The Popular Singer Drake
Drake is a Canadian-born actor, producer and rapper who has a net worth of $250 million dollars. Drake is consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Prior to becoming a massive rap super star, Drake was a child actor who appeared on the Canadian teen-drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Since first gaining mainstream success, Drake has earned more than $430 million in his career before taxes and lifestyle costs.
The 33-year-old is known for his lavish spending habits. Besides his 50k square foot Drake Manor in Toronto, the musician had splurged on purchases including a $390k Grand Vividus mattress and a $1,425 pair of Nike Air Max 97 “Jesus Shoes” which are filled with holy water from the River Jordan.
Recently in 2022, Drake’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $180 million; making him one of the richest rappers in the world, and he’s currently signed to Lil Wayne’s company, Young Money Entertainment.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. His dad was an African American. He attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he demonstrated an affinity for the arts, first acting while an active student at the school. He proceeded to Vaughan Road Academy in the city’s multicultural Oakwood.
Drake’s father Dennis worked as a drummer who played with musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis during his career. Drake’s mother Sandra, aka Sandi, worked as an English teacher and florist. Drake attended a Jewish day school and had a formal Bar Mitzvah celebration.
Sandi and Dennis divorced when Aubrey was five. His father subsequently moved to Memphis where he ultimately ended up being arrested and incarcerated for several years on drug charges. Aubrey remained with his mother in Toronto though he would visit his father in Memphis every summer (when his father was not incarcerated).
Drake would later describe Dennis as being absent during his childhood, claims Dennis has vehemently denied and asserted were embellished to sell records.From sixth grade on, Drake and his mom lived in the bottom half of a two story town home in an affluent suburb called Forest Hill.
His mother lived on the street-level floor, Drake lived in the basement. They were not rich, in fact money was very tight.While attending Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Drake found an affinity for acting and singing. He later attended Vaughan Road Academy where he was bullied for his bi-racial and religious background. He dropped out for a time, but did eventually graduate in 2012.
When Drake was 15 years old, he encountered an acting agent who was the father of a high school friend. The agent found Drake a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, which was a teen drama series.
Drake’s character was Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who became physically disabled after being shot by a classmate.Drake has always had a real passion for music, and he said Jay-Z was a major inspiration to him. In 2006, Drake released his very first mixtape, Room for Improvement. A year later he released his second mix-tape, and in 2009, he released his 3rd, ‘So Far Gone’.
Lil Wayne and Drake had collaborated on several songs, and Drake had also joined on one of Wayne’s tours. He signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, and in 2010, released his debut album, Thank Me Later.
However Drake has collaborated with some of the best rap artists and hip-hop producers in the world, including the likes of DJ Khaled, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and more.
|Net Worth:||$180 Million|
|Born:||October 24, 1986|
|Country of Origin:||Canada|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapper/Actor|
|Last Updated:||March 12 2022|
Drake has had a number of high profile relationships over the years. He dated Rihanna on and off between 2009 and 2016. He would later describe Rihana as “the woman I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.
In October 2017 a french model/actress/artist named Sophie Brussaux gave birth to his son Adonis. Drake did not confirm his fatherhood until 2018.
How He Spends His Fortune
Drake has worked hard to amass a fortune, but his spending habits show that he has a big taste for the pleasurable things in life.
His money is mostly spent on real estate. Drake bought a $7.7 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.
Drake has collected a huge collection of unique cars. He likes to purchase extreme and rare cars. He gets all of his cars imported and customized.
According to wealthygoralla.com Drake have won so many awards. They are as follows
•BET Hip-Hop Awards – Rookie of the Year (2009)
4BET Hip-Hop Awards – MVP of the Year (2010)
•Juno Awards – New Artist of the Year (2010)
•Songwriter’s Hall of Fame – Hal David Starlight Award (2011)
•BET Awards – Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
•Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (Take Care, 2013)
•American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (2016)
•American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Views, 2016)
•MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2016)
•BRIT Awards – International Male Solo Artist (2017)
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