Forbes Magazine Just Released The World's Ten Top-Earning DJ's, But Did Your Favorite Hip Hop DJ Make The Top 10 Earning?? -- Full List Inside


Forbes Magazine Just Released The World's Ten Top-Earning DJ's, But Did Your Favorite Hip Hop DJ Make The Top 10 Earning?? -- The World's Ten Top-Earning DJs Spinning tunes now means minting cash. These ten DJs -- FORBES' first-ever class of Electronic Cash Kings -- earned the most over the past 12 months.

 

Forbes Magazine Just Released The World's Ten Top-Earning DJ's, But Did Your Favorite Hip Hop DJ Make The Top 10 Earning?? -- The World's Ten Top-Earning DJs Spinning tunes now means minting cash. These ten DJs -- FORBES' first-ever class of Electronic Cash Kings -- earned the most over the past 12 months.

 

Forbes Magazine Just Released The World's Ten Top-Earning DJ's, But Did Your Favorite Hip Hop DJ Make The Top 10 Earning?? -- The World's Ten Top-Earning DJs Spinning tunes now means minting cash. These ten DJs -- FORBES' first-ever class of Electronic Cash Kings -- earned the most over the past 12 months.

 


1. Tiesto ($22 million)
Dutch-born DJ tops our inaugural list thanks to an average nightly gross of $250,000, according to Pollstar.

2. Skrillex ($15 million)
24-year-old earned 3 Grammys for putting dubstep on musical map. For more, check out our feature "Skrillex: The $15 Million DJ."

3. Swedish House Mafia ($14 million)
Scandinavian trio became first electronic act to headline Madison Square Garden.

4. David Guetta ($13.5 million)
French DJ crossed over into pop world with album Nothing But The Beat, added cash with endorsements for Renault and HP, as well as live concerts.

5. Steve Aoki ($12 million)
Turn up the volume: Aoki earns less per show than many of his fellow Electronic Cash Kings, but played over 200 dates.

6. Deadmau5 ($11.5 million)
Performing in a mouse costume and denouncing EDM didn't tarnish his earnings prospects.

7. DJ Pauly D ($11 million)
Jersey Shore star scores half his annual earnings from DJ gigs. For more, check out our feature: "Gym, Tan, Money: Inside DJ Pauly D's $11 Million Payday."

8. Kaskade ($10 million)
Clean-cut DJ cleaned up with 125 shows over the past year.

9. Afrojack ($9 million)
Dated sometime DJ Paris Hilton; doubled as pop producer for Pitbull and others.

10. Avicii ($7 million)
22-year-old Swede packed clubs, picked up Grammy nomination this year.

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Comment by The Staff on February 11, 2013 at 3:11pm

lol @ DJ Khalid 

Comment by The Staff on February 11, 2013 at 3:11pm

He can STOP saying 'we the best' 

Comment by The Staff on February 11, 2013 at 3:12pm

lol Nah, Shout Out To Drama, Kahild, Funk Flex. 

But these white DJ's making the big money. 

Comment by b.hood on February 11, 2013 at 3:26pm

Lol Dj Klay Slay, Dj Drama, Dj Clue, Dj Whoo Kid, Dj Holiday, Funk Master Flex, Dj Envy, Trap A Holics. Where are all the dudes that has been doing it for so long thats crazy i didn't even know a DJ could even make that much money in the double M's like that

Comment by Taneisha on February 11, 2013 at 3:49pm

DJ Pauly D on the List? Really 

Comment by The Staff on February 11, 2013 at 5:24pm

haahhahahaha @ Trey Johnson

I'm practicing on the 1 and 2's right now. 

I'm done blogging.

hAHHHAHAHAHA

Comment by memnoch on February 11, 2013 at 6:13pm

House and Trance is were the money is!

Comment by Taneisha on February 11, 2013 at 8:36pm

i notice all these dj's  are International  

Comment by Taneisha on February 11, 2013 at 8:37pm

the us dj's need to step it up 

Comment by Flawliss on February 11, 2013 at 9:12pm

That music in Europe brings in big bucks. Rap only brings in so much money. How many people can relate to gang bangin and dope slangin. They don't wanna dance to "bands a make her dance" in Europe. 

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