If sultry music and freestyle rap are what you are into, then the first name that pops up in your head is Future. Future is an African American singer, rapper, music producer. He donned the hip-hop scene of the 2010’s, releasing several chart-topping singles and albums. Ever influenced by music starting from his teens, future’s venture into this musical ride has been quite a journey.
With six albums already on his name and multiples underneath, future has cemented himself as a name to watch in the coming years. Keep on reading to know more about the net worth of Future in 2018.
Early life and Biography
Future, born, Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, was born on the 20th of November, 1983 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Raised by a single mother, Future never really had the love and guidance of a father in his life. His mother worked as a 911 call operator and raised him all on her own.
He admits growing up in a “drug” family. He had a rocky childhood growing up, from getting robbed to getting shot and getting arrested, he has been through it all. He attended Columbia High school, but dropped out in his senior year and ended up in the streets trading drugs. This led to a massive fall out between him and his mother, and he moved out.
His interest in music and artistry struck a chord between him and his cousin, Rico Wade who was already a successful hip-hop artist then. This friendship got him into the music group “The Dungeon Family” where he got his stage name, “Future.” He cites his cousin as his real inspiration.
Future has had multiple relationships all throughout his life. He is the father of four children, A son, Jakory with Brittni Mealy, a daughter, Londyn with his longtime sweetheart India J, a son, Prince Wilburn, he fathered a son with model Jessica Smith and lastly, a son with singer Ciara, born, Future Zahir Wilburn, on the 19th of May, 2014. The pair reportedly met while working together. They got engaged in the October of 2013 but broke off the engagement in the August of 2014. The couple has had a rocky relationship ever since owing to multiple suits against him by Ciara on account of defamation and libel.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Future’s professional musical career began with him signing into the “A-1 Recordings” in the September of 2011. He released his mixtape “Streetz Calling” soon after. His style of mixing auto-tune with his baritone voice proved to be quite a hit with the audience.
The years before that, 2010-2011 to be specific, saw him collaborating with the rapper Gucci Mane and releasing a series of mixtapes. His debut album, “Pluto” was released on the 13th of April, 2012. The album featured several noted hip-hop artists, including Drake, Snoop Dogg, and R. Kelly to name a few. His second studio album “Future Hendrix” was a mix of his usual style of rapping with an R&B vibe. The album featured artists like Kanye West, Ciara, Rihanna, Drake to name a few.
In the September of 2015, he released a mixtape with the rap mogul, Drake “What a Time to Be Alive.” The album was a chart topper featuring several hits like “Jumpman” and “Jersey.” His fourth album, titled, EVOL was released on the 5th of February 2016 and saw him collaborating with artist like “The Weeknd.” The album was certified Platinum and sold over 1,000,000 copies. His fifth album was released on the 17th of February, 2017 and just a week after he released his sixth album “Hndrxx.” Both the albums were chart toppers. The year 2018 saw him collaborating with pop artists like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Future was nominated for 2016’s AMA’s for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, won the 2016 BET Awards for Best Group, was again nominated for 2016’s Top Rap Album, 2017’s Top Rap Artist and 2017’s Grammy Awards for Album of the Year.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Future’s blockbuster hits and his chart-topping albums have marked his way as a true hip-hop mogul. His back to back musical hits which have been loved and liked by many has garnered him immense fame and wealth. His earnings include his profits from his albums, mixtape, shows, headline tours and his investment in houses and real estate. As of 2018, Future’s current net worth is $20 million, which is expected to grow in the years to come since he seems to be on a conquering spree with his innate musical talent.
Future through his relentless hard work and musical talent has cemented himself as a household name. From collaborating with top artists to releasing self-produced albums, he continues to be a source of inspiration for every hustler out there. His is a tale we get to see only in movies, rising from the inherent mess to the superstar he is today.