Top 10 Highest Earning DJs 2014
The Electronic Music scene has grown tremendously over the last decade and continues to soar, here is a list of the top 10 paid headlining DJs of 2014.
(All sources are publicly available financial information, provided by Forbes.)
1. Tiesto ($22 million)
Dutch-born DJ tops our inaugural list thanks to an average nightly gross of $250,000, according to Pollstar.
2. Skrillex ($15 million)
24-year-old earned 3 Grammys for putting dubstep on the musical map.
3. Swedish House Mafia ($14 million)
This Scandinavian trio became the first electronic act ever to headline Madison Square Garden.
4. David Guetta ($13.5 million)
This French DJ crossed over into the pop world with his album Nothing But The Beat. On top of concerts, he quite publicly scooped up cash with endorsements for Renault and HP.
5. Steve Aoki ($12 million)
Turn up the volume: Aoki earns less per show than many of his fellow DJs, but played over 200 dates.
6. Deadmau5 ($11.5 million)
Performing in a mouse costume and denouncing EDM didn’t tarnish his earnings prospects.
7. DJ Pauly D ($11 million)
Jersey Shore star ‘DJ’ scores half his annual earnings from ‘DJ’ gigs.
8. Kaskade ($10 million)
Clean-cut DJ cleaned up with 125 shows over the past year.
9. Afrojack ($9 million)
Dated sometime DJ Paris Hilton; doubled as pop producer for Pitbull and others.
10. Avicii ($7 million)
This superstar Swede packed clubs (Concert/Show earnings only.)