Wiz Khalifa net worth: American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor, Wiz Khalifa has a net worth of $45 million.
Born in Minot, North Dakota on September 8, 1987, Cameron Jibril Thomaz better-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, Wiz Khalifa is now one of the top Hip Hop artists around. His father, who served in the military got divorced from his mom when Khalifa was only three years old. The name Wiz Khalifa was given to him by his grandfather Jibril Abdul-Hafeez who was a Muslim. Khalifa means ‘successor’ and Wiz, a short-form of Wisdom.
Wiz Khalifa Albums, Songs, Quotes, and Discography
He came out fully to pursue his music career in the year 2005 with his first mixtape. Wiz was well-received and appreciated by the audience he targeted. It wasn’t surprising he got marked thereafter 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. Though the album did not sell very well as anticipated, he gained popularity by gathering millions of views on YouTube.
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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. Afterwards, he released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010 and then signed with the Atlantic Records. He is also well known for his debut single for Atlantic, Black and Yellow. The debut single was at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song refers to the colours 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 – Pittsburgh. As it happened, the Pittsburgh City Council announced that the day was Wiz Khalifa’s Day.
Khalifa is open about his use of Cannabis. While it is believed that he spends $10,000 a month on cannabis, it is said that he smokes daily. As of early 2014, Khalifa stopped paying for cannabis. The Cookie Factory, a medical marijuana dispenser which sells his Khalifa Kush (KK) strain takes care of his smoking needs.
As loved by many of the youths all over the world, Wiz Khalifa was nominated and has won many awards in his career. In 2011, Khalifa won the title of Best New Artist at the BET awards. The next year, he won the Top New artist on the Billboard Music Award title. Khalifa’s Black Hollywood’s first single titled We Dem Boyz was nominated for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards’ for the Best Hip-Hop Video category. However, it lost to Drake’s R&B song – Hold On, We’re Going Home.
Wiz Khalifa Relationship and Son
Khalifa began dating model Amber Rose way back in 2011. On March 1, 2012, the couple got engaged and eventually, got married on July 8, 2013. They have one son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz. He was born on the 21st day of February 2013.
On September 24, 2014, it emerged that things have fallen apart between Khalifa and Amber. It was announced that Rose would be filing for divorce, due to ‘irreconcilable differences’. But then, rumour has it that Amber started suspecting that Wiz has been cheating on her since July 2014. It was commonly assumed that Khalifa made many excuses to avoid taking Amber with him on his tour.
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth
Being one of the loved artists by the youths, he 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 2013 peaked to around $25 million. In 2014, it was estimated that his net worth has climbed to $35 million. Presently, it is believed that Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is $45 million.
While a major bulk of his net worth has been attributed to his music career, Forbes made a list of ‘Khalifa’s Smokin’ Hot Merchandise’ which have all contributed to the value of his wealth.
Wiz Khalifa has always been named in Forbes’ Cash Kings list which captured the world’s highest-paid hip-hop artists. For instance, he was in 2013, ranked as no. 8 with $14 million among the top 20 world’s highest-paid hip-hop artists. Hip-hop Cash Kings 2017 saw him listed as no. 7 with $28 million
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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)
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth: $45 million