Travis Scott didn’t always have it “Straight Up.”
The man born Jacques Bermon Webster II in Houston, TX, was raised by his grandmother in his early years. But growing up in the South Central district of Houston meant that he was exposed to a life of poverty and crime.
“My grandmother stayed in the hood so I seen random crazy stuff,” he said to Complex at the start of his career. “[I saw] mad bums and people looking weird, hungry, and grimy. I was always like, ‘I gotta get the f**k out of this place.’ It gave me my edge—[it made me] who I am right now.”
Certainly, too, Travis Scott has come a long way from South Central Houston. Thanks to a wide variety of endorsement deals — including a $20 million endorsement deal from none other than McDonald’s — a successful music career, and even his extensive philanthropy efforts, he’s earned a net worth of an estimated $60 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Let’s take a look at all the ways Travis Scott makes his money.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Travis Scott has had a pretty booming musical career. According to The Business of Fashion, he first started getting attention for his music in 2016, when he won a BET Hip Hop Award for his song, “Antidote.” But his biggest success to date was his 2019 track, “Sicko Mode,” which is also arguably his best-known song. For that song, he won the Top Streaming Song award at the Billboard Awards and has since been nominated for at least 20 other awards for his music.
Cactus Jack Programs
Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack programs have been involved in a myriad of business opportunities for the rapper. Whether it involves getting his own branded drink in partnership with Anheuser-Busch, or he’s bringing a unique ambassadorship program to college students, or even when he’s opening up a “Cactus Jack Gardens,” Scott has been using his unique brand for good.
In addition to music, Travis Scott is known for his work with gaming platforms. In October 2020, AfroTech reported that he became a partner with PlayStation. Additionally, as die-hard fans also know, Scott also partnered with the ever-popular Fortnite game back in April 2020, where he had the opportunity to perform at a “virtual concert” for the platform. As AfroTech previously reported, Scott had more than 12 million people tuning in to watch him perform “Astronomical.”
As AfroTech previously reported, the Cactus Jack Foundation — the philanthropy arm of Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack productions — partnered with the New School’s Parsons School of Design to launch scholarship programs for HBCU students. This was part of a larger philanthropic effort created by the rapper as part of his annual “Travis Scott Day,” which was created to celebrate all the efforts that the Astroworld Festival was instrumental in bringing about prior to the unfortunate tragedy.
AfroTech also reported that Scott’s HEAL program donated more than $1 million to HBCU students.
In April 2021, AfroTech reported that Travis Scott received a Red Carpet Advocacy (RAD) impact award for all of his efforts for HBCUs.
In 2018, Dirt reported that Travis Scott purchased a home in Beverly Hills for more than $13 million. He and Kylie Jenner co-own the property equally.
In 2019, Travis Scott purchased a home in Houston, TX, according to The Daily Mail. The outlet confirms that the home has more than 12,000-square-feet, and sits on 1.5 acres in the rapper’s hometown.
In 2020, The Observer reported that Travis Scott purchased a palatial mansion in the Los Angeles district of Brentwood. He paid $23.5 million for the seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mega-home. In 2022, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Scott was following the trend set by the likes of Rihanna and Kevin Hart by purchasing the home next door to his palatial Brentwood estate, scooping the joint for about $6 million.