Here Are The Top 10 Highest Paid DJs In The World
EDM is bigger than ever. These DJs are cleaning up.
Forbes has just released their yearly list with what they are calling the “Electronic Cash Kings”—the top earning DJs in the world, which is indeed depressingly entirely male. And, just like last year, Calvin Harris is sitting on top of the list followed by Tiësto and David Guetta. Throw that in the face of anyone who tells you that EDM isn’t still going strong, and then choke back a sob. The only person conspicuously absent is Avicii, but that’s only because he quit the EDM circus a couple months ago.
1. Calvin Harris, $63 million
2. Tiësto, $38 million
3. David Guetta, $28 million
4. Zedd, $24.5 million
5. Steve Aoki, $23.5 million
6. Diplo, $23 million
7. Skrillex, $20 million
8. Kaskade, $19 million
9. Martin Garrix, $16 million
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, $15.5 million
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like if an EDM fan made it past the door at Berghain? Here’s your answer. Alternatively, this article explains how the EDM bubble burst.