Financial magazine Forbes has unveiled its list of the world’s highest paid DJs for 2016.
Forbes calculates an annual list of DJs’ earnings, based solely on their DJ income before taxes. Despite Calvin Harris’ stints in the gossip columns this year, he has taken the No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year. The “This Is What You Came For” hitmaker earned an impressive $63 million, pulling in $400,000per gig from his Las Vegas residencies alone, plus all his other appearances and songwriting credits.
Tiesto came in second with his $38 million, and David Guetta in the third spot with a cool $28 million, credited in large part to his official Euro 2016 soccer tournament theme song and landmark residency in Las Vegas.
Heavy hitters Zedd, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Skrillex, and Kaskade rounded out the list, with newcomers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike seated at No. 10. Check out the full list below and the write up in Forbes here.
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