Wiz Khalifa net worth: American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, Wiz Khalifa has a net worth of $35 million.
Born in Minot, North Dakota on September 8, 1987, Cameron Jibril Thomaz known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor who came out of the curtains in the year 2005 with his first mixtape, Prince of the city: Welcome to Pistolvania.
Declared as an “artist to watch” that year in the Rolling Stone magazine, he is the one of the top Hip Hop artist these days. His father, who served in military got divorced from his mom when Khalifa was three years old. Khalifa meaning “successor” and Wisdom shortened to Wiz, the name Wiz Khalifa was given to him by his grandfather Jibril Abdul-Hafeez who was a Muslim.
He started his way in the year 2005 with his first mixtape, and was appreciated by the audience as he was marked as an artist to watch in the Rolling Stones magazine. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. The album did not sell very well but he gained popularity by gathering millions of views on YouTube later on.
His single, “Say Yeah”, received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008. Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mix tape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010; he then signed with the Atlantic Records. He is also well known for his debut single for Atlantic, “Black and yellow”, which was at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song refers to the colors of the City of Pittsburgh. Blacc Hollywood is the latest album by Khalifa. The album was released on August 18, 2014.
On December 12, 2012, Wiz Khalifa was declared as an ambassador for his hometown of Pittsburgh. Khalifa is open about his use of Cannabis and he spends $10,000 a month on cannabis, and also smokes daily as claimed in many interviews. As of early 2014, Khalifa is no longer paying for cannabis as it is sponsored by “The Cookie Factory”, a medical marijuana dispenser which sells his “Khalifa Kush” (KK) strain.
Khalifa began dating model Amber Rose in early 2011. On March 1, 2012, the couple became engaged and married on July 8, 2013. They have one son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, born on February 21, 2013. On September 24, 2014, it was announced that Rose would be filing for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Amber started to become suspicious that Wiz has been cheating on her since July 2014 as Khalifa made many excuses to take Amber with him in the tour. This has been suggested as one of the reason behind their divorce.
As loved by many of the youths all over the world, Wiz Khalifa was nominated and has won many awards in his career. On the year 2011 Khalifa won the title of Best New Artist in the BET awards and on the year 2012 he won the title of Top New artist in the Billboard Music Award. Khalifa’s Black Hollywood’s first single titled “We dem boyz” is likely to get nominated for the Best Hip-Hop video award in the MTV video music awards and Wiz Khalifa’s net worth in 2013 peaked to around $25 million.
Wiz Khalifa being one of the loved artists by the youths avows Jimi Hendrix, Camp Lo, The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to inspire his artistic persona. Wiz Khalifa’s net worth in 2014 is estimated to be around $35 million as of today.
Quick Facts about Wiz Khalifa
Full Name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz
Profession: Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 82 kg
Date of Birth: September 8, 1987
Place of Birth: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Education: Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh
Marital status: Divorced (Amber Rose)
Children: 1 (Sebastian Taylor Thomaz)