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French Montana Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Karim Kharbouch was born on 9 November 1984 in Rabat, Morocco, and is well known under the stage name of French Montana as he is a popular rapper in USA and now all over the world, having been active in the entertainment industry since 2002. In addition to being a singer, Cocaine City Records was founded by Montana as well, and currently he is the CEO of the company. In 2014, he was nominated as the best male singer by African Muzik Magazine Awards.
How rich is French? Singing and the recording business are the main sources of Montana’s net worth, which is estimated by authoritative sources in late 2016 to have reached $8 million.
French Montana Net Worth $8 Million
From early childhood Montana was interested in rap as well as football (soccer), being influenced particularly by such artists as Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Nas. When 13 years old, the boy together with the whole family moved to the USA, where he was educated at Roosevelt and Lehman High Schools in The Bronx, New York City. However, his father returned to Morocco, and French needed to support his mother and two younger siblings. From 2002 until 2011, French together with Cokeboy Los was creating the DVD series entitled “Cocaine City”. As Montana wanted to attract the attention of a wider audience, he included meetings with both well-known and young artists, and this way the popularity of “Cocaine City” grew and French was able to increase his net worth. During the period of more than eight years, they released eight editions thus significantly increasing the overall amount of their net worth. In 2003, he was the victim of an armed attacker and was wounded in the head but survived.
As a rapper, French has released four singles, a studio album, five featured singles and thirty-two music videos, this way also adding much to his net worth. The most successful single featuring Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne entitled “Pop That” (2012) achieved platinum status in the USA, and reached number two on US R&B and Rap charts. His only studio album entitled “Excuse My French” (2013) was also very successful, and has sold more than 94,000 copies in the US, reaching the top position in US R&B and Rap charts and fourth position of US Billboard chart. The second album entitled “Mac & Cheese: The Album” was eventually released in 2015, and in the same year, French and pop-opera artist Charisse Mills successfully collaborated on for the single, “Champagne”, both of which also increased his net worth and popularity.
In his personal life, French Montana has been married once, to Deen Kharbouch and French in 2007, and they have a son born in 2009, however, they divorced in 2014. Later, he had a stormy relationship with rapper Trina. It has been reported that currently Montana has also dated Khloe Kardashian.
French is able to fluently speak three languages – French, English and Arabic. He adores fashion and designer clothing especially Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci and Versace. Montana also states that he is fond of listening to music, particularly the music of English R&B singers Adele and Amy Winehouse.