Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper and singer with a net worth of about $55 million. He was born as Cameron Jibril Thomaz. He became a star in the late 2000s because of his charismatic way of presenting his rhymes. His music is hard-core, yet entertaining.
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth - $55 Million
Birth Name - Cameron Jibril Thomaz
Date of birth - September 8, 1987
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Minot, North Dakota, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 4″
Profession - Singer-songwriter, Rapper, Actor, Businessperson
He built for himself a hip-hop reputation and has a unique sound. He bases his work on his East Coast hip-hop influences. He is recognised for his hit single, “Black and Yellow”, which got to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This single has sold over three million copies. His album for the label, Rolling Papers, came to life in 2011.
This Pittsburgh’s most famous rapper took advantage of his hit “Black and Yellow”, to make tours. He has done over 100 shows between 2010 and 2011. He has a merchandise business that adds to his net worth. He also made his debut on the Forbes Cash Kings at number 11, which earned him $11 million.
Wiz Khalifa was born on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota, United States. He is even more famous for being a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is where his family settled after residing in United Kingdom, Japan and Germany. They moved constantly because his parents were in the military.
He has more than five studio albums to his name. He has a son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, with Amber Rose. His son was born in February 2014. Wiz owes his career to Benjy Grinberg who discovered him in 2004, when he was just 16. Grinberg is the founder and President of Rostrum Records. He signed his fellow Pittsburgh native, Wiz, to a recording and management deal.
Wiz is a vocal champion of marijuana and spends about $10,000 a month on weed alone. He is famous for smoking weed and rapping about it. Rapper released his first mix-tape in 2005, the “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania”. This tape received positive reception from hip-hop fans. He released his first studio album in 2006, “Show and Prove”, which sold over 10,000 copies.
He made a deal with Warner Bros and records a single, “Say Yeah”, which made it to position 20 on the Billboard’s Rap Charts. He also released two mix-tapes: Grow Season” and “Prince of the City 2”. Another mix-tape, “Star Power”, came to life in 2008. Wiz released “Burn After Rolling”, in November 2, 2009. H also released another album through Rostrum Records called "Deal or No Deal”. This year further saw the release of three mix tapes: “First Flight”, “How Fly” and “Burn After Rolling.”
In addition, Wiz released a mix tape for free download in 2010 named “Kush & Orange Juice”. The Source Magazine brands him as the “Rookie of the Year”. He became the number one trending topic on Twitter and the number one search subject on Google. Additionally, he signed with Atlantic Records in 2010 but was arrested for marijuana possession while on tour in North Carolina.
He did his third studio album in 2011. “Rolling Papers” debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, with sales of 197,000 copies in the United States during the first week. The Recording Industry Association of America certified this album gold following a shipment of 500,000 copies in the United States. His released his second studio album in 2012. Another album, “Blacc Hollywood”, was released in 2014. Wiz has a loyal following and plans to release another album in 2016.