How Much is the Rapper Wiz Khalifa Worth?
Cameron Jibril Thomaz or much famously known as Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, songwriter as well as an actor. Starting his career from his debut album- Show and Prove. He is internationally recognized as a talented rapper.
Well remembered for his signature looks with dreads and tattoos, his single- Say Yeah has even received the Urban Radio Airplay and was the 40th on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
From all of his music career as well as brand endorsements, he currently has an estimated net worth value of $45 Million.
Born on September 8, 1987, to his military parents, Khalifa was named Cameron Jibril Thomaz. He was born in North Dakota and lived most of his early life as a military brat.
Because of his parents, he moved from several places on a regular basis. With his parents, he lived in United Kingdom, Germany as well as in Japan. However, his parents separated when he was just three years old.
As a child, Thomaz was good with everything he did. He was nicknamed Young Wiz, wiz being short for wisdom. After his family finally settled in Pittsburgh, United States, he attended the Taylor Allderdice High School to complete his education.
Wiz Khalifa was his stage name that he combined with two words. Since his grandfather was Muslim, he gave him the name Khalifa, which is Arabic for a successor. Wiz was named from his nickname Young Wiz.
He combined the two words and officially made Wiz Khalifa his stage name. On his 17th birthday, he got his stage name tattooed on his arm.
Wiz Khalifa started his career by contributing to mixtapes of other rap artists. His name on the mixtapes of most of the new artists rising then attracted quite an interest. One of them was the President of Rostrum Records, Benjy Grinberg. Finally, after they met, he immediately wanted to sign him in the Records Label. Khalifa accepted the offer, and he was signed off immediately.
In a short while, Wiz released his first mixtape- Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania. This was a major success, and he went on to release his debut album the following year.
As a Singer
Khalifa debuted with his first album- Show and Prove in 2006 released from the Rostrum Records. The album became successful overnight, and Khalifa got enlisted as an “Artist to Watch” by the Rolling Stone Magazine.
Following his success, he joined the Warner Bros. Records and released two more mixtapes through Rostrum Records called- Grow Season and Prince of City 2. The tapes were released on July 4, 2007, and November 20, 2007, respectively.
Similar, his debut from the Warner Bros. single called Say Yeah reached the 25th position on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 and 20th on the Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks. His voice from the song even appears on the Girl Talk’s album called- Feed the Animals.
He worked with the Warner Bros. Records until 2009 when he quit. The reason stated was the delay of releasing his debut album- First Flight. He announced his resignation from the label publicly on July 31, 2009.
After he had left the Warner Bros. Records, he released more singles from Rostrum Records. He then released his album- Deal or No Deal on November 20, 2009. His fame went through the roof, and he gained huge followers and fan base. Internationally recognized for his songs and raps, he became a successfully established star.
On March 2015, he released a song- See You Again, a tribute to the late star- Paul Walker who died during the shoot of Furious 7. This was an emotional tribute and won’t the hearts of millions.
He then released several more albums like- Rolling Papers, Mac, and Devin Go to High School, O.N.I.F.C, and Blacc Hollywood. His recent works include- Khalifa and his upcoming album in 2017 called- Rolling Papers 2. Each one garnered him more fame and recognition.
As an Actor
In the year 2012, he appeared in the role of Timmy in the film- Gangs of Roses 2: Next Generation. Although the movie did not do well at the box office, this became his official cinematic debut. It rated only 2.3 stars out of 10 by the critics in IMDb. His second film Mac & Devin Go to High School released in 2012. The film starred both him and snoop dog. Unfortunately, even this film did not do well. It rated an average with 4.5 stars out of 10 in IMDb.
For his another film, he is set to appear in the film High School 2. The release date and year are not revealed yet.
|Name||Wiz Khalifa, Cameron Jibril Thomaz|
|Date of Birth||1987 September 8|
|Age||29 years old|
|Birthplace||Minot, North Dakota, US|
|Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|Father’s Name||Not Disclosed|
|Mother’s Name||Not Disclosed|
|Net worth||$ 45 Million|
Marriage and Divorce
Khalifa met the American Model- Amber Rose after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend Natalie Nunn. Their dating rumors started when they started tweeting each other on Twitter. After a while of dating, the couple engaged on March 1. 2012. They got married on July 8, 2013. The couple also has a son together named- Sebastian Taylor Thomaz.
However, they did not last long. Only after a year of marriage, they separated on September 22, 2014.
After he had split with Amber, he started dating the reality TV star Deelishis who was ten years his senior. Even so, the couple too did not last and had reportedly split their ways. In the year 2015, there were rumors that he was dating the singer- Rita Ora.
Wiz Khalifa is active on most social medias and has a huge number of followers on both Instagram and Twitter. He has 14.3 M followers on Instagram and 28.7 M on Twitter.
Rumors and Controversy
Wiz Khalifa is one of the most successful artists in the Hip-Hop industry, but so far except for his dating rumors, he is not involved in any major controversy.