Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix & Skrillex among Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings 2015
Since dance music’s mainstream explosion over the past decade, multi-million dollar DJ salaries seem to grow exponentially every year thanks to lucrative residencies, brand endorsements, and investments. Forbes has revealed their 2015 Electronic Cash Kings list boasting the usual mainstage heavyweights, with the top 12 raking in a combined $300 million alone. After commanding a seven-figure endorsement deal with Giorgio Armani, a number one dance album and Las Vegas residencies, Calvin Harris maintains the number one title pulling in another $66 million (same as last year) over the past twelve months – which is nearly double the $37 million of runner-up David Guetta. The list’s youngest moneymaker is 19-year-old, Martin Garrix, banking a reported $17 million tying him with Zedd for the number eight spot.
See the full list of Cash Kings below.
Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings 2015:
1. Calvin Harris, $66 million
2. David Guetta, $37 million
3. Tiesto, $36 million
4. (Tie) Skrillex & Steve Aoki, $24 million
6. Avicii, $19 million
7. Kaskade, $18 million
8. (Tie) Martin Garrix & Zedd, $17 million
10. Afrojack, $16 million
11. (Tie) Deadmau5, Diplo $15 million