Top 10 Highest Paid DJs in the world revealed by latest Forbes list
It was no wonders for the peak as Scottish DJ & Producer Calvin Harris topped the list for the fourth consecutive year. The list released by Forbes this week ranks the Top 10 DJs by the order of their earnings. The list sees quite some changes as contrasted with the same from a year ago, as we reported here.
French hotshot David Guetta got booted off from the 2nd position only to be replaced by Dutchman Tiesto, as the two switched places among themselves over the year. While Skrillex was tied 4th with fellow American Steve Aoki, this year the former fell to 7th among the rankings as the latter managed to fix firmly to the 5th spot. The 4th spot ultimately went to German producer ZEDD, who was tied 8th last year.
With no surprises, Avicii didn’t make the list and was replaced on the 6th spot by Diplo. Kaskade followed suit with Aoki, as he slipped one place from the 2015 rankings to the 8th position. Martin Garrix did well to stay on the list and he too slipped a spot to land on the 9th place. The list ends with Tomorrowland residents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike replacing Dutchman Afrojack on the list as the 10th highest paid DJs.
Notable absentees were Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and other top touring names.
The Top 10 Cash Kings of 2016
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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