Richest DJs in the World!!!

If you think that DJs make less money than pop stars and movie stars, then you will be surprised to know the list of the richest DJs in the world.

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We’ve all danced or simply bobbed our heads to the beats of electronic music, popularly known as EDM.  EDM is more popular now, more than ever.

But, do you happen to know how much the DJs make or some of the richest DJs in the world?


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Our reach on the Richest DJs in the World.

Quick Look

Name Net Worth
20. Zedd $35 million
19. Tom Joyner $40 million
18. Sasha $40 million
17. Judge Jules $42 million
16. Skrillex $45 million
15. John Digweed $48 million
14. Kaskade $50 million
13. Deadmau5 $53 million
12. Armin Van Burren $55 million
11. Paul Van DYK $60 million
10. Afro Jack $60 million
9. Paul Oakenfold $65 million
8. Thomas Bangalter $70 million
7. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo $70 million
6. Steve-Aoki $75 million
5. David Guetta $75 million
4. Avicii $85 million
3. Swedish House Mafia $100 million
2. Dj Tiesto $150 million
1. Calvin Harris $190 million

Richest DJs as of 2024

All the details and information is collected from verified sources like Wikipedia and Forbes.

20. Zedd

Net Worth: $35 million.

Anton Zaslavski, professionally known as Zedd is a Russian DJ known for his amazing sound designs and collaborative songs with multiple artists.

His major tits include: In The Middle (with Maren Morris and Grey), Clarity (With Foxes), Break Free (With Ariana Grande) are just a few to name.

If you want to know the full potential of the Zedd, make sure to listen ‘Let Me Love You (Zedd Remix) and Zedd & Alessia Cara-Stay.

19. Tom Joyner

Net Worth: $40 million.

Tom Joyner (Source: Fortune)

Thomas Joyner, popularly known as Tom Joyner is a retired American radio host. He was the former host of the nationally syndicated show, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

Similarly, he is also the founder of Reach Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and

18. Sasha

Net Worth: $40 million.

Born on 4th September 1969, Alexander Paul Coe (stage name Sasha) is w Welsh DJ. People Known him for his live performances.

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Dj Sasha (Source: Bornrich)

His main genre is EDM, and he uses Ableton Live software to produce music.

17. Judge Jules

Net-Worth: $42 million.

Julius O’Riordan is a British Dance Music Producer, entertainment lawyer, and DJ.

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Judge Jules (Source: WikiCommons)

He was a popular Jokey and also a perfect co-host of Radio 1.

Some of his best hits include: Getting Played, Erotica, Burn in the Sun.

16. Skrillex

Net Worth: $45 million.

Skrillex is a Multi-Grammy award-winning DJ, music producer, and now also a record label owner.

He is popular as one of the pioneers of modern music production, specifically for the Dubstep.

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Certainly, he has received around 10 Grammy Awards for all contributions he’s made in the music industry.

His hit songs include Make it Bun Dem, Bangarang, Where are Ü Now (with Justin Beiber and Diplo), and Scary Monsters.

Scary Monsters and Nice spirits were the songs that blew him up in the EDM industry.

15. John Digweed

Net Worth: $48 million.

John Digweed was born on 1st January 1967. He is a well-known British DJ and a record producer.

John Digweed (Source: WikiCommons)

His famous songs are: For What You Dream Of, and Heaven Sent, Hayling.

His main genre is Techno and EDM.

14. Kaskade

Net Worth: $50 million.

Ryan Gary Raddon (Kaskade) is an American DJ, record producer, and popular song remixer.

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Surprisingly, he said he got his name from looking at a nature book.

Even though he played in many shows and clubs, he says he never drinks to support the movement of “Say No to Drugs.”

His famous track includes:- On Your Mind, I Remember, and Flip reset.

13. Deadmau5

Net Worth: $53 million.

Joel Thomas Zimmerman(Deadmau5) is a Canadian Music producer, DJ, and Musician.

Deadmau5 (Source: WikiCommons)

He is known for his unique headwear that makes him look like a Mickey Mouse.

To date he has many hit songs to his name, such as Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff, Raise Your Weapons, Some Chords, Not Exactly, and others.

12. Armin van Buuren

Net Worth: $55 million.

Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren OON is a Dutch DJ and a record producer. He was a radio host for a weekly radio show named “A state of Trance.”

Armin Van Burren (Source: WikiCommons)

At the age of 40, the song “Blue Fear” was released under Cyber records in 1997, which eventually shaded the light in his music career.

His hit songs include: In and Out of love, Sunny Days, Burned with Desire Wild Wild Son, and others.

11. Paul van Dyk

Net Worth: $60 million as of 2024.

Matthias Paul, who is well known as Paul van Dyk is a German music producer and DJ.

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Paul is mostly known for the tracks which fall under EDM, Dance, and techno genres.

Dyk is known for his songs such as:- For an Angel, and We Are Alive, Nothing But You, Music Rescues Me, among others.

Moreover, he made his debut in the industry with his song For An Angel in 1993 under the label MFS.

10. Afrojack

Net Worth: $60 million.

Nick van de Wall, aka Afrojack, is a Dutch Dj and record producer. He is also a founder of the recording label “Wall Recordings.”

He broke the industry with the track ‘Forget the world,’ which was released in 2014.

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Afro Jack (Source: WikiCommons)

He has always been a Top 10 artist on the World DJ Mag list of most popular DJs.

His hit songs include Boom Boom Pow, Turn Up the Speakers with Martin Garrix, No Beef, Ten Feet Tall to name a few.

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9. Paul Oakenfold

Net Worth: $65 million.

Paul Mark Oakenfold, widely known for his name Oakenfold is a British Record producer and Trance DJ.

However, Oakenfold is also 3 times Grammy winner and 2 times World Music Award-nominated DJ and renowned record producer.

He was born on 30th August 1963, in Mile End, London, UK.

He is well known for his hits like Brazen, Close to Me, Starry Eyed Surprise.

8. Thomas Bangalter

Net worth: $70 million.

Thomas Bangalter is a French Musician, record producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter.

He is known for his former French DJ Duo named Daft Punk.

Thomas was born in Paris, France, on 3rd January 1975.

He is married to Elodie Bouchez and has children named Tara-Jay, Roxan.

His hit songs include Get Lucky, One More Time, Instant Crush, and others.

7. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Net Worth: $70 million.

Guillaume Emmanuel “Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is a well-known French musician, record producer, singer, and songwriter.

He is well known for his part in the world’s most renowned french music duo named Daft Punk, along with his friend, Thomas Bangalter.

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Source: WikiCommons)

He was born in France on 8th February 1974.

Similarly, he was signed to the label of Crydamoure.

6. Steve Aoki

Net Worth: $75 million.

Steven Hiroyuki Aoki with the stage name Steve Aoki is an American DJ, record producer as well as a music programmer.

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Steve-Aoki (Source: WikiCommons)

Surprisingly, in 2012 he was said to be the most toured and the richest DJ in North America.

He was born in Miami, Floria, United States, on November 30, 1977.

His hit list includes Send It, Waste It On Me (Featuring BTS), Used to Be, and others.

5. David Guetta

Net Worth: $75 million.

Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer, and songwriter.

He was voted no.1 in 2020 World’s most popular Dj (hosted by DJ Mag).

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David Guetta (Source:WikiCommons)

He was married to Cathy Guetta but divorced in 2014.

Moreover, he has two, children Tim Guetta and Angie Guetta.

His hit songs include Hey Mama, Titanium, Say My Name, which allowed him to reach over 10 billion streams worldwide.

4. Avicii

Net Worth: $85 million.

Tim Berling popularly known as Avicii was a Swedish DJ, record producer, musician, and songwriter.

Avicii was really consistent with his music from an early age. He started posting remixes in different electronic music forums, which eventually led to his first record deal.

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Avicii (Source:WikiCommons)

He blew up with his single “Levels,” which was released in 2011.

Sadly, he passed away at the age of 28 years. The cause of ***** was Suicide by exsanguination.

His hits include The Nights, Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, and others.

3. Swedish House Mafia

Net Worth: $100 million.

Swedish House Mafia, as the name suggests, is a Swedish house mafia supergroup that consists of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sabsitan Ingresso.

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Swedish House Mafia (Source: WikiCommons)

Their hit songs include Don’t you Worry Child, Lifetime, It Gets better, and others.

2. Dj Tiesto

Net Worth: $150 million.

Tijs Michiel Verwest OON, well known by the stage name Tiesto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda, Netherlands.

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Dj Tiesto (Source: WikiCommons)

He was born on 17th January 1969 and is currently 52 years.

Surprisingly, Tiesto also got married to Annika Backes back in 2019.

He has his own label named Musical Freedom.

1. Calvin Harris

Net Worth: $190 million.

Lastly, the richest DJ in the world Adam Richard Wiles, who is professionally known as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, Record Producer, singer, as well as a songwriter.

Interestingly, he has been the richest DJ in the world since 2019.
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Calvin Harris (Source: WikiCommons)

He charges more than $200,000 a show and usually goes to 100 shows a year.

However, Harris has sung in numerous projects like Summer, Feels So Close, and I’m Not Alone.

He has collaborated with some of the big names in the industry, including Rihanna and other pop stars.


Making Electronic music and getting popular in the world of Pop music is a bit of hard work because the world doesn’t like the music written by computers.

However, the world has started to embrace this new world of electronic songs, considered one of the important genres of music in 2021.

Due to the immense popularity of the Tracks like Animals, Roses remix by Imanbek and others, it’s safe to say music is evolving into EDM.


What is DAW?

DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation, which music producers and artists use to create, record, and rework music.

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