Wiz Khalifa Net Worth is between
$10 – $14 million
Quick facts about Wiz Khalifa
Date of birth: September 8, 1987
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: rapper, hop hop singer, actor
There is some confusion in regards to how much Wiz Khalifa is worth but according to most estimates he must have between $10 and $14 million. As usual, we are going to look at how exactly he makes his money and what circumstances and events led him to become Wiz Khalifa we know today.
Since his early years Wiz showed efficiency and skill in everything he did. His nickname Wiz originates from word wise and was first given him by his grandfather. When Benjy Grinberg, the president of Rostum Records, first met Wiz, he immediately knew he saw a young diamond. At the time Wiz was only 16 years old and definitely needed some more work to do to polish his skills, but his talent was obvious. How did he hear of him in the first place, you ask? Well, that was because Wiz contributed to mixed tape of several artists from Pittsburgh which eventually made it to Benjy Grinberg, so it’s not like their meeting was a complete accident. Wiz did a lot of ground work to get in front the right person.
Khalifa signed the label and several mixtapes have followed shortly after that. Rolling Stones magazine announced him an artist to watch in 2006. This guy seemed to attract attention wherever he went, eventually signing with Atlantic Records in 2010, according to New York magazine. He is most famous for his first single released in 2010 Black and Yellow, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Wiz Khalifa was put on number one spot of highest-paid rappers in 2014 list of People with Money. His estimated combined earnings were at $75 million however some argue that the story appears to be false.
Besides his earnings from show business, his net worth is also complemented by earnings from acting and sales of branded merchandise. In 2012, he debuted as an actor in film Mac and Devin Go to High School and its accompanying soundtrack Young, Wild & Free immediately became number ten on the US Billboard Top 100.
Last but not the least, a lot of his income comes from merchandise sales such as his own branded rolling paper, hoodies and t-shirts. Not many people realize that many artists make most of their money from this type of sales and not from singing or art alone. The art is only a stepping stone, a reason if you will, that allows them to create their own brands of all kinds of products which typically will bring much more income than the art alone. Could this be the case with Wiz Khalifa’s net worth? Nobody can tell for sure, but we can speculate that it likely is.
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