Drinks Are On You! Calvin Harris Is The World's Highest Paid DJ – Earning £40mill!
22 August 2014, 17:04
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Forbes has revealed the list of top earning DJs for the past year – and Calvin has made more money than Jay Z!
Hey Calvin, lend us a tenner?! Calvin Harris has topped the list of highest earning DJs in the world – and he rakes in more cash than Jay Z!
Forbes have released their list of the highest earning DJs for 2013-2014, and Calvin Harris topped the list with earnings of $66million, which coverts to approximately £39.7million!
Calvin earnt his megabucks playing 125 gigs over the year, including performances at Coachella and his multi-year deal at America’s biggest nightclub, Hakkasan, in Las Vegas.
Calvin told Forbes, “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years… I happened to be in the right place at the right time."
And it’s not the first time Calvin has topped the list – he was also the highest earner for 2013 with $46million earnings – meaning he’s upped his intake by a HUGE $20million in one year. That's one heck of a pay rise!
The full list for 2014 is:
- 1. Calvin Harris $66 million
- 2. David Guetta $30 million
- 3. (TIE) Avicii $28 million
- 3. (TIE) Tiesto $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 $13 million
- 12. (TIE) Steve Angello $12 million