Wiz Khalifa Career and Net Worth
Wiz Khalifa Career and Net Worth, How did Wiz Khalifa get so rich? are very pertinent highlights from the life and career of The Incredible Wiz Khalifa.
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. Wiz Khalifa has about $70 million in net worth. He released his debut “Show and prove” in 2006. His single dubbed “say Yeah” reached the Top 40 in the year 2008 going down as his first hit. His stage name is Arabic meaning, “Successor”. The Wiz is the shortened form of wisdom which he adopted as a boy.
Wiz Khalifa Early Life
Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomas on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. He was born to military parents who unfortunately divorced when he was just three. The fact that his parents were in the military meant he moved around a lot.
He lived in Japan, the UK and Germany before relocating to Pittsburgh in 1996 with his mother. Shortly after he moved to Pittsburgh, he started writing his own songs. At the age of 15, he started recording his own music.
The recording studio was very impressed by his talent and decided to let him record for free. Wiz was found in 2004 when he was 16 years old by Benjy Grinberg, who was the founder and President of Rostrum Records.
Wiz Khalifa Career
Wiz released “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistovania in 2005, his initial mixtape. It provided the grounds for his debut “Show and Prove” in 2006. He was described by Rolling Stone that same year as “artist to watch”.
Wiz later released two more mixtapes with Rostrum Records: “Grown Season” and “Prince of the city 2” in July 2007 and November 2007 respectively. Wiz later that same year signed with warner Bros. Records releasing “Say Yeah”.
Wiz left Warner Bros. Records in 2009 when his planned debut album label “First Fight” was delayed. Wiz’s first single dubbed “Black and Yellow” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. He had released a total of seven studio albums as at 2020. How did Wiz Khalifa get so rich? Wiz earned a chunk of his money through his songs and tours.
Wiz released “Show and Prove” in 2006, “Deal of No Deal” in 2011, “Rolling Papers” in 2011 and a lot more. In May 2016, Wiz released the single “Pull Up” to promote the album “Rolling Papers 2” which was released later on July 13, 2018.
Wiz Khalifa Personal Life
Wiz married Amber Rose, a model from 2013 to 2014. The couple had a son named Sebastian Taylor Thomas. The day 12-12-12 was declared by The Pittsburgh City Council as Wiz Khalifa Day in the city.
He is an open supporter of marijuana stating that he spends $10,000 a month on weed alone. He stopped paying for cannabis when he received sponsorship from The Cookie Company, a medical marijuana dispenser.