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Forbes has compiled a list of the 13 highest paid DJs of 2013. As EDM has grown more popular over the past few years, the earnings listed are unsurprisingly insanely high. It’s also unsurprisingly an all-male list. Check out the entire list below. “Our annual earnings estimates include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and, in the case of DJ Pauly D, television,” writes Forbes in the report. “Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, promoters, managers, lawyers and some of the artists themselves.”

The World’s Highest Paid DJs 2013
1. Calvin Harris ($46 million)
2. Tiesto ($32 million)
3. David Guetta ($30 million)
4. Swedish House Mafia ($25 million)
5. Deadmau5 ($21 million)
6. Avicii ($20 million)
7. Afrojack ($18 million)
8. Armin van Buuren ($17 million)
9 (tie). Skrillex ($16 million)
9 (tie). Kaskade ($16 million)
11. Steve Aoki ($14 million)
12. DJ Pauly D ($13 million)
13. Diplo ($13 million)

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Comments (7)
  1. Some of these folks are just certified clowns.

  2. How many of these guys just push play?

    • But it’s HOW they push play. They push it with such emotion, with so much nuance, that they deserve every dollar they getting for slamming their thumb against the space bar.

  3. I was initially thought to write that Pauly D on a list of top EDM earners is proof mainstream EDM is a cultural joke. But then I saw they’re counting his television revenue. It’s absurd to put him on this list if his income is not from music but from reality television appearances. That’s a different list…

  4. Guys check this out:
    http://crazyneurons.com/the-top-10-highest-paid-djs/
    the dj list and their hits

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