Drake is one of the most successful singers, songwriter, actor, producer and rapper in the music industry today. He has a reported net worth of around $90 million. Drake’s music is considered to be modern and soothing to the ears. He is a hot topic in today’s music industry. Let’s focus on how his net worth grew over the past few years.

Early Life

Aubrey Drake Graham AKA Drake was born on the 24th of October 1986 in Toronto, Canada. Drake’s father was also into music being a drummer. No wonder Drake became a music artist by having such positive music influence at a young age. He studied at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and Vaughan Road Academy. He dropped out because of bullying but completed his graduation in 2012.

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Earnings included in Drake Net Worth

Television and movie Career

  • His first debut ever was in a TV series called ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ in the 2000s. The show paid Drake around $40,000 per year
  • He was a part of the show until 2007 when he left to pursue his dreams in music
  • He also appeared in minor roles for TV shows such as Blue Murder, Soul Food, Conviction, Instant Star, The Border, Sophie etc.

The singer also made appearances in several movies.

  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Mookie’s Law
  • Breakaway
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Think Like A Man Too
  • The Carter Effect
  • Anchorman 2

His Music Career

  • In 2006, Drake released a mixtape featured Trey Songz and Lupe which was titled ‘Room For Improvement and his debut into the music industry
  • In 2007, he released another mixtape called ‘Comeback season’ with a very famous song titled ‘Replacement Girl.’
  • He was even featured in BET even though he was not officially signed by any label
  • Drake joined Lil Wayne in his 2008 tour where they made music together
  • In 2009, he released the third mixtape titled ‘So Far Gone’, after which he was signed in with Lil Wayne’s ‘Young Money Entertainment’ on the 29th of June, 2009. ‘So far gone’ brought in an income of $650,000
  • In March 2010, Drake released his debut official singles from his much-anticipated album ‘Thank Me Later’ which was later released in June 2010 earning him around $2.3 million. The singles as well the album saw huge success and received many nominations with the album selling more than 447,000 copies in just its first week
  • His second album ‘Take Care’ was released on 15th November 2011 and received a lot of critical acclaims. It was certified platinum and even won Drake two Grammy awards. Drake cashed in around $3.5 million from the proceeds of his second album
  • His music tour for his second album called ‘Club Paradise tour’ grossed over $42 million in total in 2012
  • Drake’s third album ‘Nothing Was the Same’ saw its release in 2013 selling a total of 1.7 million copies in US alone earning him revenue of $2.5 million
  • His fourth album titled ‘Views’ was released in 2017 and saw a huge hit debuting on #1 on Billboards top 200
  • His tour from Atlanta to Amsterdam earned him around $1 million per show
  • At present, Drake is working on his fifth album

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Property

Drake has his very own YOLO Estate in Hidden Hills which is worth a whopping $7.7 million. The house also includes luxuries such as:

  • Gym
  • Home Cinema
  • Spa and Sauna
  • Bar
  • Gaming Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Tennis Court and
  • Swimming pool

Vehicle Collection

Vehicles owned by the mogul are nothing but luxuries

  • Bugatti Veyron which is worth $1.4 million
  • Bentley Continental Super sports Convertible worth $286,695
  • Bentley Mulsanne worth $269,000
  • Rolls- Royce Phantom worth $398,970
  • Bentley Continental GT V8- $193,300
  • Malibu LS which is originally manufactured by Chevrolet worth $18,682

Endorsements and Ventures

  • Drake has endorsement deals with huge companies and brands such as Sprite, Nike Kodak and Jordan Sneakers
  • In 2012 Drake and two others started their record label called ‘OVO Sound’
  • He is the global ambassador for football team ‘Toronto Raptors’ since 2013
  • He signed with Apple Music to release all his songs on iTunes first for $19 million
  • Drake owns a chain of Fring’s Restaurant in Toronto
  • The singer also came out with a bourbon-based whiskey called ‘Virginia Black’ in 2016 selling a total of almost 40,000 units
  • His earnings from various deals and ventures in 2012, 2014 and 2016 are a total of $30 million
  • He has earned around $19 million from his Youtube views alone

Social Work

  • In 2010, Drake donated an amount of $30,000 to the ‘Jamaican Learning Centre’ for building computers
  • In 2011, Drake won the Allan Slaight award which awarded him with a sum of $10,000. Drake donated this amount to a charity that helps low-income people called ‘Dixon Hall’
  • He donated a sum of $75,000 to help a high school in Philadelphia in making a recording studio in 2015
  • Drake donated $200,000 towards helping the victims of the Hurricane Harvey
  • Earlier in 2018, Drake collaborated with Raptors to donate almost $1 million to help build and repair basketball all over the country
  • In 2017, Drake shot his music video in a school in Miami and donated it $25,000
  • He also donated special OVO designed uniforms to the students
  • He donated around $50,000 to a homeless shelter and offered to give $150 to all the families to shop
  • Drake and The game donated an amount of $22,500 to a woman in Ohio who lost her Husband and children in a fire accident
  • He supports the ‘THORN’ charity and also causes such as Slavery, Rape, Children and Human rights

Conclusion

Drake is a talented singer-songwriter. Though having been bullied at a young age, he worked very hard to become successful. Aubrey Drake Graham has had a great career and is considered to be one of the most anticipated singers in the world today. He has collaborated with many famous artists such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Big Sean only to mention a few and give us all such good party songs to dance and have fun too. Fans are excitedly waiting as he is all said to be working on his fifth album which has people all over the world waiting patiently for its release.

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Feature Image Credit: Snapshot from YouTube Video by The Hollywood Reporter