If you paid much attention to their 2013 list of the highest paid DJs in the world, you will probably looking forward for the new listing by Forbes magazine. The ranking was revealed a few hours ago and presents a familiar order: Calvin Harris topping the charts far beyond every other DJ on the list and the usual contenders behind him, don’t expect any surprises here:

1. Calvin Harris – $66 Million
2. David Guetta – $30 Million
3. (TIE) Avicii – $28 Million
3. (TIE) Tiesto – $28 Million
5. Steve Aoki – $23 Million
6. Afrojack – $22 Million
7. Zedd – $21 Million
8. Kaskade – $17 Million
9. Skrillex – $16.5 Million
10. Deadmau5 – $16 Million
11. Hardwell – $13 Million
12. (TIE) Armin Van Buuren – $12 Million
12. (TIE) Steve Angello – $12 Million

These DJs earn a total number of US$268 million which is a year over year growth of 11% as the 2013 results totaled $241 million. If you’re wondering how these numbers came together, check out the following statement by Forbes:

“Our estimates for the Electronic Cash Kings list include earnings from live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, managers, promoters, lawyers and some of the artists themselves. Earnings totals were calculated for the 12-month period from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014.”


(Source: Forbes)