Karim Kharbouch who is popularly known by his stage name French Montana is a Moroccan hip-hop artist. He founded Coke Boys Records and Cocaine City Records. Even though he made his debut in 2007 with a mixtape, it was 2010 when he made a name for himself with “Choppa Choppa Down”. To know more about the net worth of French Montana in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Karim was born on 9th November 1984 in Morocco. But when he was 13 years old, his family immigrated to the United States. From his childhood, he grew an interest in rap and soccer. When he arrived in the US with his family, he struggled a lot as he knew only Arabic and French. His father left his mom in the US, and went back to Morocco. Within a short time, Karim started earning money for his family by participating in various rap battles.
Even though his father left him and his family in the US, he still considers his dad to be his inspiration. Karim got married to Deen in 2007 and had a baby in 2010. But two years later, they filed a divorced, and it was finalized in 2014. In 2013, he was shot by two armed gunmen, and he survived after weeks of treatment. Karim said in an interview that he was set up by a person close to him. After getting divorced from his wife, he dated popular celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Iggy Azalea, and Evelyn Lazada.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
To sport his family financially, he started participating in rap battles in 2002 with the stage name Young French. Soon he released a few street DVDs with label Cocaine City as such DVDs were extremely popular at that time. Fortunately, it became one of the top-selling street DVDs. His career from 2002 to 2008 had too many ups and downs to establish him properly.
In 2009, he signed a deal with Akon, and his popularity started increasing. In 2010, he released his 10th mixtape named Coke boys which had collaborations with various popular rappers. The track “Choppa Choppa Down” became viral in clubs and radio stations. That is when he broke into the mainstream, and started working with Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, and much more. Even since then he has been collaborating with big names and dropping hit tracks.
In his long career of hip-hop singing, French Montana has been nominated in various popular awards, and he has won quite a few too. He won BET Hip Hop Awards for the Best Club Banger category in 2013. The following year, he won the same award for Best Collab, Duo, or Group category. Among the nomination, he was nominated in the Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Song category and Best Rap Performance category in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect of a rapper who has two studio albums and over 20 mixtapes? Well, As of 2019, French Montana has a net worth of $14 million. His main source of income has been the mixtapes and tracks he released after he got into the mainstream and his tours. His Estimated earnings from his album Excuse My French over the time is more than $1.5 million.
French Montana’s “Unforgettable” single is the biggest record of his career, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and racking up seven million in sales worldwide and made millions of dollars for him. In 2017-2018 French Montana has generated around $45,000 to $50,000 for each show.
He has many endorsement deals with different brands and major products, more than $1.5 million amount of money added every year in French Montana’s wealth.
He owns a $3.3 million home in California which he bought from Selena Gomez. He lives in a 5-storey mansion in New Jersey. Along with a Rolls Royce Ghost, he owns Cadillac Escalade, BMW i8, and a Rolls Royce Phantom.
More than his raps and tracks, French Montana is on the news for his eccentric relationship with the popular celebs. His brief relationship with the younger Kardashian made him a household name. Karim is merely 33 years of age now, and an ardent lover of pets. His near-death experience where he was shot in the head was documented and broadcast in the public.