10. Avicii. He may have a name that sounds like a recruitment agency, but Swedish DJ Avicii earned $7m (£4.5m) last year with his superstar record-spinning skills. Click through as we look at the top ten highest earning electronic musicians and DJs from Forbes’ newly published list of “Electronic Cash Kings”.
9. Afrojack. Not the guy who sang about getting high (that was Afroman), the Dutch DJ earned $9m (£5.8m). He’s dating Paris Hilton, who’s apparently not short of a few bob, either.
8. Kaskade. The Chicago-born DJ and producer recently became the first DJ to sell out the enormo-sized Staples Centre in Los Angeles. He earned a total of $10m (£6.5m) last year.
7. DJ Pauly D. He’s probably a mystery to anyone not hooked on US reality show Jersey Shore, but TV fame made Pauly D a pretty packet last year: $11m (£7.1m).
6. Deadmau5. The DJ recently described his approach to branding as being akin to creating a theme park for fans. Explains where he picked up the idea for the mouse ears, then. He earned a far from mouse-sized $11.5m (£7.4m) last year.
5. Steve Aoki. The American DJ and founder of Dim Mak Records performs an average of 250 gigs a year, helping him to annual earnings of $12m (£7.7m). Pictured jumping for joy, aptly.
4. David Guetta. The French pop-house giant likes money so much, he once wrote a song about it. Between sponsorship deals, live shows and production work, he pocketed a salary of $13.5m (£8.7m).
3. Swedish House Mafia. The combined dancefloor magic of Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello helped this power trio to a paypacket of $14m (£9m). They obviously don’t like sharing – they recently announced their intention to split.
2. Skrillex. The former Sonny Moore earned $15m (£9.7m) over the last year, but then he is a self-confessed workaholic who claims not to sleep and books gigs for his days off.
1. Tiësto. Earning a wallet-busting, bank manager-pleasing, lottery-trumping $22m (£14m), Dutch DJ Tiësto tops the list of high-earning DJs. The producer – whose music has a pop-friendly edge – recently admitted to travelling the world in a private jet. In his position, who can blame him?