Guess how MUCH money Calvin Harris made last year? OMG!

by Martin
Calvin Harris


Scottish DJ and producer calvin Harris has topped the annual Forbes richest DJ list of the last year beating the stars such as David Guetta and Avicii.

The DJ, who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Example, Kelis and many more has also produced some of the biggest tracks in the world.

The hardworking music maker has definitely earned the top spot, we’d say, and the figures speak for themselves.

The Scottish DJ made $66 million (£39.6m) last year according to Forbes, which was a massive leap of $20 million (£12.02m) compared to the previous year.

Since his career began back in 2007, Calvin has produced a number of anthems and last year he became the first artist to have nine Top 10 hits in the UK from the same album (’18 Months’).

French DJ David Guetta, despite a rocky year in his personal life (splitting with his wife and business partner) came in second place with earnings of apparently $30 million (£18.03m).

Avicii, the Swedish DJ and producer who has shot to fame with his debut album ‘True’ is in third place alongside veteran Tiësto with earnings of $28 million (£16.8m) last year.

Swedish DJ Avicii features high once again

Swedish DJ Avicii features high once again

Other names featured on the Forbes list include Steve Aoki who is in fifth place with earnings up considerably to $23 million (£13.8m).

Forbes also report that Zedd, who has worked with the likes of Hayley Williams and Foxes is the highest new entry on the list with reported earnings of $21 million (£12.6m).

The figures from all this are based on the period from June 2013 to June 2014 and include all earnings from live show revenues endorsements, merchandise and more

Forbes collect their data from RIAA and Songkick. The artists and their teams are also involved in providing the information as requested.

Check out Calvin Harris in action at this year’s T in the Park festival and let us know what you think in the comments below – does anyone else suddenly want to become a DJ?