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As the rise of dance floor music becomes meteoric, so do the DJs’ wages, and Forbes have released a list of the world’s highest-paid DJs of 2013 so we know just exactly what kind of money we’re looking at. Hitting the number one highest-paid spot is Calvin Harris, who this year earned more than Jay Z with $46 million, with Diplo coming in at number 13, bringing home a cool $13 million. Forbes‘ estimates include earnings from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales and external business ventures, on top of their DJ gigs.


The World’s Highest Paid DJ’s 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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