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The World’s 10 Highest-Paid DJs, According to Forbes

By / 08.23.12

10. Avicii ($7 Million)

9. Afrojack ($9 Million)

8. Kaskade ($10 Million)

7. DJ Pauly D ($11 Million…. ugh. Just read Forbes justifications for including him)

6. deadmau5 ($11.5 million)

5. Steve Aoki ($12 Million)

4. David Guetta ($13.5 Million)

3. Swedish House Mafia ($14 Million)

2. Skrillex ($15 Million)

1. Tiësto ($22 Million)

That's a lot of scratch. The $100 million question: Is it sustainable? Will the concert industry's EDM industrial complex eventually become too top heavy from over reliance on these 10 names and just collapse on itself in five years? Will the public get sick of EDM festivals that more-or-less boast the exact same line-up? Will new concert-going novelty emerge? If so, what do you think it is? 


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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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