Forbes just shared their annual Electronic Cash Kings list depicting the highest paid DJ's of the year. With little surprise, chart-topping DJ and Taylor Swift boyfriend Calvin Harris topped the list for the third year in a row racking in $66 million (the same as last year). The figure reflects the producer and DJ's total from his seven figure deal with Giorgio Armani, Las Vegas residencies and number one dance album. The crowning follows the magazines earlier announcement that named Calvin and girlfriend Taylor Swift the highest-paid couple of 2015. While his total is nearly double of runner-up David Guetta's $37 million, the top 12 amount to a combined $300 million alone.
Check out the Cash Kings of the EDM world below.
1. Calvin Harris, $66 million
2. David Guetta, $37 million
3. Tiesto, $36 million
4. (Tie) Skrillex & Steve Aoki, $24 million
6. Avicii, $19 million
7. Kaskade, $18 million
8. (Tie) Martin Garrix & Zedd, $17 million
10. Afrojack, $16 million
11. (Tie) Deadmau5, Diplo $15 million
Forbes notes their totals were calculated based on income from live shows, endorsement deals, merch sales, recording sales and external ventures with several other million-making artists nearly missing the list including Alesso, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Nervo, DJ Snake, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Krewella.