Drake is a singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur who has secured his spot among other legends in the business. He has continued to release hit singles and top albums, putting him close to the hearts and minds of many fans all over the world.
From Humble Beginnings
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. His parents, Sandi and Dennis, were both small time employees in their small town. His father worked as a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis for a brief time. Drake attended Jewish day school in observance of his parents’ practice. When he was five years old, his parents separated and he was taken by his mother who planned to raise him as a single parent.
Drake was active in school and loved playing hockey. He attended the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute but dropped out before he could graduate. Drake frequently comments that he has seen a lot of what life is all about during his years. There was a point before his parents’ divorce that he was able to live the high life in a classy Toronto neighbourhood. After his parents separated and he moved with his mother to Memphis, he learned what it was like to live life without much.
In 2001, Drake managed to meet with the father of his high school friend. The man was an agent and said that he could find Drake a way into show business. Drake was able to secure a spot on the Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. He continued on this path until 2009, using whatever money he made to support his sick mother and their poor financial situation.
In 2006, Drake recorded and released a mix tape which would be the first of many. His second mix tape, released in 2007, managed to earn him significant attention from talent scouts. The first single off the recording was the only song from an unsigned talent to have ever been featured on BET. Drake’s success soon followed after when he was signed on to a major record label and released countless hit tracks up until present day.
Assets and Net Worth
Drake has an estimated net worth of $75 million USD. The man has won numerous Grammys and accolades, acquiring him a solid spot in the hearts of loyal fans all over the globe. Thanks to his adoring fan base and record sales, Drake now enjoys comfortable residences across numerous locations in the United States. He also has enough funds not only to keep his family afloat, but to buy them comforts and conveniences that they previously couldn’t afford.