Forbes Richest DJs of 2016 Is Out With No Surprises Yet Again


Every year Forbes makes a top 10 list of the DJs that made the most money calling it the Electronic Cash Kings. This year we see Calvin Harris take #1 again bringing in $63 million which is actually less than he made last year. Tiesto was at #2 and David Guetta #3 and its no surprise that these 3 guys make up the top 3 as they are consistently working with mainstream pop artists and vocalists which merges the lines between dance music and pop culture.

Skrillex and Diplo fell a little bit from last year despite them having several multi platinum records and the super duo Jack U, and for the first time in year Avicii was not in the top 10 probably due to his recent retirement. Check out the rankings below an head over to Forbes for more details.

 The Top 10 Cash Kings of 2016

  1. Calvin Harris: $63 million
  2. Tiësto: $38 million
  3. David Guetta: $28 million
  4. ZEDD: $24.5 million
  5. Steve Aoki: $23.5 million
  6. Diplo: $23 million
  7. Skrillex: $20 million
  8. Kaskade: $19 million
  9. Martin Garrix: $16 million
  10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike: $15.5 million