The highest paid dj’s of¬†the year


These numbers will make you quit your job and become a dj

What another great year it has been for international dj’s across the world and another great year for electronic music. Forbes has released the numbers on 2015’s highest paid dj’s of the year and the numbers are phenomenal.

Congratulations to all the dj’s on this list, and to all the amateur dj’s around the globe mixing, producing and trying to make a name and a living for themselves. This list shows what hard work, great music and making people feel something can achieve. The list is as follows:

#1. Calvin Harris – $66 million

Scottish DJ Calvin has without a doubt, topped this years list for the highest paid dj. With yet another year filled with club banging productions, relentless touring schedule packed with club and festival gigs and a very beneficial relationship with Taylor Swift has made Calvin a household name in the EDM scene. Yes, that is correct, that number is $66 million, that is two 6’s followed by six 0’s. His third album dropped this year with massive tracks including ‘How deep is you love’ and ‘Outside’. 2016 is set to be another big year for the Scot, so keep an eye out for him on next years list.


#2. David Guetta – $37 million

The French DJ for many years has been up there with the highest paid dj’s and this year is no exception. Although he has earned almost half as much as what Calvin earned this year, he still comes in at a massive $37 million according to Forbes. Currently touring Worldwide off the back of his impressive sixth studio record, David Guetta doesn’t look like he will be stopping anytime soon.


#3. Tiesto – $36 million

Narrowly coming in at 3rd place, the Netherlands EDM Veteran who goes by the name of Tiesto is most definitely in the Electronic Hall of Fame. With endorsements from 7UP, over 100 gigs booked throughout the year and billboard singles, it’s no wonder Tiesto is not only the oldest DJ on this list, but still also one of the highest paid dj’s to date.


#4. Skrillex Р$24 million (tied)

Skrillex aka Sonny John Moore has come a very long way since releasing his first EP for no money and playing guitar in a rock band. Skrillex shares the 4th spot on $24 million and has plenty more to give as he is only 27 years of age.


#5. Steve Aoki – $24 million (tied)

All the cake throwing shenanigans and inflatable rowing boat antics on stage has certainly made Steve Aoki’s shows infamous for great energy, great times and is a big factor into why he has booked and sold out so many shows and festivals which have no doubt contributed to his whopping $24 million turnover this year.


The rest of the list

#6. Avicii – $19 million

#7. Kaskade – $18 million

#8. Martin Garrix & Zedd – $17 million (tied)

#10. Afrojack – $16 million

#11. Deadmau5 & Diplo – $15 million (tied)

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