Calvin Harris - Calvin Harris named highest paid DJ
Calvin Harris has been named the highest paid DJ in the world after earning $66 million (£39.8 million) in 12 months, beating off competition from the likes of David Guetta, Tiesto and Avicii.
Calvin Harris has been named the highest paid DJ in the world after earning $66 million in 12 months.
The 30-year-old Scot scooped the title for the second consecutive year after topping Forbes' Electronic Cash Kings list with his huge $66 million (£39.8 million) earnings in the past 12 months, $20 million more than he earned to reach the summit last year.
Putting his success partly down to luck, the modest music mixer told Forbes: ''The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.''
Tiesto was narrowly behind in third with $28 million after recently ditching his Ibiza residency.
Explaining his decision, he said: ''I've been going there for the last 10 years, it felt there was nothing special. And then I got the offer to play in Las Vegas ... They made me a great proposal, not just the money but also what they're going to do there, the biggest club in the world.''
Forbes' Electronic Cash Kings list of top five highest paid DJs:
1. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
2. David Guetta ($30 million)
3. Tiesto ($28 million)
3. Avicii ($28 million)
5. Steve Aoki ($23 million)