Chamillionaire is a popular American hip hop artists as well as a talented entrepreneur. He has released several widely acclaimed albums. He owns the Chamilitary Entertainment record label and is also a partner of the Upfront Ventures Los Angeles venture capital company. The Chamillionaire net worth is 15 million dollars, with the sum likely to grow, especially given his investments in several business areas.
Chamillionaire Net Worth - $15 Million
Birth Name - Hakeem Seriki
Date of birth - November 28, 1979
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 10″
Profession - Record producer, Entrepreneur, Rapper, Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Chamillionaire was born as Hakeem Seriki in Washington DC in 1979. His father is a Nigerian Muslim and his mother a Christian African American. The family relocated to Houston, Texas when the boy was just 4 years old. He grew up in the dangerous neighborhood called Acres Homes in North West Houston.
Exposed to hip hop from an early age, Chamillionaire would soon become attracted to local acts such as Geto Boys and UGK. He also found inspiration in national bands such as Public Enemy and N.W.A. This prompted him and his childhood friend Paul Wall to decide on a musical career early on in their lives.
In 1998, Chamillionaire and his friend Paul were promoting an event. It is there that they met “5000” Watts, a mixtape DJ who hosted his own radio show in northern Houston. The two offered to promote the DJ’s Swishahouse company. When they entered the studio, the two boys asked to be allowed to freestyle on the record. Watts agreed and was impressed by the performance. Chamillionaire and Wall would become Swishahouse regulars and appear on all the mixtapes of Watts.
Chamillionaire and Wall eventually started their own group called The Color Changin’ Click. Their first album, Get Ya Mind Correct, was released in 2002 and it receive wide critical acclaim. The album also sold in over 150,000 copies while also being nominated by the Source magazine as the best independent album.
The debut solo album of Chamillionaire, The Sound of Revenge, was released through a partnership between his own company Chamillitary and Universal in 2005. The debut earned him the number 10 spot on the Billboard 200 charts. The album was released as the first Mixtape Messiah series, with several follow-ups.
In 2007, Chamillionaire won a Grammy Award for Ridin, which also featured Krayzie Bone. In 2011 he announced that his company and Universal would split ways. He released his EP Elevate in 2013.
Chamillionaire has also invested in several businesses, such as the Los Angeles Upfront Ventures, Fly Rides as well as a Tour Bus company.