Drake is a Canadian musician, rapper and actor. The multi Grammy award winning rapper has amassed his wealth through multiple platinum album sales, tours and lucrative endorsement deals. What is Drake net worth and where does it come from?
Drake gained initial recognition as an actor in a Canadian teen drama TV series Degrassi, The Next Generation, where he played as Jimmy Brooks.
- Nationality: Canada
- Date of Birth: October 24, 1986
- Occupation: Rapper/Actor/Musician
- Net Worth: $150 Million
Due to his consistency over the years, Drake is the fourth richest rappers in the world according to Forbes Magazine coming behind Jay Z, P Diddy, and Kenderick Lamar.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Canada. Drake is the son of Dennis Graham (Father) an African American who played the drums for the legendary rock’n’roll star Jerry Lee Lewis, and Sandra Graham (Mother) an English teacher and florist.
His parents divorced when he just five years old. Drake stayed with his mother in Toronto while his father went back to Memphis in U.S.A. Justin Bieber Net Worth($300) Million and Biography.
Drake went to Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Ontario, Canada. He later attended Vaughan Road Academy an international high school in Oakwood, Vaughan. Drake was a victim of bullying in high school because of his racial and religious background, eventually he dropped out of school to focus on his acting career at that time.
Drake has constantly sparked speculations about his private life. He was rumored to have dated Rihanna, even thou she repeatedly denies dating the Canadian rapper.
They continue to show the world what could have been both on stage and off stage. In an interview with the New York Times, Drake admitted that he felt used by Rihana. Drake and Rihana relationship is termed a “complicated one”.
According to report drake started dating Jennifer Lopez in 2016. According to People, the two were working on music together but also enjoying each others company. Drake bought a diamond necklace worth $100,000 for J.Lo and months later Drake and J.Lo splits.
Drake’s Career Path
Drake started his journey to entertainment when he was just 15 years old, he began acting in various TV series until he landed a big role in the Canadian teen series hit show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
While filming in the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation he began to purse a career in the music industry.
Drake dropped his first mix-tape ” Room for Improvement” in 2006 which featured Trey Songz and Luis Fiasco, the album sold an impressive 6,000 copies.
He released another mix-tape, “Comeback Season”, in 2007 with hit single “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz.
The producers removed Drake from the TV series in 2008.
He received an unexpected call from Lil Wayne, who asked him to join his Cartel III tour in 2008. Lil Wayne signed Drake to his record label Young Money Entertainment in 2009 after touring and recording.
On June 15, 2010, Drake released his first full studio album, “Thank Me Later”, which debuted at No 1 on both American and Canadian album charts and was later certified as platinum.
Drake dropped his second studio album, “Take Care”, which included songs “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud” and “The Motto”. The album earned Drake a Grammy for Best rap album in 2013 and sold 631,000 copies in it’s first week.
He releasd his third studio album “Nothing Was Same” in 2013, and in 2015, he dropped his fourth album “Views”, which debuted at No. 1, and setting the record for streaming of any album in 2016, hitting 245.1 million streams, according to Billboard. Adele Net Worth($255 Million) and Biography.
Scorpion is the fifth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. The album includes; “God’s Plan”, “Nice for What”, “I’m Upset”, “Don’t Matter to Me”, “In My Feelings” and “Nonstop”.
As expected from any superstar, Drake has been faced with series of controversy and feuds. Drake and Chris Brown were involved in violent breakout at a New York night club, which resulted to injuries to onlookers.
Meek Mill and Drake started as a beef when the formal accused Drake of using ghostwriters for a track they collaborated on. Drake responded with two diss tracks aimed at Meek Mill “Charged Up” and Back to Back”.
Drake and Pusha T beef started a long time ago, but the recent one was when Pusha T revealed to world that Drake has a secret child with adult actress Sophie Brussaux. He confirmed the rumor in his song Emotionless on the Scorpion album.
As a result of Budden’s derogatory comments when reviewing his album “Views” in 2016, Drake was as a result of Budden’s derogatory comments when reviewing his album “Views”.
Drake settled his beef with Meek Mill and Chris Brown after they both showed up at Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour.
Drake’s House and Cars
The rapper has an $8 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California. Drake is neighbor to Kanye West, the Kardashians and fellow Canadian Justin Bieber. Drake luxurious car collections includes Rolls Royce, McLaren and Bentley.
Drake Net Worth
Drake has consistently ranked as one of the highest rapper in the industry. The Canadian rapper makes $40 million per year, which is almost $1 million per concerts.
Drake boosts of endorsements deals with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Nike, Apple, Sprite, Kodak and Airbus.
The rapper other investments also includes, whiskey line (the Virginia Black Whiskey company, which he wants to take public) and a Toronto-based collective — called October’s Very Own — that includes a record label and a clothing brand. Drake Net worth is estimated to be $150 million.