2016’s Highest Paid DJs Revealed


2016’s Highest Paid DJs Revealed

has revealed the highest paid DJ’s of the year 2016, as it does every year for apparently no other reason than to spite the rest of us. It’s amazing the amount of money you can make by pressing play. The order of the list shared, especially at the looks no different from 2015.

The list, billed as the “ Cash Kings“, shows Calvin Harris leading the pack by some distance, having pocketed a cool $63 million, significantly more than his second and third placed competitors, Tiësto and , who took home $38 million and $28 million respectively. The five “ Cash Kings” list is rounded off by and Steve Aoki who earned $24.5 million and $23.5 million a piece.

Other EDM mainstays like and Skrillex are pretty low down considering their profile, pulling  $23 million and $20 million respectively.

Forbes’ earning take into account all possible revenue streams for each DJ in its estimations.  Forbes’ Cash Kings 2016 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)
  11. Afrojack ($15 million)
  12. Avicii ($14.5 million)

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