EDM is bigger than ever and it’s never been more apparent. Recently, Forbes released their “World’s Highest Paid DJs” list for 2015, and it’s no surprise who made the list for this year’s edition.
Calvin Harris tops Forbes’ list (as he did last year) at an astounding $66 million, nearly doubling David Guetta in second place.
As one could guess Tiësto, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, and more from the who’s who of EDM round out the list for Forbes’ top 10 highest paid DJs. As these numbers rise year-over-year, it’s the greatest testament to the continued global explosion of electronic music.
Here are Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid DJs for 2015:
1. Calvin Harris – $66 million
2. David Guetta – $37 million
3. Tiësto – $36 million
4. Skrillex & Steve Aoki – $24 million (Tied)
6. Avicii – $19 million
7. Kaskade – $18 million
8. Martin Garrix & Zedd – $17 million (Tied)
10. Afrojack – $16 million
Who will top the list next year? Only time will tell.
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