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What Is Drake Net Worth In 2020?

Drake Net Worth

Net Worth: $180 Million
Salary: $70 Million Per Year
Date of Birth: Oct 24, 1986 (33 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Voice Actor, Composer, Record producer
Nationality: Canada
Last Updated: 2020

Drake Net Worth In 2020

Drake is a Canadian-born actor, producer and rapper who has a net worth of $180 million dollars. Drake is consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Prior to becoming a massive rap super star, Drake was a child actor who appeared on the Canadian teen-drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Since first gaining mainstream success, Drake has earned more than $430 million in his career before taxes and lifestyle costs.

Between June 2017 and June 2018 Drake earned $45 million. In 2017 he earned a total of $95 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $75 million. In the following 12-month period he earned $50 million. Scroll down for a full year-by-year breakdown of Drake’s annual earnings.

Drake Net Early Life

Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. Drake’s father Dennis worked as a drummer who played with musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis during his career. Drake’s mother Sandra, aka Sandi, worked as an English teacher and florist. Drake attended a Jewish day school and had a formal Bar Mitzvah celebration.

Sandi and Dennis divorced when Aubrey was five. His father subsequently moved to Memphis where he ultimately ended up being arrested and incarcerated for several years on drug charges. Aubrey remained with his mother in Toronto though he would visit his father in Memphis every summer (when his father was not incarcerated). Drake would later describe Dennis as being absent during his childhood, claims Dennis has vehemently denied and asserted were embellished to sell records.

From sixth grade on, Drake and his mom lived in the bottom half of a two story town home in an affluent suburb called Forest Hill. His mother lived on the street-level floor, Drake lived in the basement. They were not rich, in fact money was very tight.

While attending Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Drake found an affinity for acting and singing. He later attended Vaughan Road Academy where he was bullied for his bi-racial and religious background. He dropped out for a time, but did eventually graduate in 2012.

Contrary to popular belief, Drake had a pretty rough upbringing. His parents, Dennis and Sandra, divorced when he was five and his father was later arrested and sent to jail for years on drug charges.

After his dad left, Drake and his mom lived in the bottom half of a home in Forrest Hill. It wasn’t until he was 15 that his luck changed. A friend of his father helped him land a role in Degrassi: The Next Generation, where he worked from season one through seven.

During that time, his mother became ill and couldn’t work so the two had to live off of Drake’s paycheck of $50,000 a year from the show.

Rap career

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 17: Rapper and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador, Drake, speaks during the Toronto Raptors Championship victory parade & rally on June 17, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/Getty Images )

Drake’s first mixtape, Room for Improvement, was released in 2005 on his Myspace and website. It only sold 6,000 copies. He released Comeback Season the next year through his own label, October’s Very Own. This mixtape started the launch of Drake’s career. It featured “Replacement Girl,” which became a hit and featured Trey Songz.

Degrassi

When he was 15, a childhood friend’s father – an acting agent – helped Drake land a role on the long-running Canadian teen drama television show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. On the show he played Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who became disabled after being shot by a classmate. He was a cast member for seasons 1 through 7, with guest appearances in 2008.

While Drake was appearing on Degrassi, his mother became ill and could not work. His Degrassi paychecks were their only income for several years. At the time he was earning $50,000 per year in salary from the show. That’s roughly $2000 per month after taxes. He would later describe this time period as follows:

My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV.

Drake Net Music Career

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Inspired by rap icons like Jay-Z who earned record deals after becoming successful as independent artists, Aubrey – who by now was going by his middle name “Drake” as his stage name – began releasing mixtapes in 2006.

In February 2005 he released his first mixtape “Room for Improvement” via his website and official MySpace page. He managed to sell more than 6,000 copies directly. He released his second mixtape, “Comeback Season”, the following year. He released the mixtape through his own recently-launched label October’s Very Own (aka OVO Records). This mixtape featured what became a hit underground single called “Replacement Girl”. The music video for the song was the first video from an unsigned Canadian rapper to be featured on BET. One version of the song featured a spliced sample of the song “Man of the Year” by Brisco, Flo Rida and Lil Wayne.

Houston-based producer and Rap-A-Lot Records founder, Jas Prince, heard the single and passed it on to Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne was impressed and called Drake, inviting him to fly to Houston to join his Tha Carter III tour. As the tour progressed, Drake and Wayne wrote and recorded several songs including “Brand New”, “Forever” and “Ransom”.

New financial responsibilities

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In 2017, Drake had a son with Sophie Brussaux. At first, reps for Drake denied that the baby was his.

“This woman has a very questionable background,” a rep said initially, according to inTouch. “She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant. If it is in fact Drake’s child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child.”

According to TMZ, since finding out that Adonis was his child, Drake has been sending Brussaux money and making sure that she is living comfortably.

Now, the two appear to be on better terms and he is learning how to co-parent with Brussaux.

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“I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who… you know, we’ve had our moments, right?” he said in an interview with LeBron James on the HBO show, The Shop. “And I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to, like, not love his mother… I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother. We have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible, and now I’m just really excited to be a great father. I have a son, he’s a beautiful boy.”

The rapper recently posted pictures of him, Brussaux, and Adonis together for the first time on his social media.

Albums & Awards

Drake has been nominated for an immense number of awards. He has won four Grammy awards and 180 major awards with more than 40 nominations. Drake gets paid approximately $1 million per concert. Recently, Drake went around giving nearly $1 million to housekeepers, college kids and homeless children in Miami, for the families in his music video for God’s Plan. He also produces music using the sobriquet Champagne Papi. In terms of album sales, Comparatively, Drake is the highest selling Canadian musician of all time. Drake has sold about 26 million albums which makes him a best-selling musician as well, then Shania Twain with 48 million albums and Celine Dion with 50 Million albums behind. Lately, Drake’s donated some part of this huge net worth $ 100,000 to bail Black Lives Matter protests.

Young Money Entertainment

Despite what you may assume, Drake had not signed onto Wayne’s record label at this point. He released a third mixtape, “So Far Gone”, in 2009. He released the mixtape as a free download on his OVO website. The mixtape featured appearances from Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Trey Songz, Omarian and Bun B. After being downloaded 2000 times in its first hour, the mixtape was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The mixtape was eventually released as an EP which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and won the 2010 Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year.

Still an independent artist, Drake was now in high demand within the music industry. A bidding war resulted with various labels scrambling to sign him. The desperation has been described as “the biggest bidding war in music history”, though that’s not confirmed.

On June 29, 2009, Drake signed a contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. The record deal was actually a joint venture between Young Money and its parent company Cash Money, with Universal Music running distribution.

Mainstream Success

Drake’s debut studio album, “Thank Me Later”, was released on June 15, 2010. The album hit #1 in Canada and the US. In the US it hit #1 on the Billboard 100, #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop and #1 US Rap charts. It was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA.

His second studio album, 2011’s “Take Care” also hit #1 in several countries on several charts, eventually going 6-times Platinum.

Every album since has been at least 4-times Platinum.

Drake is  one of the most successful and powerful forces in hip-hop and the music industry at large. He has worked with dozens of the biggest stars in the music industry including Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z and Travis Scott. Drake has been nominated for countless awards. As of this writing he has won more than 180 major awards including four Grammys from more than 40 nominations.

Drake grosses approximately $1 million per concert.

Singles Sold

Drake has sold more digital singles than any artist in history. As of this writing he has sold more than 163 million digital singles. That’s 40 million more than the second place person, Rihanna. In terms of album sales, is the 80th highest selling musician of all time with an estimated 26 million albums sold. That makes him the third best-selling Canadian musician of all time behind Shania Twain (48 million) and Celine Dion (50 million).

Drake’s Earnings By Year

2010: $10 million
2011: $11 million
2012: $21 million
2013: $11 million
2014: $33 million
2015: $40 million
2016: $40 million
2017: $95 million
2018: $47 million
2019: $75 million
2020: $50 million

Total: $433 million

Real Estate

Though he was born in Canada, Drake has called Hidden Hills, California home since 2012 when he bought a palatial mansion from the former owner of Los Angeles’ Saddle Ranch Bar for $7.7 million in cash. Nicknamed the YOLO Estate, the property features multiple residences including a 12,000 square-foot main house and a 2,000 square foot party house. The estate features equestrian stables, 25-person movie theater, a full-sized basketball court, sand volleyball court and one of the largest privately-owned pools in Southern California. His lagoon-like pool, which loops around the exterior of the house, features with several waterfalls, a swim-up bar an 80-foot water slide and Playboy-mansion style grotto. In a Rolling Stone interview Drake explained that he had his eye on this mansion for years after Googling “craziest residential swimming pools” and seeing this as one of the results. For motivation, he used a photo of the pool as the background image on his computer for years. The former owner listed the house in 2009 for $27 million. By 2012 the former owner was experiencing a cash crunch so Drake swooped in and bought it for $7.7 million.

In 2015 he extended his property by buying the neighboring 1.6 acre estate for $2.8 million. In 2018 he extended the property again when he spent $4.5 million to buy yet another neighboring house. His private estate now encompasses 6.7-acres of contiguous property at the end of a cul-de-sac that represent $15 million in real estate acquisition costs alone.

In 2016 Drake spent $6.7 million to buy a plot of land in suburban Toronto where he intends to build a 35,000 square foot chateau-style mansion. He also owns a condo in downtown Toronto.

In total, Drake owns at least $25 million worth of real estate. His real estate assets (especially the Hidden Hills compound) are likely worth much more when his improvements are included. It’s possible that the Hidden Hills compound now would fetch $20-30 million on its own. For comparison, a 2-acre estate in the same community was listed for $15.5 million in May 2019.

Private Jet

In May 2019 Drake released a video on Instagram that revealed his newly-acquired Boeing 767 private jet which he has dubbed (and painted) “Air Drake”. According to the video, Drake is proud to own the jet free and clear, proclaiming that it’s all his with “no rental, no timeshare, no co-owners.” A similar model and quality private jet would be worth $75 – $100 million.

Drake’s Net Worth Milestones

We first added Drake to Celebrity Net Worth in November 2009 with an initial net worth estimate of $1 million. He had signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money just a few months earlier. By 2012 his net worth topped $25 million. By 2014 he topped $45 million. By late 2016 he topped $80 million for the first time. Thanks to his incredible near-$100 million earning 2017, he easily topped $100 million by early 2018. In May 2019 his net worth broke $150 million for the first time.

Business Ventures

Over the years Drake has endorsed many major brands including most notably, Sprite, Burger King, Whataburger, Nike and Apple. When Apple Music launched, Drake signed a $19 million exclusivity deal. This deal allowed Apple to be the exclusive initial home of all of Drake’s future solo releases.

In 2012 Drake formed his own record label, OVO Sound, which is distributed by Warner Bros. Records. In addition to Drake, today OVO Sound reps music for artists such as PartyNextDoor, Majid Jordan, Kash Doll and producers such as Boi-1da, Future the Prince, Mike Zombie and more.

He is the “global ambassador” of the Toronto Raptors and hosts an annual Drake Night with the team.

In 2016 Drake launched his own brand of bourbon-based whiskey called Virginia Black. The company sold 4,000 bottles in the first week after launching. Later in the year the company shipped an additional 30,000 units.

5 Rules for Success from Drake

Now that you know just how much Drake’s net worth is, where he grew up and how he got into music; it’s time to go over some of the success lessons that can be learned from Drake’s success.

Here are 5 success lessons we can learn from Drake, taken from Elite Daily and some of his many interviews throughout his career:

1. Be Real

Drake doesn’t hide the fact that he isn’t from “the streets,” but also reminds us that he is just as street smart as any when he raps, “Takes a certain type of man to teach, to be far from hood but understand the streets.”

2. Ignore the Haters

If anyone knows how to deal with haters and controversy, it’s Drizzy. He is constantly teased by haters and critics for being “soft,” because of his introspective and emotion-laden tracks.

3. Consistency is Key

Drake consistently puts out quality content on every album. Even when he appears on another artist’s track as a feature, he makes sure to kill it. This shows that consistency prevails. Anything you do in life should be done with 100 percent effort.

4. Learn From Mistakes

“I never want to be always right cause then I can’t grow, I can’t learn. I have no desire to be always right, I need mistakes, you know? And luckily enough, and knock on this wooden piano here, that my mistakes are never crucial enough for me to be like, “man,” they’re always great learning experiences.”

5. Use Positive Inspiration

“If I take tonight off I know that one of them’s probably in the studio crafting something magical, you know? So I should probably stay a little longer, I should probably not go to the club, I should just work because I know that there’s somebody else working if I decide to go play.”

Drake Personal Life

Drake has had a number of high profile relationships over the years. He dated Rihanna on and off between 2009 and 2016. He would later describe Rihana as “the woman I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.

In October 2017 a french model/actress/artist named Sophie Brussaux gave birth to his son Adonis. Drake did not confirm his fatherhood until 2018.

Summary

Drake is one of the most influential hip-hop artists, and he is only becoming more successful as time moves on.

Drake’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $170 million, and there’s no doubt that this amount will continue to increase over the next few years.