Photo via Avicii on Facebook
Photo via Avicii on Facebook

Normally, when it comes to ranking the world’s riches DJs, it’s Scotsman Calvin Harris who takes the top spot. But with Calvin having just blown out 30 candles on the cake, he was unqualified to make Forbes’ latest list: The Highest Earning Celebrities Under 30. The list which was revealed on Monday, featured data which was compiled based on entertainment-related earnings from June 2013 to June 2014.

Nine, of the ten top grosses were musicians, with Justin Bieber taking the top spot with $80 million and One Direction in the close second with $75 million. Amid other pop acts like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars, there were two electronic names who were both young and rich enough to make the cut in Forbes most recent round up. Skrillex and Avicii both cracked up the top 10, pulling in $18 million and $28 million between June 2013 to June 2014 respectively.

What’s more revealing though, is not how much Skrillex and Avicii are grossing annually from touring and digital sales, but the age at which they’ve achieved such success! With their undeniably eminent international status in mind, it’s easy to forget that Skrillex is only 26, while Avicii is 25.


Check out the full list of Forbes‘s ‘Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30′ below.

10. Skrillex – $18 million
9. Avicii – $28 million
8. Lady Gaga – $33 million
7. Jennifer Lawrence – $34 million
6. Miley Cyrus – $36 million
5. Rihanna – $48 million
4. Bruno Mars – $60 million
3. Taylor Swift – $64 million
2. One Direction – $75 million
1. Justin Bieber – $80 million


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