Before becoming the highest-paid DJ in the world, Calvin Harris used to upload songs on MySpace forum. There was a time when he was struggling to make a name in the industry. Today, he is leading the charts all over the world. What is it to live a life of Calvin Harris? Let us have peek into the personal life of this most sought after DJ in the world.
Calvin Harris Biography and Family
Calvin Harris is a Scottish musician who was born in Dumfries, Scotland. He was born as Adam Richard Wiles on 17th January 1984. His father, David Wiles, is a biochemist and his mother, Pamela, is a homemaker. Calvin has an elder sister and an elder brother. There is no musician in the family and Calvin is the first one to embark on a musical journey. Harris love life encapsulates two affairs – first, with British singer, Rita Ora and the second, with Taylor Swift.
While in Dumfries, Calvin released two singles Da Bongos and Brighter Days. After the release, he was confident enough about marking his presence in London. He went to London to try his luck and released a single Let me Know. But due to limited resources, he had no option but to return back to his hometown. But, he continued his work and gathered significant social media attention. That’s when Mark Gillespie, a talent Booker, signed Harris for his company.
Education: Adam Wiles attended Dumfries High School in Dumfries, Scotland. But, a shy and timid Calvin Harris dwelled inside Adam. After leaving the school, Calvin started working in the fish processing industry and as a grocer in the supermarket. This was in an attempt to buy DJ equipment for him so that he could practice and create his own tracks. Finally, his hard work paid off when he got his first contract from Mark Gillespie.
Calvin Harris Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $200 Million US Dollars
This is the first time in the history of DJ’s that some artist has crossed the 200 million mark. Calvin Harris has the honour of achieving this enviable figure. Estimated net worth of Calvin Harris stands at $200 million US dollars as of 2017. He is in much demand all over the world. He has beaten Tiёsto and Avicii.
Calvin Harris Assets
Calvin Harris is the proud owner of Mclaren MP4 – 12C and Range Rover. He has been captured in photographs while driving the beasts on the road.
There was a time when Calvin Harris struggled to buy DJ gear for himself. Today, he is an owner of a spanning mansion in Los Angeles. The bachelor pad has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, swimming pool, spa, and a guest house. The total cost of the mansion is speculated to be $9.9 million.
Calvin Harris believes in contributing towards society as well. He is known to be associated with Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, Product Red, Shelter, and other non-profit organizations.
Calvin Harris Business Model
Besides being a successful DJ, Harris has ventured into several businesses as well. In 2010, he launched his own label, Fly Eye Records. Under this label, EDM songs are released. In the same year, he was appointed the head of the artists at Deconstruction records.
Talking about residencies deal, Harris signed DK residency contract with Wynn Las Vegas. He got the opportunity to perform at Encore Beach Club, Surrender, and XS Nightclub; all owned by Wynn Las Vegas.
In 2013, he signed exclusive resident DJ deal with Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas. He renews his residency contract in 2015 for three more years. He plays at the Group’s properties such as MGM Grand’s Wet Republic, MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Night Club, and Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace. Not only this but Harris is the Group’s music consultant as well.
In 2015, Harris became the stakeholder in Tidal, a music streaming service. Most of the stakeholders in this venture are from the music fraternity.
Calvin Harris has performed in the most successful concerts all over the world. These are:
• Greater than Tour
• Loud Tour
• Unhooked Tour
• Last Girl on Earth Tour
Recently, Calvin Harris has joined hands with Frank Ocean for their latest release that will be out soon. Hakkasan Group announced their artist roster for the year 2017 where Calvin Harris will be performing in the prestigious nightclubs.
Be prepared to groove on ten new songs in 2017 from Calvin Harris. If you are still drooling over This is What You Came For, you have got the chance to look forward to something new this year. Harris is the inspiration for all the budding musicians from around the globe. He is surely a songwriter, producer, and a singer par excellence.