4. Steve Aoki
Payment: $24 million
Genres: trap, electro house, EDM, hip hop
Steve Aoki is one of the highest paid DJs in the world and is an American professional DJ, record producer, entertainer, and music executive.
He is known for his work ethic and hard work, and this has earned him a loyal following. The above has pointed him to become the hardest-working DJ on the list.
There is an admiration that his music is known as electrifying, gritty and all the fun.
Every time he is booked for an event, he earns up to $500,000, making him one of the highest paid DJs per show.
DJ mag’s 2018 Top 100 DJs list shows Steve Aoki ranked 11th.
Some artists he has worked with include Iggy Azalea, LMFAO, Lil Jon, BTS, etc.
He is the owner and founder of the record label Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996. The label is home to many artists, including ShayGray, Garmiani, Kenna, Scanners, and XTRMST.
Steven Aoki is a philanthropist as he is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which supports philanthropic causes.
Payment: $36 million million
Genres: electro house, trance, progressive house, deep house, future house, big room house.
Born on January 17, 1969 in Breda, the Netherlands, Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda.
Over the years, he has honed his craft, proving his expertise in the DJ industry. For this, he was recently voted The Best DJ of All Time by Mix magazine.
He has a radio show, Tiësto’s Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands, launched in April 2007. In addition, he is the owner and founder of Black Hole Recordings.
He earns an annual income of $40 million and additional income from licensing his music and selling merchandise.
In 2014, his remixed version of John Legend Tiesto’s “All of Me” won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
In 2018, Tiesto was ranked 8th on the Billboard Dance 8 chart of dance musicians.
His single titled «Jackie Chan» was released in July 2018 and featured Post Malone, Dzeko, and Prime.
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