Drake Net Worth
- Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
- Date of Birth: October 24th, 1986
- Place of Birth: Toronto
- Nationality: Canadian
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter and Rapper
- Nicknames: Drake, Dreezy
Drake’s Net Worth Is Jaw-dropping!
Born Aubrey Drake Graham, on October 24th, 1986 Drake has pointed out in most of his interviews that he always knew he was destined for greatness. He knew, among other things, that he would be super rich and famous by the time he’s 25. Turns out, life had even bigger things in store for him.
His father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer who happened to have worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, and his mother, an educator who spent all her life teaching. Drake’s family tree is lined up by musicians, including two of his uncles, Teenie Hodges and Larry Graham.
Drake attended a Jewish School and even remembers having a Bar Mitzvah. At age 5, his parents divorced leaving all the raising to his mum.
Drake may be all that, but one thing he’s always NOT ashamed to say is that he was brought up in a not-so-rich family. Their house was small and had nothing luxurious. He used to live in the basement as his mother occupied the first floor of the half-house they used to live in, in Toronto. Looking at how far the rapper has come from, we can’t help but agree with him. It is true when he says he came from “the bottom and now he’s here” at the very top of the success ladder.”
How’s That Happened, Luck or Talent?
Drake’s road to fame began at age 15 when he was introduced to his agent who also happened to be the father of his friend. He was immediately given a role on a Canadian TV show, Degrassi: The Next Generation to play as a basketball player who gets shot by one of his classmates. According to him, he didn’t make much money from the show. Plus he got interrupted on several occasions by news concerning his mother who by then was very sick. He continued acting in Degrassi until 2009 when his character finally graduated from the show. In total, he appeared in 138 episodes of the show.
Around that time, he was romantically involved with Keshia Chante, a fellow Canadian RNB singer.
On 19th February 2006 he released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, which featured Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz. A year later, he went back to the studio and released his second mixtape, Comeback Season, accompanying it with a music video for the song “Replacement Girl” that featured Trey Songz. The video was nominated for BET, making him the first unsigned artist from Canada to get his video on BET.
He released his third mixtape on 13th February 2009 featuring artists such as Lloyd, Omarion, Bun B and mentor, Lil Wayne. The mixtape was released for free download on his blog, with MTV naming it the hottest mixtape of the year.
It was followed by a 7-track EP, “So Far Gone” that peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and certified gold after selling 500, 000 copies in the US.
2010 was another successful year for Drake. On June 15, he released his debut album that sold 447, 000 copies within the first week, climbing to number one on the Billboard 200. Forbes estimates he cleared a whopping $10 million from music alone that year.
In 2011, he released his second studio album “Take care”, which sold approximately 631,000 copies during the first week and more than 2 million copies since release.
“Nothing was the Same” was released in 2013, and sold 658, 000 copies within the first week and a total of 1.4 million to date.
2014 passed without Drake releasing anything. But that’s the year the rapper netted the biggest share of his total wealth. According to different sources, Drake made about $33 million that year, the bulk of which came from his “Nothing is the Same Tour” otherwise dubbed “Would You like a Tour?”
In 2015, he released “If You’re Reading this It’s too Late” without any prior announcement. But surprisingly, the album has sold more than a million copies already, making him the first hip-hop artist with an album that went platinum in 2015.
So far, Drake has worked with some of the greatest music icons in the industry including Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Trey Songz, Jamie Fox, Alicia Keys, and Dr. Dre.
It goes without mentioning his recent feud with Meek Mill that ended up with him releasing “Back to Back” diss track. He also has a collaborative album with Future (released on 20th September 2015).
All this dealings leave the rapper netted at $76 million dollars, but judging from the way things have been working for him lately, this might be the year he crosses the $100 million mark.