Drake is a songwriter, actor, singer, and rapper from Toronto, Canada. He gained his initial recognition when he starred in the teen drama series the "Degrassi."
Additionally, Drake is known to be one of the bestselling artists in the 21-century, thus, it comes by no surprise that he is one of the richest rappers in the world today.
In this guide, we take a look at Drake net worth, early life and music career. Read on.
Aubrey Graham aka Drake was born 24th, October 1986 in Toronto Ontario. His parents separated when he was only 5 years old. After the separation, Drake lived with his mother in Toronto. His father, however, moved to Memphis to look for a job as a drummer.
Notably, Drake's mother had a Jewish origin, and so that propelled him to attend Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Additionally, he was always bullied in school due to his religious and racial background, which later made him drop out of school.
At the age of 15, Drake encountered an acting agent, who happened to be a father of his high school friend. The agent gave him a role to play in the "Degrassi" The Next Generation, which was a teen drama series.
In the drama series, he played the role of Jimmy Brooks. Jimmy was a well-known basketball player who was shot by his classmate and later became physically challenged.
As a teenager, Drake had a passion for music and he admits that he always admired Jay-Z and looked up to him for inspirations. In 2006, he released a very first mix tape, "The Room for Improvement." In 2009, he released his third mix tape known as "So Far Gone."
In 2010, Drake signed a recording deal with Young Money Entertainment, where he later released his album, "Thank me later." In addition, he has collaborated with some of the best hip-hop and rap artists including Eminem, Chris Brown, Do Khaled, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and others.
Since then, he has produced multiple albums, sold a million copies, which has led to the net worth of Drake growing significantly. In fact, he is one of the successful and popular hip-hop artists in the world.
Drake's Net Worth
As of 2019, Drake’s net worth is estimated to be around $140 million.
Although Drake has sold a million copies of his albums, Drake net worth 2018 is estimated to be $120 million according to Forbes reports. While in the previous year, Drake net worth 2017 was approximated to be $90 million.
According to Money reports, Drake does not only money through music. He has lucrative deals and endorsements with Nike, Apple, Kodak, Sprite, and Virgin America.
Besides, he also runs a whiskey line known as the Virginia Black Whiskey Company and a Toronto based Collectives known as the "The October's Very Own." the collection includes a record label and clothing brand.
Below are some of the best highlights of Graham's career.
BRIT Awards – International Male Solo Artist (2017)
MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2016)
American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (2016
Songwriter’s Hall of Fame – Hal David Starlight Award (2011)BET Hip-Hop Awards – Rookie of the Year (2009)