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Forbes: Here Are The 10 Highest Paid Djs In The World In 2017. African DJs Missing..

Forbes magazine published the list of the 10 highest-paid DJs in the world in 2017. No African in the  latest ranking. Hopefully, African Disk Jockey will make the subsequent edition.

10th Zedd

With two solo albums in his discography, the DJ of Russian origin ranks tenth in this ranking. The author of “Clairty” and “True Colors” reaped the rewards of his many collaborations with artists such as Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Nicky Minaj.

Zedd earned $ 19 million in 2017.

9th Martin Garrix

At just 21 years old, Martin Garrix is ​​in the big league. Composer, producer and Disc jockey, this young Dutch-born has reached $ 19.5 million in revenue in 2017.

8th Marshmello

Author of “Joytime”, ranked number one in electronic albums in 2016, Marshmello earned $ 21 million in 2017.

7th David Guetta

The best DJ in France has raised $ 25 million this year. With nearly 40 years of career, the one who created the hymn of the Euro 2016 is one of the most adored disc jockeys on the planet.


6th Diplo

With $ 28.5 million raised, Diplo is the 6th highest paying DJ in 2017. He is the author, composer and disc jockey and owns the “Mad Decent” label.

5th Steve Aoki

Of Japanese origin, Steve Aoki founded and directed the label Dim Mak Records. This American DJ and music producer seduced the world when he made 178 benefits in 2013. Steve Aoki earned $ 29.5 million in 2017.

4th Skrillex

His real name Sonny John Moore, Skrillex has been, since 2016, the most famous artist in the field of digital music. It ranks 4th in this ranking with $ 30 million in 2017.

3rd The Chainsmokers

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are the two artists who make up this duo. Appearing to the general public with “SELFIE” in 2014, they were devoted two years later with “Closer”, ranked first in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. The Chainsmokers won $ 38 million.

2nd Tiësto

Tiësto earned an income of 39 million euros in 2017. Dutch is “the greatest DJ of all time” according to DJ Magazine,  and the best in the world according to the Mixmag. Producer  of the EDM (electro dance music), Tiësto had 39 million dollars in 2017.

1st Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris ranks first among top DJs in 2017. He has been in the Forbes rankings for 5 years. the British DJ received $ 48.5 million this year.


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