If we ask anyone about the richest rappers on the planet, we hear an echoing name from everywhere and that is none other than Drake. Whether the richness is about his assets or the quality music, Drake stands out in everything.
Drake is a Canadian performer, songsmith, producer and a business tycoon. It was his appearance in the year 2000 with the adolescent drama series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ that got him prominence. Having a passion for music from childhood, Drake left the television and started pursuing his career in music. Drake’s journey from being destitute to one of the richest rappers is a must-know for all.
Drake Graham Early Life
Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake came into the world on the 24th of October in the year 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. Drake’s father Dennis is an African American and was a drum player who performed in the company of Jerry Jee Lewis. His mother, Sandra was active as an English faculty and also as a florist. It was when Dennis performed at the Club Bluenote that they met for the first time and love blossomed. Unluckily, things got worst with time and they decided to get separated when Drake was merely five years old.
Thereafter, Toronto is the place Drake spent his childhood along with his mother. He was enrolled in a Jewish Day School and he had a routine Bar Mitzvah function. Drake’s summer vacations were spent in Memphis, where his father lived. Dennis also released a song named ‘Drake’s dad’ in association with Canadian music group Arkells. Dennis shared that Drake’s allegations on Dennis of being an absent father during his adolescence were vitalized to sell records, while Drake denies this.
Later he and his mother started living in the bottom half part of a two-story dwelling in an opulent neighborhood. Drake grew more inclined towards music when he got enrolled at the Forrest Hill Collegiate Institute. Drake started studying at the Vaughan Road Academy. However, he quitted for some time when he got intimidated for his mixed-race and religiousness. Eventually, he passed out in the year 2012.
Drake was in a relationship with Rihana from 2009 to 2016. Drake was blessed with a boy named Adonis with a French model named Sophie Brussaux in the year 2017.
Drake Graham Career
Father of Drake’s childhood friend, who was an acting headhunter came as a blessing for Drake who helped him in landing a role in TV Series. Hence this is how ‘Degrassi: The Next generation’ happened to Drake. He became popular as Jimmy Brooks on the show at the age of 15, where he played a basketball player who became wheelchair-bound post getting shot by a classmate. Drake played this role for 7 years and entertained the audience for seven seasons while giving guest appearances in 2008.
Drake and his mother have been through a very tough time moneywise. Drake’s mother was severely ill and off from work when Drake was presenting himself on the television. For many years, $50,000 was per year salary that Drake earned from the show. After cutting all the taxes, a rough amount of $2000 was what Drake got in his hands every month. It was used in running the house.
Drake adored independent rap artist Jay-Z very much and following his footsteps. Drake broadcasted his first album named “Room For Improvement” in the year February 2005. About 6000 copies were sold directly by Drake. His second album “Comeback Season” was released the succeeding year with the launching label OVO Records. The other one “Replacement Girl ” featured on BET was a mega-hit and its video comprised of a Canadian rap artist. There was also a version of the song showcasing an interweaved version of the song “Man of the Year” by Flo Rida, Lil Wayne and Brisco.
This version of the song impressed Jas Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records very much. Jas passed the song to Lil Wayne, who again was so fascinated with the song that he called up Drake and invited him to team up in the Tha Carter III tour. The advancement of the excursion also boosted the working chemistry between Drake and Lil. They went on to make famous songs like “Forever”, “Ransom” and “Brand New”.
In 2009, Drake released the third album “So Far Gone” featuring many celebrities like Trey Songz, Lil Wayne Bun B, and Omarian. RIAA certified the album as Gold when it was downloaded more than 2000 times in the first hour itself. Drake finally signed an agreement with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment on the 29th of June in the year 2009. “Thank me Later” was out in June 2010. It was Drake’s first album. The consecutive album “Take Care”, was out in the year 2011. Both the albums were accredited as platinum. Drake got the opportunity to compose with some of the peerless celebrities such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Eminem.
Drake’s Personal Statistics
Drake is 33 years old as of now. Drake is 6 feet long and weighs around 89 kg.
Drake Graham’s Net Worth
Drake owns a mansion in Hidden Hills, California worth $7.7 million that comprises a main home, a party house, and many other facilities.
In the year 2015, he bought the neighboring property for $2.8 million. He sold and bought many such properties. Drake owns the real estate property worth $25 million. Also, he owns a private jet worth somewhere from $75 to $100 million. Drake charges around $1 million for a single concert.
Today, Drake Graham’s net worth is predicted to be around $170,000,000 ($170 million).
Drake has worked hard to get on the position he is today at. Drake has grabbed four Grammy awards leaving more than 40 nominations behind. Also, he has won major awards beyond 180 that comprise the Grammys.
Running the company ‘October’s Very Own’, Drake is always on the go for his record labels, radio station, and clothing line through this. Drake has just evolved more and more with time and his hard work has completely paid off.