There was a time when the profession of a DJ was considered as an unconventional one, but these days DJs are making huge sums of money in a single evening. And this is not just the thing, they are also earning great popularity by entertaining people at parties and club nights every evening.
Here is a list of world’s 10 richest DJs in 2015:
Skrillex is another widely acclaimed DJ, who earns thousands of dollars every night from live shows and club performances. He has also been honored with three Grammy Awards and an Annie Award for the song composed by him for the animated film called “Wreck It Ralph”. His earnings from the profession are $ 16.5 million.
Next among the world’s richest DJs in 2015 is Kaskade, who has registered $ 17 million as his earnings. The 42 year old has received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica for his album called “Atmosphere”.
Zedd is the 24 year old DJ, whose income has surpassed a huge figure of $ 21 million, earning him the seventh spot in this list. He has even crossed his mentor, Skrillex in terms of earnings.
The next name among world’s 10 richest DJs in 2015 is that of Afrojack, who has earned a sum of $ 22 million from this profession, which is quite an achievement, considering that he is just 25 years old. He has performed as many as 150 shows during his scoring period.
5. Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki is another high earning DJ, which has given more than 250 shows a year, thanks to his power packed performances and ability to do as many as three shows a day. He is also a successful entrepreneur, who runs several night clubs and restaurants. His income as a DJ amounts to a fantabulous $ 23 million.
The Dutch DJ Tiesto, figures at number 4 in this list, with the huge earnings of $ 28 million. He has had a lucrative career which has spanned over decades and has now been roped in by the famous Hakkasan Club of Las Vegas. He performs at more than 100 shows every year.
Featuring next among top 10 richest DJs in the world is Avicii, who ties with Tiesto, with the earnings of $ 28 million. The 24 year old Swedish DJ took the music world by storm with his debut album called “True”. His single “Wake Me Up” has also brought great recognition for this self taught DJ.
2. David Guetta
With the earnings of $ 30 million, David Guetta is the next name to be included in this list. Not long ago, he was performing for clubs in Paris and has made it to the forefront in a very short period of time. Guetta has some other big achievements to his credit, like touring with Rihanna and writing songs for big names in the musical industry, such as Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.
1. Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris, who has bagged the phenomenal earnings of $ 66 million, gets the title of the richest DJ in the world in 2015. He has signed a contract with Hakkasan Club in Las Vegas, under which he has performed more than 70 shows. Harris has also worked with celebrities like Kesha and Rihanna.
All these artists are not only making millions of dollars but have also scaled the heights of popularity around the globe.