Forbes has just issued its annual ranking of the highest paid DJ’s last year.
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris tops the list after earning an estimated $46 million over the past 12 months.
This came from live performances on the road and includes income from endorsements, production deals, and song royalties.
What is amazing is that this 29-year-old record producer wasn’t even on the list that Forbes published for the first time last year.
Last year’s number one, DJ Tiesto, was in second place this year with $32 million, up from $22 million the year before.
In third place was French DJ David Guetta pulling in $30 million. Fourth place went to Swedish House Mafia with $25 million.
Deadmau5 made it to number five with $21 million; Swedish DJ Avicii trailed close behind at number six with $20 million.
Numbers seven to ten were: Afrojack with $18 million, Armin van Buuren with $17 million, Skrillex and Kaskade each with 16 million.
Just missing the top ten was Steve Aoki with $14 million. Getting into the the top twelve was DJ Pauly D who made $13 million.
And there you have it, The list of the highest paid DJ’s whose combined earnings are just under $200 million.
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