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Tiësto named world's highest paid DJ

Tiësto has been named the world's highest paid DJ after pocketing $22 million last year.

The Dutchman topped a list curated by Forbes as they looked to find the world's most profitable electronic dance act.

Tiësto's grand sum is said to be inflated by a headline set at the Coachella festival and global touring.

In second place on the list is dubstep star Skrillex, who made an estimated $15 million last year, whilst Swedish House Mafia takes the bronze medal with $14 million.

Other names on the list include French powerhouse David Guetta with $13.5 million, with Avicii completing the list at No.10 with $7 million.

Tiësto's last full studio album, Kaleidoscope, was released in 2009 but only landed at No.20 in the UK albums chart.




Watch Tiesto team up with Tegan and Sara for 'Feel It In My Bones' below: