Calvin Harris, the prolific Scottish record producer, dubbed the king of DJs, a singer and a songwriter. Calvin is among the most successful music artists in contemporary British popular culture and currently the highest paid DJ. Since he started topping the charts back then in 2007 with his single “The Girls,” and in 2012 with the album 18 months his fame and net worth have skyrocketed him and built a reputation for him in music circles.
So, let’s get to know exactly who Calvin Harris is and how he got to amass such a huge net worth fortune. Here is a quick summary of Calvin Harris’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Calvin Harris Early Life
Born Adam Richard Wiles, he is the son of David Wiles and Pamela Wiles who gave birth to him in 1984 in Scotland. He has wo older siblings.
Calvin went to school at Dumfries High School and after completion worked in a fish processing company and at a supermarket in order to purchase some DJ gear. He started showing some interest in music when he was a teen and would record songs and release them in Myspace page until he was noticed by Mark Gillespie.
On his personal life Calvin has dated Rita Ora and between 2013 and 2014 and most recently Taylor Swift between 2015-2016.
Calvin Harris Career
After signing a contract with EMI and Sony BMG he released his debut album titled I Created Disco in 2007. The album made it to UK Albums Chart at position 8 and produced two tracks that remained in the top 10 UK Singles Chart for over 15 weeks that’s “Acceptable in the 80s”, and “The Girls.” After its success, Calvin did some collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Roisin Murphy, and Dizzee Rascal.
His second album Ready For The Weekend was released in 2009 topping the UK Albums Chart. The album had hit singles such as “I’m Not Alone,” “Ready for the Weekend,” “Flashback,” among others. The album has already been certified gold by the BPI.
Harris gained international prominence after releasing his third album titled 18 Months. The album topped UK Albums Chart and went in historical records as the first album to spawn 9 top 10 singles. Some of the songs in the album that broke records and topped charts in several countries are “Bounce,” “Feel So Close,” “We Found Love,” “ I Need Your Love,” “Thinking About You” and several others.
To date, he has released two other albums Motion 2014 and Funk Way Vol.1 2017. Also he has been featured in the film Entourage 2015. Harris has his record to Fly Eye Records and has some stake at Tidal music streaming service.
Awards & Achievements
Harris has won several awards and nominations, and in total, he has won 26 awards and 52 nominations. Some of the awards won are 2 American Music Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards among others.
Net Worth of Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris net worth currently stands at $190 million. Its reported that now he is the highest paid DJ earning around $48.5 million in 2017 although since 2014 he has always topped the list. Calvin Harris net worth fortune has been contributed largely by the sale of music and sold out tours. Other net worth booster ventures are his investments in Fly Eye Records and Tidal. In addition, Calvin Harris net worth also gets a sizeable chunk of money from endorsement deals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Kia Motors’s, Pepsi, Emporio Armani among others.
Calvin Harris is truly a British icon who will possibly become the next British Michael Jackson. Though it didn’t work out with Tylor Swift which would have been remarkable just like Beyoncé and Jay Z he still remains a star to many. We are looking forward to 2018 releases from him.