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Adam Richard Wiles was born on 17th January 1984, in Dumfries, Scotland UK. He is a DJ, songwriter, singer as well as record producer known under his stage name of Calvin Harris. He is the winner of Grammy Award, ASCAP Pop Music Awards, American Music Award and other awards as well as honours. He has been accumulating his net worth from engagements in the entertainment industry since 1999.
So just how rich is Calvin Harris? According to the data given by Forbes, Calvin is the highest paid DJ having $66 million in earnings the previous year. The overall amount of Harris’ net worth is currently $110 million.
Calvin Harris Net Worth $110 Million
Firstly, Harris became interested in electronic music in his teens, and recorded demos in his bedroom. He uploaded his songs to Myspace, and was discovered by the international entertainment and music management company Three Six Zero Group, recording and publishing company EMI and recording company Sony BMG with whom he signed contracts, the start of his net worth.
Soon after that, his first studio album was released entitled “I Created Disco” (2007) which contained the three prominent singles “Acceptable in the 80s” (2007), “The Girls” (2007) and “Merrymaking at My Place” (2007). Even though British Phonographic Industry certified the studio album gold, it was the least successful album of all four he has released so far. The second album “Ready for the Weekend” (2009) was also certified gold in Britain but this one topped the Scottish Albums Chart, UK Albums Chart and UK Dance Albums Chart. It was released not only in UK but also USA, Australia, Japan and many European countries. The most successful studio album was the third one named “18 Months” (2012), which was certified platinum in Australia, Poland and Sweden as well as gold in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, as well as topping Australian, British and Irish albums charts. The most successful singles of the album were “Bounce” (2011) featuring Kelis, “Feel So Close” (2011), “Let’s Go” (2012) featuring Ne-Yo, “We’ll Be Coming Back” (2012) featuring Example and “Sweet Nothing” (2012) featuring Florence Welch. The last studio album “Motion” (2014) was certified platinum in Poland and Sweden, and gold in Australia and the UK.
Overall, Harris has released 24 singles, four studio albums, three EPs, 27 music videos, 12 promotional singles, 23 remixes and a mix album. All these releases have increased his wealth considerably.
Calvin Harris is a very popular and loved artist. More, he is well evaluated by critics, which is proven by the fact that he has received 74 different nominations, 21 of which he won. Despite the above mentioned awards, he won The Music Producers Guild Awards (2009) as the Best Remixer, Ivor Novello Award (2013) as the Songwriter of the Year, Los Premios 40 Principales América (2014) for the Best English Language Song, 2015 Billboard Music Award as the Top Dance/Electronic Artist and many other awards.
In his personal life, it is reported that Calvin Harris is dating the singer and songwriter Taylor Swift.