Rapping is no easy feat, but when you have talent like Wiz Khalifa, stardom, success, and fame are sure to follow. Wiz Khalifa has become a popular entity in the music industry today. With a strong base of loyal fans and numerous strong connections in the business, he has become a heavyweight in the realm of rapping.
From Humble Beginnings
Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8, 1987, had a modest life and a humble family. His parents served in the US military service and had little time for the young star-to-be. He gained an instant penchant for rap music at an early age and practiced his talents whenever he could. At the age of 9, he had already begun writing lyrics for hip-hop songs, and by 12, he recorded his first rap. This would be the start of it all for this soon-to-be overnight success.
In 2005, Wiz Khalifa was able to release his first mix tape entitled “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.” The sample immediately caught the attention of record producers and labels, who then had him recording and releasing his first full-length album just a year later. His top hit, “Black and Yellow”, skyrocketed the man to stardom.
Fame and Net Worth
Wiz Khalifa likes to perform and holds numerous shows throughout a single year. With all this effort, the man has managed to earn millions of dollars in just one year. Each show night, this rapper earns up to $100,000 from performances alone, making him one of the most highly sought after talents in the rapping industry today. Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be at $36 million USD with revenues coming in from record deals, concerts, shows, and advertising contracts.
The rapper doesn’t keep his recreational use of marijuana a secret and admittedly spends $10,000 USD every month on his weed. Despite the expensive guilty-pleasure however, the man pays little attention to his clothes and fashion, claiming that he doesn’t spend any more than $20 USD on an article of clothing.
Wiz Khalifa’s home in Pennsylvania cost a whopping $900,000. The rapper said he chose this particular location so he could stay close to his roots. The residence is tucked away in wooden forests which allows this music sensation to get away from it all. The 3,891 square foot accommodation boasts lavish interiors, sophisticated design, and resort-like amenities only found in high end hotels.