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At Annual Earnings of $66 million, Calvin Harris is the World’s Highest Paid DJ

Forbes’ list of Electronic Cash Kings 2015 also includes usual suspects David Guetta ($37 million) and Tiesto ($36 million)

Rolling Stone India Aug 27, 2015
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EDM artistes Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Tiesto may no longer be among the top three DJs according to DJ Mag ratings, but they are making far more money than the most popular current names.

E0TG1T Las Vegas, California, USA. 18th May, 2014. Calvin Harris arrives for the Billboard Music Awards 2014 at the MGM Grand Arena. © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

Calvin Harris at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. Photo by Lisa O’Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

Harris, a Scottish electro-house producer, earned $66 million in the past 12 months, while French record producer David Guetta and Dutch DJ Tiesto made $37 and $36 million respectively, beating the DJ Mag top three which comprise Dutch electro-house giant Hardwell, Greek/Belgian electronic duo Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Dutch trance artiste Armin van Buuren, who don’t feature in the top ten highest paid DJs of the world according to Forbes.

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Dutch trance and progressive house producer Tiesto is Number Three on the Forbes list

The other names on the Forbes list include American dub-step DJ Skrillex and electro-house producer Steve Aoki (both have earned $24 million), Swedish progressive house artist Avicii ($19 million) and Russian-German house DJ Zedde ($18 million).

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