The indomitable rap star Drake is a man that does it all! With moves that could kill, songs that make you groove, fantastic acting skills and being an inspiration for the many trending memes, Drake is undoubtedly a man of many talents. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Drake in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
On October 24, 1986, Aubrey Drake Graham was born to proud parents Dennis and Sandi Graham, in Toronto, Ontario. His father was a bandmate of the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis in his hay days, while his mother worked as a florist and teacher. However, the union of his parents ended in divorce when Drake was five, following which his father moved out while he remained in Toronto with his mother. Despite his parents’ separation, Drake had a healthy relationship with his father which was marked by the music video, “Drake’s Dad” which was the teamwork of his father and Canadian music group, Arkells.
Primary education at a Jewish school was the prelude to Drake’s entrance to the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute where he showed a keen interest in arts and acting. He further went on to attend Vaughan Road Academy where, as he reminisces, he had a few episodes of racial discrimination. He dropped out of school sometime later to focus on his growing acting career. However, then, in 2012, he completed his graduation.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
The multi-talented star had two volleys to fame, and he killed them both. He rose to fame in 2001 with “Degrassi: The Next Generation” at the tender age of 15. Later, after adopting a deal with Lil Wayne‘s production, Young Money, he went on to become one of the legendary rappers this world has ever seen. His mixtape, “So Far Gone” was highlighted by the irresistible single, “Best I ever had” which ruled the billboard’s hot 100 single charts. Since then, Drake’s music has dominated the charts.
In 2010, his famous studio album, “Thank Me Later” came out and instantly became golden. He introduced his next, “Take Care” in 2011. The album was celebrated unanimously and grabbed the 2013 Grammy award for the best rap. He became the first-ever artist to stay on the Hot 100 for eight years! He also made history at the Billboard Music Awards by taking home 13 sparkling trophies home in a single night!
Net Worth & Earning
Besides his on-a-high music career, Drake’s wealth is backed up by several business ventures. He endorses food chains, like Burger King and Whataburger. He also backs up beverages, like Sprite and the bourbon-based whiskey called Virginia Black. Drake’s record label, OVO Sound, also contributes significantly to his fortune.
Moreover, Drake endorses NBA’s “Toronto Raptors” as their Global ambassador. Further, he signed a deal worth $19 million with the top brand, Apple, due to which all his future solo releases became available on Apple Music before other music stores. Further, he earns a lucrative amount through his tours.
To sum up, Drake is one of the wealthiest rappers and his lifestyle screams of luxury and comfort. As of 2018, Drake has a net worth of about $120 million.
As Drake’s rap career flourishes, we hope that his life continues to be blessed with the infamous fairytale vibe and he keeps on making infectious music for his incredibly dedicated fans like us!