Lupe Fiasco Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Lupe Fiasco Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, Lupe Fiasco is a well known figure in the music industry. It has recently been announced that the net worth of Lupe Fiasco is around $14 million. Lupe has earned his net worth through many endeavours including singing, producing and promoting his own business. He has founded the record label 1st & 15th Entertainment and is the CEO of the company. Fiasco has been accumulating his net worth since 1999.

Lupe Fiasco Net Worth $14 Million

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco was born on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, United States. He was raised in a big family with eight siblings.

Lupe Fiasco is considered to be a hip hop artist. During his career he has worked under the labels Atlantic and 1st & 15th Entertainment. Lupe Fiasco has added much to his net worth by releasing nineteen singles, four studio albums, thirty-six music videos, seven soundtracks and nine official mixtapes. The most successful singles were ‘Superstar’ (2007) featuring Matthew Santos which reached the 3rd position on the US Rap chart and was certified platinum in US; ‘The Show Goes On’ (2010) which reached the 4th position of US Rap chart and was certified three times platinum in US, two times platinum in Australia and gold in New Zealand; and ‘Battle Scars’ (2012) which reached the top position of US Rap chart and was certified platinum in US, nine times platinum in Australia and two times platinum in New Zealand.

His studio albums were more successful, though. Lupe has released four of them as follows: ‘Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor’ (2006), ‘Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool’ (2007), ‘Lasers’ (2011) and ‘Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1’ (2012) which have added much to his net worth as all four studio albums have topped the US Rap chart. The last two albums also reached the top position on the US R&B chart, and ‘Lasers’ has also reached the first position of US chart. ‘Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool’ and ‘Lasers’ have been certified gold in US.

Lupe Fiasco has received many nominations and awards during his career but the most important was the Grammy Award received for his song ‘Daydreamin’ (with Jill Scott) in 2008. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards twelve times, but won only once. However, he has won an AOL Music Award, MTV2 Award, and USA’s Character Approved Award. Currently, Lupe is working on his fifth album entitled ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ which is going to be released in 2015. In the songs Fiasco usually points out social problems and is considered to be the beginner of conscious hip hop movement.

Besides singing, Lupe together with Charles Patton began their own business, founding an independent record label entitled 1st & 15th Entertainment in 2001. The company is also a significant source of the total amount of Fiasco’s net worth and wealth. Later, Fiasco founded another company which produces various things from clothing to toys, called Righteous Kung-Fu.

Lupe Fiasco is still single.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 17, 1982
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rapper, Singer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Music artist
Nationality:United States of America

Interesting Facts

1Working on his sophomore album, tentatively titled 'The Cool', which is scheduled for release in summer of '07. [January 2007]
2Released first album, 'Food & Liquor'. [September 2006]
3Released the first single, "Superstar", from his upcoming second album, 'The Cool'. [September 2007]
4He released his sophomore album 'Lupe Fiasco's The Cool' on December 18th (US). [December 2007]
5Once competed in academic decathlons.
6In 2008 his song "Superstar" (featuring Matthew Santos) became a top ten hit in the United States.
7He named himself after the song, "Firm Fiasco", by the hip-hop super-group, The Firm.
8Growing up, he had the nickname "Lu", the last part of his first name.
9Has four brothers and five sisters. Lupe is the youngest.
10His father was an African drummer, and his mother was a gourmet chef who often traveled the world.
11Lupe had been signed to Epic Records along with his group, "Da Pak", but later signed a solo deal with Arista Records.
12His album "Food & Liquor" had been in the works for approximately five years. The project had grown and changed over time.
13He says hip-hop artist Nas' sophomore album, "It Was Written", was his primary source for inspiration.
14He is highly influenced by 'Crucial Conflict' and Nas, among others.
15He began to rap when he was in the eighth grade, but pursued it fully when he turned 17.
16He has a passion for skateboarding, which he discusses in his song "Kick Push". This was the first single from his debut album, 'Food & Liquor'.
17He was raised in the west end of Chicago.


1When I retire, I want to step away on a positive note. What you put out into the world comes back to you. You actually change the world with what you do. I want to put some good in the world.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· Jill Scott

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. Pt. 1."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "The Show Goes On."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Lasers."
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop VideoFor the video "The Show Goes On."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Matthew Santos
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "The Cool."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "Paris, Tokyo."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor."




Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011-2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Rap Critic Reviews2011-2015TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015 UK ChampionshipTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X FactorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fright Night2011performer: "Letting Go"
So You Think You Can Dance2008-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Twilight Saga: New Moon2009performer: "Solar Midnite" - uncredited / producer: "Solar Midnite" - uncredited / writer: "Solar Midnite" - as W. Jaco, uncredited
Prom Night2008/Iperformer: "We All Want the Same Thing" / writer: "We All Want the Same Thing"
One Tree HillTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Pagrobimas2008/Iperformer: "Change" / writer: "Change" - as W. Jaco
Madden NFL 20072006Video Game performer: "The Instrumental"
Entourage2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Need for Speed: Most Wanted2005Video Game performer: "Tilted"



Little Ballers2013Documentary executive producer



Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
Hangout Music Fest2015TV Special
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Featuring Matt Santos
The X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
RapFix Live2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest and Musical Guest
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Fair Game?2010DocumentaryHimself
Summit on the Summit2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lupe Fiasco: Halloween Night Doc2009Video documentary
The People Speak2009DocumentaryHimself
Bring Your 'A' Game2009Documentary shortHimself - Hip-Hop Artist
Fuse: Live from Voodoo Experience2008TV MovieThemselves - Performers
MTV Video Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Real Talk: The Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia2007Documentary shortHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Cypher
Showtime at the Apollo2006TV SeriesHimself
One Tree Hill2006TV SeriesHimself
The Album Chart Show2006TV Series
Rap City2006TV SeriesHimself
My Shot With2006TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Beef 42007Video documentaryHimself

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