Calvin Harris has topped Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list, beating Tiesto and David Guetta to be the world’s best paid DJ
His $63 million a year earnings are boosted by his Las Vegas residency, which the Daily Mail speculates earn him $400,000 per gig. Harris’s salary sets him a bold $25 million apart from his number two, Tiesto, whose $38 million is likely serviced by his sponsorship deal with 7UP.
The rest of the list is as predictable as you’d imagine; Diplo, Martin Garrix and Zedd populate the male only list. The only change from the 2015 list was the trio of Avicii, Afrojack and Deadmau5 falling out of the top ten, while Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike made their debut.
Harris celebrated the news with a quiet humble brag about how “the product of 1 man in a room can reach so many people!”.
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
17 Aug 2016