Top 5 Highest Paid DJs

Their jobs may seem like one non-stop party, but being a DJ can mean a lot of work traveling to gigs and staying late into the night. But for a successful DJ, it can also mean plenty of money.

This week Forbes Magazine released the list of the wealthiest DJs. These multimillionaires travel the world and fill arena sized venues in addition to packed clubs.

Here's a quick look at five of the wealthiest DJs.

Calvin Harris

At the top of the list is Calvin Harris, who according to Forbes, has already made $46 million this year. In large part this is due to a deal with the Las Vegas Club Hakkasan, which has booked the DJ for at least 70 shows over the next two years.

But Harris' year is not over yet. Earlier this month he set a Guinness World Record for most Top 10 hits on the UK singles chart from one album.

Tiesto

The Dutch-born DJ has been working since the mid '90s, but age hasn't slowed him down. He was ranked as the No. 1 DJ by Rolling Stone magazine in 2012 and made $32 million this year, according to Forbes Magazine.

Similar to Harris, Tiesto benefited this year from a lucrative deal with the Hakkasan night club in Las Vegas.

David Guetta

The French DJ has a weekly residence at Ibiza's Pacha, but also plays more than 100 shows during the year and was a fixture on Rihanna's tour. According to Forbes Guetta made $30 million over the last year.

Swedish House Mafia

The trio, consisting of Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello, ended their partnership in March of this year, but they still made Forbes Magazine's list by bringing in $25 million before their break-up.

Deadmau5

The DJ with a fondness for mouse ears, originally known as Joel Zimmerman, may have broken his engagement with tattoo artist Kat Von D in June, but his year wasn't all bad news. Zimmerman still managed to come in fifth on Forbes Magazine's list of highest-paid DJs with earnings of $21 million.

Zimmerman reportedly gets extremely high nightly fees of approximately $200,000 from Hakkasan nightclub according to Forbes.

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