|Salary:||$70 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 24, 1986 (34 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Voice Actor, Composer, Record producer|
Drake Graham is a famous rapper and singer. Born in 1982 in Toronto, Drake Graham has been a popular musician since 2004. The rapper’s career started when he was young, when his family moved to the United States from Canada. In 2004, Drake released “Degrassi: The Next Generation” with the television show of the same name. In the TV show, Drake played Jimmy Brooks until 2007 when he left to pursue his music career full-time. He became famous in 2005 with his debut album “Room for Improvement”.
Drake Early life
Drake was born on March 27, 1982 to Canadian parents (his father, Dennis Graham, was a Vancouver-based musician and his mother, Sue-Ann Graham, is an administrative assistant). He has two older siblings: Kyle Graham and Erin Graham. Drake was born in the city of Vancouver and lived in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. As a child, Drake was a member of the Powerview Elementary School Choir. He attended the music program at Arbutus Middle School, where he participated in track and field, basketball, and cross-country running. He attended Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, Alberta. Drake is fluent in both English and French. He attended private school for high school and also took part in a compulsory bilingual program.
Drake Music career
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” Drake went to visit his older brother, Bram, who was in the United States at the time. After an argument, Drake left for Chicago to stay with the friend, Michael, to avoid his father. He then started using drugs to get through his pain. After his brother threatened him with violence, Drake stayed in Michael’s house and signed up for the Television Apprenticeship Program. The program taught him how to read, write, and perform music, but Drake could not finish the program because he was arrested and put on probation. He eventually finished his program by transferring to the Applied Music Program, where he wrote his first song, “Four Rooms”. After he recorded a demo of the song, “Purple Dimes”, with Michael, a record company was interested.
He has three sisters, Karellen, Brianna, and Kendrea. he named young son named Adonis with model Bella Harris. Drake Graham is also a father to a daughter named Simone, born in 2010. Drake Graham is currently dating singer Rihanna. The two have been in a relationship for a few months, after being seen out together on several occasions in February 2017. According to New York Magazine, the two met in February, and they apparently split up a couple of weeks later, only to reconcile and hook up again. On March 8, 2017, Drake posted a picture of Rihanna to his Instagram. Drake Graham’s net worth is estimated at $14 million.
Though he was born in Canada, Drake has called Hidden Hills, California home since 2012 when he bought a palatial mansion from the former owner of Los Angeles’ Saddle Ranch Bar for $7.7 million in cash. Nicknamed the YOLO Estate, the property features multiple residences including a 12,000 square-foot main house and a 2,000 square foot party house. The estate features equestrian stables, 25-person movie theater, a full-sized basketball court, sand volleyball court and one of the largest privately-owned pools in Southern California. His lagoon-like pool, which loops around the exterior of the house, features with several waterfalls, a swim-up bar an 80-foot water slide and Playboy-mansion style grotto. In a Rolling Stone interview Drake explained that he had his eye on this mansion for years after Googling “craziest residential swimming pools” and seeing this as one of the results. For motivation, he used a photo of the pool as the background image on his computer for years. The former owner listed the house in 2009 for $27 million. By 2012 the former owner was experiencing a cash crunch so Drake swooped in and bought it for $7.7 million.
Drake Net Worth:$200 Million
Drake Net Worth:
Prior to becoming a massive rap super star, Drake was a child actor who appeared on the Canadian teen-drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Since first gaining mainstream success, Drake has earned more than $430 million in his career before taxes and lifestyle costs.
Between June 2017 and June 2018 Drake earned $45 million. In 2017 he earned a total of $95 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $75 million. In the following 12-month period he earned $50 million. Scroll down for a full year-by-year breakdown of Drake’s annual earnings.
Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. Drake’s father Dennis worked as a drummer who played with musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis during his career. Drake’s mother Sandra, aka Sandi, worked as an English teacher and florist. Drake attended a Jewish day school and had a formal Bar Mitzvah celebration.
Sandi and Dennis divorced when Aubrey was five. His father subsequently moved to Memphis where he ultimately ended up being arrested and incarcerated for several years on drug charges. Aubrey remained with his mother in Toronto though he would visit his father in Memphis every summer (when his father was not incarcerated). Drake would later describe Dennis as being absent during his childhood, claims Dennis has vehemently denied and asserted were embellished to sell records.
Inspired by rap icons like Jay-Z who earned record deals after becoming successful as independent artists, Aubrey – who by now was going by his middle name “Drake” as his stage name – began releasing mixtapes in 2006.
In February 2005 he released his first mixtape “Room for Improvement” via his website and official MySpace page. This mixtape featured what became a hit underground single called “Replacement Girl”. The music video for the song was the first video from an unsigned Canadian rapper to be featured on BET. One version of the song featured a spliced sample of the song “Man of the Year” by Brisco, Flo Rida and Lil
Young Money Entertainment:
Despite what you may assume, Drake had not signed onto Wayne’s record label at this point. He released a third mixtape, “So Far Gone”, in 2009. He released the mixtape as a free download on his OVO website. The mixtape featured appearances from Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Trey Songz, Omarian and Bun B. After being downloaded 2000 times in its first hour, the mixtape was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The mixtape was eventually released as an EP which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and won the 2010 Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year.
Drake’s debut studio album, “Thank Me Later”, was released on June 15, 2010. The album hit #1 in Canada and the US. In the US it hit #1 on the Billboard 100, #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop and #1 US Rap charts. It was eventually certified Platinum
Drake is one of the most successful and powerful forces in hip-hop and the music industry at large. He has worked with dozens of the biggest stars in the music industry including Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z and Travis Scott. Drake has been nominated for countless awards. As of this writing he has won more than 180 major awards including four Grammys from more than 40 nominations.
Drake grosses approximately $1 million per concert.
Singles Sold: Drake has sold more digital singles than any artist in history. As of this writing he has sold more than 163 million digital singles. That’s 40 million more than the second place person, Rihanna. In terms of album sales, is the 80th highest selling musician of all time with an estimated 26 million albums sold. That makes him the third best-selling Canadian musician of all time behind Shania Twain (48 million) and Celine Dion (50 million).
Drake’s Earnings By Year:
2010: $10 million
2011: $11 million
2012: $21 million
2013: $11 million
2014: $33 million
2015: $40 million
2016: $40 million
2017: $95 million
2018: $47 million
2019: $75 million
2020: $50 million
Kanye West became the world’s richest rapper in 2021, with a jaw-dropping net worth of about $6.6 billion. He is also currently the wealthiest African-American artist in the music industry.
He has had about 69 Grammy nominations and has won 21 times out of it. A significant source of income for West other than rapping is his brand called Yeezy, which is in partnership with Adidas. Along with his spouse Kim Kardashian, he is known as one of the power couples of the world.
The other famous rappers who are almost as rich as the celebrities mentioned above are Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar. The rap industry is known to create some of the wealthiest artists in the world. So, it might not be as surprising to see newer artists grab these spots shortl
In total, Drake owns at least $25 million worth of real estate. His real estate assets (especially the Hidden Hills compound) are likely worth much more when his improvements are included. It’s possible that the Hidden Hills compound now would fetch $20-30 million on its own. For comparison, a 2-acre estate in the same community was listed for $15.5 million in May 2019.
In May 2019 Drake released a video on Instagram that revealed his newly-acquired Boeing 767 private jet which he has dubbed (and painted) “Air Drake”. According to the video, Drake is proud to own the jet free and clear, proclaiming that it’s all his with “no rental, no timeshare, no co-owners.” A similar model and quality private jet would be worth $75 – $100 million.
Drake has made his way into the list of the richest celebrities in the world. His success has been consistent, and he also owns a clothing line, ACME Brand. This man has created an empire from the small beginnings he had and he is sure to do well in the future.