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Forbes Announces “Electronic Cash Kings” of 2016

by spencertarring

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 07:24 AM

Forbes magazine released their global top DJ list “Electronic Cash Kings”. The 2016 list was just released, take a look below:

1.(1)Calvin Harris – $63 millionST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 07: DJ Calvin Harris performs onstage during 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2015 at Xcel Energy Center on December 7, 2015 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

2.(3) Tiësto – $38 million

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3.(2)David Guetta – $28 million

David Guetta Wallpaper

4.(8)Zedd – $24.5 million

5.(4)Steve Aoki – $23.5 million

6.(11) Diplo – $23 million

7.(4)Skrillex – $20 million

8.(7)Kaskade – $19 million

9.(8)Martin Garrix – $16 million

10.(New)Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike – $15.5 million

11.(10)Afrojack- $15 million

12.(6)Avicii – $14.5 million

Calvin Harris has been at the top for 4 consecutive years, this spot has not changed for the richest of DJ’s. $63 million is equivalent to RMB 420 million, although his income declined in the last year, he is still well above the second place DJ. Other DJs had a small decline, and Zedd and Diplo rose significantly significantly this year; Avicii cancelled many performances because of health reasons and finally quit live performances and his revenues seem to have a big impact. Finally, DVLM has grown a lot in the last year because of their advantage as #1 Top DJ. Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 3.35.04 PM Overall in the list, there was no obvious change in DJ’s revenue as compared to last year. That is to say, the current market is saturated, leaving little room for growth. So the  development of new markets is more important, the region of China, and South America market development will be a key, and the live shows there will be more profitable in the future. 640

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