Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper with a huge net worth. Would you like to know how rich he is? Only for you, we have some special data concerning Wiz Khalifa net worth 2017. Check it out!
When you look at Wiz Khalifa's net worth 2017, involuntarily, there would be a smile on your face. According to all existing parameters, Wiz should be a harsh and ruthless rapper, spitting about raps about the difficult life of black neighborhoods. And he seems to be doing well too because Wiz belongs to the list of richest rappers on the planet, according to Forbes.
Who is Wiz Khalifa?
Wiz Khalifa is a creative pseudonym, which, in Arabic, means "successor to wisdom." Wiz Khalifa real name is Cameron Jibril Thomas. He was born on the 8th of September 1987.
He was born in North Dakota, Minot town, and brought up in a military family. So, he did not live for a long time at one place. Because singer's parents were military, they traveled the world a lot: he lived in Japan, Germany, and England, until he finally settled in Pittsburgh.
When Khalifa was a child, his parents got divorced. The boy, as often happens in broken families, was left to the merсу of fate. It was around this time that Khalifa discovered the world of music: he grew up listening to songs of famous rap, hip-hop, and RnB performers.
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Wiz Khalifa's debut album was released in 2006 under the title "Show and Prove". The album was warmly received by the public. Only a few words about him were written in the magazine "Rolling Stone", but he did not invoke any special excitement.
However, such small success was enough that Wiz and in 2007 he signed a contract with the company Warner Music Group (WMG) where he released two mixtapes: Grow Season and Prince of the City 2. This was a good deal for him.
The real success came to Wiz in 2010, when he released another mixtape called "Kush and Orange Juice". The mixtape was laid out for free download. It was a good move because as a result, he was on top of the music charts. The single "We Dem Boyz" with 171 million views on YouTube brought the rapper another portion of fortune. For this song in 2015, Khalifa received a Grammy in the category "Best rap song."
Wiz Khalifa - Fast and Furious 7
In March 2015, specifically for the movie "Fast and the Furious", Wiz Khalifa recorded the single "See You Again", which the rapper dedicated to the deceased Paul Walker.
The single was recorded with Charlie Puth. Immediately after the release of the film "Fast and the Furious", he headed all the prestigious music charts, galvanizing Wiz Khalifa to the top of the musical lists.
The song became the leader among the rap songs that headed the Billboard chart. No other rap song was number one Billboard Hot 100 for as long as 12 weeks. This is the most popular song in Khalifa's career. The number of views on YouTube reached and passed a record of 2 billion, promising to eventually catch up with leader on YouTube from 2012, the Korean rapper PSY.
How much money does Wiz Khalifa make a year?
At the end of 2016, the rapper had $35 million. Since the beginning of 2017, the main sources of his income are concerts and tours as well as sales of albums and YouTube channel earnings. He has managed to gain $10 million more. Despite the fact that Wiz Khalifa house costs $900 000 and he owns Porsche 911 Carrera S, we are quite certain that this is not an exhaustive list of all his possessions.