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Wiz Khalifa Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, to the audience known by the stage name of Wiz Khalifa, is a famous American rap artist, singer and songwriter, as well as an actor. Wiz Khalifa debuted in the music industry in 2006 with the release of “Show and Prove”, which came out under the “Rostrum Records” label. Upon its release, the album was met with rather positive critiques, and managed to sell more than 10,000 copies. Wiz Khalifa’s rise to prominence followed four years later, in 2010, when he released the “Black and Yellow” single, which was featured on his third studio album called “Rolling Papers”. When it was released, the song made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart, and enjoyed appreciation from the audience. In addition to selling more than three million digital copies, “Black and Yellow” inspired the release of various remakes, the most notable being “Green and Yellow” performed by Lil Wayne, and “Black and Red” by Jermaine Dupri, many remixes, as well as parodies. The single was later certified three times Platinum by the RIAA. More recently, in 2014, Wiz Khalifa came out with his fifth studio album entitled “Blacc Hollywood”, which included guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Nas, Nicki Minaj and Ghost Loft among many others. During its debut week, “Blacc Hollywood” managed to sell approximately 90,000 copies.
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth $30 Million
A popular rap artist, how rich is Wiz Khalifa? According to sources, in 2012, his annual income amounted to $9 million, while in 2013 he started earning as much as $100,000 per show. Among Khalifa’s most valuable assets are his house in Canonsburg, the worth of which is $900,000, and his Dodge Challenger SRT 8, which cost him $31,000. In regards to his overall wealth, Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million, most of which has come from his rapping career.
Wiz Khalifa was born in 1987, in North Dakota, United States. Since both of his parents served in the military, Khalifa had to move a lot during his childhood, until his family eventually settled down in Pittsburgh. Khalifa earned his degree in Pittsburgh’s Taylor Allderdice High School. Inspired by The Notorious B.I.G and Jimi Hendrix, Khalifa decided to pursue a career in rapping. He joined “Rostrum Records” in 2004, and a year later he came out with his first compilation of songs called “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania”. The latter mixtape was a significant contribution to the release of Khalifa’s debut album “Show and Prove”. Following his fairly successful debut, Khalifa released “Deal or No Deal”, which managed to sell over 167,000 CDs in the United States. To date, Wiz Khalifa has released five studio albums, and three collaborative albums.
In 2012, Khalifa made his acting debut in “Gangs of Roses 2: Next Generation”, and later that year starred in Dylan C. Brown’s stoner film entitled “Mac & Devin Go to High School”, in which he appeared alongside Snoop Dogg and Mike Epps. Currently, he is filming for the “High School 2” movie, which is scheduled to be released in 2015.
A famous rapper, Wiz Khalifa’s net worth amounts to $30 million.