Wiz Khalifa net worth: Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who has a net worth of $60 million. He released his debut album, “Show and Prove” in 2006. His single, “Say Yeah,” hit the Top 40 in 2008 and became his first hit. His stage name Khalifa is an Arabic word meaning “successor. Wiz is a shortened form of wisdom. He adopted his stage name as a young boy.
Early Life: Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz in Minot, North Dakota on September 8, 1987. His parents were in the military and divorced when he was three. Due to his parents’ military service, his family moved frequently. Khalifa lived in Japan, the U.K., and Germany before moving to Pittsburgh with his mom in 1996. Not long after relocating to Pittsburgh, Khalifa began writing and performing his own songs. Khalifa began recording his music when he was 15. The studio he recorded his songs at was pretty impressed by his lyrics and let him record his songs for free. Khalifa was discovered at age 16 in 2004 by Benjy Grinberg, the founder and President of Rostrum Records. Grinberg signed Wiz to a recording and management deal.
Career: In 2005, Khalifa released “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistovania,” his first mixtape. That led to his debut album “Show and Prove” in 2006. That same year, Rolling Stone called Khalifa an “artist to watch.” He released two more mixtapes with Rostrum Records: “Grow Season” in July 2007 and “Prince of the City 2” in November 2007. That same year, he signed with Warner Bros. Records and released the single “Say Yeah.” In September 2008, he released the mixtape “Star Power” and in April 2009 “Flight School,” both through Rostrum Records.
Khalifa left Warner Bros. Records in the summer of 2009 after delays in releasing his planned debut album for the label “First Flight.” His first big hit single was “Black and Yellow,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2020, Khalifa has released seven studio albums: 2006’s “Show and Prove,” 2009’s “Deal or No Deal,” 2011’s “Rolling Papers,” 2011’s “Mac & Devin Go To High School” (with Snoop Dogg), 2012’s “O.N.I.F.C., 2014’s “Blacc Hollywood,” and 2018’s “Rolling Papers 2.” Khalifa has released a number of successful singles including “See You Again” (featuring Charlie Puth), which reached number one in a number of countries as well as “Roll Up,” “Young, Wild & Free” (with Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars), “Work Hard, Play Hard,” “We Own It (Fast & Furious)” (with 2 Chainz), and “Sucker for Pain” (with Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Logic, and Ty Dolla Sign featuring X Ambassadors). Khalifa was also featured on the remix of the song “Uma Thurman” by Fall Out Boy in early 2015. In May 2016, he released the single “Pull Up,” to promote promotion of his album, “Rolling Papers 2,” which was released on July 13, 2018.
Personal Life: Wiz was married to model Amber Rose from 2013-2014. Amber and Wiz have a son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, who was born in February 2013.
The Pittsburgh City Council declared 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) to be Wiz Khalifa Day in the city.
Wiz is a very vocal proponent of marijuana and has claimed that he spends $10,000 a month on weed alone and smokes daily. As of early 2014, Khalifa no longer pays for cannabis and is sponsored by The Cookie Company, a medical marijuana dispenser which sells his “Khalifa Kush” (KK) strain, which he partnered with RiverRock Cannabis to create. Also, in 2016 Khalifa was featured on VH1’s Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Club cooking show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg where weed was the main ingredient.
Salary Highlights: We’ve been tracking Wiz Khalifa’s salary earnings since 2011 and have broken it down below.
Wiz Khalifa Career Earnings By Year:
2011: $11 million
2012: $9 million
2013: $14 million
2014: $13 million
2015: $22 million
2016: $24 million
2017: $28 million
2018: $10 million
2019: $18 million
Total (so far): $149 million
Real Estate: In 2019, Wiz Khalifa and his son Sebastian settled into a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino. He bought the contemporary-style home for $3.5 million. The 6,000 square foot, features five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, an enormous kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures, a built-in wine bar, multiple fireplaces, a home theater, a smart security system, and an abundance of closet space. In the backyard are a barbecue area and outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool and spa, and a pool house with its own bathroom.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 8, 1987 (33 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Rapper, Actor, Singer-songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|