Calvin Harris named highest-paid DJ in the world ahead of David Guetta and Avicii
The Scottish DJ has earned a massive $66m in the past twelve months
Calvin Harris is the highest-paid DJ in the world for the second year running, after raking in a massive $66 million (£39.8 million) in the last 12 months.
The “Summer” star, 30, saw his annual earnings rise by $20 million after previously grossing $46 million, Forbes has announced.
Harris has performed more than 50 gigs but insists that his fortune is in part down to being “in the right place at the right time”.
“The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he said.
David Guetta is the second highest-paid DJ after earning $30 million, while Avicii and Tiesto are tied in third place with $28 million and Steve Aoki completes the top five with $23 million.
The combined earnings of the top ten highest-paid DJs hit $268 million in an 11 per cent increase on last year.
Forbes calculated the figures from ticket sales, music sales, merchandise, endorsements and “external business ventures”. The time period ran for a year from 1 June 2013.
Scottish DJ Harris has been hitting headlines after ex-girlfriend Rita Ora alleged he had banned her from performing her single “I Will Never Let You Down” at the Teen Choice Awards.
Harris must approved televised performances of the song as its sole writer and producer. When he did not give permission, Ora took to Twitter to blast her former lover, only for Harris to respond in a cryptic post of his own.
“You’ll only know one side of the story because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life,” he tweeted. “But just know I had a damn good reason”.
Their public quarrel followed drama surrounding the ceremony after fans claimed the awards had been “rigged” and got the #TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards hashtag trending.
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Star Wars 7: George Lucas admits he hasn't seen The Force Awakens trailer
Star Wars: Rogue One trailer: Watch the teaser for the Jedi-less Death Star heist film
Avengers: Age of Ultron: 'After credits' scene leaks online
Groundhog Day musical to premiere at Old Vic from Matilda theatre director
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate