Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $110 million. He was born Adam Richard wiles on January 17, 1984 in Dumfries Scotland. His mother is Pamela, who stayed home with him during his childhood. His father is David, a biochemist who worked hard to support his family while they were younger. He is one of three kids. His brother is Edward and his sister is Sophie, and both are older than he. When he was growing up, he kept to himself. He was always interested in his music, and he began working at a Scottish grocery store after his high school graduation so that he could earn money to buy his DJ equipment. He knew his entire life what he wanted to do when he grew up, and there was no question in his mind he wanted to become a DJ.
He worked hard as a teenager to mix music, DJ like a pro and even release his own demos. He was only 18 when he released his first two songs. He decided to make the move to London where he felt he could further his career in the musical industry as a DJ. He had very few job opportunities, not much money and his music wasn’t doing what he thought that it might at that time in his career. He was out of prospects at the time, and he was forced to move home to Scotland to live with his parents. That’s when he began working on his music at home, posting his songs to MySpace and really gaining a huge following at the time.
It was not until 2006 when Sony BMG noticed him, gave him a contract and asked him to produce music for All Saints’. It was at that point that his career began to take off as a music producer, and he began to gain the kind of fame and notoriety that he had been looking for. He’s headlined 7 tours, released four discography albums and he’s worked and collaborated with more of the world’s most famous singers and artists than you might ever imagine. It has been estimated that his work has brought him an annual paycheck of at least $66 million for the past several years.
Personally, Calvin Harris was always into keeping his relationships and his life private. He does a lot of charity work, he dated Rita Ora for a year and then he dated Taylor Swift for a year. The couple kept their relationship very low-key for the entire year, but their breakup was a shock to the world and her quick move-on to another actor in a very serious and very public manner has been quite the shock. He has since decided to air more of his personal business than he ever has in the past, and it’s been a bit of a shock to the world that he has used social media to be so public about his feelings and his opinion of Swift. However, he’s still working hard and he is still producing amazing hits, adding to his net worth and fame.
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