How Much Is Kendrick Lamar’s Net Worth
Date of Birth: June 17, 1987 (30 years old)
Profession: Rapper, Songwriter
Height: 5 ft. 6 in. (168 cm)
Kendrick Lamar is a famous rapper known for his contemplative lyrics. He first earned critical acclaim because of his album, “Section 80,” which was released in 2011. His third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” helped him increase his popularity, leading to seven Grammy Awards. It is also one of the reasons why Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is now $35 million.
Kendrick Lamar’s Early Life
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth or Kendrick Lamar was born in Campton, California on June 17, 1987. His parents are Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver. He grew up in a enverionment where gang and crime activities were widespread. Nonetheless, he was not influenced by his surroundings. Instead, Lamar used his hometown as his journey to success.
When Lamar was young, he was known for being observant and zealous. As he grew into a teenager, his passion for poetry and writing inspired his curiosity in music. He used the alias, K-Dot, and began to show his talents as a rapper.
Kendrick Lamar’s Career
At the age of 16, Kendrick Lamar launched his first ever mixed tape entitled, “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge.” This compilation caught many people’s attention in California and its neighboring states. Due to his popular mixtape, he signed his first record deal with Top Dawg Entertainment. He continuously perfected his craft and released two more albums, namely Training Day (2005) and C4 (2009).
While he was making his name in the music industry, it did not hinder him from collaborating with other artists and rappers. He worked with Jay Rock and was featured in the music video, “All My Life (in the Ghetto) and Lil Wayne.
In 2010, he started working with famous hip-hop music producer, Dr. Dre. As expected, his career took off. After the success of Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, Dr. Dre gave him a record deal under Aftermath Entertainment. This move made Lamar more famous than before.
In 2012, MTV dubbed him the “Hottest MC.” In 2015, he launched another album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Not surprisingly, this was a big hit. In fact, Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” gave him 11 Grammy nominations. In 2016, he was awarded Best Rap Album. Because of his success, it should come as no surprise that Kendrick Lamar has $35 million in his pocket.