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Tiësto World’s Highest-Paid DJ

Dutch Dj Tiësto, is world’s best paid DJ according to Forbes.

FORBES released its first-ever Electronic Cash Kings list. Over the past 12 months, the world’s ten highest-paid DJs pulled in $125 million—more than the payroll of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dutch born DJ Tiesto tops the list with earnings of $22 million, buoyed by an average nightly gross of $250,000 according to Forbes.

Grammy-winning California native Skrillex ranks second with $15 million, followed by Scandinavian trio Swedish House Mafia, which recently disbanded despite pulling in an estimated $14 million. French DJ David Guetta claims the No. 4 spot with $13.5 million, Steve Aoki rounds out the top five at $12 million.

Other DJs on the top ten include Kaskade and Deadmau5, as well as Afrojack, Avicii and Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D.

DJ Afrojack, also a DJ from holland, ranks ninth on Forbes list with $9 million.

The full list of The World’s Highest-Paid DJs from Forbes’:

1. Tiësto – $22 million dollar

2. Skrillex – $15 million

3. Swedish House Mafia – $14 million

4. David Guetta – $13.5 million

5. Steve Aoki – $12 million

6. Deadmau5 – $11.5 million

7. DJ Pauly D – $11 million

8. Kaskade – $10 million

9. Afrojack – $9 million

10. Avicii – $7 million