Forbes made a list of the highest paid DJs in the world. Can you guess who's number one?
If your parents ever give you a hard time about wanting to become a DJ because being a DJ is not going to pay the bills, now you can show them this list of the highest paid DJs in the world that was recently compiled by Forbes.
About the report, titled 'Electronic Cash Kings,' Forbes writes: "Our annual earnings estimates include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and, in the case of DJ Pauly D, television (we included him on this list because, like his fellow Electronic Cash Kings, he makes at least half his cash from DJ gigs). Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, promoters, managers, lawyers and some of the artists themselves."
If you are a fan of EDM and DJs, everyone on this list should be familiar. But you might be surprised to find out just how much these guys make. And, yes, they are all guys. And, yes, they are all rich.
Forbes' Highest Paid DJs List:
1. Calvin Harris - $46 million
2. Tiesto - $32 million
3. David Guetta - $30 million
4. Swedish House Mafia - $25 million
5. Deadmau5 - $21 million
6. Avicii - $20 million
7. Afrojack - $18 million
8. Armin van Buuren - $17 million
9. (tie). Skrillex - $16 million
9. (tie). Kaskade - $16 million
11. Steve Aoki - $14 million
12. DJ Pauly D - $13 million
13. Diplo - $13 million