Calvin Harris Is The World’s Highest-Paid DJ (Again): See The Top 11 For 2015

Mike Wass | August 24, 2015 4:22 pm
Calvin's "How Deep Is Your Love" Video
Gigi Hadid stars in Calvin Harris and Disciples' "How Deep Is Your Love" video.

Take a bow, Calvin Harris! According to Forbes magazine, the Scottish producer is the highest-paid DJ of 2015 by a whopping margin. The “How Deep Is Your Love” hitmaker earned $66 million in the last 12 months — almost double the $37 million David Guetta took home in second place. Where does all this cash come from? Well, there are the royalties from 2014 LP Motion, festival appearances and a seven-figure deal to be the six-pack and bulge of Emporio Armani.

The rest of the list is full of familiar faces. Dutchmen Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Afrojack took home eight-figure salaries in 2015, as did their European neighbors Avicii and Zedd. Speaking of the “I Want You To Know” DJ, he earned $2 million more than Diplo. That’s got to be satisfying given their recent Twitter beef. Other names in the top 11 are Skrillex, Steve Aoki and Kaskade.

The highest-paid DJs in the world:

1. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
2. David Guetta ($37 million)
3. Tiësto ($36 million)
4-tie. Skrillex ($24 million)
4-tie. Steve Aoki ($24 million)
6. Avicii ($19 million)
7. Kaskade ($18 million)
8-tie. Martin Garrix ($17 million)
8-tie. Zedd ($17 million)
10. Afrojack ($16 million)
11-tie. Deadmau5 ($15 million)
11-tie. Diplo ($15 million)

[Via Forbes].

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