The magazine’s annual list of ‘Electronic Cash Kings’ has just been unveiled, accompanied by the kind of figures that will snap your sense of self worth like a glowstick.
Scottish producer Harris raked in a cool $66 million over the past year, which is more than the gross domestic product of Tuvalu, to nab the number 1 spot on the magazine’s list for the second year in a row.
“The rise of dance music has been astronomical… I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Harris told Forbes, self-depreciatingly.
Taylor Swift’s boyfy’s net worth was, in fact, nearly double the next-highest earning DJ on the list, David Guetta, at $37 million.
It’s stats like these that make you question why you spent four years of your life slaving away at uni and racking up tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt.
Must. Fight. Urge. To. Quit. Job. And. Buy. Set. Of. Turntables.
Check out the full list of 2015’s Top 12 Electronic Cash Kings, below.
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The Highest Paid DJs of 2015:
1. Calvin Harris ($66 million)
2. David Guetta ($37 million)
3. Tiësto ($36 million)
4. (Tied) Skrillex & Steve Aoki ($24 million)
6. Avicii ($19 million)
7. Kaskade ($18 million)
8. (Tied) Martin Garrix & Zedd ($17 million)
10. Afrojack ($16 million)
11. (Tied) Deadmau5 & Diplo ($15 million)ly