If your kid wants to be a DJ let them. Look how much they can make!

In the old days, parents would hope that their kids would grow up to be doctors and lawyers so they could be supported in their old age. Others pushed their children into sports in hoping they’d make the pros. Today, parents should think about encouraging their kids to be DJs.

Forbes has again estimated the earnings of the top DJs in the world and–well, just look. All figures in US$.

  1. The Chainsmokers ($46 million)
  2. Marshmello ($40 million)
  3. Calvin Harris ($38.5 million)
  4. Steve Aoki ($30 million)
  5. Diplo ($25 million)
  6. Tiësto ($24 million)
  7. Martin Garrix ($19 million)
  8. David Guetta ($18 million)
  9. Zedd ($17 million)
  10. Armin van Buuren ($15 million)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “If your kid wants to be a DJ let them. Look how much they can make!

  • July 30, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Sounds great for these 10, and maybe a few thousand others too, but it’s a dying career, the vast majority of DJ’s announcers, newsreaders and talk show hosts are one good Ipad app or two from extinction.


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