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Top Earning DJs 2015: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tiësto and More

goldForbes is out with another one of their popular lists of entertainment's top earners. This time the world's top DJ's are analyzed by the financial magazine's team of calulator jockeys. Its no surprise that Calvin Harris tops the list earning $66 million last year, but there are plenty of new names making big $'s, as well.

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)

Near Misses

Alesso, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Nervo, DJ Snake, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Krewella.


"Our earnings estimates include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Sources include Nielsen, Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, promoters, managers, lawyers and some of the artists themselves."

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