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Calvin Harris drops from #1 spot on Forbe’s 2019 Highest Paid DJ’s list

For the past six years, Calvin Harris has held the number one spot on Forbe’s annual Highest-Paid DJ’s list. However, change is in the air and the Swedish superstar’s reign is no longer. Earning $38.5 million dollars in 2019 landed him #3 on Forbe’s list; getting beaten out by The Chainsmokers and Marshmello, respectively. The Chainsmokers brought in an incredible $46 million dollars in 2019, launching them to the top of the list.

It’s not surprising to see The Chainsmokers land the #1 slot, as these two have been putting serious work in. Not only have they steadily released huge hits and headlined massive festivals but they also currently hold a residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. Marshmello made the biggest jump of all, moving up six slots from last year on Forbe’s list. In just one year he doubled his yearly income, now rivaling Calvin Harris’s earning’s, making $40 million in 2019. Check out the full list of highest-paid DJ’s below:

  1. The Chainsmokers ($46 million)
  2. Marshmello ($40 million)
  3. Calvin Harris ($38.5 million)
  4. Steve Aoki ($30 million)
  5. Diplo ($25 million)
  6. Tiësto ($24 million)
  7. Martin Garrix ($19 million)
  8. David Guetta ($18 million)
  9. Zedd ($17 million)
  10. Armin van Buuren ($15 million)
  11. Kaskade ($14 million)
  12. Skrillex ($13 million)
  13. Alesso ($12.5 million)
  14. Afrojack ($12 million)
  15. Tie: DJ Snake, DJ Pauly D, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($11.5 million)

What do you think of The Chainsmoker’s dethroning Calvin Harris’s reign at #1? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

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  1. Jones Brown

    September 12, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for sharing Highest Paid DJ’s list. There has been a lot of shuffling and everyone’s favourite Calvin Harris has been de-throned.

  2. Marty Robertson

    August 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    He’s Scottish not Swedish

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