Forbes Magazine has announced their Highest Paid DJs of 2013, and there are really no big surprises on who made the list. What is staggering is the sheer amount of money DJs are clocking these days: Calvin Harris' 46 million dollar paycheck has him earning more money than Tom Brady and Kevin Durant.
The requirements were pretty simple- 50 percent of your income needed to come from DJ gigs, and the rest could come from endorsements, recorded music sales and other business. All the DJs are superstars in EDM culture (with the exception of one oompa loompa). Here is the list:
1. Calvin Harris- 46 Million
2. Tiesto- $32 Million
3. David Guetta- $30 Million
4. Swedish House Mafia- $25 Million
5. deadmau5- $21 million
6. Avicii- $20 million
7. Afrojack- $18 Million
8. Armin Van Buuren $17 Million
9. Skrillex / Kaskade- $16 Million
10. Steve Aoki - $14 Million
11. Diplo / Pauly D $13 Million
Check out Forbes' video here:
You can view Forbes' complete run down here.