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Calvin Harris Named Highest-Earning DJ In The World, Beating David Guetta, Tiesto And Avicii (VIDEO)

20/08/2014 13:14 BST | Updated 20/08/2014 13:59 BST

Calvin Harris has been named the highest-paid DJ in the world for the second year in a row.

The Scottish star, who has produced tracks for the likes of Cheryl Cole, Rihanna and Kylie Minogue throughout his career, has topped Forbes’ list of ‘Electronic Cash Kings’... which is basically a fancy way of saying he’s making a load of dosh for spinning records.

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Calvin at the Capital Radio Summertime Ball earlier this year

According to Forbes, Calvin earned $66,000,000 (£40,000,000) in the past 12 months, more than his rival DJs David Guetta, Avicii and Tiesto. Not bad for a Dumfries boy who created his entire first album in his bedroom.

Speaking about his success, Calvin said: “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

Calvin recently defended his decision to put the brakes on a performance by Rita Ora at the Teen Choice Awards, where she was planning to perform her single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’, which Calvin wrote and produced.

Although he didn’t elaborate on why he didn’t want Rita to perform the track, he tweeted that he had a “damn good reason”.

Meanwhile, one name we’re surprised to see missing from the list is Paris Hilton, who reportedly earned a cool £1.6 million to take the decks at an Ibiza nightclub.

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