He is the “Khalifa” of rappers and the “Wizard” with a Midas touch. He is our favorite “Wiz Khalifa.” He writes songs and raps them and surprisingly he is a bit of an actor as well. Well, did we miss anything? Oh yes! He is an entrepreneur too. He has created a business out of his favorite recreation “marijuana.” Intrigued? Do read to get to know the net worth of Wiz Khalifa in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wiz Khalifa’s birth name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz. He was born on the 8th of September, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. His parents took a divorce when he was three years old. He settled in Pittsburgh and went to attend Taylor Allderdice High School. He adopted the stage name “Wiz Khalifa.”
Wiz started dating Amber Rose, a model, finally saying “I do” to her on the 8th of July, 2013. The couple has a son Sebastian Taylor. He later divorced Rose, and both of them have the joint custody of their son. Wiz is known for his drug abuse. Rigan Machado began training Wiz in Brazilian martial art Jiu-Jitsu.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Wiz’s early performance in a mixtape caught the eyes of Rostrum Records. He signed a deal of seven years with the label. In 2005, he got out his first mixtape “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.” This led to a full-length album “Show and Prove” in the subsequent year. Wiz caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records and signed a contract with them resulting in the release of “Grow Season” and “Prince of the City 2″ in 2007.
He continued releasing mixtapes in the following years. In 2009, he moved out of the deal with Warner Bros. Records. He continued his rapping and released another album “Deal Or No Deal” in the same year. Wiz signed a new contract with Atlantic Records. He then did his first single for Atlantic “Black and Yellow.” His next album “Only Nigga In First Class” was released in 2012. “Blacc Hollywood” came out in 2014.
Through his second single titled “See You Again,” he gave a tribute to Paul Walker. He created much hype for his “28 Gram”. In 2016, he released another album that goes by his stage name “Khalifa.” He parted ways with Rostrum Records citing the deal to be unjust and unfair and resorted to legal means.
Wiz was awarded BET Best New Artist in 2011. He has received several nominations for Grammy and Golden Globe Awards. He bagged Teen Choice Award for “See You Again.”
Net Worth & Earning
Wiz’s net worth is as grand as his name “Khalifa.” He has an approximate net worth of $50 million. The major source of his income comes from the sale of copies of his records. He has got Platinum and Gold certification. Through e-commerce, he sells “Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers.” The pack’s price is $10, and around 200 packages are sold per show.
He is also in the merchandise business selling hoodies, t-shirts and other branded products. Each of the t-shirts sell at $20, and around 700 t-shirts are sold per show. He also earns proper remuneration from brand endorsements and ticket sales. He has bought a house in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He also has a fantastic collection of cars such as Roll Royce, Porsche 991 and Challenger STR8.
Wiz is his own boss, and that is what he suggests to the people of his and younger generation. He does not think what others will say but simply does the job his own way.