Wiz Khalifa Net Worth
Wiz Khalifa net worth: Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who has a net worth of $60 million. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His single, "Say Yeah," received urban radio airplay, charting on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008, becoming his first minor hit.
Early Life: Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota on September 8, 1987, to parents serving in the military. His parents divorced when he was three. His parents' military service caused his family to move regularly and Khalifa lived in Germany, the U.K., and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1996 with his mother. Soon after moving to Pittsburgh, Khalifa began to write and perform his own lyrics. He attended Taylor Allderdice High School. His stage name is derived from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor," and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy. By the age of 15, he was regularly recording his music in a studio called I.D. Labs. The management of the studio was so impressed by his lyrics that they allowed Khalifa to record for free. He was discovered in 2004 at the age of 16 by fellow Pittsburgh native Benjy Grinberg. Grinberg is the founder and President of Rostrum Records which soon signed Wiz to a recording and management deal.
Career: Khalifa released his first mixtape, Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania, in 2005. The mixtape paved the way for his first full-length album entitled Show and Prove in 2006. Khalifa was declared an "artist to watch" that year in Rolling Stone magazine. In 2007, Khalifa signed to Warner Bros. Records and released two mixtapes through Rostrum Records: Grow Season, released on July 4, 2007, and Prince of the City 2, released on November 20, 2007. His debut Warner Bros. single "Say Yeah" reached number 25 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 music chart and number 20 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks. Khalifa appeared with The Game, David Banner and Play-n-Skillz at U92's Summer Jam at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah on August 2, 2008. Khalifa released the mixtapes Star Power in September 2008, and Flight School in April 2009 on Rostrum Records.
Khalifa parted ways with Warner Bros. Records in July 2009 after numerous delays in releasing his planned debut album for the label, First Flight. Wiz Khalifa first became widely known after releasing the hit single, "Black and Yellow", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually sold over 3 million singles. He has since gone on to release six studio albums. Khalifa released his debut studio album Show and Prove in 2006 and the album Deal or No Deal in 2010. His albums Rolling Papers in 2011 and O.N.I.F.C. in 2012 both reached #1 on the US Rap and US R&B charts and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Khalifa's album Blacc Hollywood was released in 2014 and reached #1 on all three of those charts. He also had success with his album Khalifa in 2016. His single "See You Again" (featuring Charlie Puth) reached #1 in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK. Khalifa's other popular singles include "Roll Up", "Young, Wild & Free" (with Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars), "Work Hard, Play Hard," "We Own It (Fast & Furious)" (with 2 Chainz), and "Sucker for Pain" (with Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Logic, and Ty Dolla Sign featuring X Ambassadors).
On January 23, 2015, Khalifa was featured on a remix release of the Fall Out Boy song "Uma Thurman." On May 18, they performed the song together on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards show. In the summer of 2015, he began touring the U.S. with Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen in a tour titled "The Boys of Zummer Tour." The tour featured performances of "Uma Thurman" by Fall Out Boy and Khalifa. Later that year, on December 15, 2015, Wiz released the mixtape Cabin Fever 3. During the Golden Globes on January 10, 2016, Wiz announced that his next album, titled Khalifa, would be released on the 22nd of that month. However, the album was released on February 5, 2016. In May 2016, he released "Pull Up," a standalone single in promotion of his sixth album, Rolling Papers 2, which was released on July 13, 2018.
Personal Life: Wiz was married to model Amber Rose from 2013-2014. Amber and Wiz have a son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, who was born in February 2013.
The Pittsburgh City Council declared 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) to be Wiz Khalifa Day in the city.
Wiz is a very vocal proponent of marijuana and has claimed that he spends $10,000 a month on weed alone and smokes daily. As of early 2014, Khalifa no longer pays for cannabis and is sponsored by The Cookie Company, a medical marijuana dispenser which sells his "Khalifa Kush" (KK) strain, which he partnered with RiverRock Cannabis to create. Also, in 2016 Khalifa was featured on VH1's Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Club cooking show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg where weed was the main ingredient.
Salary Highlights: We've been tracking Wiz Khalifa's salary earnings since 2011 and have broken it down below.
Wiz Khalifa Career Earnings By Year:
2011: $11 million
2012: $9 million
2013: $14 million
2014: $13 million
2015: $22 million
2016: $24 million
2017: $28 million
2018: $10 million
2019: $18 million
Total (so far): $149 million
Real Estate: In 2019, Wiz Khalifa and his son Sebastian settled into a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino. He bought the contemporary-style home for $3.5 million. The 6,000 square foot, features five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, an enormous kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures, a built-in wine bar, multiple fireplaces, a home theater, a smart security system, and an abundance of closet space. In the backyard are a barbecue area and outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool and spa, and a pool house with its own bathroom.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 8, 1987 (32 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Rapper, Actor, Singer-songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|