What is Wale's net worth? Wale's net worth is $6 million dollars. Born in Washington, D.C., Wale, also known as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, originally pursued a career in football, and attended college on a football scholarship. He subsequently chose to drop out and focus on music, and began to make a name for himself in the mid-2000s. His first single to receive radio play was 2006's, "Rhyme of the Century". He released his first mixtape the same year and began to attract the attention of publications like The Source and The Washington Post. By the release of his third mixtape in 2007, he had been named "D.C. Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year", caught the attention of Fader Magazine, and toured as part of Mark Ronson's UK Tour. He signed to both Interscope and Allido Records in 2008. His debut studio album, "Attention Deficit", dropped in 2009 and reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 200. His second album is set for release in late 2011 or early 2012.