Highest-Paid DJs 2014

Forbes has announced their list of the highest-paid DJs for 2014. For the second year in a row, Calvin Harris tops the list, with a total of $66 million in annual earnings. This wildly surpasses his total last year of $46 million. As a whole, the top ten DJs on this year’s list have earned a whopping $268 million. That’s 11% more than the top ten’s combined earnings in 2013. Second on the list is David Guetta, who earned less than half of what Harris did with $30 million. Interestingly enough, there was a tie for the third spot on the list between Tiesto and Avicii. Both had successful years, bringing in $28 million each. It is important to keep in mind that this list incorporates earnings from all aspects of the artist’s life. This includes money from “live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures.” The entire list is found below, as well as a link to the original release on Forbes.

1. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
2. David Guetta ($30 million)
3. (TIE) Tiesto / Avicii ($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. (TIE) Armin van Buuren / Steve Angello ($12 million)

Near Misses: Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, DJ Pauly D, Diplo, Paul Oakenfold, and Daft Punk

Click here to view the release from Forbes.