Calvin Harris is a Scottish songwriter, DJ and record producer. He is known as the highest ranking DJ in the whole world. Such a success story, you would expect to have been a smooth journey but it was not as he worked really hard to get to this position. His hard work paid off, making him the 30th richest British millionaire in the world. He has partnered with Rihana, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean and a list of other artist and recorded top-ranking hits.
Calvin Harris Bio, Age
Calvin Harris was born on January 17, 1984, in Dumfries, Scotland and his sun sign is Capricorn. He was born as Adam Richard Wiles to his parents David and Pamela Wiles. While his father, David was a biochemist, his mother, (formerly Pamela Noon) was a stay-at-home housewife. He is the last of three children with an elder sister whose name is Sophie Wiles and an elder brother known as Edward Wiles. Calvin is Scottish by birth, belongs to the White ethnicity and attended Dumfries High School. As a child, he was interested in football and music. When he couldn’t improve on the former, he decided to go into the later fulltime. And although his parents were well to do in society, they supported him and encouraged him to take responsibility for his passion. Calvin worked in a supermarket and a fish processing factory to raise money for his DJ gear.
Early Career Beginnings
Right from a young age, Calvin had always wanted to make the headlines and earn good money. At 18, the spectacular star had already recorded two songs Da Bonga and Brighter Days. He felt the only way to succeed would be to move London, so he worked hard and raised enough money to get there. His expectations failed to materialise as planned as he could not get a job. He soon ran out of money and could only release one of his songs; Let Me Know. He returned back home to Dumfries and while there, Calvin began posting his recording to his MySpace page and grew his popularity there. Tommy Sunshine found his records on the social media platform and Calvin was signed to Sunshine ‘Xylophone Jones Recordings’. He signed three other contracts with ‘Three Six Zero Group’, ‘EMI’ and ‘Sony BMG’. Calvin Harris released his first album I Created Disco in 2007 and sold up to one million copies in the UK.
Who is Calvin Harris Dating? – Girlfriend, Wife
The sensational DJ has never been married but has been very active in the dating scene. His most popular relationship was with Taylor Swift and although their flame attracted media attention, it ended on a very sad note. Before Taylor, Calvin met and dated Ellie Goulding in 2013 but their relationship lasted for just one month and ended before he began dating Rita Ora in the same year. That lasted for about a year and Calvin moved on with Aarika Wolf in 2014 and broke up again in February 2015.
Calvin met Taylor Swift for the first time at the Elle Style Awards in February 2015 but they met again at the Brit Awards the next day and clicked. Subsequently, the pair were spotted together in shows, supermarket and restaurants. They soon made their relationship public by posting a photo of both of them on Instagram. They caused quite a stir with their PDAs and sent a lot of their fans into a frenzy because they made such a lovely couple.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift also overtook Beyonce and Jay-Z to become the richest couple in Hollywood. To celebrate their one year together, Calvin gave Taylor a gold locket with the anniversary date inscribed on it. However, three months later, rumours began to spread about their break up and Calvin confirmed it through a post on his Twitter account on June 2016 which he eventually deleted after Taylor retweeted it. Taylor was first to move on as she started dating Tom Hiddleston just a few weeks later which made Calvin unfollow her on social media. The weeks that followed saw them deleting every memory of them together on social media, including pictures, posts and videos.
Rumors began spreading again about Taylor swift claiming she wrote Calvin and Rihana’s hit song, This Is What We Came For and as expected, Calvin was heartbroken. He said Taylor and her team has insulted the one thing he’s good at and he feels betrayed and belittled. In 2016, he got back with Aarika Wolf and they have been together till date. The couple is yet to tie the knots and as such, Calvin is still very much a single man.
What Is His Net Worth?
He has recorded a huge success in the music industry, bypassing other DJ’s before him. He has been ranked the 30th richest British millionaire in music, Forbes 21st highest paid celebrity, received ten Brit Award nominations and won a Grammy for the best music video in 2013. His first album, I Created Disco earned him millions of dollars and ranked #8 in the UK and #9 in the US. In 2009, Calvin released his second album Ready For The Weekend which became a hit, ranking up to #9 in the UK album chart and instantly made him an international figure in the music industry. He was immediately spotted by Rihana and together, they recorded We Found Love, Where Have You Been, and This Is What We Came For. The three songs became instant hits and made him the first to release three songs that became top 10 songs of dance and electronic song chart all at once.
Calvin has released four albums with 22 top 10 singles and is currently the highest paid DJ in the world. He was the highest-paid DJ of the year for 2013, 2014 and 2015 as he raked in $46 million, $66 million and $66 million respectively. He was worth $105 million in 2015 but his current net worth, according to Forbes is put at about $48.5 million.
Calvin Harris has a healthy looking muscular body which is purely down to the regular workout habits, coupled with his athletic build. The exact digits of his chest, biceps, and waist are 43-16-32 inches. For his height, Calvin Harris is 6 feet 5 inches tall. He has blond hair and blue eye. His shoe size 13 (US size) and he weighs 201 lbs or 91 kg.