Forbes names Calvin Harris highest paid DJ of 2014

By Gina DiFalco,

Calvin Harris has been named the highest-paid DJ for the second consecutive year by Forbes.

According to Forbes, he’s made $66 million in the past year, with David Guetta coming in second with $30 million and Avicii and Tiesto rounding out the top three by tying with $28 million earned.

Harris has both songwriting and producing credits for artists’ songs, such as Rihanna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, ex-girlfriend Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo and Kesha.

E! Online reports another factor contributing to his success is his two-year residency deal with nightclub Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

Forbes named Harris the highest paid DJ in 2013 as well, when he made $46 million.

“The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” he said.

Steve Aoki ranked in the No. 5 spot, earning $23 million in the past 12 months.

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