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Talib Kweli Greene was born on the 3rd October 1975 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is best known for being not only a rap musician, but also a songwriter and singer, who was the co-founder of the rap duo Black Star. He is also recognized as the founder of Javotti Media, an independent record label. His career has been active since 1996.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Talib Kweli, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Talib’s overall net worth is over $4 million, with the main source of this amount being acquired through his career in the music industry. During his career as a rapper, he has released a number of singles and several albums, and has collaborated with numerous artists of the rap scene, such as Kanye West, Nelly, Akrobatik, Yalib and many others, which has also increased his net worth.

Talib Kweli Net Worth $4 Million

Talib Kweli was born to a father who works as a college administrator, and mother who works as an English teacher, and was raised in Brooklyn with his younger brother. As a teenager, he became interested in rap music and during high school he met rappers such as De La Soul and many others from the Native Tongues Posse collective. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, and after graduation he enrolled at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. Later he went to study Experimental Theater at New York University.

Talib Kweli’s career beginnings trace back to 1996, when he appeared on the album “Doom”, by the rap group Mood, based in Cincinnati, and later met rap DJ Hi-Tek, with whom he founded the rap duo Reflection Eteranal, releasing two studio albums “Train Of Thought” (2000), and “Revolution Per Minute” (2008). He then returned to New York and met up with rapper Mos Def, with whom he shortly after created the rap duo Black Star. The duo has so far released only one album, entitled “Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star” (1998), but they are still performing live together, and in 2011 they released the single “Fix Up”. His net worth is certainly rising.

To speak of Talib’s solo career, his discography is quite imposing, as he has released 10 studio albums, and 15 mix tapes, all of which have added to his net worth. His first solo release came out in 2002, entitled “Quality”, and the second album was released two years later under the title “The Beautiful Struggle”, which reached 14th spot on the US Billboard top 200 chart. However, his best release came out three years later, under the title “Eardum”, entering charts at the No. 2 on the Billboard top 200, but on the US Rap albums chart it reached No.1, greatly increasing his net worth. Since then, his solo releases declined, and some of them didn’t even manage to chart, including “Fuck The Money” (2015), which is his last album.

Speaking about Talib Kweli’s personal life, he has been married to DJ Eque since 2009; the couple has two children. He was a member of The Five-Percent Nation. In free time, Talib is active in politics, and is an activist against police brutality.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Fix Up"
The Colbert ReportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Strangers (Paranoid)2010Short performer: "Strangers Paranoid" / writer: "Strangers Paranoid"
How to Make It in America2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
30 Rock2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game performer: "My Favorite Song"
Entourage2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 22008performer: "Everything Man"
First Sunday2008performer: "Get By" / writer: "Get By" - as TK Green
Superbad2007writer: "My Favorite Mutiny"
Freedom Writers2007"Listen!!!" / performer: "Listen!!!"
My Brother2006performer: "Get By" / writer: "Get By" - as T.K. Greene
Stick It2006performer: "Abracadabra" / writer: "Abracadabra" - as Talib Kweli Greene
Block Party2005Documentary performer: "Get Em High", "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Umi Says", "Get By" / writer: "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Get By" / writer: "Get Em High" - as Talib Kweli Greene
Brown Sugar2002writer: "Brown Sugar Raw" - as Talib Kweli Green
Ken Park2002writer: "Brown Skin Lady" - as Talib K. Green
Madden NFL 20022001Video Game performer: "Down for the Count" / writer: "Down for the Count"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Rock2009TV SeriesTalib Kweli - He Needs a Kidney Performed by
Blokhedz Mission G Animated Web Series2009ShortYoung Blak
Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure2005Video GameTrane (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cold Rain2011Video
Strangers (Paranoid)2010Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strangers (Paranoid)2010Short executive producer
Talib Kweli presents Blacksmith TV2008Video short executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enemy2012Short musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking & Entering2013TV Series special thanks - 2013
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2012TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives2015Documentary
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Checkpoints2014ShortHimself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Rapper
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Unsung2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records2013Documentary
Tavis Smiley2004-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Reflection Eternal
RapFix Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2012TV Series documentaryHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Independent Lens2012TV Series documentary
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHimself
Art Creature: Alby Cohen2011ShortHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest and Musical Guest
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryHimself
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011DocumentaryHimself (voice)
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Cold Rain2011VideoHimself
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself
Brave New Voices 20102010TV Movie documentaryHimself
ReGeneration2010DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Strangers (Paranoid)2010ShortHimself
Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series (Suite for Ma Dukes)2010Video documentaryHimself - Lyricist
Talib Kweli presents Blacksmith TV2008Video shortHimself
Call + Response2008DocumentaryHimself
Hip Hop vs. America II: Where Did the Love Go?2008TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome2007DocumentaryHimself
Parallel Paths2007TV SeriesHimself (2007)
Rap City2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Backstage Pass2006TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes2006DocumentaryHimself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself
Trippin2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Through the Wire")
All of Us2005TV SeriesHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryHimself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHimself
The L-Bow Room2004TV SeriesHimself
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Strong Arm Steady2004VideoHimself
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieHimself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soundz of Spirit2003Documentary
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Rap Stars2002Video documentaryHimself
Brown Sugar2002Himself
Hughes' Dream Harlem2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself - Rapper
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Rapper

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#Fact
1Is one half of the group Blackstar. The other member is Yasiin Bey.
2Is CEO of Blacksmith Music.
3Has a son born July 4, 1996 and a daughter born June 10, 1999. Talib raps about them in his song "Joy".


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