How Kendrick Lamar Built His $75M Net Worth
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Kendrick Lamar is probably your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. He has over a decade of hits from his early 2000’s mixtape days, iconic features, and award-winning albums. He keeps a low profile in the public eye, letting his art and net worth speak for themselves.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lamar has earned over $180 million in his career from music royalties, touring and merch, and other business ventures. His net worth is estimated to be $75 million as of 2020.
He was able to accumulate such wealth primarily through the success of his music. He’s highly regarded as a lyricist with the uncanny ability to relate to several audiences — selling out national arena tours and millions of streams.
Throughout his career, he’s sold over 17.8 million albums, had 29 Grammy nominations, and won 12 Grammys, according to CNBC.
He’s been signed and had the attention of music legends like Lil Wayne since age 16 with the stage name, “K. Dot.” However, he gained mainstream notoriety around the release of his second album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” in 2012. The project features hits like “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” and went on to sell over 1.1 million copies in the U.S., also hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B Charts, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He’s collected several accolades throughout the years, including being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016. In 2017, he released his Pulitzer Prize-winning fourth studio album, “DAMN.” He made history as the first hip-hop project to win. He then went on to curate and produce Marvel’s “Black Panther” soundtrack.
He’s been relatively off the radar since then, popping up on a few features here and there such as Busta Rhymes’ new project.