Calvin Harris Crowned World's Highest Paid DJ

8/15/2013 2:42pm EDT | Joe Bowers By: Joe Bowers

Calvin Harris

DJ Calvin Harris has been named the world's highest paid DJ after raking in $46 million in the past year.

Editors at Forbes magazine estimate the Scottish musician earned the big bucks between August, 2012 and August, 2013, easily making him number one in their new World's Highest Paid DJs list.

The 29 year-old, who has played over 100 live shows, averaging $195,000 per performance, credits the increasing popularity of dance music in recent years for his monumental success, adding, "I happened to be in the right place at the right time."

Dutch star Tiesto came in second place with $32 million, while France's David Guetta was third with $30 million .

Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 rounded out the top five with $25 million and $21 million, respectively.

Other DJs and producers featured on the countdown include Avicii, Afrojack, Skrillex and Steve Aoki.

Photo Credits: PRPhotos , Sony BMG

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