Zenja Dunn

Zenja Dunn

Zenja Dunn

If you believe the song is correct, “Last night a DJ saved my life,” then you are celebrating today! Jan. 20 is National DJ Day!

Whether it is the DJ on the radio, the DJ from your first high school dance, the DJ from your wedding or the DJ at your favorite local Las Vegas nightclub, DJs are the keepers of the heart beat of the music we move to. They orchestrate the event or party by creating the vibe that help us forget the stress in our lives.

Today we celebrate National DJ Day! We celebrate them all, the on-air radio DJs that get you to and from work and inform you about traffic issues or breaking news. And the turntable assassins in the lounges and clubs you go to.

I have had the honor to be both an on-air personality and a spinning in the clubs DJ back before you could access music digitally. Back when we carried crates of records and mixed on technique turntables. Today, because of the digital evolution in DJ-ing, all you need is a good laptop and some serious skills and a groove that the masses want to move to. Being a DJ today can also lead to travelling the world, experiencing many different facets of entertainment and makes you a nice living.

According to Wealthy Gorilla, when it comes to the music business, DJs probably aren’t the first people you think of having all the riches. After all, with the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z, Ice Cube and so on, nothing else quite stacks up.
However, you might be surprised by some of the money these DJs are pulling in!

Check out the full list of the wealthiest DJs in the world, according to Wealthy Gorilla.

These are my top seven DJs! Who is your favorite DJ?

  • Calvin Harris

    Net Worth: $300 Million

    Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer. His real name is Adam Richard Wiles. He was born in Dumfries, Scotland, but now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton- $300 Million

    At this time, according to Daily Music Roll, Paris Hilton is the highest-paid female DJ in the world. Along with being a DJ, she is a model, entrepreneur, and social media celebrity. She earns $1 million for every party and gig. She has showcased her worth with music and has the potential to attract the largest audiences.

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    AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 15: Paris Hilton performs an exclusive DJ set at The Sandbox’s ‘Enter The Metaverse’ event during SXSW at Green Light Social on March 15, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for The Sandbox)

  • DJ Steve Aoki

     Net Worth: $95 Million

    Steven Hiroyuki, otherwise known as Steve Aoki, is an American electro-house musician, record producer, DJ, and music executive.

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    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 19: Steve Aoki performs on stage during MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM 2021 on December 19, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images for MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM )

  • DJ David Guetta

    Net Worth-$75 Million

    David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer. He co-founded Gum Productions with Jean-Charles Carré and Joachim Garraud, and released his first album “Just a Little More Love,” in 2002.

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  • Paul Oakenfold

    Net Worth: $65 Million

    Paul Mark Oakenfold is an English record producer and trance DJ.

    Oakenfold is a two-time Grammy Award and two-time World Music Awards nominee. He was also voted the No. 1 DJ in the world twice in 1998 and 1999 by DJ Magazine.

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  • Tom Joyner

    Net Worth: $40 Million

    Thomas Joyner is an American radio host, host of the nationally syndicated “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and also founder of Reach Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation and BlackAmericaWeb.com.


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    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 30: Tom Joyner speaks onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Marshmello

    Net Worth: $40 Million

    Christopher Comstock, otherwise known as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. Marshmello is of course famous for wearing the huge marshmallow looking head while performing on stage.


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