There are only a handful of people whom the society would be interested to know their net worth. Actually, these people matter in the society, and everyone’s eyes are on them. Not many people get to this level as it is only a few. Lupe Fiasco is one of the people who matter in the society, and we will figure out how, and, what is the net worth of Lupe Fiasco in 2018?
Early Life & Biography
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco who is commonly known by his stage name was born in 1982, February the 16th in Chicago Illinois. His father Gregory was an engineer while the mother, Shirley was a gourmet chef.
Though raised Muslim, his parents divorced when he was still young, and there he went to stay with his mother but had a large heart for his father. When he was in his sixth grade, Lupe started to live with his father in Harvey Illinois. When he was a teen, he took part in Academic Decathlon competitions
When he was three years old, he started taking martial arts classes. At age 5, his parents separated. He says that he grew up in the hood, surrounded by prostitutes, killers, drug addicts, and even gangbangers. But despite this, he grew up juxtaposed.
This life made him hate hip-hop music at first since he thought it was using vulgar language, and he would rather listen to jazz instead. He grew up loving clarinet player Benny Goodman and often he would strive to play an instrument. This led him to gain interest in the lyrical aspect of music. At his 8th grade, Lupe started rapping his poems.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When he was 18 years old, Fiasco started creating music as a solo artist while still in his father’s basement. However, his parents were not keen on him to become a rapper. At 19, Fiasco joined Da Pak group that got its influence from Spice 1 and Ice Cube. Now Da Pac went on to sign for Epic Records where they released their first song and split up. The song was about women, guns, and drugs, and this he says was not what he stood for.
Later he developed a lot of love for Jay Z and Nas lyricism. On the other hand, Lupe’s mother gave him a record of the first bands to use spoken words in their music. The band was called Watts Prophets. On meeting Jay Z, who refers to him as ‘a breath of fresh air’, he introduced him to Atlantic Records where he released his debut solo album, Fahrenheit 1/15 over the net. He has remixed Kanye West’s, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, and renamed his version, Conflic Diamond.
First forward, he has since accomplished a lot and both in the music world, business world and philanthropy. He has been part of TV, film, and also scooped an award and a couple of nominees. He was the GQ’s Men of the Year in 2006, alongside receiving a Grammy in 2008. He has since won 12 nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
As stated above, Lupe Fiasco does a lot more than just being a rapper. He has a business adventure as well as being a philanthropist. He and Charles “Chilly” Patton in 2001 cofounded the co-founded 1st & 15th Entertainment. He also founded Righteous Kung Fu which designs, toys, video games, graphics, comic books, toys and skateboards in 2005. Out of the Righteous Kung-Fu, he also runs a fashion line by the name Trilly & Truly. All these, together with his three successful studio albums project his net worth to $16 million.
As we have seen, Mr. Lupe, though raised in the hood, he bit the odds to become what he is now. He knew that being a drug dealer and committing other social crimes as those committed in the hood won’t take him closer to his goal but rather make his life short. Paramount, wealthy people, invest and also give out. All these has gotten him to this far.