Amongst some of the very many influential musicians the industry has today, Kendrick Lamar, American rapper and hip hop sensation, appears to be on the upper end.
Kendrick Lamar is known for his ability to make the most of self-expression, his passion towards music, and his relentless work ethic. His ability to mix modern jazz with hip hop is truly one of a kind, and has been one of the primary reasons behind his never ending success.
Going from rags to riches overnight didn’t come as a surprise to Lamar, and truth be told, it doesn’t surprise us as much either. He has put in an exceptional amount of hours and work behind his craft and deserves every ounce of fame, money, and fortune that he has today, which currently adds up to an estimated net worth of a whopping $75 Million. Surprising? We know!
If you’re still here, then trust us when we say that you’re in for a treat! Make sure that you stick around to not only find out the reasons behind the net worth of Kendrick Lamar, but also to learn a bit more about his upbringing, his lifestyle and facts and trivias you didn’t know he had!
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth (2023)
Apart from his prominent music career and influential role in the industry, Kendrick Lamar is known for being an elite business tycoon. He has been linked with the likes of notorious shoe brands Nike and Reebok, has his own music company, and is also a musical director when he’s not in the studio and expressing his words of wisdom over top notch jazzy beats.
Kendrick Lamar has earned over $180 million through the means of touring, music, and merch sales. With the exclusion of tax, commission, and other forms of spending, all his high-profile ventures with his successful musical career currently give him an estimated net worth of a staggering $75 million, which is extremely impressive. The net worth is also said to increase even further with the release of his fifth album, “Mr Morale & the Big Steppers”, which hit audio streaming platforms and the media on the 13th of last month.
Apart from being the fourth number-one album of Kendrick Lamar’s, the anthology “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” has received the highest first day streams on the renowned platform Apple Music, amassing over 60 million views. It also finished number one on the Billboard 200 and debuted with 295,000 album sales. To this day, the album is known for having the largest opening week for an album in 2022, which will surely add more to the net worth of Kendrick Lamar when the year concludes.
Collaborating with shoe brands has also been a contributing factor and a notable reason behind his current net worth. It all started in 2014, when Reebok found a style icon in Kendrick Lamar and offered him a contract he couldn’t refuse! Together, they released the shoe line “Kendrick Lamar x Classic Reebok”, which included an array of options with vibrant yet neutral colours, and “Kendrick Lamar x Club C.”, the collaboration that the Compton rapper enjoyed working on the most.
The partnership with Reebok was nothing but solid with a ceiling as high as the sky. However, things changed in 2017, when the artist decided to take his talent to and place his trust in the hands of Nike, which was another massive hit for the rapper.
As of 2023, Nike and Kendrick Lamar have only joined forces and worked on one project, “Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55”, which hit the shelves in 2019. However, while we can’t assure you that there will be another project, we won’t be surprised if the pair decides to team up again and release another project soon.
Here are some exciting facts and trivias of Kendrick Lamar that you too should know about! Did you know he was related to an NBA player who played for the LA Lakers? Neither did we! Scroll below to find out.
|Name||Kendrick Lamar Duckworth|
|D.O.B||June 17, 1987 (34 Years Old)|
|Hometown||Compton, California, United States|
|Relationship Status||Taken; Whitney Alford (2015-Present)|
|Net Worth||75 Million USD (2023)|
|Occupation||Rapper; Songwriter; Producer; Director; Actor|
|Alma Mater||Centennial High School|
|Total Earnings||180 Million USD (2023)|
|Notable Family Member(s)||Nick Young (NBA Player)|
Born in the city of Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was always in the company of notorious gang members despite not being a part of any crew himself. He grew up in welfare and discovered his passion towards music at only 8 years old when he witnessed Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre filming the music video of “California Love”, his two most cherished idols at the time.
While the 14 time Grammy Award winner did not pursue further academics after high school, he was often known as a shy individual during his time at Centennial High School. He also graduated with flying colours, finishing as a straight A student.
Lamar started his career in 2003, at the age of 16, under the pseudonym K.Dot. His first mixtape allowed him to achieve local success, so much so that renowned independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) invested in his talents. While Lamar did release all his current albums under the invigilation of TDE, his most recent album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” was their last project together
Throughout his triumphant career as an artist, Kendrick Lamar has added quite a few accolades to his belt. As of June, 2022, he has won 14 Grammy Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 1 Pulitzer and Brit Prize.
Additionally, all of Kendrick Lamar’s albums as of 2023 have been certified platinum or even higher by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). His presence was so impactful that, in 2016, TIME named him one of the 100 most influential people in 2016.
Apart from achieving the accolades mentioned above, 3 of Kendrick Lamar’s albums also made it to Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, which was released in 2020.
All in all, it seems as if sky’s the limit for Kendrick Lamar. We have no doubt that he’ll only break more records with each year, which will surely add to his portfolio as well as increase his fortune substantially. Taking into account his growing career in music, effortlessly successful business ventures, and his consistent influence in the world of music, while his current net worth of Kendrick Lamar is approximately $75 million, we won’t be surprised if the amount drastically increases within this year and he ends up being one of the 20 richest rappers of all time by 2023.