Forbes Names The World’s Highest Paid DJs of 2016 [Details Here]

Calvin Harris has topped Forbes magazine’s annual “electronic cash kings” list of the top-earning DJs in EDM (Electronic Dance Music) for the 4th consecutive time, bringing in an estimated $63 million over the past year.

Calvin Harris has kept his title as the world’s highest paid DJs for the 4th in a row.
Calvin Harris has kept his title as the world’s highest paid DJs for the 4th in a row.

The Electronic Cash Kings on the annual ranking of the top-earning EDM artists collectively pulled in $270.5 million this year (down 1% from a year ago).

The “How deep is your love” hitmaker landed ahead of second place DJ Tiesto and David Guetta in third. Zedd, last year tied for eighth alongside Martin Garrix, has shot up to #4. The entire Forbes list appears below. It includes Steve Aoki, who came in fifth with estimated earnings over the past year of $23.5 million.

Not on the list this year are Afrojack, Deadmau5 or Avicii.

Forbes 2016 “Electronic Cash Kings” list

  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

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