name a few. Even more, he supports PETA among all his goodwill deeds. Steve Aoki’s net worth is $75 million. He earns $28 million.
Dutch DJ, Tijs Michiel Verwest, best known as Tiesto, was born on 17th January 1969, in Breda, Netherlands. He is a renowned record producer. Proclaimed as ‘the Greatest DJ of all times by t he Mixmag magazine as a result of a poll conducted, the DJ Magazine announced him as the ‘best DJ in last 20 years’. Also the ‘Godfather of EDM,’ Tiesto has been active since 1994, and now he is earning more money than he ever did. With a net worth of $150 million, he has become the second richest of the DJs around the world. Tiesto net worth is $33 million.
He was born on 15th January 1988 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Skrillex is best known for his magnificent and influential production in the EDM genre. He is one of the highest paid DJ in the world. His other genres of interest are the trap, electro house, post-hardcore, and Dubstep. Skrillex has contributed a lot in the fields of EDM AND Dubstep. He has won about 6 Grammy’s and he is also responsible for popularizing the ‘drop’ in Dubstep. Skrillex produced remixes of Robyn, Lady Gaga, and La Roux, by which the recent pop music stars were able to embed the Dubstep IEDs in the tracks. Skrillex brought the dubstep music out of its unhealthy reputation and turned the music genre into an enjoyable one by introducing beats and bass to it. Skrillex net worth is $45 million and he makes $20 million.
Tim Bergling or Avicii on stage was a Sweden based best DJ in the world . He started off playing music from the age of 16, from within his bedroom using pirated software, he started posting his tracks. He rose in the year 2011 with ‘Levels’. By the time the spotlight discovered him, he was already a polished and talented DJ. His single, ‘Wake me up’ has already earned several million downloads all around the world. Few of his famous songs are; ‘I could be the one’, ‘hey brother’, ‘addicted to you’, etc. His net worth was $85 million, while he was alive and Avicii net worth being $28 million.
9. David Guetta
The French DJ, Pierre David Guetta is a path-breaking record producer. He has released some of the greatest hits of this time. One of his most famous ones is ‘Titanium’, featuring Sia, one of today’s greatest pop stars. From the Parisian underground clubs, he found his way to the Top 40 radio. He has made quite a name for himself by landing onto pop music and collaborating with the greatest artists. Guetta is 50 years old and he is showing some omens of slowing down but still, David Guetta net worth is $75 million. Guetta earns $18 million.
Kaskade is an American DJ, remixer, and record producer. His real name is Ryan Gary Raddon and he is born in the year 1971, in Chicago. He was voted as “America’s Best DJ” in 2011 and 2013 by DJ Times. In addition, Grammy’s prestigious awards saw him as a nominee, simultaneously from 2013 to 2017; though he did not end up winning any. Because of reigning charts ever since 1989, today Kaskade net worth is $50 million. Kaskade earns $13.5 million.
Anton Zaslavski, a 29-year-old Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, famous by his stage name ZEDD. He is one of the highest paid DJ in the world. His EDM tracks are always ruling the charts. ZEDD draws his influences from Dubstep, classical music, and progressive house. He has also collaborated with the once teen icon Ariana Grande for the song ‘Break free’. Seeing the light of success in the year 2002, he went on to win a Grammy for ‘Best Dance Recording’ at the 56th Grammy Awards. He is still ruling the charts with a net worth of $35 million. DJ Zedd net worth is $22 million.
Diplo, short of Diplodocus, is the stage name of an American DJ, producer, and songwriter. He is top dj of all time. His real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. and he is based in Los Angeles, California. Founder of the record company named ‘Mad Decent’, he co-founded the non-profit organization named ‘Heaps Decent. He co-created the music project called Major Lazer with four others and is a part of the electronic duo Jack Ü along with producer and DJ Skrillex. Diplo is a known name among pop stars like Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dog, Justin Bieber, Usher, Beyonce, Shakira, etc. His track ‘Revolution’ has been used for a Hyundai commercial and as WWE 2016 title track. Therefore, Diplo’s net worth is $26 million. He makes $20 million.
These are some of the best-paid DJs in the world who worked hard from the beginning and made their way to stardom at a very little age. From India, there are many underrated DJs out there like DJ edgy, DJ Jennifer, DJ Swattrex, etc. also, there are many female DJs who are coming at the Top nowadays. Nowadays, anyone can start from basic by starting from virtual DJ to advance music production and djing. Let’s see, what 2021 will make us see in the top charts of DJ Mag.