Date of Birth:
Oct. 24, 1986 (30 years old)
Rapper, Television Actor
5 ft. 11.74 in. (1.82 m)
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Drake net worth: Being born from a musical family, Drake, born Audrey Drake Graham, is now a famous rap star and TV actor with a net worth of $100 million for 2017. He was first known for his wheelchair-bound character as Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian film “Degrassi: The Next Generation” where he played for 7 years. Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis. His uncle, Larry Graham, has also played bass for Prince.
Drake was raised by his mother in a Jewish neighborhood in Forest Hill, Toronto, after his parents divorced. He attended a Jewish day school where he met his classmate that soon gave him a break in the entertainment industry. Drake landed the role in the “Degrassi: The Next Generation” series in 2001. He then decided to pursue an acting career that led him to drop out of school; he only graduated high school in 2012. Drake earned a Young Artist Award for the Canadian series in 2002.
While Drake was filming the Degrassi, he was also trying to get into the hip-hop world. In 2006, he released “Room for Improvement,” his first ever mixtape that sold a modest 6,000 copies. He then followed it with another “Comeback Season” mixtape the year later with his first hit single “Replacement Girl.” It was that mixtape that caught Jas Prince’s attention, the son of James Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records.
In 2008, Drake’s character in Degrassi was eliminated after the producers overhauled the cast. Shortly after, he received an out-of-the-blue call from Lil Wayne asking him to board a flight and join his Carter III tour in Houston. In February 2009, Drake released a third mixtape, “So Far Gone,” after recording songs and touring with Lil Wayne. His single “Best I Ever Had” reached No. 2 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. His collaboration with Lil Wayne and Trey Songz, “Successful,” also made it to the 25 Best Songs of 2009 by Rolling Stone.
Drake released his first-ever studio album in June 2010, “Thank Me Later,” which has reached both the Canadian and American album charts at No. 1. It became certified platinum and cemented his hip-hop prince persona.
In 2011, “Take Care,” Drake’s second studio album, was released which later earned a 2013 Grammy’s Best Rap Album award. Drake’s rise to hip-hop included a total of 13 awards during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which breaks the record for the artist with most wins in just a year. Drake’s acquired wealth is a combination of touring, album sales, and endorsements. Canada’s boy wonder won’t be looking for a loan anytime soon.