Calvin Harris and Tiësto land on Forbes 'World's Highest Paid Musicians 2013'
Calvin Harris and Tiësto find themselves ranked by Forbes… again. Both forces currently occupy the top spots of this year’s highest paid DJs list while Calvin, who owned number one, had also been named one of the top-earning celebrities under 30. Now the fat-pocketed EDM stars land on a list surrounded by the biggest names in music.
Forbes “World’s Highest Paid Musicians 2013” has Madonna at the helm with yearly earnings of $125 million (due to a ruling that makes Michael Jackson and his $160 million ineligible), Lady Gaga fills the two spot with $80 million, and Bon Jovi ranks a close third at $79 million. Legends such as Elton John and Coldplay along with pop and rock stars make up the majority of the list while other genres have only a few figures ranked.
Country has four representatives including the likes of Toby Keith and Taylor Swift, hip-hop holds place with three ranked moguls in Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre… and then there’s dance music. With two iconic DJs, dance’s presence is fortified by Calvin Harris at 14 with $46 million and Tiësto at 26 with $32 million.
To put dance music’s place on Forbes world’s highest paid musicians of 2013 list into better perspective: the genre is only one member short of matching an international triumvirate such as hip-hop’s, Calvin Harris ranked higher than Jay Z in a year that had the rapper-gone-businessman emerge as a full-on tycoon, and Tiësto tied Pink to extend the list after a year of arena-shaking and album-dropping.
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