Find out who are the 10 highest paid DJs of 2022

Over the past few decades, the music industry has grown and transformed a lot. New musical genres have appeared on the emerging scene, which has also given rise to the worldwide popularity of Disc Jockeys. They have now become an inseparable part of music parties and collaborate with mega stars of the global music industry who turn out to be absolute chartbusters. But how much do they earn? If you also want to know who the highest paid DJs are this year, keep reading!

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Andrew Taggart (of the Chainsmokers)

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Surely you know the lyrics, “So baby pull me closer // In the back seat of your Rover“. This song became an instant hit and gave the duo/group called ‘chain smokers‘ and rising superstar Halsey. The worldwide dominance of this track was something refreshing for the music industry and the song was familiar in almost every home. But did you know that Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers is one of the highest paid DJs in the world? The net worth of the DJ and musician is close to $80 million and per night he earns thousands of dollars for a single gig. The popularity of The Chainsmokers, the duo’s global bangers, and his charm worked like magic for his DJ career and he is now at number 10 in this year’s 10 highest paid DJ list.

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Alex Pall (of the Chainsmokers)

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The lesser known half of The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall is just above the other half of the duo and ranks 9th in this year’s top 10 paying DJs. This talented 36-year-old musician and DJ owns a huge $80 million. The genres that this artist mainly plays are pop music, dance music, hip-hop and EDM. However, the duo went on hiatus in 2020 expressing their exhaustion but are back in business. This creative journey helped Alex and Andrew find them and shape the band’s sound.

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Thomas Bangalter (of Daft Punk)

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daft-punk is another duo of talented and creative individuals who are best known for their impressive expressions of electronic dance music. They have also collaborated with several well-known artists in the industry and given many successes acquiring the number one spot on the charts. Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter is a world famous DJ and takes the 8 spot in this list of highest paid DJs of 2022. Apparently this DJ is worth a huge $90 million which he earned by playing gigs as a DJ while releasing music under the duo’s name. This French producer is also considered the inventor of the ‘French Filter House’ which is composed by categorizing alternative highs and lows.

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

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It’s the other half of the duo daft-punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is only seen on stage with his colleague and business partner, fellow artist and DJ Thomas Bangalter. The equality is also seen in the net worth of these two DJs, as they have the same number of promotional events.

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Swedish house mafia

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A group of extremely talented individuals and the home of three members, Axwell, Steve Angeloand Sebastien IngrossoSwedish House Mafia group ranks sixth on this list with a reported net worth of a whopping $100 million. Hailing from Sweden, this band has achieved worldwide success and focuses on genres like house, electro house, progressive house and big hall.


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Steve Aoki

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The master of the electronic dance genre, Steve Aokiwho would have won a whooping cough $30-40 million per year is our fifth competitor on this list. Born on November 30, 1977 in the United States of America, the DJ has a global fan base and reach and a net worth of $120 million. On average, this DJ plays about 270 gigs a year, which usually increases year by year. Hardly any DJ does as many shows as Steve, earning him a place among the richest DJs in the world.

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David Guetta

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Internationally established and one of the most famous DJs in the world, David Guetta owns $150 million. This talented and successful artist earns around $20-40 million per year. Apart from being a Disc Jockey, he is also known to be a songwriter, remixer, record producer and composer. He sold his entire music catalog to ‘Warner Music’ for $100 million and is said to have currently collected $175,000 by representation.

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DJ Tiesto

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Around the world, this 53-year-old man is considered a Veteran DJ next to David Guetta. He is one of the few internationally successful DJs to have formed Martin Garrix, another successful young generation DJ. This Dutch DJ earns a large sum by being a permanent resident of the Hakkasan Club in Las Vegas. Playing gigs and owning a record label earned him a net worth of $170 million. He masters the genres of house, electro, trance and electro dance. Apart from owning a record label, he also releases music on his own and is a film score composer which helps him maintain his net worth. He reportedly earns around $250,000 per night at a gig, which puts him third on this list of the 10 highest paid DJs of 2022.

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Gianluca Vachi

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Born in 1967, this 54-year-old Italian DJ ranks second on this list with a net worth of around a whopping one $200 million. This businessman and social media celebrity recently started working as a DJ and has already performed with DJ legends like Steve Aoki, Nicola Zucchi, Christian Lena and Albertino, and others.

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calvin harris

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Finally, at the top, we have the world famous DJ and musician calvin harris which would be of enormous value $300 million. Born in 1984, the 38-year-old has mastered the genre of dance music and electronic dance. During his long career of about 17 years, he remastered songs and wrote songs for Rihanna and many other music superstars with whom he made charts like, We found Love’ and ‘That’s what you came for’.

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