Zack 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!
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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