Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris Named Highest-Paid DJ

20 Aug 2014

Summer hitmaker lucky at job yet unlucky in love

Calvin Harris might have been through some rough times lately, after officially announcing his break-up from former girlfriend Rita Ora and being publically slammed for refusing to let her perform at the VMA's. His career on the other hand, is going through the roof!

The producer and electronic dance music superstar has been named the world's highest-paid DJ for the second year in a row.

The Scottish national with the face of a Hollywood beau earned an estimated $66 million over the past 12 months. With more than 50 gigs at festivals and clubs, he earned $20 million more than during the same period last year, when he also topped the Forbes Magazine list.

David Guetta, ranked second, is definitely still a dance floor favourite but with only half of Harris' income ($30 million) far behind. Tiesto, Avicii and Steve Aoki complete the top 5 list, followed DJ's
Afrojack, Skrillex, Zedd and Kaskade.