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Tiesto tops Forbes highest-paid DJs list

  • Electronic dance music DJ Tiesto has been named the world's highest paid DJ by Forbes.com.

    The Dutch DJ, whose real name is Tijs Verwest, earned $22 million in the past year on the back of headlining sets at this year's Coachella music festival and an exclusive residency at the Wynn Las Vegas.

    The 43-year-old also released an album in 2009 titled Kaleidoscope, teaming it with a 15-month, 175 date tour.

    Los Angeles DJ Skrillex came second with earnings of $15 million.

    Forbes.com compiled their earnings estimates using live shows, music sales, endorsements and merchandise sales figures.