Top 10 Richest DJs In The World 2022

The richest DJs in the world have global appeal. Just a few years ago, parents would have fought against their children’s decision to become Disc Jockeys; calling it insecure, a joke, and something without a future. Ironically, DJs are some of the richest entertainers in the world today, and they have become more influential than record producers because they actually do the hard work of presenting the songs to the public.

DJ’s now produce their own songs, and feature top musicians to sing on them. DJ’s now host their own shows and events, and they sing promotional contracts with all kinds of brands to drive visibility to their products and services. DJ’s have so many avenues of generating wealth; some of them have even created their own brands.

These are DJs who have reached the top of their profession, and have therefore become icons who the younger generation look up to for their influence and money.

Top 10 Richest DJs In The World 2022

 Rank No.  DJ Name  Net Worth
 1.  Calvin Harris $300 Million
 2. Gianluca Vacchi  $200 Million
 3.  DJ Tiesto  $170 Million
 4. Steve Aoki  $95 Million
 5. David Guetta  $75 Million
 6. Alex Pall  $70 Million
 7. Andrew Taggart  $70 Million
 8. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo  $70 Million
 9. Thomas Bangalter  $70 Million
 10. Paul Mark Oakenfold  $65 Million

Top 10 Richest DJs In The World 2022

1. Calvin Harris

Net Worth: $300 Million

Calvin Harris is very handsome; he could have chosen any other profession and still become a multi millionaire. However, this man from Scotland decided to build a career around his love for music, by becoming a DJ; and he is also a singer, songwriter, and producer.

His real name is Adam Richard Wiles, and he is from Dumfries, in Scotland, although he has taken up residence in Los Angeles, California.

He worked at a supermarket, and a fish processing factory as a lad in the UK, from where he bought equipment with which to work as a DJ.

He released two songs when he was 18; they are titled “Da Bongos” and “Brighter Days”, and were released as club EPs under the label Prima Facie. His new popularity got him to London in order to find opportunities in the music scene. However, he soon returned home, and started posting songs on Myspace. It was there that he was seen by a talent manager, and his story changed.

Since then he has produced several albums; some of which have topped the charts in both the UK and the US. He also earns a lot of money from online streaming of his songs, and from performances as a DJ which he has done in several international events.

2. Gianluca Vacchi

Net Worth: $200 Million

Gianluca Vacchi is an Italian professional DJ and he is also an entrepreneur and social media personality. He flaunts his lifestyle, and seems to enjoy a bit of controversy as well. However, all that is part of his brand; he is daring, confident, and a connoisseur of good music.

Gianluca Vacchi hosts events in which regularly performs as a DJ. Aside from that he has several businesses including publishing, designs, music production, and brand endorsements which he does with several brands.

He is actually from a well off family; he started out as an investor in a manufacturing company before branching out into other endeavors.

3. DJ Tiesto

Net Worth: $170 Million

DJ Tiesto’s full name is Tijs Michiel Verwest. He is a Dutchman, from the Netherlands. He discovered his love for music at an early age; when he was a teenager, he used to perform as a DJ at school parties. As he grew up, he took his talents to a professional level by playing in clubs.

DJ Tiesto went a step further; by 1994, he had started to release his own songs, most of which have been commercially successful. From there he went on to establish his own Record Label; Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink. With this record label he has produced several hit songs, and albums that have achieved commercial success.

He was voted the “Best DJ of All Time” by Mix Magazine, and “Best DJ of the Last 20 Years” by DJ Mag. He has won several accolades including Grammy Awards, and is generally considered to be the most decorated DJ in history.

4. Steve Aoki

Net Worth: $95 Million

Steve Hiroyuki, otherwise known as Steve Aoki, is an American DJ, as well as musician, record producer, and music executive. He is the highest grossing electronic dance music artist in America.

He specializes in electro music, which he performs in exclusive clubs all around the world. He founded his own record label Dim Mak Records, in 1996.

The label has released music by several other electro house artists; notable among them being MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal, and Mustard Pimp. Other artists produced by his label include Bloc Party, The Rakes, The Kills, Infected Mushroom, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets.

He has not missed out on the action; he has released several Billboard-charting studio albums, and he has been nominated for Grammy Awards.

He is also heir to a fortune from his father’s fortune from a restaurant chain.

5. David Guetta

Net Worth: $75 Million

David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer, and remixer. He has over 10 million albums and 65 million singles sales around the world, and also makes a lot of money from music streams. He co-founded the record label Gum Productions with Jean-Charles Carré and Joachim Garraud.

He has released several monumental hits including “When Love Takes Over” which was named the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time. Some other hits by David Guetta include the singles “When Love Takes Over”, “Gettin’ Over You”, “Sexy Bitch” and “Memories”, which were in the album One Love, and which reached number one in the United Kingdom.

David Guetta’s accolades include two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award. He has cemented his name in music history, and made a fortune in the process. Even though estimates of his net worth are quite moderate, it is known that he sold his recorded music catalog for about US$100 million in 2021.

6. Alex Pall

Net Worth: $70 Million

Alex Pall is an American DJ/Actor, and is one half of The Chainsmokers duo. His genre of music is electronic/ house, and he has becoming very successful with his partner Andrew Taggart with whom he has received a Grammy Award.

The Chainsmokers started out by producing remixes of songs by indie artists, but now they produce EDM music, and they have achieved major success.

7. Andrew Taggart

Net Worth: $70 Million

Andrew Taggart is an American DJ, and he is the other half of The Chainsmokers duo. The Chainsmokers got their breakthrough with their 2014 song “#Selfie”, which became a top-twenty single in several countries.

From there they went on to win several accolades, including a Grammy award, two American Music Awards, nine iHeartRadio Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.

The Chainsmokers were recently named the highest paid DJs.

8. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

Net Worth: $70 Million

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is a French DJ, who also is a musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and film director. He was in a successful House Music duo called Daft Punk. He co owns the record label Crydamoure; from which he has released several songs.

9. Thomas Bangalter

Net Worth: $70 Million

Thomas Bangalter is the other part of the defunct House Music duo Daft Punk. He is a French DJ, as well as a record producer, singer, songwriter, composer and film director.

He is very adventurous, and loves to take on challenges. He has recorded and released music as a member of the trio Stardust, the duo Together, as well as a solo artist.

Thomas Bangalter owns the music label Roulé. He has provided compositions for movies. He also works as a film director, as well as a cinematographer.

10. Paul Oakenfold

Net Worth: $65 Million

Paul Mark Oakenfold is an English DJ, as well as record producer. He has been nominated for the Grammy Award twice, and also for the World Music Awards three times. He has also received several other accolades, including being voted the best DJ in the world by DJ Magazine.

He has toured the world; performing to large crowds in major arenas around the world. He has also featured in various films some of which are portrayals of his life, and his journey to success as a DJ.



The richest DJs in the world are also the best DJs in the world. The key seems to have been narrowing down to a particular genre, and performing to crowds around the world, who appreciate the genre that you specialize in. This has helped these DJs earn fame, which has helped them launch careers in music, and some of them are even record label executives.