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Lucky 13: World's Top Paid DJs Make List Of "Electronic Cash Kings 2014"

Calvin-harrisZack O'Malley Greenburg unveils the "World's Highest-Paid DJs" of 2014 based on the last 12 months earnings. As expected it's an EDM party all day and all night in the land of Electronic Cash Kings. Here's not 10, not 12, but 13 of the luckiest men in the world. Which is not to say they didn't earn it!

Here's another edition of World's Highest-Paid DJs also available in slide show form.

Lucky 13: Top Paid DJs of 2014

No. 1: Calvin Harris $66 million

No. 2: David Guetta $30 million

No. 3 (TIE): Avicii $28 million

No. 3 (TIE): Tiesto $28 million

No. 5: Steve Aoki $23 million

No. 6: Afrojack $22 million

No. 7: Zedd $21 million

No. 8: Kaskade $17 million

No. 9: Skrillex $16.5 million

No. 10: Deadmau5 $16 million

No. 11: Hardwell $13 million

No. 12 (TIE): Armin van Buuren

No. 12 (TIE): Steve Angello $12 million

How was this list created?

"Our estimates for the Electronic Cash Kings list include earnings from live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Earnings totals were calculated for the 12-month period from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014. Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, managers, lawyers and some of the people at the heart of the EDM revolution."

[Thumbnail pic of Calvin Harris via Wikipedia.]


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