The world’s highest paid DJs are revealed

There are no women in the megabucks list

Financial magazine Forbes has unveiled its list of the world’s highest paid DJs.

Forbes calculates an annual list of DJs’ earnings, based solely on their DJ income. There is little movement in the Top Three, with Calvin Harris still on top. There are no female DJs in the list.

Harris earned £48.3m in 2015 from DJing, down slightly from his £50.6m income the previous year. Tiesto is some way behind in second place, netting £29.2m.


Tiesto replaces David Guetta,who falls to No 3 after earning £21.5m for his DJing in 2015.

Zedd is the highest climber in the Top Ten, rising four places to No 4 with an income of £18.8m. The only newcomers in the Top Ten are Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, aka brothers Dimitri and Michael Thivaois, who enter at No 10 with earnings of £11.9m.

Harris currently has residencies at Las Vegas nightclubs Hakkasan and Omnia until October 14, while he also headlines Creamfields festival on August 28.

Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid DJs are:
1) Calvin Harris, £48.3m
2) Tiesto, £29.2m
3) David Guetta, £21.5m
4) Zedd, £18.8m
5) Steve Aoki, £18.1m
6) Diplo, £17.7m
7) Skrillex, £15.4m
8) Kaskade, £14.6m
9) Martin Garrix, £12.3m
10) Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, £11.9m
11) Afrojack, £11.5m
12) Avicii, £11.1m

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