Kendrick Lamar Net Worth

What is Kendrick Lamar’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$75 Million
ProfessionRapper
Age35 Years Old
CountryUnited States of America
Born17 June 1987
Salary$10 Million Per Year
Last Updated2022

Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer with a net worth of $75 million. He is one of the highest-paid rappers in the world and is considered one of the top 100 global influencers by Time Magazine.

He was listed as one of the top 10 rappers of all time by Billboard. In 2020, Rolling Stone put out a list of the 500 greatest albums ever, which featured three of his studio albums. Lamar has released 5 studio albums, 1 compilation album, 1 EP, five mixtapes, 65 singles, 3 promotional singles, and 55 music videos.

Lamar’s albums have all received platinum or higher certification from the RIAA, and he has certified sales of more than 70 million records alone in the United States. Lamar also collaborates with former Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) labelmates Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q as a part of the hip hop ensemble Black Hippy.

Salaries and Income

Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, his 2012 album, brought in $1,300,000, and Section.80, his 2011 album, brought in $80,000. Considering he is one of Hollywood’s most thrifty stars, he reportedly makes $250,000 for each song feature.

Lamar is a well-known rapper and songwriter. Studio.80; Good Kid, M.A.A.D City; To Pimp a Butterfly, and Damn are just a few of his award-winning albums

He is also renowned for his well-written songs, gathering millions of streams from various online music services like Spotify and Apple Music, as well as from other sources including royalties, touring, merchandising, brand deals, and other business endeavors.

Lamar had one of the most lucrative Hip-Hop tours ever in 2018, making over $40 million on his “DAMN” tour. One of the few MCs, Lamar has earned the admiration and support of those who have influenced him while experiencing both critical and commercial success.

Early Life

On June 17, 1987, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton, California to Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver. He was a Gangster Disciple.

He spent his childhood on welfare and in a Section 8 home. His closest buddies were Westside Piru Bloods, and he grew up surrounded by gang members.

Lamar was enrolled in the Compton Unified School District at McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center. He received all A’s as a student and graduated from Compton, California’s Centennial High School.

Music Career

Under the name K-Dot, Lamar released his debut album in 2004 at the age of 16, a mixtape entitled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge. He received praise for the album in the community and signed a deal with the record company Top Dawg Entertainment. He then released the mixtape album Training Day, which contains 26 song recordings, in 2005.

He collaborated with rappers Jay Rock and Ya Boy in 2006 and 2007. In 2007,  Lamar signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and appeared on Jay Rock’s All My Life (In the Ghetto).

His debut mixtape, C4, which was included on Wayne’s The Carter III LP, was released in 2009. The Kendrick Lamar EP was released later that year.

In 2009, he teamed up with Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul to form the hip hop trio Black Hippy. His debut mixtape, Overly Dedicated, was released in 2010 under the name Kendrick Lamar, and the album debuted on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

He digitally dropped Section.80, his debut studio album, in 2011, and it rose to the 13th spot on the Billboard 200.

Lamar released the albums, Good Kid and M.A.D City in 2011. That year, his albums were up for important Grammy Awards. Game, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre dubbed him “The New King of the West Coast” after a concert. He released the song titled, I from his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” in 2014.

He continued to perform on tour between 2013 and 2014. Additionally, he made cameos on the albums of musicians including YG, Tame Impala, and SZA.

The Recording Industry Association of America awarded him platinum certification for his subsequent album, Album, which was published in 2007 and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

He was a part of Taylor Swift’s official remix of “Bad Blood” in 2015. After that, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100. He dropped Untitled Unmastered, a collection album of unfinished demos, in 2016.

Kendrick Lamar Net Worth and Salary
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth and Salary

He released The Heart Part 4 as a promotional single in 2017. The following week, he made available the video for the main song, Humble.

In 2022, he released his final album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Along with many other endeavors, he was the composer of the soundtrack for the movie Black Panther. He ultimately made the front appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2022, performing among other musicians.

As of 2022, Kendrick Lamar net worth is roughly $75 million.

Other Ventures

He has co-directed multiple music videos with his business partner Dave Free, recognized as The Little Homies. He began working with the sportswear company Reebok in 2014. He signed a partnership agreement with Nike in 2017.

Other businesses that Kendrick Lamar is involved in include pgLang, which he founded in March 2020 with his longtime business partner Dave Free of Top Dawg Entertainment.

Unknown Facts

  • His mother named him Kendrick in tribute to the musician Eddie Kendricks.
  • His five favorite musicians are Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, and Tupac Shakur.
  • How Much a Dollar Cost by Lamar was Obama’s favorite song of 2015, he said in an interview.
  • For Halloween in 2014, he once wore a Jesus costume.
  • As a result of the 2016 US presidential election, his music was also played during protests.
  • Lamar was given the city’s key by the mayor of Compton, California, in 2016 for representing Compton’s growth.
  • Lamar’s acceptance of the Pulitzer Prize for Music was viewed by History.com as an indication of the affluence of American culture.
  • He was selected by CNN Entertainment as one of the ten musicians of this decade.
  • He was referred to as California’s biggest hip-hop musician since the 1990s by New Yorker journalist Carrie Battan.
  • He holds the record for the most Grammy nominations for a rapper in a single night (11) and is second only to Michael Jackson in terms of all artists combined.

Awards and Nominations

Kendrick Lamar has received 399 nominations and 161 awards. In his career, he has won numerous honors, notably 14 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 7 BET Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Brit Award, and an Oscar nomination and 7 Academy Award nominations among several others.

On their annual list, MTV awarded him the Hottest MC in the Game in 2012. He was given the Generational Icon Award by the California State Senate in 2015.

Personal Life

Lamar started dating makeup artist Whitney Alford while he was a student at Centennial High School. They got engaged in 2015 and now they have two kids together.

Lamar is a devoted Christian who changed his religion after a friend passed away. He has spoken openly about his beliefs in both interviews and his music. He thinks that God has divinely inspired his job and given him a higher mission to assist humanity.

In order to support Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, Lamar met with the president in January 2016.

Controversies

Lamar has engaged in disputes with a number of artists, including Drake, Big Sean, and others. Because of his progressive lyrics, he has frequently become entangled in controversies.

After Spotify pulled XXXTentacion’s songs off their editorial and algorithmic playlists, Lamar threatened to withdraw his music from the streaming service in 2018. The removal followed Spotify’s new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy, which aimed to advance “openness, diversity, tolerance, and respect.”

Real Estate

Lamar reportedly owns several estates. He and his wife reside in a $2.65 million house in Calabasas, California. However, he also paid $523,400 for another house in 2014 that had been valued at $800,000 but has since been taken off the market as of 2021 as well as a Manhattan Beach mansion worth $9.7 million.

Cars Collection

Kendrick Lamar owns several high-end cars including:

  • 1992 Cadillac Seville – $62,843 
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala – $30,000
  • 1990 Cadillac Brougham – $27,950
  • 2018 Range Rover sport – $75,800
  • Mercedes G-class – $123,600
  • BMW i8 – $147,500

Jewelry Wardrobe

Lamar has developed his own sense of style, especially when it comes to the jewelry he wears. For his 2017 DAMN tour, Brooklyn-based jeweler Martine Ali outfitted the rapper in modern silver jewelry with an industrial flair.

She outfitted the rapper with heavy metal chokers and chain bracelets, creating what she referred to as a “jewelry wardrobe.” The Archie ring that Lamar wore in the videos for his songs “Humble” and “DNA” is one of the brand’s most recognizable items.

Summary

As of 2022, Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is estimated to be around $75 million. He is regarded as one of the richest rappers of all time. Throughout his career, he has made more than $180 million in total. Lamar reportedly made $12 million in 2015 and $9 million in each of the previous two years.

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