How much is the rapper Wale worth?
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin is famously known by his stage name- Wale. The American rapper who signed with Allido Records has appeared in multiple MTV shows and magazines. His soundtracks have featured in video games as well. Earning from all his ventures, the famous rapper currently has an estimated worth of $6 million.
Wale was born on September 21, 1984, in Washington D.C., USA. He comes from a Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria who shifted to the USA in 1979. However, he is born American.
Their family relocated several times from Washington to Montgomery County, and they finally settled down in Prince George’s County.
He is also the cousin of the famous actor- Gbenga Akinnagbe.
For his primary schooling, Wale attended the Quince Orchard High School in Maryland. Finishing his high school, he then joined the Robert Morris University. But he soon shifted to Virginia State University and finally to Bowie State University.
However, Wale did not complete his education and dropped out of his University.
Wale started his career by recording a track called- Rhyme of The Century. His track became popular, and he was soon signed by the Studio 43.
After being signed, he released another track called- Dig Dug which was a tribute to Ronald Dixon, the percussion player of the band- Northeast Groover. Soon after it’s release, it became one of the most requested songs to air on the radio. Along with his track releases, his fame and recognition grew as well.
Wale released his first mixtape called Paint a Picture which included his track- Dig Dug. In 2006, he released a single called- Breakdown and Uptown Roamers. Both of these singles debuted through the XM Radio channel 66. He also released his second mixtape- Hate is the New love which featured both of his singles.
In 2007, he released his next single- Good Girls. He also appeared in the music video of the remixed version of Lilly Allen’s Smile. Wale released several more mixtapes like- More About Nothing, The ‘Eleven One Eleven Theory,’ Folarin, Back to the Feature, The Mixtape About Nothing, and 100 Miles & Running. He also released singles like- Acting Up, Bad, LoveHate Thing, Bag Money, Sabotage, Focused, Poor Decisions, Clappers, The Body as well as Make It Work.
His debut album- Attention Deficit was released on November 10, 2009. Along with each release, he garnered more fame and fan base. Internationally recognized as a skillful rapper, he is also famous for his albums- Ambition, The Gifted, Shine and The Album About Nothing.
He also worked with other famous artists like- J.Cole, Mark Ronson, Melanie Fiona, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Scarface, Nipsey Hussie, French Montana, Tiara Thomas, Lightshow, Trinidad James as well as Rihanna.
Being famous for his musical style in which he incorporates the elements of go-go. The music genre which originated in Washington D.C has influenced him heavily while he started out. For his contribution to the Hip-Hop world, he won the BET Hip-Hop Award for Best Collab and Best Club Banger in 2011. He is also the winner of 2012 BET Award for Viewer’s Choice and Best Collab, along with the Nigeria Entertainment Award for the Best International Artist.
|Name||Olubowale Victor Akintimehin|
|Date of birth||September 21, 1984|
|Birthplace||Washington DC, US|
|Height||5’10” (177 cm)|
|Father’s name||Ayo Akintinehin|
|Mother’s name||Doris Akintimehin|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
Marriage and Divorce
Although the rapper has been in the highlights because of his music, his life is still in secret. Not much about his personal life has come to light. He dated his ex-girlfriend Chloe Alexis for a time. But the pair never got married and are currently separated. The two, however, have a daughter together who was born on July 22, 2016.
The rapper being active on most social media pages has a huge a huge fan following of 5.23 Million on Twitter and 2.6 Million on Instagram. He is quite popular and shares details of his personal life through his social accounts.
Throughout his career, he has earned a lot with his albums and singles as well as his mixtapes. He currently has an estimated net worth value of $6 million
Rumors and Controversy
Rapper Wale rumored to be Gay
Wale was in an awkward situation when an online talk about him being gay came to surface. The story started when a person claiming that his cousin was in a relationship with Wale. Trying to prove his point, the person even posted a picture of them sleeping together.
The rumor circled the internet very fast and soon enough reached his ears as well. Enraged by the false rumor, he shut it down through a Twitter post.
He said “Kill…y’all wild af and believe anything. Some of y’all want some drama so bad you’ll settle for a fake one if it’ll create convo.”