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Tiësto named world’s highest paid DJ

By | Published on Monday 6 August 2012


Forbes has published its list of the world’s ten highest-earning DJs, naming Tiësto as the wealthiest. Apparently, according to Forbes, the Dutch style icon took an eye-watering $22 million (about £14 million) to the bank last year, just by standing behind a table and making noise with a PVC disc.

Also mentioned are ‘fratstep’ scene-leader Skrillex, Cristal connoisseur Steve Aoki and ‘Jersey Shore’ lothario DJ Pauly D.

Here are those all-important stats:

Tiësto ($22 million)
Skrillex ($15 million)
Swedish House Mafia ($14 million)
David Guetta ($13.5 million)
Steve Aoki ($12 million)
Deadmau5 ($11.5 million)
DJ Pauly D ($11 million)
Kaskade ($10 million)
Afrojack ($9 million)
Avicii ($7 million)