It’s official: Calvin Harris is richer than Drake & Paul McCartney

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It’s common knowledge by now that EDM can be a lucrative field for certain artists, with high earners like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and The Chainsmokers successfully making a crossover into the mainstream and earning tens of millions in the process. Calvin Harris, who’s forged countless number one hits to date and captured the hearts of millions through both his beats and his body (through high fashion campaigns), has dominated the DJ high-earner list for years now, and he’s just unlocked a brand new achievement: cracking the top 50 highest-paid celebrity lists.

In fact, Calvin Harris has raked in more cash thus far for the year of 2018 than “God’s Plan” rapper and Degrassi star, Drake. with an income of $48 million. Drake, and Paul McCartney — who rests at the 51st spot — have both brought in around a million less than Harris. Still, just over a third of the year remains, which could mean that Drake could end up with more by winter’s end.

Harris’ breaking of the top 50 highest-paid celebrities comes as little surprise. Recently, a report came out which discovered that the Scottish superstar more or less earns an average person’s wage in mere hours.

 

Via: Forbes

Photo credit: Facebook / Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris Beats Out Drake On Forbe’s List Of World’s Highest Paid Celebrities

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Forbe’s loves a good list, especially when ranking individuals based on their income. That being said, who doesn’t. Each year the outlet breaks down industries with what talks – the money. They have just revealed their list of World’s Highest Paid Celebrities. Obviously, the top spots were taken by those one might expect – Floyd

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Report: Calvin Harris earns an average job’s annual salary in as little as three hours

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Forbes2017 report outlined the world’s 100 top-grossing celebrities, who collectively raked in $5.15 billion. Although various artists appeared at the very top of the list—Diddy notably occupied the #1 slot with $130 million—electronic artists too enjoyed representation on the list of the highest-paid personalities, with Calvin Harris then emerging as the highest earning DJ, boasting an income of $48.5 million. Tiësto and The Chainsmokers followed Harris with $39 million and $38 million, respectively.

In January 2018, Oxfam International released its annual inequality report, indicating that “In the US, it takes slightly over one working day for a CEO to earn what an ordinary worker makes in a year.” This claim would be the impetus for Magnetic Magazine to examine the income differentials between the world’s “top musicians and ordinary job workers.”

Magnetic enumerated the median annual salaries of five common jobs: truck drivers ($41,340/yr), elementary school teachers ($59,020/yr), registered nurses ($68,450/yr), real estate brokers ($79,340/yr), and software developers ($100,080/yr). Magnetic set out to determine “how long it would take the world’s best-paid musicians to earn annual salaries in these jobs,” and the mag’s findings, reflected in Magnetic’s infographic, prove astonishing.

Photo Credit: Magnetic Magazine

It would take Harris a little over seven hours to accumulate what a truck driver makes in a year, slightly over ten-hours to collect a teacher’s yearly salary, and just over 12 hours to match the yearly pay of a registered nurse.

Tiësto would garner a truck driver’s yearly salary in nine hours and 17 minutes, a teacher’s in 13 hours and 15 minutes, and a nurses’s in 15 hours and 22 minutes. Hardly far behind, The Chainsmokers would follow suit in nine hours and 32 minutes, 13 hours and 36 minutes, and 15 hours and 48 minutes, when it came to earning the equivalent of a truck driver, teacher, and nurse’s salary, individually, leaving presumably all readers of Magnetic’s report with one question: is it too late to learn how to DJ?

H/T: Magnetic Magazine

These Were The Highest Paid Women in 2017

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Forbes has released the list of the ten highest paid women for the 2017 year. While there’s not quite any DJs on the list there year, Beyoncé “Queen B” topped the list with a staggering $105 million income. After releasing her album Lemonade, Beyoncé is unstoppable especially with her recent Formation World Tour. Following Beyoncé’s

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Industry Round-up: Lil Peep’s Passing, Forbes 30 Under 30 & More

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The music industry saw both good and bad news this week, including Lil Peep’s passing, Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, Google investing $70 million to counter major labels, and more.

Forbes Officially Exposes Marshmello As Chris Comstock ‘Dotcom’

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Around two years ago, a music producer launched into the dance music culture as an anonymous DJ called Marshmello. While there have been quite a few slip ups from the DJ and producer, Marshmello’s identity has never been fully revealed. For Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, they revealed that Marshmello, “born Chris Comstock” aka Dotcom

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Zedd Featured On The Cover Of Forbes’ 30 Under 30

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Before reguarly scoring six-figure DJ gigs, Zedd got his start in music at the age of just four years old. Throughout the years, Zedd has gained world-wide popularity for his music and live shows. “I see myself as an artist who presents a show,” says Zedd, who earned $19 million this year and $85 million

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Steve Aoki Teams Up with Zumba to Bring “STRONG” Workout Music

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In similar fashion to other artists before him, Steve Aoki has always been more than a DJ, he’s an entrepreneur. He built a brand with Dim Mak, he’s molded the careers of many and he’s made the right business ventures throughout his career. Aoki’s most recent venture being revealed in an interview with Forbes as

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Hate all you want, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki & co are drowning in cash

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Forbes has just released their annual list of the top 10 highest paid DJs in the world. It comes as no surprise that  Calvin Harris has retained his top spot once again with his Vegas residency, numerous headlining slots at festivals, and countless hits, including his most recent effort: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. The two artists who are new to the list are The Chainsmokers, who have risen to number three and Marshmello, who sits at number eight.

The Chainsmokers have had one hell of a ride with their hit single, “Closer” officially in the top 40 charts for a full year and their debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, landing the #1 spot on Billboard’s top 200 chart.

Many are more surprised about Marshmello’s spot on the list, however, the masked star’s YouTube channel has over 5 million subscribers as of mid-2017, and has accumulated over 700 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 2.4 million views per day from different sources.

This generates an estimated revenue of around $4,400 per day ($1.6 million per year) from the ads that appear on the videos. Marshmello makes most of his income through performing in front of crowds, selling music and from music royalties which earn him $2 – $10 million per year.

See the full list below.

10. Zedd (19 million)

9. Martin Garrix (19.5 million)

8. Marshmello (21 million)

7. David Guetta (25 million)

6. Diplo (28.5 million)

5. Steve Aoki (29 million)

4. Skrillex (30 million)

3. The Chainsmokers (38 million)

2. Tiesto (39 million)

1. Calvin Harris (48.5 million)

 

H/T: Magnetic

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