NEW: Rhode Island’s Pauly D 12th Highest Paid DJ in World
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
With earnings listed at $13 million, the Johnston native tied with DJ/producer Diplo for the number twelve sport. Writes Forbes, "The Jersey Shore star earns half as much per night as some of his DJ brethren, but with 90 performances over the past year and a host of outside business ventures, he makes the Electronic Cash Kings list for the second year in a row. Though the show that made him famous wrapped up in December, he’s still collecting cash from its tail end; he also boasts his own Dirty Couture line, vodka-based drink REMIX and deals with 50 Cent’s SK Energy and SMS Audio."
The top earning DJ for 2013 was Calvin Harris at $46 million.
Last year, Forbes listed Pauly D as the 7th highest paid DJ in the world with $11 million in earnings. in 2012, DJ Tiesto topped the list at $22 million.
Clearly, the DJ market has been heating up.
The financial publication includes how it reached its deteminations -- and points out Pauly D's unique position as a reality star.
"Our estimates include earnings from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and, in the case of DJ Pauly D, television (we included him on this list because, like his fellow Electronic Cash Kings, he makes at least half his cash from DJ gigs). Sources include Songkick, Pollstar, RIAA, promoters, managers, lawyers and some of the artists themselves."