The World's Highest Paid DJs, 2014 Edition

Or: top tier DJs are really capable of pulling in massive dollars.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Thu Aug 21, 2014

Music News

Forbes recently published it's annual top earners chart for DJs and once again we are reminded that despite popular belief, you can actually make an extraordinary living looking plumb bored on stage in front of an ocean of screaming fans. Our zonked friend Guetta lands at #2 earning $30 million. Calvin Harris tops this year's list once again earning a total of $66 million, $20 million more than last year.

Tiesto is still holding his own after over 10 years in the spotlight.  He's tied for 3rd with relative newcomer Avicii with a massive $28 million haul. There have been some notable movements since 2013. Armin Van Buuren falls from #8 to #12, while Skrillex holds firm at #9. Swedish House Mafia, having broken up and placed at #4 in 2013, are now off the list. However, solo Steve Angello ties AVB at #12.  Complete list follows.

1. Calvin Harris – $66 Million
2. David Guetta – $30 Million
3. Avicii – $28 Million
3. Tiesto – $28 Million
5. Steve Aoki – $23 Million
6. Afrojack – $22 Million
7. Zedd – $21 Million
8. Kaskade – $17 Million
9. Skrillex – $16.5 Million
10. Deadmau5 – $16 Million
11. Hardwell – $13 Million
12. Armin Van Buuren – $12 Million
12. Steve Angello – $12 Million

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