Calvin Harris named Forbes’ highest paid DJ

Dutch dj Tiësto is third in Forbes’ list of the top 10 electronic “cash kings” in the world with estimated earnings of $36m over the past year. The publication calculates that the musician has earned approximately $71.5m in the last four years.


In fact, it seems as though Harris is flying the flag for DJs at the moment as David Guetta came in second place, earning £23.4 million, which is quite the difference from Calvin’s £40+ million.

Now that Calvin is dating US superstar singer Taylor, 25, the pair are ranked the highest-earning musical couple in the world, beating Beyonce and Jay-Z, with complete earnings of around $146 million.

He told Forbes: “The rise of dance music has been astronomical…”

Harris, who’s going out with Taylor Swift, hit headlines recently after a row on Twitter with former One Direction member, Zayn Malik.

Calvin was also enjoying some down time last week, as he was spotted back in his hometown of Dumfries. Also in the top ten are Avicii ($19m), Kaskade ($18m), Martin Garrix and Zedd ($17m) and Afrojack ($16m). EDM has been one of the fastest-growing genres in music around the world and was recognised at the 2012 Grammy Awards when EDM was given its own stage at the annual music industry ceremony.


Calvin Harris topped Forbes list of the world’s highest paid DJs for 12 months ending June 1, 2015.

Calvin Harris makes it three years in a row as highest paid DJ