DJ Calvin Harris Outdoes Jennifer Lawrence with $66 Million Earnings

Calvin Harris has been crowned the world’s highest paid DJ again after raking in a staggering $66m (£41.8m) past year. While they don’t come close to what the biggest names in hip-hop are worth, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Tiësto’s yearly earnings from endorsements, record sales and bookings are quite the handsome sum.


The British music producer pulled in the same amount as the previous year to cement his standing thanks to lucrative advertising deals with Giorgio Armani.

Forbes said: “He’s had a pretty good year at the office”.

And the understated disc-spinner from Dumfries told Forbes of his success: ‘The rise of dance music has been astronomical…

The EDM star is enjoying his life with his pop princess girlfriend Taylor Swift, but he’s also cashing in on his DJing career.

Dutch superstar Tiesto earned $36m, with Americans Skrillex and Steve Aoki (both $24m) rounding out the top five.

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


EDM has been one of the fastest- growing genres in music and was showcased at the 2012 Grammy Awards when it was given its own stage. Forbes estimated earnings from music, endorsements and other fields for the 12 months ending June 1 this year to compile the list.

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