The World’s highest-paid DJs of 2014 by Forbes

The World's highest-paid DJs of 2014 by Forbes

Calvin Harris again is the world’s richest DJ, according to Forbes. He earned $66 million for the past 12 months. The top ten earners on Forbes’ list racked up $268 million this year, 11% more than last year’s top ten. “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” Harris told FORBES. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

Forbes’ DJ Rich List 2014

1. Calvin Harris $66m
2. David Guetta $30m
3. Avicii $28m
3. Tiësto $28m
5. Steve Aoki $23m
6. Afrojack $22m
7. Zedd $21m
8. Kaskade $7m
9. Skrillex $6.5m
10. Deadmau5 $6m

The list include earnings from live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Earnings totals were calculated for the 12-month period from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014. Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, managers, lawyers and some of the people at the heart of the EDM revolution.