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Calvin Harris Tops Forbes List of Richest DJs

Published: Thu August 21, 2014  News Feed
Forbes has just revealed who's the World's richest DJ - Calvin Harris, who tops the list of highest earning DJs, which also includes names such as David Guetta, Tiesto and Skrillex. Find out more...

Calvin Harris - The Richest DJ in the World, according to Forbes

Ever wondered how to become a successful DJ? Well, just ask Scottish superstar DJ Calvin Harris... he seems to have done pretty well! With earning of almost £40 million last year, he has made more money than popstars such as Jay Z, and comes way ahead of other very successful DJs, such as David Guetta and Tiesto. Calvin Harris schedule has been quite busy, so no wonder he's now cashing in the rewards: in the past 12 months he's been touring with Rihanna, doing regular DJ sets at the famous Pacha club in Ibiza, and wrote tunes for Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Calvin Harris has released three albums so far, and all of them went Top 10 in the UK. The last two reached number one in the charts, with the most recent, '18 Months', selling over 650,000 copies in the UK alone! Despite his success, Harris remains modest and consider his success just good luck:

"The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years," he said. "I happened to be in the right place at the right time."


TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID DJs:

1. Calvin Harris - £39.7m
2. David Guetta - £18m
3. Avicii - 16.9m
3. Tiesto - £16.9m
5. Steve Aoki - £13.8m
6. Afrojack - £13.2m
7. Zedd - £12.6m
8. Kaskade - £10.2m
9. Skrillex - £9.9m
10. Deadmau5 - £9.6m

Calvin Harris official website: calvinharris.co.uk

 
 
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