Kendrick Lamar net worth

Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is at least $45 million dollars, as of 2019.

Born as Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, he is a well-known rapper who made his way up the ladder of success in the music industry rather quickly.

He’s now known as one of the world’s biggest mainstream artists around.

He’s collaborated with several big names in the industry and additionally has won a fair share of prestigious awards over the years.

Net Worth: $45 Million (USD)
Source of Wealth: Professional Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Full Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Also known as: Kendrick Lamar, K-Dot Kung-Fu Kenny
Date of Birth: June 17, 1987
Age: 32
Country of Origin: United States of America
Gender: Male
Height: 5’6”
Years Active: 2004 to present
Recent Update: 2019

 

Source of Wealth

Kendrick Lamar’s source of wealth is mainly his music. He has made a lot of money as a record producer, rapper and songwriter.

He has been making music and earning money since 2010, starting with his earlier hit release entitled “Overly Dedicated”.

He has had several albums that have sold a lot of copies over the years, many of them debuting at the top of the charts in UK and US. Many of them have also gone Platinum.

All of these have brought him a lot of money along the years.

He has also been able to make a lot of money from his musical tours within the US and world wide. Some of them include:

  • Section.80 Tour in 2011
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City World Tour in 2013
  • Kunta Groove Sessions Tour in 2015
  • The Damn Tour in 2017 to 2018
  • The Championship Tour (with other Top Dawg Entertainment artists) in 2018

He has also made some money from acting, starting with the Starz drama series “Power”. In it he played Laces, a Dominican drug addict.

 

Early Life

Kendrick Lamar was born June 17, 1987 in Compton, California.

He was born to a couple from Chicago, Illinois. His father was a member of Gangster Disciples, a gang.

When he was 8, he witnessed his two favorite singers debut California Love; Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre. This was the beginning of a significant moment for young Lamar.

As a child, he grew up without money and even lived in section 8 housing and on government welfare.

While he was a child, he attended McNair Elementary, and Vanguard Learning Center.

When he became a teenager, he attended Centennial High School. Despite his hard life as a youth, he was a straight A student through his high school years.

 

Career Highlights

2004: At just 16 years of age, Kendrick released his first. It was a tape “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge”. His pseudo name for this tape was K-Dot.

The tape garnered local recognition for Kendrick. It would be this tape that landed him a record contract with the company Top Dawg Entertainment. He immediately recorded material.

2005: He released a mixtape consisting of 26 tracks. It was titled Training Day.

2006 to 2007: From 2006-2007, he appeared next to other singers including Ya Boy and Jay Rock. He did an opening act for The Game.

He additionally was featured in his songs called “Cali Niggaz” and “The Cypha”.

2008: He was featured in Jay Rock’s commercial for the single “All My Life” featuring Lil Wayne.

He gained even more recognition after he performed with Charles Hamilton where Hamilton battled other rappers in the audience.

Lamar showed no hesitation as he started rapping to “Keep it Real” and he’d later appear on tracks including “West Coast Wu-Tang”.

When he received Lil Wayne’s co-sign, his third mixtape called C4. This tape was themed around Lil Wayne’s The Carter III LP. He then dropped K-Dot as a stage name.

2010: He released “Overly Dedicated” and it reached the Billboard 200 the same year.

2011: His album “Section.80” reached number 13 on the Billboards.

His popularity really started to gain and was referred to as The New King of the West Coast by artists such as Dr. Dre, The Game and Snoop Dogg.

He partnered alongside Windows Phone creating an original. “Good Kid” was released as was “M.A.A.D. City”.

2015: 2015 brought about a song he would be featured in with Taylor Swift called “Bad Blood”. He released a group of unfinished demos the same year.

what is Kendrick Lamar net worth

2017: He released two more singles; “The Heart Part 4” and “Humble” and also the album called “Album”.

2018: He started acting, debuting in the Starz drama series “Power”. In it he played Laces, a Dominican drug addict.

 

Tours

He has embarked on several successful tours in his career. Some of them are:

  • Section.80 Tour in 2011
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City World Tour in 2013
  • Kunta Groove Sessions Tour in 2015
  • The Damn Tour in 2017 to 2018
  • The Championship Tour (with other Top Dawg Entertainment artists) in 2018

 

Personal Life

April 2015 brought about Lamar being engaged to girlfriend Whitney Alford. She had their firstborn in 2019.

His cousin is Nick Young. Lamar used to smoke weed but has since given it up.

Lamar considers himself a devoted Christian. He said he had converted soon after his friend died.

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