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Celebrities attend iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum. Featuring: Calvin Harris Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 03 Apr 2016 Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

Calvin Harris is the highest-paid DJ in the world. Here's the rest of the top 12



It feels like DJs have been everywhere you turn for years. Probably because it's true. Superstar DJs can make millions of dollars every year. 

Here are the 12 DJs who made the most in 2016, per Forbes reports.

Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video)

12: Avicii

Remember his collaboration with Coldplay on "A Sky Full of Stars"? Apparently that came right before his retirement. He's set to do his last show at 26 after earning $14.5 million.

11: Afrojack

The Dutch DJ earned $15 million. 

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Live at Tomorrowland 2016 ( FULL Mainstage Set HD )

10: Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike

Never heard of them? They're better known in Europe; their single "The Hum" hit platinum in Belgium.

Martin Garrix - Live @ Tomorrowland 2016

9. Martin Garrix

He made $16 million. And he's only 20. What did you before you turned 21? 

Kaskade | Ultra Music 2016 | Full Set

8. Kaskade 

Meanwhile, this DJ is more than twice Garrix's age and made $19 million. 

Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Official Audio)

7. Skrillex

The DJ that arguably brought electro-house  into the U.S. mainstream (even if you called it dubstep) raked in $20 million. He produced five songs on Justin Bieber's latest album.

Diplo - Revolution (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai) [Official Music Video]

6. Diplo

This DJ is everywhere. He's worked with Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé...the list goes on. That was good for $23 million last year.

5. Steve Aoki

He might be best known for throwing cakes at people in the crowd, but that didn't stop him from pulling in $23.5 million (over nearly 200 shows!) by Forbes' count.

Zedd - Beautiful Now (Official Music Video) ft. Jon Bellion

4. Zedd

Forbes reports Zedd pulled in $24.5 million, including a deal with Guitar Center for a contest to find the next EDM star.

David Guetta Miami Ultra Music Festival 2016

3. David Guetta

When you have a DJ residency in Las Vegas' XS Nightclub, who can be surprised if you pull in $28 million a year?

Tiësto - Live @ Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2016

2. Tiësto

He's 47 years old. And he's still a world-renowned DJ who can pull in $38 million a year. 

Calvin Harris - Summer (Official Video)

1. Calvin Harris

What's the best way to console yourself after breaking up with Taylor Swift?  Well, making $63 million probably doesn't hurt. 

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