Here is your list of top 10 earning DJ’s. WOW, not bad for a years work! Even if you not a top 10 global ranked DJ, seems you can earn more than them. We have all seen the rise of the ‘DJ’ as the new rockstars and it clearly the time of the DJ as [Forbes] reported. Even if you star in Jersey Shore. Sigh.
What are your views? Who should or shouldn’t be there?
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.