Calvin Harris’ hard work has paid off because he is one of the highest paid celebrities this year, ranking 21st in the list. Once again Forbes has put together a list of the big earners in the world of showbiz for this year and the Scottish record producer, singer, songwriter is included.
According to Forbes, Harris – real name Adam Wiles – raked in a total of $61 million for this year alone. His earnings doesn’t really come as a big surprise since he had huge projects this year, one of which is his “This is What You Came For” joint single with hit maker Rihanna. Aside from that he also has residency in the entertainment power-house Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas. Maybe his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift helped him some as well?
Now, what’s surprising though is that Harris shot ahead of Justin Bieber in Forbes’ highest-paid celebrities of 2016. Bieber earned $56 million; that’s$5 million less than the DJ’s 2016 income.
Calvin Harris may have placed 21st in Forbes’ “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016,” but when it comes to a lineup of highest earning DJ’s in the world, he takes the top place. He is number one for the third time in Forbes’ Electronic Cash King’s list.