Calvin Harris Tops Highest Paid DJs of 2015

Radio.com Staff

Leave it to the financial wizardry of the Forbes staff to sift though the terabytes of data to come up with the latest list of highest paid DJs.

For superstar DJ and Taylor Swift boyfriend Calvin Harris, 2015 is turning out to be just as good as 2014, with Harris topping the list at roughly $66 million, which is more than twice the amount of second placed David Guetta, who pulled in a cool $37 million. Tiesto, who has always ranked high on the list comes in third with his earning at around $36 million. Tied for fourth place is Steve Aoki and Sonny Moore (Skrillex), who earned the most in his career, which can be attributed to his overwhelming number of live shows. Moore played 95 times during Forbes’ reporting period. Moore is known for playing multiple performances in one night, often in different cities.

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Rounding out the top 10 are Avicii, Kaskade, relative newcomer Martin Garrix, Zedd and Afrojack. Coming in just below the top ten are Deadmau5 and Diplo who tied with $11 million. Diplo earned roughly half that of Moore, his Jack Ü partner.

Listen to Calvin Harris, Zedd and other dance music hit makers at Pulse Radio!

Top 10 Highest Paid DJs

1. Calvin Harris – $66 million
2. David Guetta – $37 million
3. Tiësto – $36 million
4. Skrillex – $24 million
4. (tie) Steve Aoki – $24 million
6. Avicii – $19 million
7. Kaskade – $18 million
8. Martin Garrix – $17 million
8. (tie) Zedd – $17 million
10. Afrojack – $16 million

 

 

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