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Forbes reveals the 2016 Electronic Cash Kings

The Electronic Cash Kings of 2016 have been revealed, with some noticeable changes from 2015’s list. Calvin Harris tops the list for his fourth consecutive year, pulling in $63 million – a $3 million dip since last year, but still $25 million over Dutch legend Tiësto, who jumped to second place this year over David Guetta with $38 million in earnings.

The French icon earned $28 million to position himself in third place, with ZEDD’s income placing him up four ranks to 4th place at $24.5 million. The rise likely had something to do with the young DJ’s recent celebrity collaborations with pop stars Selena Gomez and Ke$ha, in addition to sponsorship deals.

Surprisingly, Diplo and Skrillex found themselves in the lower half of the earnings list despite several multi-platinum records and awards, taking 6th & 7th place respectively. Skrillex had populated number 4 spot last year, while Diplo experienced a jump up from 9th place. Kaskade, Martin Garrix, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike round out the top 10, while Avicii for the first time in quite awhile failed to make the list with a 12th place income of $14.5 million.

Another interesting observation about this year’s Electronic Cash Kings is a slight indication of the EDM bubble beginning to burst. In addition to Calvin Harris’ income dipping, the top 10 as a whole netted 1% less in earnings than the year prior, the first time since 2012 that the list had seen a decrease of this nature.


The Top 10 Cash Kings in Full:

1. Calvin Harris, $63 million

2. Tiësto, $38 million

3. David Guetta, $28 million

4. ZEDD, $24.5 million

5. Steve Aoki, $23.5 million

6. Diplo, $23 million

7. Skrillex, $20 million

8. Kaskade, $19 million

9. Martin Garrix, $16 million

10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, $15.5 million


via: Forbes


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