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 Futuristic Blogger on February 11, 2013 at 3:11pm

lol @ DJ Khalid 

Comment by Futuristic Blogger on February 11, 2013 at 3:11pm

He can STOP saying 'we the best' 

Comment by Futuristic Blogger 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 TreyPeezy.com on February 11, 2013 at 3:35pm

I could have told u that! Hip Hop DJs don't make shhh!

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

DJ Pauly D on the List? Really 

Comment by quincy hammer on February 11, 2013 at 4:03pm

these are international dj's that can go to different parts of the world the only hip-hop dj that I know of that goes to different parts of the world is dj whoo kid and that's probably because he's eminem and 50 cent tour dj so he gets his name out there like that he has the two biggest INTERNATIONAL hip hop stars not just big here in America

Comment by dhenny on February 11, 2013 at 4:39pm

Dj pauly?? !!!   Maaaan...I'm about to start pump Fisting in the club! 11 milly what??

Comment by Trey Johnson on February 11, 2013 at 5:17pm

@ Futuristic, LMAO!!! I wonder if Dj Khalid saw this? Where the hell all the black dj's at? Fukk that, im buyin turn tables wit my income tax Lol

Comment by Futuristic Blogger 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

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