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Nov. 23, 2013 - Forbes Names Highest-Paid Musicians & DJs in 2013

The World'sHighest-Paid Musicians in 2013


 
Forbes has published their annual list of highest-paid musicians. According to the publication, Madonna ranks #1 with the help of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. Hip-Hop and R&B artists that appear on the list include Beyonce (#9), Diddy (#11), Rihanna (#16), Jay Z ($18) and Dr. Dre (#20). The only DJ to make the list is Calvin Harris (#13), who topped Forbes' list of highest-paid DJs earlier this year.

Forbes Names Highest-Paid Musicians & DJs in 2013

safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  1. Madonna – $125 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  4. Toby Keith – $65 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  5. Coldplay – $64 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  8. Elton John – $54 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  9. Beyonce – $53 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)  9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 11. Diddy – $50 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 15. Roger Waters – $44 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 16. Muse – $43 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 16. Rihanna – $43 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 18. Jay Z – $42 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 18. One Direction – $42 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 22. Katy Perry – $39 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 25. Pink – $32 million 

 

The World's Highest-Paid DJs of 2013


Forbes has released their second annual highest-paid DJs list but this year expanded it from 10 names to 12. 

Forbes mentioned that Calvin Harris earned more than Jay Z, Kanye West or Katy Perry—supporting claims that EDM is still rising and the world's dominate genre.

It's worth noting that these earnings include more than live events—DJs such as Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Afrojack and David Guetta earned revenue from production and other business activities. 

Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Deadmau5 and Kaskade can thank Las Vegas for part of their success as those DJs currently hold lucrative residencies in the city. Vegas's growing list of superstar residents have signaled its growing influence on the global dance scene.

Tiësto told Forbes, “I think Las Vegas is really taking over from Ibiza this year...you can already see...all the DJs having their residence there now. It’s going to be interesting to see how that develops. But it looks really good.”

Below is the top 12 and we also recommend reading the 
the full article at Forbes:

safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   1. Calvin Harris – $46 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   2. Tiësto – $32 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   3. David Guetta – $30 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   5. Deadmau5 – $21 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   6. Avicii – $20 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   7. Afrojack – $18 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   9. Skrillex – $16 million (tie)
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes)   9. Kaskade – $16 million (tie)
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 11. Steve Aoki – $14 million
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million (tie)
safbul2d.gif (207 bytes) 12. Diplo – $13 million (tie)

 

 

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