10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Forbes magazine has estimated earnings of a new generation of music industry stars

Earnings DJs of electronic dance music in the world approached the fees pop singers and rock stars. Over the past 12 months, ten of the rating received more than $ 125 million. They are from different countries, but all of them have in common is that most of the money they earn, touring.

Most participants receive a rating of more than $ 100,000 per night. It is usually with them only a USB flash drive, a laptop and a pair of December Pioneer. As a result, the cost tours receive the minimum, which distinguishes them from other musicians. "This is the hottest segment in the music industry at the moment - says Jonathan Seker, who organizes concerts in Las Vegas for a chain of hotels and casinos Wynn Resorts. - And above all, because it is the most profitable music business. "

1. Tiesto ($ 22 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Dutchman Thijs Vervest, better known as Tiesto, tops the list with earnings of more than $ 250,000 per night. The discoverer of the world's leading electronic music radio show Club Life and manufactures fashionable clothing line. Tiesto became the only DJ, played at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens.

2. Skrillex ($ 15 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Sonny John Moore started vocalist in American emo band From First to Last. This year, 24-year-old DJ has earned three Grammy Awards, playing dabstep. For 12 months Skrillex performed at 150 sites in 19 countries, including became one of the headliners at Coachella Fest. Soundtracks of DJ can be heard in the game Mortal Combat and a new feature-length animated film "Ralph" ( "Wreck-It Ralph").

3. Swedish House Mafia ($ 14 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Swedish House Mafia - a three-house DJ and producer. Steve Angell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Aksvell recorded their first joint single "One" in 2010. Scandinavian trio became the first electronic headliner on the stage Madison Square Garden in New York. In late June, the group announced that the upcoming autumn tour will be their last joint performance.

4. David Guetta ($ 13, 5 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

The French DJ and a very popular music producer David Guetta is working with artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Akon, Madonna and others. This year Guetta earned on the sales of their fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, and also signed advertising contracts with Renault and HP.

5. Steve Aoki ($ 12 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

California DJ Aoki gets behind the show is smaller than its counterparts from the list of highest-paid DJs, but over the last year, he played more than two hundred live performances. Steve produces its own line of sunglasses and a limited series of WESC headphones.

6. Deadmou5 ($ 11, 5 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

alias Joel Thomas Zimmerman, Dedmaus was coined when he, replacing the video card and found a dead mouse in your computer. He reported this to people chatting and became known there as "the guy with the dead mouse."

Performances in costume disco mouse and provocative remarks against Madonna and colleagues on electronic dance music is not impacted negatively on its high earnings this year. In July, the Canadian DJ appeared on the cover of American Rolling Stone.

7. Dj Pauly D ($ 11 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Star TV reality show on MTV Jersey Shore much of the money earned is not on TV, but through live performances, and therefore fell into our rating. In 2011, he signed a contract with a recording studio rapper 50-cent. Just as successful colleagues, has its own brand of clothing - Dirty Couture.

8. Kaskade ($ 10 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

Ryan Reddon spoke with more than 125 concerts of house music over the past year. Including the biggest Staples Center in Los Angeles.

9. Afrojack ($ 9 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

In 2011, the Dutchman Nick van de Walle received a "Grammy" for the remix of Madonna's Revolver in collaboration with David Guetta, and also played at the Christmas party Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

10. Avicii ($ 7 million)

10 highest-paid DJs of the world

The youngest participant rating a 22-year-old Swede Stig Bergling Tim earned more than $ 7 million for his concerts. In 2012, recorded a remix of Madonna and Lenny Kravitz, he has been nominated for "Grammy" for a joint track with David Guetta Sunshine and recorded his first album, The Battery Pack.