Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, famously known as Kendrick Lamar is a well-known songwriter, rapper, and a singer. He was born in Compton, California, the place of birth of many famous rappers in the industry. Lamar was inspired to join the rap music industry by royal rappers like Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre. He has an estimated net worth of over $33 million as of 2018.
Genres: Hip hop
Labels: Aftermath, Top Dawg, Intescope
Associated acts: Rapsody, SZA, Anna Wise, Black Hippy, Dr. Dre, Isaiah, J. Cole, Rashad, Thundercat, Pharrell Williams, Terrace Martin
Albums: Section.80, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Damn, To Pimp a Butterfly
When Lamar was in high school he went on to release his first mixtape that caught the attention of many famous record labels, and it wasn’t too long that in 2000 he was signed by Top Dawg Entertainment, and Lamar then released his second mixtape.
He had been in the rap industry for a long time but he got his big break and fame in 2008 and 2009 when he featured in the music video of Jay Rock “All My Life (in the Ghetto)”, after which he released his third mixtape titled c4.
And his fourth mixtape was signed with Lil Wayne, and the main theme was somewhat around Carter III. Later, he changed his name from K-Dot to Kendrick Lamar. Lamar later released many more albums that won several prestigious awards and gave him the well-deserved respect and recognition needed in the music industry.
Today he is considered as one of the most famous rappers around the world as he produces fresh and innovative music that follows punk, soul, Jazz, hip-hop, funk, and R&B. His lyrics are appreciated by the audience because they are relevant and relatable.
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth
Forbes Magazine, in 2015 reported that Kendrick Lamar accumulated $12 Million before taxes. But since a number of sources have claimed that he has been making nearly three times than compared to that of 2015, somewhere around $33 Million. Lamar has gathered all the net worth through his product endorsements, album sales, ad revenue from Vevo/youtube and concert tours.
Lamar is one of the most powerful rappers around the world today, and he is at the very top of his music career right now. The album he released in 2017, became such a massive hit, and was critically acclaimed that he won several Grammys for it recently.
Lamar has managed to earn millions of dollars through his product endorsements with some famous brands like American Express, AirBnB, Beats by Dr. Dre, Calvin Klein, and Nike.
Even though Lamar is a millionaire he has been wise with his spendings as he owns a house in Eastvale which costs around $500,00, and owns cars like Vintage Cadillac.
It is most likely that Lamar’s wealth would keep on increasing looking at how good his career has been so far, and how wise he has been about the career moves he has made. Lamar, in 2015, told forbes magazine that, “Always be critical and smart about the moves you make. All money ain’t good money.” Lamar has had a good start in 2018, by winning several Grammys and the year has only just begun.