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Akiane Kramarik Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Akiane Kramarik was born in Mount Morris, Illinois, on 9 July 1994. A poet and artist by trade, Akiane has done well to establish herself in this competitive world. Formerly recognized as a child prodigy for her ability to create art masterpieces, Akiane started drawing at the tender age of four, and is now best known for painting a concrete image of Jesus, and the artwork, ¨Prince of Peace.
So, how much wealth has Akiane accumulated in her career, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that she has amassed an enviable net worth of $2 million in less than 10 years! The artist has been able to garner such a fortune by selling most of her art pieces, and by making appearances on TV shows such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, and “The Katie Couric Show”. Her first completed self-portrait fetched her $10,000! Her original paintings are generally sold for amounts in between $50,000 to $ 1,000,000. There are also limited edition canvas reproductions of her work that are available for purchase at around $2,000. Hence, it is really not a surprise to learn that Akiane is one of the richest teenagers in the States.
Akiane Kramarik Net Worth $2 million
She has stated in interviews that God initially spoke to her when she was only four years old and encouraged her to draw and paint her visions. Homeschooled and self-taught in painting, thus began her journey, advancing to painting at six, and writing poetry at seven. Most of her paintings draw inspiration from Jesus, children, and animals. However, she has stated in the past that her main inspiration spews from her visions of heaven and her personal connection with the Almighty. She has stated, ¨Each time I pick up that brush from my pallet, I feel we´re connected. I don´t need to talk to Him. I already know that He´s there. All I know is that He´s always going to be with me, forever. I don´t belong to any denomination or religion, I just belong to God.¨
By the time she turned 12, Akaine had already put the finishing touches to an astounding 60 huge paintings, some known to have been acquired by the US Embassy in Singapore. In her career thus far, Akaine has penned two best-selling books, and completed over 200 artworks and 800 literary works! She holds the distinct honor of being a member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children; Akiane is the only known binary genius in both poetry and painting.
How did she reach such dizzying heights? Well, she was able to garner popularity after the success of her first portrait of Jesus, aptly titled, ¨Prince of Peace, ¨ which she completed at the age of eight. Akaine had earlier asked John Roth, a carpenter from Sandpoint, Idaho, to model for the painting representing Jesus. A year later, Oprah Winfrey invited Akaine to her show and then the rest, as they say, is history.
In her personal life, Akiane lives with two older and two younger brothers, all of whom are involved in the business of promoting and selling her work. Relationships? Apparently not yet!