DJ Pauly D Earning as much as Diplo? Forbes ‘DJ Rich List’ Tells All

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DJ Pauly D Earning as much as Diplo? Forbes ‘DJ Rich List’ Tells All

Trance superstar Tiesto has been beaten out in Forbes 2013 ‘DJ Rich List’ after being pushed to the lowly second spot in the annual report.

It was the Scottish dance-pop sensation Calvin Harris, with his unstoppable chart topping that reigned number one earning a cool $46 million, a reasonable $14m over the dutchman this year and the first time the lanky personality cracked the top ten.

Speaking with Forbes, Harris modestly explained; “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years, I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

With Avicii admitting candidly that fees have gotten a little out of hand “The money you get for DJing at these places has gone to extremes,”

It wouldn’t be a list without the ‘King of Cheese’ David Guetta making an appearance coming in at number three earning a decent $30 million while the now faux-retired Swedish House Mafia trio banking $25 million.

Surprisingly DJ Pauly D scrapes through on par with Mad Decent boss Diplo having netted $13 million a piece, something that leaves us slightly worried about the state of ‘EDM’ that a reality tv ‘star’ can earn as much as a dedicated producer and label owner.

Check out the full list below.

13. Diplo – $13 million
12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million
11. Steve Aoki – $14 million
10. Skrillex – $16 million
9. Kaskade – $16 million
8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million
7. Afrojack – $18 million
6. Avicii – $20 million
5. Deadmau5 – $21 million
4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million
3. David Guetta – $30 million
2. Tiësto – $32 million
1. Calvin Harris – $46 million


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