After their infamous 2013 list, Forbes returns with their ranking of the World’s Highest Paid DJs of 2014. At number 1, Calvin Harris takes the crown with an estimated $66 million, followed rather far behind by David Guetta with $30 million. These 13 DJs total a monstrous sum of $268 million, indicating a year over year growth of 11% as the 2013 results totaled $241 million. Below is the full ranking of the top 13 highest paid DJs of 2014:
1. Calvin Harris – $66 Million
2. David Guetta – $30 Million
3. (TIE) Avicii – $28 Million
3. (TIE) Tiesto – $28 Million
5. Steve Aoki – $23 Million
6. Afrojack – $22 Million
7. Zedd – $21 Million
8. Kaskade – $17 Million
9. Skrillex – $16.5 Million
10. Deadmau5 – $16 Million
11. Hardwell – $13 Million
12. (TIE) Armin Van Buuren – $12 Million
12. (TIE) Steve Angello – $12 Million

If you were curious as to how Forbes came to those numbers, here is their methodology:

Our estimates for the Electronic Cash Kings list include earnings from live shows, merchandise sales, endorsements, recorded music sales and external business ventures. Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, managers, promoters, lawyers and some of the artists themselves. Earnings totals were calculated for the 12-month period from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014.

Source: Forbes