Calvin Harris Named World's Highest Paid DJ by Forbes for 6th Consecutive Year

Getty Images

Don't expect Calvin Harris to "Slide" out of that top spot anytime soon.

The electronic music artist finds himself on top of Forbes' list of highest paid DJ's for a sixth consecutive year, the publication revealed on Tuesday.

MORE: Calvin Harris Reflects on Post-Taylor Swift Breakup Ghostwriting Rant: 'It Was Completely the Wrong Instinct'

Harris brought in an eye-popping $48.5 million this past year -- largely due to Las Vegas sets and headlining festival performances -- which is nearly a full $10 million above the second artist on the list, Tiesto ($39 million). The Chainsmokers ($38 million), Skrillex ($30 million) and Steve Aoki ($29.5 million) round out the top five on Forbes' list.

Recently, the 33-year-old musician turned his DJ dominance into crossover success, with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Harris' star-studded album features an abundance of collaborations -- from Frank Ocean and Migos, to Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams -- and debuted at No. 2 in the U.S., Harris' best stateside debut yet.

MORE: Calvin Harris Drops New Song With Frank Ocean and Migos – Listen!

Of course, Harris still has a long way to go if he wants to catch his pop star ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift. Last November, Forbes crowned the 1989 artist the highest paid musician in 2016, bringing in an astounding $170 million in the previous year.

Watch the video below to see how Harris and Swift's other high earning ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles, measured up.

Related Gallery