Wiz Khalifa has been active on the American hip-hop and rap scene since 2006, when he released his debut album titled “Show and Prove.” A year later, he was signed to Warner Brothers Records, and he’s been blowing up the rap game ever since.
Khalifa has quickly become one of the world’s richest rappers, with a net worth of $45 million in 2018. Some of the top hits that took this 31-year-old Pittsburgh native to the top of the game include Rolling Papers (2011), N.I.F.C (2012), Deal or No Deal (2009), and Blacc Hollywood (2014), just to name a few.
But perhaps the most iconic Wiz Khalifa song, Black and Yellow, helped him to fame in 2019. However, music isn’t the only thing that’s boosted this rapper’s net worth. The rapper also has his own YouTube channel, endorsement deals with companies like Supreme Cannabis. Lastly, his merch and music can be found on Amazon, so he gets a cut of that too!
Much of Khalifa’s fame can be credited not only to his style and rap verses, but also to his various collaborations with artists such as Juicy J, Snoop Dogg, Christ Brown, Rick Ross, Ne-YO, and Big Sean, just to name a few.
While many think that Khalifa shot to fame really quickly, it actually took a couple of years for him to be recognized for his art. His hit song Black and Yellow didn’t come out until 2009, three years after he began producing music, and two years after signing with a record label.
His hard work and determination to make it big in the rap game has provided inspiration for a number of up-and-coming rappers around the world. The rapper shows no sign of slowing down, as he has already released Solitary and Ride or Die in 2019!