$63m makes Calvin Harris highest-paid DJ

Calvin Harris

Scotland’s Calvin Harris is the highest-paid DJ in the world with earnings of $63 million, according to Forbes.

Forbes said Dumfries-born Harris was the biggest earner in Electronic Dance Music for the fourth consecutive year.

Forbes said the Scottish DJ gets paid more than $400,000 per Vegas gig.

“I want to be the number one songwriter-producer guy of all time,” Harris told Forbes several years ago.

In second place was Dutch-born DJ Tiësto who earned $38 million, playing more than 100 gigs in the past 12 months on top of an estimated seven-figure deal with 7-UP, Forbes said.